AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

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We're Hiring: Join our Facilitator Team!

by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 05, 2020
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St. Petersburg, FL 
10/05/2020


AMIkids is hiring a Yacht Donation Facilitator, probably the coolest job in the marine industry.

This is a unique role for unique individuals. Think of it as a sales or business development position with unlimited growth potential, incredible flexibility, potentially one of the most relevant missions in modern society and a monthly base salary. 
 
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Our Team (left to right): Jorge A. Mahauad (Marketing), Mike Thornton (President and CEO), Dudley Savage (Facilitator), Kelly Collins (Business Adminitration), Jordan Carroll (former employee), Matt Frye (Boatyard Director), Roger Herd (Facilitator). Not pictured is Bob Dupuy (Project Manager) 

Here’s the informal, unofficial job description:

Our Yacht Donation Facilitators are responsible for securing and developing yacht donations. We will support your efforts with a proven methodology, provide some leads, and a CRM system. 

Your job as a facilitator is to successfully walk the central listing agent, owner, or other decision-makers through the donation process. You won't be doing this alone; we have a team with decades of experience to support you. Once you have a prospect, you will be in charge of analyzing the condition of a wide variety of watercraft, and generating cost estimates associated with restoration/improvement work. 

After a donation is secured, you will then be responsible for supervising the restoration/improvement of the vessel. This portion involves suggesting what should be improved, potential vendors or alternatives, traveling to oversee execution, etc. Knowledge of boats, yachts, vendors, the industry, marine systems is the set of skills we want. You don’t have to be an expert project manager who can list all the types of propulsion systems in the market, but you do have to be good at listening, analyzing and making risk-adverse, common sense decisions.

Once the improvements are complete, you will also work with the brokerage community to sell or lease the yacht. Knowledge about brokerage, contracts, the process of surveying a vessel, are all desired skills. 

Another component of this position: As you prospect and develop relationships, we need you to help our mission by transforming boat donors, lessees and marine industry professionals into advocates for our mission, helping at-risk youth. 

If you are interested in reading the actual job description, click here.

This job is a fantastic opportunity for self-driven and motivated individuals who thrive in his/her relationships with others, is sharp, engaging, and loves the thrill of the deal. 


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Why Donate?

Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners. The process is simple, convenient and expeditious. 

Every vessel contribution supports our mission to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. AMIkids is a nationally recognized nonprofit with a pristine track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

Learn more about yacht donation or contact us and our team of experts will answer any questions.

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