Holland America Line Employee Engagment Specialist in SEATTLE, Washington

Employee Engagment Specialist

Seattle, WA

We are committed to our mission: Through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.

We welcome your interest in joining the Holland America Group - a division of Carnival Corp. The Holland America Group includes Holland America Line and Seabourn (both headquartered in Seattle, Washington), Princess Cruise Lines (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California), and P&O Australia (headquartered in Sydney). The Holland America Group operates a combined total of 41 cruise ships with over 50,000 employees worldwide. This position will be located in our Seattle offices.

Job Details

Our Holland America Group Employee Engagement Specialist Leads the planning of brand-specific and company-wide events for Seattle-area employees, and supports employee engagement initiatives and programs across all brands. She or he also supports the planning, implementation and administration of a variety of reward, recognition and culture-building and strengthening programs for land-based employees.


  • Plan and execute employee engagement events for Holland America Line, Seabourn and Holland America Group land-based employees, such as the annual holiday party, summer family picnic, brand town halls, brand partnership roll-out events, brand anniversaries, and others.

  • Manage employee recognition programs for Holland America Line, Seabourn, and Holland America Group as it applies across brands.

  • Coordinate regular information and engagement meetings, such as Human Resources Department Milestones and Coffee Connections.

  • Maintain professional relationships with vendors, representing the needs and goals of Holland America Line, Seabourn and Holland America Group.

  • Embrace the fundamentals of project management and demonstrate a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems.

  • Lead volunteer teams to effectively deliver employee programs and events.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and respond to changing priorities.

  • Maximize resources and demonstrate creativity to ensure events and company-wide initiatives have high employee participation.

  • Deliver events and programs on-time and on-budget.


  • Bachelor's degree or related work experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in corporate event planning

  • Ability to communicate effectively and independently with all levels in the organization and with external vendors.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products

  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation

  • Experience with project management tools and practices

  • Ability to keep employee information and data confidential

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects/tasks simultaneously


  • Flexible Work Schedule! – 9/80 alternative workweek schedule option providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.

  • Time off benefits – 8 paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick time

  • Travel – Generous Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family

  • Health – Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

  • Wellness – Health and wellness programs include discounted health benefits and memberships

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per fiscal year

  • 401(k) – Company match of 33% on employees first 6% contribution with 100% vesting after 4 years of service

  • Profit Sharing Plan – Eligible after 1 year of service

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan – Discount on Carnival Corporation stock

  • Training – In-house Discover University courses on professional development

  • Rewards & Incentives – Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives; special employee discounts for local venues, banking services and retail stores

Next Steps…

For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. Apply today and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our application process is quick and easy, be sure to login to our Talent Center and create a profile and then apply directly to your specific job. Holland America Line is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.