The Assistant Sailing Director is a highly motivated individual with a strong background in sailing. This candidate must be a self-starter and able to work within a team as well as on their own. The Assistant Sailing Director will implement programs already developed, create curriculum for innovative new programs, and nurture relationships with customers and partners. This position has the potential to range from seasonal to year-round, depending on the ideal candidate, and reports to the Sailing Program Director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Sailing Director will help to develop and implement our performance programs. Our current fleet includes; Viper 640, 29er, Waszp, 420 and Opti
- Develop and teach week long classes, one day clinic’s and private lessons as needed
- Coach 420 or Opti programs during the summer as needed
- Support our high school sailing programs
- Support any offseason coaching with partner programs
- Youth Keelboat Programs
The Assistant Sailing Director will be an integral part of overseeing our summer keelboat programs. Summer keelboat programs use Sonar’s, J-22, and Viper 640
Assist Director of Sailing with modifying and advancing our keelboat curriculum
Support and train summer sailing instructors on keelboats
Teach summer keelboat programs when available
Adaptive Sailing Program
The Assistant Sailing Director will work closely with the Director of Sailing to implement our adaptive sailing program. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Assist with instruction
Oversee and maintain our Freedom 20
Develop new relationships with local adaptive organizations
Adult Sailing Programs
The Assistant Sailing Director will assist in implementing Adult Sailing Programs. Specific program goals include but are not limited to the following:
Teach Learn to Sail to Advanced programs on our fleet of small keelboats
Develop new innovative offerings
Provide keelboat training for our staff and AmeriCorps Members
Organize and implement Adult Sailing programs that encompass evening and weekend program offerings.
Academic Year Programs
The Assistant Sailing Director will assist with implementing our academic year sailing programs.
Teach academic year fieldtrip lessons as needed
Teach afterschool New London initiative programs as needed
Provide assistance and support to our Director of Operations by completing minor maintenance duties on our equipment and fleet that will be required on a can-do basis.
Oversee our fleet of Keelboats (Sonars/J-105/Freedom 20/J-22/Mariner 19/Viper 640)
In conjunction with our Safety Coordinator ensure that all safety equipment on the vessels is kept current
o 4-year college degree, preferred
o US Sailing Level 1, Level 2/Level 3, preferred
o *ARC Waterfront Lifeguarding (may be obtained through us)
o *USCG OUPV 6-pack License or greater (may be obtained through us)
o *Keelboat instruction certification (may be obtained after start date)
*(certain certifications can be obtained through us)*
o Strong background in sailing that includes high performance boats and small keelboats
o Minimum 3 years of sailing program instruction including head instructor duties
o Minimum of 2 years of collegiate or Olympic development sailing
o Proven skills in written and verbal communications, problem solving, decision making, group dynamics, public speaking, and task organization
o Strong team player and excellent motivator
o Ability to forge effective working relationships with all staff, students, families and volunteers.
o Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Compensation commensurate with experience and may include comprehensive benefits package. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Expected Work Schedule:
Depending on the candidate the work schedule ranges from full-time seasonal to full-time year-round. Weekly schedule will include weekends during the height of the season.
December – March, more traditional Monday through Friday work schedule.