2019 Head Instructor, Cedar Point Yacht Club

Cedar Point Yacht Club
1 Bluff Point
Westport, CT 06880
United States

Industry
Instructor
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description
Cedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) is seeking an experienced, talented, detail-oriented Head Instructor for the 2019 summer program. The Head Instructor is responsible for the daily land and on the water instruction of morning and afternoon sailing class sessions.

Founded in 1887, CPYC is located on the Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut. The mission of CPYC’s Junior Sailing Program is to introduce Jr. Sailors to the joy of sailing and the thrill of sailboat racing. All classes focus on basic boat handling, seamanship, and sportsmanship; while building racing performance and tactical skills. We strive to develop teamwork, individual initiative, responsibility, and environmental stewardship.


Reporting to the Program Director, the Head Instructor is responsible for the daily on land and on the water instruction of morning and afternoon class sessions and will create daily and weekly lesson plans which meet the curriculum goals of the program. The Head Instructor is responsible for helping develop and adhering to these lesson plans while maintaining a safe learning environment.

The Head Instructor is expected to act as a role model and mentor for seven Jr. Sailing Instructors. The Head Instructor will also create a weekly newsletter to be distributed to Jr. Sailing families a means of encouraging clear communication while promoting engagement and retention. The Head Instructor will travel with their team to away regattas and are expected to work to ensure their safety and success while all adhering to the CPYC Code of Conduct both on and off the water.

CPYC runs an eight-week summer program from late-June to mid-August with approximately 90 Jr. Sailors, ages 6-18. Our younger sailors participate in Puddle Ducks (week long introductory program for 6yr olds); Basin Bandits (week long introductory program for 7yr olds) and our Jr. Sailing Fleets include Opti, Feva, C420, Laser Radial, and Laser Standard. We also offer a very competitive Jr. Big Boat Program for our older Jr. Sailors. Throughout the Jr. Sailing season, CPYC will host several Jr. Regatta’s which Jr Staff will assist with either on the water coaching or serving as Race Committee.

All Jr. Sailing staff attends a paid one-week training session at CPYC prior to the start of the 8-week Program. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Program start date is mid-June based on the JSA calendar.
Job Requirements
US Sailing Level 1 or 2 Certificate, current First Aid and CPR certificates, Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate and CT Safe Boating Certificate. Please email cover letter and resume to brian.joyce@kornferry.com
Employer Contact Information
Cedar Point Yacht Club
Brian Joyce
1 Bluff Point
Westport CT 06880
United States
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Cedar Point Yacht Club is located on the Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut. Founded in 1887, Cedar Point Yacht Club runs an eight-week summer Jr Sailing Program from late-June to mid-August. Our Jr Sailing Program enrolls approximately 90 Jr Sailors each summer, ages 6-18. Our Jr Sailing Fleets include Opti, Feva, C420, Laser Radial, and Laser Standard. We also offer a very competitive Jr Big Boat Program for our older Jr Sailors.

The mission of Cedar Point Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Program is to introduce Jr Sailors to the joy of sailing and the thrill of sailboat racing. All classes focus on basic boat handling, seamanship, and sportsmanship; while building racing performance and tactical skills. We strive to develop teamwork, individual initiative, responsibility, and environmental stewardship.

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