Academic Director

Hudson River Community Sailing
PO Box 20677
New York, NY 10011
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
As part of the youth development team, the Sail Academy Academic Director (AD) advises and coaches upper grade students. The AD plays an integral part in assuring that Sail Academy meets its long-term outcome of preparing young people to succeed in college and career.

The AD guides students through various program opportunities within HRCS, and helps them navigate the transition from high school to college. In addition, the AD leads the youth development team with data management and assessment to assure all programs are meeting their outcomes.

The Academic Director works closely with various Program Directors to assure each student’s experience is tailored to provide the support needed.

Primary Responsibilities include:

-Oversees Sail Academy data collection and management around the program’s academic and social emotional learning targets
-Meets regularly with students to ensure student needs and interests are being met, and that students are staying on-track in school, in college readiness, and program requirements
-Coordinates activities for approximately 50 upper grade students that are taught or directed by other HRCS staff, such as racing, internships, marine debris, independent sailing, boat building
-Keeps up-to-date data on each student including, but not limited to, program performance, attendance, interests, college application progress, relevant demographic data
-Communicates regularly with parents and school representatives
-Communicates regularly with other program coordinators about student progress based on data assessment and analysis
-Organize mentors, college visits, and career development opportunities
-Plans and manages annual student events including graduation and boat launch

Specific Outcomes:
-Facilitates and secures internal/external internship/work opportunities for students
-Organizes and matches students with mentoring opportunities based on the skills and backgrounds of our dedicated group of volunteers
-Arrange career development and college prep curricula and experiences for students
-Develops individualized plans with students to help guide them with their program and college readiness goals

Primary Relationships
-Meets with students regularly to discuss progress in program, school, etc.
-Meets with Program Directors/Coordinators weekly to discuss updates, issues with students
-Communicates regularly with parents about student progress/issues in program
-Communicates regularly with school representatives about student progress/issues in program
-Meets with school representatives three times a year about student progress
Job Requirements
-3+ years experience teaching or counseling youth
-A relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred: education, social work
-An ability to build rapport with young people, and a passion to support them academically and socially
-Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
-No sailing/boating experience required; an interest in experiential learning helpful

Start Date – Aug 15 (sooner if available)

Compensation - Commensurate with experience. Medical insurance. Professional development support. Sailing privileges.

Interested candidates
Send a resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to
Employer Contact Information
Hudson River Community Sailing
Donald Rotzien
PO Box 20677
New York NY 10011
United States

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