Director of Sailing and Recreational Boating

California State University Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA 94590
United States

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Job Description
Director of Sailing and Recreational Boating

California State University Maritime Academy

Job Bulletin Number: 103186

Classification: Administrator I

Department: Athletics

Full/Part-time: Full-Time

Employment Type: MPP - this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP.

Bargaining Unit: M80

Pay Plan: 10/12 (work 10 months/year, paid over 12 months)

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; generous vacation and sick leave accrual and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Pre-Employment Conditions: Background check including DMV records check and fingerprinting

Closing Date: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and the review period may end at any time thereafter.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested parties should submit the Cal Maritime Employment Application, a cover letter and resume. Apply on-line at


Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on a scenic waterfront site in Vallejo, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1100 undergraduates and 50 graduate students. The campus currently offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Global and Maritime Studies, and Business Administration. A master's degree in Transportation and Engineering Management is offered as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Athletic Director, the Director of Sailing and Recreational Boating (DSRB) provides program management and oversight for Cal Maritime's intercollegiate dinghy team and the recreational boating program, which includes sailing, powerboat, kayak & stand-up paddleboard instruction and recreation.


• Manage Intercollegiate Team:

The DSRB will have direct oversight of the practice and regatta schedules, daily practices, and oversight of teaching the fundamentals and techniques associated with the sport. Manage and arrange travel for teams including rental vehicles, airfare, hotel, meals, etc. Program supervision of student athletes at competitions on and off campus and responsibility for their behavior on and off the water. Ensure student athlete eligibility, membership in ICSA, clearance by trainer, and enrollment in PE 230. Monitor and advise student athletes with respect to academic standing. Host regattas: local, regional, & national.

• Manage Recreational Boating:

Oversight of the program, including establishing procedures for use of sailboats, powerboats, kayaks & stand-up paddleboards. Advisor to the Cal Maritime sailing club. Work with sailing club members to schedule events.

• Manage Program Finances:

Develop budgets for intercollegiate sailing and big boat racing. Manage grants from US Sailing and Dept. of Boating & Waterways, sailing trust, and Student Yachting World Cup. Work with accounting to invoice clients for grant awards, ASCMA boat use, SPEL public courses, and off-campus course clients.

• Teach Sailing Classes:

Instruct students in beginning and intermediate sailing classes. Provide lectures, demonstrations and on-the- water practical experience. Evaluate students and certify acceptable candidates to check out boats.

• Instruction:

Recruit, hire, train, certify, and evaluate instructors for sailing and powerboat courses. Work with Registrar and SPEL to schedule courses and create rosters.

• Recruit Student Athletes:

Make contact with coaches from high schools in order to identify potential student athletes. Assist and advise potential student athletes in admission procedures, financial aid, housing, etc.


• Bachelor's degree.

• Five years of sailing instruction.

• Must be knowledgeable about Cal Maritime mission and be able to "sell" potential students on the desirability of Cal Maritime programs.

• Must work closely with offices of Admission, Financial Aid, Student Records, and with the Athletic Director to recruit student athletes.

• US Sailing Level 1 Instructor

• Basic Keelboat Instructor

• CPR and First Aid certified

• Valid California Drivers' License


• Bachelor's degree in area of Recreation, Coaching, or Physical Education.

• Experience in sailing instruction and coaching F.J. and Laser class dinghies and big boats for recreation and racing.

• Paddle Board Instructor



• Up to forty percent of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; lifting heavy weight objects limited to fifty pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.

• On the job, the employee: is exposed to excessive noise, is around moving machinery, is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, is exposed to fumes and gas, and drives motorized equipment.

HOURS of WORK: Must be able to work varied days and hours and have the ability to make trips to locations outside

of the Academy area.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background check including DMV records check and fingerprinting must be satisfactorily completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

DESIGNATED POSITION: This position is a “designated position” in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

MANDATED REPORTER: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

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