Annapolis Yacht Club
12 Dock St
Annapolis Yacht Club is pleased to announce an opening for a Junior Sailing Director position. As AYC nears the opening of the new main clubhouse and two new facilities (Activity Center and Sailing Center), the position of Junior Sailing Director is available to oversee the operations of the nationally recognized Junior Program.
AYC is moving into an exciting phase in their long standing history as a world renown yacht club. The brand new, state of the art, Sailing Center, that will become the hub for all sailing activities has classroom space on the second floor that can seat up to 200 people. The club’s other new building, the Activity Center, has a dining room with seating up to 125 people with a fire pizza oven. The new building also has a pool, fitness center, fire pit area, outdoor bar area and flex meeting space to serve the club’s 1600 regular members and their families.
AYC is looking for the right candidate with proven history of program growth, strong communication and management skills to manage the club’s thriving Junior Program. The Junior Sailing Director will work closely with the Clubhouse Manager to oversee the Junior Fleet program, with the fulltime staff of a High School Program Manager, Optimist Program Manager, and a fulltime Waterfront Administrator. At times, the Junior Sailing Director maybe required to be on the water supporting the fulltime coaching staff to maintain the club’s safety ratio of eight sailors/boats to one coach.
The Junior Sailing Director will act as the primary point of contact for information regarding all aspects of the Junior Fleet, including adjunct staff, parents, and sailors. This includes routine “update” or “newsletter” emails, along with event and season-specific notices. This communication should include (but is not limited to) emails, phone calls, website updates, and articles in hard-copy publications. Include the Communications Department whenever necessary and/or appropriate. Recognize that AYC is a member service organization, and the Junior Fleet staff supports the membership.
This position also requires the knowledge and use of word-processing, data base, spreadsheet programs and online registration software programs. Included in this position is a high degree of contact with both adult and junior membership in a service, management, consulting, and disciplinarian format.
• Salary Commensurate with experience
• Health/Vision/Dental 401K
• Paid Vacation
• Eligible for Christmas Bonus
• PTO off to sail / private coach / teach
This is a full-time, year round, salaried position. Benefits are available after 90 days, 401k and retirement options available after one year of employment. Please submit a cover letter and resume to the AYC Sailing Director, Jane Millman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Tasks (Duties):
Designs and oversees a maintenance plan for program assets(420s and optimists).
Administrate with the Clubhouse Manager the selection, orientation and performance evaluation of all program instructors/coaches.
Give guidance to program instructors/coaches helping them develop more effective instruction techniques.
Determine proper class assignments for program instructors/coaches.
Assign and oversee tasks to be completed by the 420 Program Manager, Optimist Program Manager and Waterfront Assistant.
Evaluate performance of 420 Program Manager, Optimist Program Manager and Waterfront Assistant.
Review and revise job descriptions for all program instructors/coaches as they continue to develop.
Attend and/or instruct classes as necessary.
Develop and maintain a working fiscal budget with input from the Clubhouse Manager.
Plan future program material (capital) requirements and prepare budget for those requirements with input from the Clubhouse Manager.
Design a schedule of instruction (spring, summer and fall) for a year-round program.
Design a fee schedule for instructional programs and other program equipment use.
Bill and collect fees for all junior program equipment use.
Preparation, distribution and facilitation of an annual calendar of events.
Review and update curriculum for all scheduled classes.
Develop equitable guidelines and policies for behavior and participation for students, parents and staff.
Collaborate with and report to Fleet Captain, Jr. Fleet Committee Chairman and Jr. Fleet Committee.
Submit monthly a written article and photos for club newsletter.
Attend and represent AYC Jr. Sailing in local sailing association committee meetings.
Attend each year the US SAILING Bi-annual Forum and National Junior Sailing Symposium.
Promote, publicize and facilitate junior participation in local, regional and national level events and regattas.
Plan, promote and organizes all hosted event and regatta activities.
Provide to Clubhouse Manager a year-end report of programs and operations.
Prior experience in managing a sailing program
Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
Must Have at least US Sailing Level 2 Certification or higher
Basic First Aid and CPR
Have a Maryland Boater’s License or equivalent
Must be able to pass a background check
Must be able to comply with the Club’s Drug and Alcohol policies and procedures
Must be able to lift 50lbs or more
Previous coaching experience is a must
MS Office Product knowledge
Employer Contact Information
Annapolis Yacht Club