Program Director for Junior Sailing

Devon Yacht Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 2549
Amagansett, NY 11930
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Job End Date
From $15,000 To $16,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Junior Sailing Director is responsible primarily for cultivating a love of sailing among the youngest members of the club. The Junior Sailing Director is charged with overseeing all sailing instruction and curriculum for the Junior Yacht Program, which runs for 9 weeks beginning in late June. This position reports to the Sailing Director and works in collaboration with and under the guidance of the Junior Yacht Committee.

Purpose of the Junior Yacht Club:
The purpose of the Junior Yacht Program is to inculcate in the children of members a feeling for the specific objectives of the Club as stated in the By-laws; namely the promotion of the sport of yachting, yacht design, the science of seamanship, and allied forms of navigation. Racing, seamanship, good sportsmanship, and leadership training are emphasized under the direction of experienced Junior Yacht instructors and the guidance of the Junior Yacht Committee. Tennis and swimming instruction are also provided.


• Pre-Season work with Sailing Director and JY Committee Chairperson to prep both program & club boats.
• Adhere to and support Devon Junior Yacht Code of Conduct
• Recruit and hire sailing staff (instructors and head Sailing instructor) during the off-season with the Sailing Director and guidance of the JY Committee. Verify staff Sailing/Boat Handling certifications and First Aid, CPR certifications
• Generate and maintain weekly staff schedule, lessons and clinics.
• Lead staff training and orientation before session begins on protocols, best practices and safety with Sailing Director.
• Create Junior Yacht curriculum, including daily, weekly and seasonal goals for junior sailors in all groups with Sailing Director and guidance of the JY Committee.
• Lead staff daily meetings to discuss plans, assignments and logistics.
Organize weekly Junior Yacht program regattas, maintain accurate race results. Work with Sailing Director regarding trophy selection and awarding for both the weekly regattas and the year-end awards ceremony. Submit weekly information for Club newsletter.
• Integrate PGJSA regatta schedule into Junior Yacht program with guidance from Sailing Director, JY Committee Chairperson and JY Program Director
• Organize and oversee Junior Yacht PGJSA regattas (including selection of sailors, boats, organizing transportation, logistics), manage administrative access to official regatta website for registration and scoring, handle registrations and computer entry.
• Coordinate and organize daily and standing private lessons with sailing staff, remit
sailing chits on a daily basis to office for billing.
• Coordinate and communicate with JY Program Director on a daily basis
• Communicate with families regarding planning, questions and concerns through email and phone calls.
• Coordinate sailing schedule with the rest of the Junior Yacht program in coordination with the Junior Yacht Program Director and the Sailing Director.
• Supervise and manage instructors, Junior Yachters and Teen Sailing Group (not sure what we are calling this yet) on and off the water.
• Instruct Junior Yachters in the proper care, handling and storage of club boats and equipment.
• Follow all club safety rules with regard to powerboat handling and proper
safety gear.
• Oversee staff to ensure that safety boats are properly maintained, fueled and docked securely on a daily basis. Schedule weekly detailed cleanings of safety boats.
• Secure all sailboats, equipment and Junior Yacht Clubhouse at end of each day.
• Be available to help with weekend One design and Big Boat racing.
• Assign and maintain inventory of VHF radios.
• Coordinate with office pre-season ordering of staff shirts, radios, equipment &
Job Requirements


A candidate for this position must have:
At least 2 years prior experience as a Head Sailing Instructor or Junior Sailing Director
USSailing certification with minimum of Level II, First Aid & CPR
The ability to make a full commitment for Pre, During & Post Season work.
A proven track record of managing staff and young sailors.
A personality that thrives in the company of large groups of children between the ages of 4-16.
Outstanding leadership and communication skills
Strong moral character and demonstrate integrity
References that validate skills and characteristics necessary to serve as a positive role model for children

A candidate for this position MUST be:
Available to work beginning in mid-June through end of August.
Available to work daily, generally between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 pm; hours will be earlier/later on Regatta days and Thursday nights.

Employer Contact Information
Devon Yacht Club, Inc.
Alec Weatherseed
P.O. Box 2549
Amagansett NY 11930
United States
Devon Yacht Club, Inc. Alec Weatherseed

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