Sailing Director at GHYC on Nantucket, MA

The Great Harbor Yacht Club
96 Washington Street
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description
The GHYC Sailing Director should be mature, enthusiastic, friendly and professional and an extremely competent sailor and racer. The Sailing Director will be the face of the GHYC Sailing programs and should have excellent customer services skills. He/she will oversee the Adult and Junior sailing programs, as well as the Sailing Instructors and Race Coaches. This individual will also be the primary instructor for the Adult learn to sail and race clinics, including running weekly races and on-board race coaching. Must take teaching seriously, but be committed to doing so in a fresh, exciting and engaging way. Flexibility, quick-thinking and motivation are key. Must be available to work long hours June 3 to September 13, including all weekends.
Subsidized housing and staff meals provided for a weekly charge. Competitive pay based on experience.
Job Requirements
Responsibilities include:
- Managing Junior Program instructors daily, and assign instructors to afternoon Adult classes. Run an organized an efficient morning meeting so all staff know their responsibilities, agenda for the day and are prepared for any special events
- Overseeing the implementation of curriculum and lesson plans for each Junior class. Ensure instructors are completing daily lesson plans, attendance and weekly progress reports.
- Running afternoon Adult classes and preparing stimulating curriculum and drills for learn to sail up to advanced racing programs.
- Run race committee for Thursday Jobson Race Series
- Provide top level on-board coaching in Saturday One-Design Series
- Attend regular weekly meetings with Waterfront Director and Dockmaster to go over schedule, events, departmental needs and general cohesion
- Managing the registration, attendance and billing for Junior and Adult sailing classes and private lessons as well as other office duties like telephone and email work, scheduling, filing and general paperwork
- Plan special events, Junior and Adult regattas, clinics, guest speakers, etc. and oversee their implementation
- Assist Opti and 420 Race Coaches plan for off-island regattas including registering, organizing travel, boat charters, accommodations, rental car, meals, etc. and coordinating with parents and chaperones.
- Assist Junior Yacht Club Coordinator in creating and implementing programs for the Young Explorer’s Program and Junior Social events
- Contribute to the development of new programs and enhance existing offerings
- Assist in developing preseason staff orientation and regular safety trainings
- Ensure all club-owned boats are commissioned and ready for the season including rigging, trailering, launching, ordering supplies, etc. Make sure all boats are decommissioned at the end of season as well.
- Oversee and perform maintenance of the club-owned sailboats and motorboats as needed including ordering supplies and keeping backups on hand.
- Ideally, the candidate will be able to return year after year and become ingrained in the GHYC community
Company Competencies:
- Adhering to the same standards of service and behavior that peers are required to uphold and practice interdepartmental cooperation
- Practicing seamanlike behavior, which includes a positive and friendly demeanor.
- Practice excellent knowledge, customer service skills and flexibility when teaching juniors and adults
- Maintaining a professional, well-groomed appearance at all times, including wearing proper uniform and shoes.

Required Certifications and Skills:
- Current US Sailing Level 1 Certification, or foreign equivalent, at a minimum
- Current CPR and 1st Aid Certificate
- College Graduate preferred
- Ability to tow a trailer
Employer Contact Information
The Great Harbor Yacht Club
Emma Hermanek
96 Washington Street
Nantucket 02554

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