Courageous Sailing Center
Jamaica Pond and UMass Boston
Boston, MA 02129
Application Closing Date
Start Date: November 2018 (w/possibility of renewal and advancement for the 2019 season)
Hourly rate commensurate with experience
Schedule: Full-time; includes weekend and evening hours
Satellite Sites:Courageous Sailing at Jamaica Pond, 507 Jamaica Way, Jamaica Plain, MA & Courageous Sailing at University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA
Courageous Sailing operates sailing programs at four different locations: the Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor; Camp Harbor View, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor; Jamaica Pond, a smaller, freshwater venue located in the heart of the city of Boston; and at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus in Dorchester.
The Satellite Site Manager will help to oversee day-to-day operations of the UMass Boston and Jamaica Pond satellite sites through the end of the 2018 season. Responsibilities include:
- Serving as the daily "officer in charge", monitoring weather and ensuring safe operations;
- Scheduling and supervising staff at each site;
- Assisting customers, students and the community;
- Monitoring fleet condition and perform routine maintenance;
- Decommissioning fleet at the end of the season.
- Background in management, specifically educational or non-profit program management, camp, or summer waterfront management preferred
- Experience supervising staff, administering financial transactions, and customer service
- Substantial sailing or general boating experience
- Experience in boat maintenance and repair
- Attention to detail; highly organized
- Strong communication skills
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Current First Aid/CPR certification
Employer Contact Information
Courageous Sailing, Inc.
One First Avenue
Courageous Sailing transforms lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.
Courageous Sailing is a community that embraces sailing as a platform for life-long learning, personal growth and leadership; a center of sailing excellence committed to removing barriers to access for all Boston youth, the public and people with physical and intellectual challenges.
Courageous Sailing was established in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) by the late South Boston sailing enthusiast Harry McDonough. It was Harry’s dream to use sailing to build character and camaraderie among Boston children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds. For 25 years, we have continued to grow and deliver our mission to transform children’s lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership. In Harry’s words, “Every child's perspective is improved 50-yards off-shore.”
Courageous is now a nationally recognized year-round educational center for community sailing and youth development. Courageous offers Boston-area youth free and low-cost out-of-school-time programs in sailing, environmental education, job skills development, and leadership training. In 2011 we were honored to be named one of the top 10 community sailing programs nationwide by both US Sailing and Sail Magazine.
How Courageous Got Its Name
The America's Cup 12 meter "Courageous" once lived at Pier 4 in the Navy Yard. This two-time America's Cup winner lent its name to Courageous Sailing in the late 1980s. The boat now resides at the Museum of Yachting in Newport, Rhode Island, where it has been restored and is still being raced.
Join a team of nearly 100 seasonal instructors, administrators, and coaches, all dedicated to delivering affordable, high quality sailing programs to thousands of Boston-area community members each year. Visit our website to view our most up to date job postings and to find the right opportunity for you. We look forward to hearing from you!