Siebel Sailors Program Manager

US Sailing
1 Roger Williams University Way
Bristol, RI 02809
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
US Sailing is seeking a dynamic leader to manage the Siebel Sailors Program, US Sailing's newest youth sailing program. The Siebel Sailors Program Manager will manage all aspects of the Program including, but not limited to, oversight of regionally based employees, curriculum implementation guidance for involved Centers, and communication with various stakeholders. They will also serve as a connection point for US Sailing constituents, regardless if they are involved directly with the Program or not. This individual works closely with the Education, Marketing and Youth departments.

The Siebel Sailors Program seeks to increase opportunity and diversity in the sport of sailing. By providing resources and support to youth sailors from all backgrounds we will develop skilled and life-long sailors who can participate in all aspects of the sport by creating access to equipment, athlete development resources, and expert coaching for underserved populations.
Job Requirements
• Participate in the search process for five Siebel Coaches and the onboarding of all Centers in the Program. The five coaches will directly report to this position.
• Maintain financial oversight of all Program-related activities. This includes management of the budget and related expenditures.
• Work with Siebel Coaches to find avenues for improving gender, racial and socio-economic diversity.
• Oversee US Sailing’s involvement with the USOC’s FLAME Program.
• Provide guidance on how to properly implement US Sailing’s curriculum and training on the Skill Up mobile application. While the primary focus will be on supporting organizations in the Program, it is expected that this position will assist with questions from the general US Sailing community that relate to these topics.
• Communicate regularly with key stakeholders including Centers, Programs and Regional Sailing Associations regarding US Sailing information and resources.
• In conjunction with the Coaches and Network Programs, oversee a Performance Quality Assessment Program (PQA) to track the progress of students in the Program.
• Work with the Education Department to implement a continuing education program for all Network coaches. Where necessary, attend events and communicate with third-party providers.
• Assist with development of National Coaching Symposium agenda, specifically regarding utilization of Program Coaches.
• Identify and encourage cross promotion opportunities within US Sailing’s educational offerings. As applicable, make recommendation for products and programs that could be developed to support the goals of the Program. Determine how those items might also benefit other US Sailing member organizations.
• Seek out and promote pathways for sailors to continue their involvement in the sport of sailing.
Employer Contact Information
US Sailing
Stu Gilfillen
1 Roger Williams University Way
Bristol RI 02809
United States
For first-time sailors, US Sailing ensures that they will learn from experienced and certified instructors who follow national guidelines and are trained using a nationwide curriculum. For sailing programs and one-design sailing organizations, US Sailing hosts networking events and symposiums that bring together experts who address the latest developments in these areas of the sport. Young sailors who are just starting out in the sport can learn about sailboat racing through one of many USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals organized by US Sailing and host organizations every year.

For racing sailors, US Sailing provides an equal level playing field by training and certifying race officials, judges, and umpires and by ensuring standardized rules and sailing instructions. For sailboat owners who enjoy competing in offshore events, US Sailing provides rating certificates such as IRC and ORR to enable boats of various sizes to compete against each other. Safety on the water is an essential part of US Sailing’s training programs, including powerboat courses. Our Safety at Sea Courses are required by many offshore regatta organizers.

We host 14 National Championships at sailing organizations around the country. These championships offer various disciplines of racing so sailors can test their skill level at a national level. For sailors aiming to represent the USA at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, US Sailing trains, selects, and manages these great athletes.

US Sailing could not achieve its mission without the ongoing support of its members and volunteers. Our members have a shared passion for this lifelong sport.

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