Adaptive Sailing Instructor

5190 Westlake Blvd
Homewood, CA 96141
United States

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Job End Date
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check
Housing Provided
From $20.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description



About the Organization

A non-profit organization, Achieve Tahoe leads the way in providing adaptive sports and outdoor recreation for people with disabilities and their families. Achieve Tahoe remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities build health, confidence, and independence. Its programs instill in participants the knowledge that it's not their disabilities, but their abilities that count. Participants will tell you with pride, “If I can do this, I can do anything.”SM

About the Position

Under the direct supervision of Program Coordinators, the Adaptive Sailing Instructor delivers safe and fun sports and outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities.

Primary duties include:

  • Delivers instruction to people with disabilities and their families participating in Achieve Tahoe’s sailing program.
  • Duties may include any of the following: assess and instruct participants; train, and supervise volunteers; use, maintain, store and transport equipment and vehicles.
  • Comply with and enforce all Achieve Tahoe policies.
  • Represent Achieve Tahoe in a positive and professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and Program Coordinators.

Requirements for the Adaptive Sailing Instructor include High School graduate, or equivalent; at least one year of experience teaching sailing; and possess, or have the ability to acquire, a valid Driver’s License.

The ideal Adaptive Sailing Instructor will have experience teaching sailing to individuals with diverse backgrounds and abilities. The ideal Adaptive Sailing Instructor will possess a college degree in a related field and certification in basic First Aid/CPR.



 The ideal Adaptive Sailing Instructor will have the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • deliver outdoor recreation programs, and motivate volunteers and participants with disabilities engaged in these activities,
  • demonstrate general leadership techniques, understanding of disabilities, adaptive instructional techniques and equipment use, and the ability to teach same,
  • adhere to and enforce all company policies and procedures,
  • maintain current First Aid and CPR certification,
  • safely and repeatedly transfer students to and from adaptive equipment, or to instruct a volunteer in same,

The Adaptive Sailing Instructor must have the ability to make presentations to groups and be able to engage with, gain the respect and cooperation of, and effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing, with both internal and external constituents such as community members, individual donors, sponsors, Board members, program participants and their families, staff, and volunteers. They must also have an outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a willingness and passion for teaching, excellent team skills, personal initiative and a strong work ethic are expected, yet the work environment is relaxed, friendly and fun.

Dates of Employment – This is a summer seasonal position available June through August 2024.

Weekly Work Schedule - 30-40 hours per week, depending on program needs and instructor availability. May include working Saturdays.

Compensation - Starting pay is $20-$22 per hour.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Cindy Smith, Administrative Director;


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Achieve Tahoe is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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Cindy Smith
PO Box 8339
Truckee CA 96162
United States

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