A successful applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent people skills, the ability to provide creative ideas for learning, extensive sailing experience, and strong Powerboat operation experience. A background in racing / race management is an asset.
CPR/First Aid training
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification
US Safe Powerboat handling
US Sailing Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals
Safe Sport Certification
A minimum of two years experience instructing Keelboat sailing
Satisfactory completion of an Instructor Orientation Program
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Include but are not limited to
Ensure the safety of sailors present at Columbia Sailing School
Foster a positive learning environment
Create a fun and enjoyable experience for students
Maintain a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students
Developing engaging and educational lesson plans
Be on time, be prepared
Wear a Kill Cord whenever operating a powerboat
Maintain your powerboat
Safely organize and secure all boats on dock
Maintain clean and safe facility
Greet members and visiting yachtsmen as they enter and leave club
Enforce all safety rules in a courteous and professional manner to your students
Keep accurate time records
Maintain and improve the quality of Columbia Sailing School
Supervison / Reporting:
Program instructors will report directly to the Adult Keelboat Coordinator. You will also follow any direction by the General Manager of Columbia Yacht Club, the On Water Director, and Assistant On Water Director.
Expected Work Hours:
Work schedule and hours depend on the assigned course you will teach. Our peak summer season runs from early May to late September.
Depending on circumstances and needs, the schedule includes some evening hours.
Compensation shall be based on experience and hours worked. You will be paid hourly according to the course time frame.
The Columbia Sailing School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Non-Discriminatory policy towards both students and employees.
Columbia Sailing School Sailing does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.