Boating Director

Job Posted 6/13/2024
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States
Full Time
Housing Provided
Job Description

Boating Director


Location: Santa Cruz


Job ID: 69568






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The IRD for this job is: 06-25-2024




UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.




At UC Santa Cruz, we strive to enrich the total educational experience by promoting physical activity, encouraging health and wellness, creating and shaping community, and cultivating direction. Through our diverse offerings in athletics, classes, workshops, outdoor trips, intramural sports leagues, tournaments, clubs, drop-in activities, and recreational facilities, we strive to provide opportunities for UCSC students, staff and faculty, retirees, alumni, and local community members to participate. As one of the largest student employers on campus, we also have many work-study and non-work student jobs in our facilities and programs. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of professional programs and physical activities that promote and enhance community, learning, motivational skills, lifelong wellness, and academic achievement.


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The Boating Director oversees all aspects of the Boating program including Physical Education programming; Boating Lessons, including private and youth; Boating Club Membership; and assists with the Sailing Sport Club. The Boating Director ensures the safe usage of vessels, and upholds all current health and safety standards.




Budgeted Salary: $66,900 - $77,100/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.


Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits


Schedule Information:


• Full-time, Fixed

• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week

• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri, weekends and evenings as necessary

• Shift Includes: Day, Evening & Weekend


Employee Classification: Career appointment


Job End Date: None


Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus


Union Representation: Non-Represented


Job Code Classification: RECR PRG LEADER 4 (004400)


Travel: Never or Rarely




50% - Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the Boating program. This includes Physical Education Courses; Summer and off-season Boating Lesson, including private and youth lessons; Boating Club Activities; and assisting with the Sailing Sport Club.


20% - Oversees all equipment management and maintenance. This includes fleet services for boat registrations and trailer inspections, trailer checkout and evaluations, routine maintenance and upkeep of vessels and facilities.


15% - Responsible for the fiscal management of the Boating program. This includes budget formation, reporting and adherence, procurement processes, payroll submissions, website content, grant applications, and expense reconciliation.


5% - Ensures all vessels meet or exceed US Coast Guard rules and regulations. Serves as a member of the Boating Safety Committee.


5% - Teaches sailing classes to youths of junior to high school age and adults as part of the Boating Program's community sailing program. Instruction includes introduction and advanced boat handling techniques, as well as general boating and aquatic safety.


5% - Performs other duties as assigned based on the needs, maintenance, and growth of the overall Boating program.




• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

• Demonstrated advanced leadership skills.

• Excellent written communication skills in the English language.

• Excellent verbal communication skills in the English language.

• Demonstrated ability to incorporate key program information for inclusion in web-based and other marketing materials.

• Advanced proficiency in the use of computer applications relevant to job duties.

• General knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn and apply, campus or higher education policies and procedures.

• Advanced knowledge of program activity and best practices. Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve programs and processes as needed.

• Customer service orientation.

• Skills in program management.

• Sound judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.

• Critical thinking skills. Ability to develop original ideas in a varied and challenging environment.

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization.

• Experience teaching beginning through advanced sailing.




• US Coast Guard Captain's license




• Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

• Must possess US Sailing Certificate Instruction.

• Must possess CPR/First Aid/AED certification or have the ability to obtain it within 60-calendar days of hire.

• Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.

• Ability to tow trailers for inspection as needed.

• Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.

• Ability to perform work in a rugged physical environment and inclement weather with challenging infrastructure requirements.

• Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.

• Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.

• Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.

• The selected candidate will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.

• Ability to work a variable schedule, including evenings and weekends as directed.

• Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.

• Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.

• Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.

• Ability to travel nationally.

• Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.

• The University of California has implemented a covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.

• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained




All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.




The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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