Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club - Spend the summer coaching on Lake Michigan - Juniors and Adults

Chicago, IL 60613
United States

Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
Rapidly Growing Sailing Program at Montrose Harbor in Chicago.  We're looking for several more coaches for both programs.  Varied experience required includes previous sailing, camp or similar counselor experience with or without sailing. Full and part-time positions available.
Summer Program runs from June 10 to Aug 16 plus opportunity for additional hours 1 or 2 weeks before and after those dates.
Part-time spring and fall positions now open.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Experience working with J-1 student applicants
Job Requirements
We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic high school and college-aged sailors. Coaches provide hands-on, minds-on instruction for students at ages 8-18 in Optimists. Sailing coaches are charged with significant responsibility including:
- USSailing or International equivalent Level 1 Small Boat Certification a plus, Safesport, CPR/First Aid, Safe Powerboating Certification
- Establishing respectful and constructive relationships with students and their families
- Teach safety, boat handling and sailing theory to children and adults in dinghies and small keelboats who are beginning, intermediate or racing sailors.
- Develop and follow lesson plans that include dry land and on-the-water drills and inclement weather activities.
- Coaches must have empathy for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs.
- Responsible for notifying students of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates. - Maintain accurate records of attendance, injuries and boat damage is required.
- Care and maintenance of boats and the facility.
- On occasion, the sailing instructor will be required to fulfill the duties of a Waterfront Coordinator. These duties include providing general and on-shore assistance to students and sailing instructors, monitor students on the water and provide on-the-water assistance and/or rescue as situations dictate.
- Must have knowledge and respect of the rules and regulations of the Chicago Harbors and CCYC .
- Helping to maintain and clean the docks, boats and grounds before and after class.
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