Chicago Yacht Club On the Water Director

Chicago Yacht Club
300 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Oversee all club activities that are water based to include; racing, sailing instruction, Belmont dock management, race committee, and club fleet of boats.  Work closely with club committees for planning and execution of regattas, education opportunities and junior activities.  
Job Requirements

• Undergraduate degree in business, sports management, or other appropriate area of study
• Extensive experience in the sport of sailing including instruction and race management
• Extensive experience handling all types of water vessels to include sail and power
• Understanding of maintenance routines required for all club owned vessels
• Computer literate in data base management, word processing, and spreadsheets
• Excellent communication skills
• Outgoing personality, diplomatic, flexible, trustworthy, and mission driven
• Experience preparing a departmental budget and managing profit/loss.
• Experience managing direct reports and 2-3 FTE
• US Sailing Level 2 coaching
• Safety At Sea Certification
• Regional Race Officer

Please send resume to Dwight Jenson, General Manager

Boats and Equipment – 20%
• Oversee Bosun and all of his/her functions
• Oversee and assist when necessary with all maintenance requirements on RC powerboats; oversee and help perform all maintenance requirements on Sailing School RIBs
• Keep track of all RC equipment and ensure that the club has the proper amount to successfully run races
• Ensure all boats are ready for race day: clean, fully operational and equipped with proper equipment for that specific event
• Oversee and assist when necessary to see that all RC bags are packed correctly and that we are stocked with the appropriate supplies (VHFs, compasses, wind wands, clipboards, whiteboards, etc.)
• Consult race documents to make sure the proper equipment is supplied; step in when race documents call for equipment that we do not have or does not make sense to the event
• Research and recommend new boat purchases
• Research and purchase new RC equipment (marks, radios, compasses, etc)
• Perform all mooring and slip communication with Westrec

Race Committee – 40%
• Oversee Regatta Manager and all of his/her functions (emails, RC records, registrations, etc.)
• Work with Race Coordinator to assign weekly volunteer positions
• Edit and submit annual RC budget
• Run all CPR/AED/First Aid and US Powerboat training for RC members
• Assist with the document creation/editing/publication for all CYC races
• Create event budgets and order trophies or take aways when necessary
• Update all RC documents and forms
• Perform whatever RC positions are needed for any event – PRO/APRO/Signal Boat/Markset
• Score events when no volunteer scorer available
• Captain Carrier or any other boat when needed
• Run docking operations on Mac Island
• Assist with Mac Island set-up and run Docking
• Assist with other training programs through the year (RC Refresher, Race Management Courses, CY-U, etc)
• Ensure that the proper USCG permits are filed for all events
• Communicate with USCG and CPD Marine Unit to keep them up to date on our activities

Keelboat Program and Junior Program – 20%
• Coach, counsel and lead Sailing Director (SD) and Keelboat Director (KD)
• Establish program expectations with SD & KD such that the club’s OTW strategic plan is met
• Work with both directors to ensure that we have the proper equipment and rotation program
• Consult with any scheduling/staffing/operations questions they may have
• Step in when needed to resolve any issues

General – 20%
• Oversee all crane maintenance and repairs
• Submit requests for Capital expense
• Monitor Condition of Belmont barge
• Provide CPR, Powerboat training, run and organize Safety At Sea and other marine education offerings to the general club membership
• Write regular column in the Blinker
• Run or organize annual US Sailing Level One, Powerboat Instructor and Keelboat Instructor Courses
• Manage the assignment of Belmont sail lockers, dinghy’s spaces and men’s/women’s lockers
• All website updates for regatta and Race Committee pages
• Attend World Sailing, US Sailing and World Yachting Forum with the intention of attracting major regatta’s (North American, Worlds, National Championships)

This position requires extensive physical activity in all weather conditions. It regularly requires working evenings, weekends and extended hours. It also requires travel to Mac Island and Racine for the away regattas and in the winter to attend training and the US Sailing Symposium.
Dwight Jenson
400 E Monroe
Chicago IL 60603
United States
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