Christmas Cove Me. CCIA Head Sailing Instructor

Christmas Cove Improvement Association
South Bristol, ME 04568
United States

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Experience Required
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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only

Job Description
 CCIA JUNIOR SPORTS PROGRAM 2023 Head Sailing Instructor - Job Description THE JOB: The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately 1 hour fifteen minutes north of Portland. The junior sailing program supports young sailors ages 8-16, and participates in local and regional regattas. The well-maintained instructional fleet currently consists of 18 Optimists, 7 420s and 5 coaches boats. The Head Sailing Instructor assists the Sailing Program Director to manage and lead the Junior Sailing Program (ages 8-16), at the CCIA. Implementing a robust instructional program that supports the growth of young sailors from beginner Opti through Opti and 420 racing is the central responsibility of this position. The CCIA Junior Sailing Program has up to 40 sailors a week over the 8 week summer program. Along with the Program Director, the Head Sailing Instructor is highly visible to the community and oversees high school-age and college-age staff. Therefore, the Head Sailing Instructor must be a positive, mature and authoritative role model for the staff and a friendly, community-oriented face of the Junior Program for member families. The position is Monday through Friday (generally 37 hours per week), and includes office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the sailing program. This position reports to Sailing Program Director and CCIA Club Manager(s) and is supported by the Vice President of the Junior Sports Program and the Junior Sailing Program Committee. CCIA housing is provided for the Head Sailing Instructor, the Head Swimming Instructor and the Program Directors. DUTIES: • Conduct and supervise sailing classes at all levels as well as weekly races following the curriculum established by the Sailing Program Director. • Supervise the Assistant Head Sailing Instructors and up to six high school and college age staff instructors. • Maintain sailing fleet and coach motorboats. • Following the lead of the Sailing Program Director, coach the racing team in developing skills in all aspects of 420 and Opti racing. • Support, organize and supervise interclub regattas as directed by Sailing Program Director. • Create a safe and positive learning experience for our children, developing and overseeing seaman-like discipline on the water, including safe boat handling and proper care of the CCIA equipment. • Working with Sailing Program Director, conducting adult clinics as needed. • With the Sailing Program Director, plan and lead the sailing portion of the Junior Sports award ceremony at the end of each session. • Participate with the Program Directors and Head of Swimming in a variety of CCIA activities carried out under the direction of the Club Manager(s). Such activities include, but are not limited to assisting with Recognition Night, Club social events, including weekends, and Club opening and closing responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS: • Current college competitive sailor and/or current sailing professional with strong skills and robust competition experience • US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 Certification required and Level 2 Certification a plus • Current Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR/AED Certification • Experience overseeing teen or peer-aged staff in any setting • Experience teaching beginner level sailors in Optis and 420s • Experienced at all aspects of Opti and 420 races including spinnaker and trapeze use • Competency in day-to-day sailing fleet maintenance • Valid driver’s license, boat trailering experience if possible • Experience working with and motivating children of kindergarten through high school ages • Ability to contribute positively as a team member in a working environment and as a housemate in a living environment is essential • Able to lead, prioritize, organize, delegate and communicate ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION * All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed. Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set-up and clean up days. *All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours, particularly given the age-range of the staff and on-campus residences for the Head Instructors and Program Directors. * Housing is provided for Head Instructors and Program Directors of Sailing and Tennis in the CCIA’s instructor cottage. LOCATION: The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine. Information about the club can be found at: SALARY: Compensation commensurate with experience. Housing and a small food stipend is provided. CONTACT: Bruce MacNeil - or 617-680-4840 Helene Lorentzen - or 561-951-8838
Job Requirements
CCIA Sailing program is located on beautiful Christmas Cove and the Damariscotta River in South Bristol Maine.
Bruce MacNeil
106 Texas Rd
South Bristol ME 04568
United States

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