Coronado Yacht Club is looking for Head Coach/ Waterfront Coordinator

Coronado Yacht Club
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $50,000 To $65,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Coronado Yacht Club Junior Program

Job Description

Title: Head Coach and Waterfront Coordinator

Reports to: Jill Powell – Jr. Program Director

Coronado Yacht Club juniors seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and encouraging candidate with a technical racing background and youth coaching experience to be Head Coach and Waterfront Coordinator in a full-time, year-round, salaried position. The Head Coach is responsible for creating a safe, positive, rewarding, and fun environment where students of all levels can improve their sailing ability. They will teach actively in the spring, winter, fall, and summer programs and coach at most major SDAYC and SCYYRA regattas, as well as prepare lesson plans and curriculum for the programs, weekend availability required. The Head Coach will provide supervision (duty of care) to all participants in Jr. Program activities from beginning to end of class. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for supervising the other instructors and will work with the Program Director on scheduling. The role of Waterfront Director is responsible for boat maintenance and overall maintenance of our 50+ boat fleet including Naples Sabots, Lasers, Open Skiffs, FJ’s, 420’s, and Harbor 20’s in addition to 11 coach boats, trailers, safety equipment, and miscellaneous related parts.



Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop curriculum with lesson plans that include learn to sail, seamanship, boat care and maintenance, beginner through advanced racing, games, and related activities
- Work with Junior Director to coordinate and schedule sailor participation plus parent and volunteer support for all CYC and non-CYC regattas
- Communicate with director, parents, including sailor progression and development

- Identify equipment deficiencies and communicate parts needed to Junior Director
- Coordinate a maintenance schedule with Jr. Director
- Make general repairs of sailboats and coach boats as required and requested
- Develop a long-term equipment replacement strategy in conjunction with Program Director
- Organize and maintain order in junior workshop, sail container, and parking lot
- Document concerns regarding missing parts, damaged equipment, repairs in the queue, etc.

- Train and supervise instructors with director.
- Work with Junior Director to schedule instructors
- Assign one instructor to one specific coach boat in order to instill a sense of direct responsibility for each boat in the program
- Schedule certification classes for instructors when necessary

Race Team
- Supervise and keep an accurate count of all participating students from their arrival until they depart
- Attend both local and travel regattas
- Provide consistent and disciplined instruction
- Enhance the ability of all sailors from the beginner to advanced racing level
- Foster a team environment and encourage teamwork and team bonding
- Encourage sportsmanship and Corinthian Spirit
- Send weekly emails outlining the upcoming schedule and requirements

- Work with fleet captain to help build race fleets to sail in South Bay.
- Help with Race committee when not coaching.
- Work with Dockmaster when coach boats need outsource mechanic, need extra parking for events, etc.

Job Requirements:
- Must be a minimum of 21 years old
- 5 years of race coaching experience
- Advanced dinghy sailing and racing experience required
- Advanced motorboat handling skills required
- Advanced knowledge of regatta operations and the racing rules of sailing required
- Curriculum development and program planning skills
- Current US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification required, Level 2 or 3 preferred
- Valid US Driver’s License required
- Valid Boater’s License required
- Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification
- Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
- Excellent communication skills with people of all ages
- A community minded person with an interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in sailing

**This is an evolving role, which will grow and change with the program. Other tasks and responsibilities not listed may be required as the need develops.**

Medical, Vacation, as available to full time employees as stated in the employee handbook.
Employment Classifications:
Full-time Salary
Salary Range $50,000-$65,000
Jill Powell
1631 Strand Way
Coronado 92118
United States

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