Director of Junior Sailing - CYC Seattle

Seattle, WA 98117
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
From $47,000 To $52,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Club Background

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle is the complete sailor’s club for the Seattle area with racing, cruising, junior sailing, educational, advocacy, and related social programs. The club has over 1,000 members, runs more races than any other private club in the country. We operate at two sailing venues (Shilshole & Leschi), host events most weekends, and maintain a clubhouse at the Shilshole Bay Marina.

We are a relatively small organization, overseen and managed by volunteer members, and our employees will need to continue to be self-driven and socially attuned to the nuances of working for member/owners and be willing to “roll up their sleeves” to work a variety of tasks.

The Job

CYC’s Director of Junior Sailing is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong sailing background to maintain and grow a junior program that inspires the love of sailing and racing. Our director will be the face of the Junior Program and will manage and advance all aspects of the program. You will be expected to manage staff instructors in support of summer sailing camps and ensure a seamless experience for all our customers. The position will include being the head coach for our youth racing program. Administrative and logistical tasks related to registration and racing events will also be required. Strategic vision and execution will be expected in order to continue the growth of youth sailing at CYC.

Job Requirements
Director of Junior Sailing
• Ensure safety of all participants and provide general supervision of all junior programs
• Direct management of all sailing instructors.
• Management of program budget, registration and promotional material.
• Work with sailing instructors to develop/enhance curriculum meeting US Sailing guidelines and Junior Sailing Committee goals.
• Assist instructors as needed on and off the water.
• Communicate with participants and families as appropriate through email, text and phone calls. Handle all parent communications
and escalate as needed.
• Work with CYC’s Junior Committee for the running of the youth sailing program and events.
• Both conduct and oversee third party maintenance of all boats and equipment related to the junior sailing program. This includes
FJ’s, Vanguards, Opti’s, and the support RIB’s.
• Organize and maintain inventory and status of junior program assets.

General Administration
• Work closely with the Business Manager of the club to ensure the clubs operations are fully supported.
• Provide logistical and administrative support for events and activities such as the Annual Member Meeting and Awards Ceremony.
• Collaborate with volunteer “Event Coordinators” to help organize and execute events, including marketing/social media, handling of
event registration and payments; and their execution.

Support CYC’s Racing Program
• Support CYC’s active racing program with registration, promotion, & event management.

Key Skills and Attributes
• Experience racing sailboats and passion for working with children and advancing the sport of amateur sailing and racing.
• Two-years of experience as a sailing instructor or other similar positions, knowledge of racing rules, race management and the
ability to develop a year-round instructional and racing program.
• US sailing level 1 instructor required, level 2/3 preferred
• CPR/First Aid training
• Washington State Boater Safety Card (or acquire within 30 days)
• Experience managing a budget
• Problem solving mindset/approach and solution driven mindset
• Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Outstanding communication skills both written and oral, customer service, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
• Solid computer user skills in document creation, social media, web publishing, email communication. Experience with Google Drive,
Onedrive. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrated professional integrity and trustworthiness, development and adherence to effective policies and procedures.
• Flexibility and tact to work with member management and coordinate with member volunteers.
• Associates degree or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a relevant field (Business, Education, Communications, Outdoor Recreation
• Flexibility with working hours
• Organized and detail oriented
• Bias for working in a service environment and appreciation for the fact that you will be working in a hybrid volunteer and paid staff

As a salaried employee, hours will vary by season. The Director of Junior Sailing will be expected to keep weekly office hours from February-November. They are also expected to be on site during summer learn to sail class times. Regattas, high school sailing, and special events will often require evening and weekend hours. Hours during the off-season (Dec-Jan) are flexible and primarily centered around admin tasks and program planning. This may be done remotely if the Director of Junior Sailing so chooses.
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