FWBC - Sailing Director & Head Coach

Fort Worth Boat Club
10000 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth, TX 76179
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
From $55,000 To $75,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Fort Worth Boat Club is a sought-after destination located only a short distance from Downtown Fort Worth. Our members enjoy a broad range of amenities and an annual schedule of on-the-water activities. We are nearing completion of an exciting $5+ million dollar Clubhouse Remodel, offering our members a modern Boat Club Lifestyle Experience.

Our breathtaking views of Eagle Mountain Lake, 13.5 acre waterfront property, and colorful sunsets are second to none. The FWBC Youth Sailing Program is generously supported by our members and the Junior Sailing Committee. You’ll find no shortage of volunteers when it comes to youth sailing at Fort Worth Boat Club.
Fort Worth Boat Club provides employer-sponsored health insurance, paid time off, IRA retirement match, short term / long term disability, and life insurance. 
Why Fort Worth, Texas?
When we say welcome to Fort Worth, we genuinely mean it. Fort Worth is the 12th-largest city in the United States, known for hospitality and a dozen remarkable districts full of culture and fun. The 35-block Sundance Square entertainment district has unlimited offerings: live music, live theatre, entertainment, art festivals, and more. Check out the stunning museums of the Cultural District, the Botanic Garden and nearby Fort Worth Zoo. Enjoy big city arts and entertainment without the attitude or high prices of comparable metros. It’s no surprise that Fort Worth is one of the five fastest growing cities in the U.S.

Besides just population, this growth includes rates for employment, income, gross product, retail sales and housing permits. Did we mention there is no income tax in Texas? Affordable housing and low cost of living are driving that growth. Clearly, Fort Worth is welcoming lots of success.
This role is being vacated by our current Sailing Director, who is moving on for an exciting opportunity after 8 years of successful employment. Although these are big shoes to fill, we are seeking an energetic candidate with excellent communication skills, organization, and advanced experience in coaching Optimist, ILCA, and double-handed fleets. Along with the Junior Sailing Committee, a successful candidate will be able to develop a program they are truly passionate about. This is a year round salaried position, including a generous benefits package. Relocation assistance is also available.

The Sailing Director & Head Coach acts in the best interest of the club and is responsible for maintaining a positive business relationship with management, staff, and club members.

Your primary role is to create, implement, and manage Learn To Sail (LTS) and Youth Race Program curriculum. You'll oversee all junior sailing related on-the-water events to be sure best practices for safety are being adhered to. You are expected to develop and coach our junior sailors so that they can achieve their desired sailing goals.
Job Requirements

Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedule may be subject to change in order to meet club needs. While other duties may be assigned, the essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

• Coaching Junior Sailing Programs, developing to potential.
• Manage on-the-water safety and safety equipment.
• Manage daily on-the water operations associated with Junior Sailing Programs.
• Responsible for coordinating travel events with Race programs.
• Coordinate parent volunteers.
• Determine appropriate placement of summer instructors based on their knowledge, experience, and abilities.
• Along with the Junior Sailing Committee, maintain success, excellence, and safety in our youth and summer programs.
• Responsible for training club volunteers on the proper use and operation of safety boats.
• Hire and train seasonal coaching staff.
• Create, maintain and implement curriculum for Learn To Sail programs, including Adult programs.
• Along with the Harbor Master, maintain Club owned sailboats and safety boats, keeping them looking good, safe, and in good working order at all times.
• Plan, coordinate and run junior events at home.
• Track Jr. program successes and present awards at annual awards dinner.
• Attend Club functions and events as needed.
• Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
• Teamwork is required for proper job performance.
• May be asked to perform unexpected and other duties as needed.
• Implements standard front office operating procedures.
• Responds to member’s inquiries professionally and courteously.
• Resolves member problems quickly, efficiently and courteously.
• Upholds the Club's commitment to hospitality.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. The Sailing Director & Head Coach must posses the following skills and qualifications:

• Legally eligible for employment in the United States.
• Cooperative people skills, ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Professional phone skills
• Customer service orientated, aim to please
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Proficient computer skills
• Advanced understanding of outboard motor operations


Must hold minimum Level One US Sailing Instructor Certificate, first aid, and CPR.

Part time and seasonal coaching positions are also available. We look forward to receiving your cover letter, resume, and references. Please submit to membership@fwbc.com. Put your favorite class of sail boat in the subject line of your email so we know you pay attention to detail.

ATTN: FWBC Hiring Committee
David Valentine
10000 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth TX 76179
United States
Fort Worth Boat Club David Valentine
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