HEAD COACH (High School, and Junior)

Sheridan Shore Sailing School
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL 60091
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Seeking an experienced Head Coach to lead our on the water program.  Successful applicants will have a proven history of coaching students to top results at the High School level.  Must have good managerial skills, and be willing to travel to regattas.  Will be responsible for managing assistant coaches.
Sheridan Shore Sailing School is located in Wilmette Harbor in Lake Michigan. The School is a short walk to the commuter train to the city of Chicago and less than 5 minutes from the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston. SSSS has been teaching sailors for over 80 years, and is seeking individuals to help us continue delivering high quality education to our students.  
The Head Coach will be responsible for coaching four competitive high school race teams.  These include approximately 80 students in the Fall season, with travel throughout the Midwest as well as national travel when required.  This is a year round position, and coaching will include preparing for, and coaching at competitive national midwinter regattas (including Orange Bowl).  Fall and Spring will be mainly dedicated to high school race coaching.  Summer responsibilities will include leading Race Team coaching, and managing coaching staff/programs for all juniors including Sea Squirts, Siebel, Buoy Youth, Opti/Pram (Beg, Int, Adv) and 420 (Beg, Int, Adv).

We now have some 75 boats. We replaced and upgraded much of our RIB fleet of Zodiac Coach Boats. The Sailboat fleet includes 24 Club 420s (7 new 2022), 28 Prams (10 new 2022), 6 Optimists, and keelboats of a J70, and 3 J22s added in 2022, plus 6 RS Fevas for the Siebel Sailors program.

Job Requirements
Required: US Sailing Coaching Certification: At least Level 2

Looking for a qualified coach with a history of success coaching at the High School level. Also will consider candidates with coaching at the College level. Experience should include Team Racing as well as Fleet Racing.

Top level compensation is available commensurate with experience. Are you an experienced and successful racer with coaching credentials? Contact us today to discuss opportunities to be a part of our history of sailing success that has been going for nearly a century.

This position will manage the on the water coaching staff, and report to the Interim Director. Please indicate desired compensation, and earliest start date.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume AND sailing resume to Interim Director, John Kiener at johnkiener@sheridanshoresailingschool.org

Questions can be sent to the email above. We can also be reached at 847-251-1110
Sheridan Shore Sailing School
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette IL 60091
United States
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