Head Coach of the Columbia University Sailing Club

Columbia University Sailing Club
Harbor Lane West
New Rochelle, NY 10801
United States

Job Start Date
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Club

The Columbia University Sailing Club has been active since its founding in the early 1940s. Over the past 70 years, the club has undergone many transformations, but the dedication and passion of its members has remained constant. Columbia Sailing has access to a fleet of 12 FJs in excellent condition and a Boston Whaler coach boat. The club is composed of over 30 devoted and resourceful students from around the world. Each member of the club is extremely driven and dedicated to the welfare of the club and their development as sailors. There is both a recreational and competitive aspect to the club since we allow all levels of experience to join. The competitive side of Columbia Sailing continually strives to achieve the highest performance possible, and each season we seek to qualify and succeed at ICSA championships for coed and women’s events. The club has been practicing at Huguenot Yacht Club in New Rochelle since 2019.

Job Opening

Becoming Head Coach of the Columbia University Sailing Club is an excellent coaching opportunity for any college sailing coach or experienced sailor.

The Head Coach will be in charge of:

  • Preparing and running practices five days per week

  • Running chalk talks on tactics and strategies

  • Setting club and individual goals

  • Providing coaching at important regattas

The club officers will run the administrative side of the club including organizing workouts, logistics and travel to regattas, allowing the coach to focus on coaching rather than administrative work.


The Columbia University Sailing Club is searching for a talented coach with enthusiasm, strong communication skills, committed work ethic, and extensive dinghy sailing experience. We seek an individual who has the ambition and energy to continue growing the club and pushing it to new levels of success. Extensive college sailing experience is preferred. Above all, we are seeking someone who is invested in the club’s continued and growing success.

The Head Coach will report to both the Columbia University Director of Club Sports, Brian Jines, and the Captain (President) of the sailing club. The position will be offered on a biannual contract beginning with the Fall 2021 college sailing season. Salary will be appropriate.

To apply, please send a cover letter and sailing resume to srb2222@barnard.edu
Job Requirements
A bachelors degree is required to be considered for this position.
Sara Bergmann
3030 Broadway, Mail Code 1923
New York NY 10027
United States
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