This full time, year round Head Coach & Program Assistant position is a supervisory opportunity in the Community Sailing and Basin Program areas of the Parks & Recreation Department. Responsibilities will include coaching a nationally recognized race program, implementing seasonal youth and adult programs as well as equipment maintenance. The Head Coach/Program Assistant will also be responsible for the racing pipeline programs, summer race coaches, race team event and travel planning.
It is imperative that this person have high level racing experience personally as well.as demonstrated proven leadership abilities as a Coach at a robust sailing program. Applicants must be positive, organized and enjoy working with youth and adults. Applicant must have excellent customer service and communication skills. Basic computer skills are important. Applicant must be able to work day, evening and weekend hours. A working knowledge of fiberglass, outboard engines and rigging systems maintenance is a must.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, at least 1 year experience in teaching/coaching sailing and be U.S. Sailing Level I certified or equivalent. It is preferable for the Head Coach/Sailing Assistant to be a Level II Small Boat Instructor, Level I/II Instructor Trainer, and have advanced levels of Keelboat Training or have the ability to obtain such certifications.
The Sailing Program utilizes a fleet of 420s, Sail Cubes, Avon hard-bottom inflatables, a Colgate 26, and is supplemented by a fleet of privately owned Optimists and Lasers. Program instruction reaches more than 460 students each year. We have both a 420/Laser Racing Team and an Optimist Racing Team that travel nationally to compete in top junior events throughout the year. We host high school racing teams and one college team in the spring and fall seasons. The City of Lake Forest’s Sailing Program is one of the premier community sailing programs in the country and is accredited by U.S Sailing. We require a Head Coach/Program Assistant who has the same vision and determination to continue the success of our program.
This full-time position includes an excellent benefit package. If interested, please apply online at www.CityofLakeForest.com by April 30, 2020.
Salary range: $ 48,834