Head Opti Coach

James Island Yacht Club
734 Wampler Dr
Charleston, SC 29412
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes background check
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
James Island Yacht Club is looking for a motivated head coach for our up and coming opti team. The candidate should have strong leadership skills and a drive to grow the team. The coach will be responsible for a 6 to 8 person opti team of beginner to intermediate sailors. They will also be running/helping with beginner opti lessons on other evenings. Practice times are 4pm to 7pm, 3 to 4 nights a week with regattas once every three weeks or so.

We are hoping to continue to grow, as it is fairly new, and a consistent coach through multiple seasons will be key.


Coach Beginner and Intermediate opti practices

Travel with team to regattas both in and out of town

Maintain fleet with the help of the sailing director

Develop a curriculum for beginner and intermediate opti sailors with the goal of continued improvement

Develop and reach goals with the help of the sailing director

Effectively communicate with parents and coworkers

Manage sailors at different skill levels


Level 1 (or higher) US Sailing instructor certified

Adult/Child CPR and First Aid

Optimist coaching experience

Previous experience in a leadership role

This position is a part-time, hourly role with opportunities for full-time summer employment. Competitive pay based on experience.

Please send your resume to Maddy McSweeney at jiycsailingdirector@gmail.com.
madelyn mcsweeney
734 Wampler Dr
Charleston SC 29412
United States
James Island Yacht Club madelyn mcsweeney

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