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 firstname.lastname@example.org.