Head Sailing Coach

SUNY Maritime College
Bronx, NY 10465
United States

Degree Required
Housing Provided

Job Description


Head Sailing Coach

Category: Administrative & Professional

Department: Sailing/Waterfront

Locations: Bronx, NY

Posted: Jul 7, 2023

Closes: Open Until Filled

Type: Full-time

Position ID: 164404

About SUNY Maritime College:

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

COLLEGE BACKGROUND: The State University of New York Maritime College is an undergraduate and graduate institution focused on engineering, business, science, and maritime transportation. SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874 and holds the distinction of being the first and largest maritime school in the United States. The College proudly supports twenty varsity sports teams represented by eight different athletic conferences. The College is located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, New York, just 14 miles from midtown Manhattan.


Founded 1874

• A four-year college of the 55-campus State University of New York (SUNY)

• Total enrollment - Fall 2023: 1,545 with a majority of members of the Regiment of Cadets

• The oldest and largest maritime college in the country

• Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture programs are ABET accredited

• Home of the Empire State VII, a 525-foot training ship capable of holding 600 students

• Cadets travel to at least 12 foreign countries during three Summer Sea Terms

POSITION SUMMARY: The Head Sailing Coach will lead all aspects of SUNY Maritime College Coed Sailing Team activities including coaching, recruiting, organizing, and planning both practice and competition strategies, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, team management, administration, and fundraising.


• Lead the intercollegiate sailing team in coaching at practices and regattas, recruiting, providing program philosophy and organizational structure

• Adhere to and enforce all SUNY Maritime departmental/College policies and procedures as well as rules and regulations of governing bodies and associations

• Oversee the recruitment of student-athletes within defined departmental strategies acceptable to standard Maritime College entrance requirements and within departmental resources designed specifically to promote timely graduation and effective use of athletic eligibility

• Support a positive student-athlete experience, which is reflected by both high retention and graduation rates among recruited student-athletes

• Schedule and conduct regular practice sessions during traditional and non-traditional segments of the year

• Monitor and support student-athlete academic progress

• Serve as a positive role model and mentor to the student community

• Provide counseling to student-athletes when appropriate

• Construct and monitor the sailing team budget

• Support hosting of high school/college regattas by supervision, organization, and planning

• Travel with the sailing team to weekend regattas

• Assist in operating and maintenance of the waterfront facilities including boats, equipment, docks, shops, and administrative spaces as an exemplary marina/boat yard facility

• Support the athletic department and waterfront through the supervision of student activities

• Other duties assigned by the Waterfront and Athletic Directors


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree

• Demonstrated sailing coaching experience

• Knowledge of ICSA rules & regulations

• Excellent interpersonal, teaching, and communication skills are essential

• Ability to recruit student-athletes, develop successful programs and maintain operations (budget, equipment ordering, regatta management, etc.)

• Possession of a valid Driver's License. Must have a motor vehicle record that is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate, in addition to the above, will:

• Have sailing coaching experience at the intercollegiate level

• Exhibit prior experience with student-athlete recruitment or the evidence of potential for success in recruitment

• Demonstrate evidence of ability to work well with college-age student-athletes and proven ability to perform administrative aspects of the program

• Certified in First Aid, AED, and CPR currently

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Head Sailing Coach is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,000 to $55,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package (for more information please see the Full Time UUP Benefits Summary). Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time college year 10-month appointment Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Budget Title: Coach

Local Title: Head Sailing Coach

Line #: 00222

SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/affirmative-action.

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7305. It can also be viewed online by selecting University Police > Safety Information > Clery Safety Report (Annual Security & File Safety).

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume/CV

3. Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence

4. Names and contact information of three professional references

To apply: https://apptrkr.com/4390129

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