Jackson Yacht Club Sailing Director

Jackson Yacht Club
700 Yacht Club Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Jackson Yacht Club is seeking a Full-Time Sailing Director for our year-round sailing programs. Jackson Yacht Club is located on a large reservoir in central Mississippi. With a newly constructed Sailing Center, a beautiful Clubhouse, a swim team of 100+, a large harbor, and quick access to our sailing area, JYC offers a vibrant environment for water sports and sailing. Our Sailing Program offers year-round racing and clinics including junior programs, summer sailing camp and adult learn-to-sail. The Sailing Program fleet consists of Optimists, 420s, Sunfish, Viper 640s, various keelboats, and 2 Coach Boats. Additional private instruction will be available for youth and adults on other boats either club owned or privately owned.
JYC is seeking a Sailing Director who is motivated and enthusiastic to teach sailing – from beginners to racers. Applicants will need to possess strong leadership, organizational, teaching and communications skills. 
Role & Responsibilities
  • Management of the youth and adult sailing programs and school sailing teams
  • Develop lesson plans and preparation for on and off the water instruction
  • Organize schedules and conduct and conduct effective practices
  • Organize and schedule summer sailing camp
  • Recruit and develop junior sailors to support the sailing program
  • Meet with school sailing team sponsors as needed 
  • Focus on safety while teaching boating skills
  • Maintain records of participants and their progress in the sailing programs 
  • Maintain club owned sailboats for camps and sailing teams
  • Maintain the McGowan Sailing Center in a neat and orderly manner
  • Maintain power boats used for all sailing programs
  • Organize youth participation in youth and high school regattas
  • Lead, support and chaperone youth at offsite regattas (i.e. Junior Lipton’s)
  • Teach adult sailing classes and private lessons
Job Requirements
Applicants must submit a sailing resume including teaching experience
US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Certification is preferred, but not required
Compensation is commensurate with experience and certification
Position start date is flexible

Dale Currie
700 Yacht Club Road
Ridgeland MS 39157
United States
Jackson Yacht Club Dale Currie

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