Green Bay Sail and
Paddle, Inc. (“GBSP”) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates
opportunities for all area youth and families, regardless of means or ability,
to safely enjoy sail and paddle sports on the waters of the bay.
Instructors, under the supervision of the Lead Sailing Instructor assist with planning
and implementing instruction and activities for GBSP classes. Junior
Instructors assist Instructors and the Lead Sailing Instructor with lesson
planning, classes, activities, set up and clean up. Junior Instructors report
directly to the Instructor and/or Lead Sailing Instructor, and are under the
jurisdiction of the GBSP Board of Directors. Each Junior Instructor, under the
supervision of the Lead Sailing Instructor, is responsible each week for
assisting with instruction of small, skills-based groups of up to 32
participants. Junior Instructors will be familiar with daily plans and
activities organized by Sailing Instructors. Other responsibilities include,
but shall not be limited to, assisting with: set up of program equipment, including
GBSP owned sailboats and safety boats; assisting with program set-up at the beginning
of the season and assisting with clean-up at the end of season; and assisting instructors
to ensure that all GBSP classes meet the highest health and safety standards.
This position is a summer
position typically from June 1 - August 31.
Scheduled start and end dates may change from time to time based on
availability and class requests.
Responsible to: Sailing
Instructor and/or Lead Sailing Instructor
Be a positive role
model for the students, guests, instructors, and volunteers. Encourage the
highest levels of sportsmanship and behavior. Generate enthusiasm and
commitment to learning, while adhering to GBSP’s program goals and objectives,
as established by the Executive Director. Demonstrate a high degree of maturity
and sense of responsibility for the program.
WORK SCHEDULE: On a daily basis,
scheduled throughout the summer season. The week of July 4th and/or
the 4th of July weekend shall be mandatory work hours. Hours may
range from 8am to 9pm and will include weekend rotations. Time will be flexed
around classes scheduled. Junior Sailing Instructors shall help implement
programs, assist staff and participants as necessary.
- Assist in Teaching Sailing Program classes in accordance with GBSP
Sailing Program Curriculum, as directed by the Sailing Instructor and/or
Lead Sailing Instructor. Classes may include (and are not limited to):
basic sailing, advanced sailing, knot tying, basic boat maintenance,
sportsmanship, and rigging/de-rigging boats.
- Participate and assist in on-the-water practice sessions and
practice safe use of sailboats and safety boats according to GBSP
- Monitor students in all shore and on-the-water aspects of their
conduct during classes to ensure the quality and safety of operations.
This includes assisting students with the preparation and launching of
their sailboat, assist reviewing and ensuring that rigging is done correctly,
and that the sails & boats are in safe, working condition. Assist and ensure
proper fitting PFD’s are used and in good working condition.
- Assist with providing proper care, report incidents/accidents to
Sailing Instructor or Lead Sailing Instructor.
- Report all incidents, repairs needed, and supplies needed to
Sailing Instructor or Lead Sailing Instructor.
- Assist Sailing Instructor and Lead Sailing Instructor in
organizing and attending events as necessary and help with setup and
cleanup as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Sailing Instructor and/or Lead
Communication and parent contact
- Communicate effectively with participants, parents, and staff
alike, regarding program activities, and events.
- Maintain professional appearance and demeanor at all times
- Meet weekly with the Lead Sailing Instructor to problem-solve and
Safety (with the assistance of the Sailing Instructor and Lead Sailing Instructor)
- Report incidents/accidents, both minor and serious to Sailing
Instructor or Lead Sailing Instructor.
- Watch weather and assess safety conditions
- Inform Lead Sailing Instructor and/or Safety Director of any
repairs or maintenance that require professional attention. Red tag items
and remove them from use.
- Assist with daily activities to ensure highest safety standards
are followed at all times.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Follow the course curriculum as designed. Develop daily lesson
plans as needed.
- Model best practices lesson preparation and presentation
- Coach and assist instructors in effective group management
- Assist other instructors, as needed, in dealing with discipline
- Assist other instructors in developing activities when conditions
do not permit on-the-water lessons
- Assist Lead Sailing Instructor in observing and documenting
Instructor’s lessons and student interactions as needed
- Refer to GBSP manuals for curriculum guidance
Equipment and Maintenance
- Ensure that safety boats are prepared for the day (including gas,
radios, etc.) and have the necessary safety equipment before going out on
the water. Turn in all fuel and other receipts as directed. At the end of
each day, ensure that all boats, both safety and sail, are properly
secured and put away. This includes removing extraneous equipment
(including trash) and returning radios to charging stations.
- Report any problems with the condition of any boat (safety or
sail) to the Executive Director and log them in the Maintenance Log. Assist
in making minor repairs as needed (replacing frayed lines, broken shackles
or cleats, and ring dings, etc.). Repairs or maintenance of a more serious
nature (hull damage, ripped sails, etc.) must be red tagged and removed
from use immediately. Repairs will be coordinated by the Executive Director
or Lead Sailing Instructor.
- Enforce all GBSP policies and rules, state and local boating
safety laws, and environmental regulations, as applicable. Ensure proper
usage and clean-up of the facility, equipment, and docks.