Key West Community Sailing Center Seeks Full-Time Head Coach

Key West Community Sailing Center
705 Palm Ave
Key West, FL 33040
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background check
Housing Provided
From $20.00 To $30.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Key West Community Sailing Center, located in the heart of beautiful Key West, Florida, is seeking a full time Head Coach. The candidate should be a leader who is highly organized and self-motivated with excellent communication skills.


This is a multifaceted position. The Head Coach will be involved in shaping the programming for both youth and adults. The position includes coaching, private lessons, general fleet maintenance, clinics, regattas and participating in Sailing Center events. This position affords the opportunity to grow and develop, and evolve over time.


Key West is a sailor’s paradise. From warm turquoise waters to exuberant island life, Key West is an ideal location for passionate year-round sailors. Surrounded by one of the largest coral reefs, the island offers pristine condition for many water sports from scuba diving to kite boarding.


The Head Coach reports directly to the Commodore and Program Director and is an integral part of the organization. The position will play a key role in running all Center activities.


Duties included, but not limited to:

- Full Time Position.

- Private one-on-one and group lessons for members and visitors on a variety of boats, including Hobie Waves, Hobie 16s, Lasers, Sunfish, Daysailers, Optis, Bics/O’pen Skiffs.

- Assist with running the Youth Summer Camp.

- Organizing and maintaining the Center fleet.

- Upholding a leadership role at the Center.

- Certifying new members for use of Center boats through a “check out” sail.

- The ability to recognize and solve problems.

- To help build programs and increase participation through community outreach.

- Promote safety, fun, and learning at every opportunity.

- Work closely with the Program Director to build and grow the Center.

Job Requirements
- Minimum level 1 US Sailing Instructor certification (Level 2 or 3 preferred).
- Current Safesport and First Aid certifications.
- Excellent personal and interpersonal social skills.
- High level of skill, understanding, and comfort on small sailboats/dinghies.
- Proficiency in power boat handling.
- Organization and computer skills.
- 6-pack Captains license or greater (or the willingness to get one).
- A fun and professional attitude.
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