Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is a youth development and community sailing nonprofit founded in 2008. Through our dual mission, we develop academic success and leadership in underserved NYC youth, and provide maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public schools to teach math, science, and leadership to students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood.
As a key member of the Youth Development Team, the Youth Sailing Program Manager oversees the safety, quality, and educational effectiveness of multiple projects and programs within HRCS’s youth sailing programs. The Youth Sailing Manager reports to the Chelsea Youth Program Director and sits on the Safety Committee.
We seek an innovative and passionate sailor and educator to join a small, hardworking staff dedicated to supporting students through a waterfront community of donors, members, and volunteers The successful applicant will be collaborative and able to coordinate support with others across a dynamic organization. To excel in this role, you should have a background in sailing instruction and education. Public school teaching or science education is a plus. We are looking for a person with strong interpersonal skills who enjoys a team environment, and is able to lead projects independently.
Responsibilities by Program Area:
Works closely with the Youth Program Director to support the sailing activities for Sail Academy, HRCS’s multi-year Youth Development Program.
Coordinates on-water logistics and scheduling, with the Volunteer Manager and Public Program Manager
Oversees powerboat training for students and interns in coordination with Operations Manager
Lesson planning and curriculum implementation for First Mates programming
Oversees and plans Skipper training program for students
Communicates regularly with parents and school representatives
Coordinates events (trips, visits, special events) throughout the year
Keeps an ongoing log of successes/challenges for program reports
Maintains partnerships with other sailing organizations to provide additional student experiences
Maintains relationship with professional networks, including: SSN, NYC STEM Network, US Sailing Reach, HRPT Education
City Sail Summer Camp
Works closely with the Head Instructor in the safety and day-to-day operation of City Sail, HRCS’s summer camp for youth ages 10-17.
Design and implement sailing and STEM curriculum
Interview, onboard, and train prospective instructors
Design and lead training for staff before the program season begins
Communicate with parents
Scholarship evaluation, scheduling, processing
Communicate with staff regarding incidents, programmatic changes, scheduling conflicts, etc.
End of season program reporting
Manages the intramural high school sailing league to develop skills, teamwork, and leadership.
Oversee the safety of practices and races
Coordinates and schedules practices with schools and parents or other team representatives
Works with the Community Programs department to schedule events
Designs and implements racing curriculum during practices in the fall and spring
Serves as a race committee during races and practices
Sailing skills evaluation for staff, volunteers, students (skipper checkouts) as needed
Event assistance - Regattas and Corporate events
Assistance with seasonal maintenance at boatyard as needed
Develops Safety Policies and Procedures
Helps serve as a rotating on-duty Boathouse safety officer for land and water-based programs
A strong background in sailing education and program development
3-5 years of experience in teaching or STEM education, career preparation or youth development
Enthusiastic, outgoing, organized, willing to continually learn and improve
Familiar with database management and social media
Ability to attain Powerboat Instruction Certification, and US Coast Guard License, with HRCS support
Bachelor's degree in education, youth development or STEM related field
Supervisory or managerial experience at a school, camp, community recreation center, or similar program
US Sailing Level 1, 2 or 3, Certified Basic Keelboat, Cruising or Bareboat Certified Instructor
US Sailing/US Powerboat Certified Instructor
Competitive sailing experience, coaching and instructing experience
This is a full-time year-round position. Evening and weekend work as needed. Medical Health Insurance and 401(K). The anticipated salary range for this position is $48,000-$58,000. Review of applications will commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.
HRCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and designate Youth Sailing Manager.