Junior Sailing Program Director

sausalito yacht club
100 Humboldt Ave
sausalito, CA 94965
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Sausalito Yacht Club seeks a full time, Youth Sailing Director who possesses professional management skills, has experience in growing a program, and who understands waterfront activities related to sailing skills, racing, recreational sailing, and generally having fun on the water. Develop and manage a curriculum for our SYC race team and programs for youth sailors year-round.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The primary focus for the Youth Sailing Director & Head Coach is to direct an effective sailing school for youth.
Teach safety, boat handling, and sailing theory to students.
Manage the program based on the current mix of classes.
As necessary, develop new classes that match the student body's ability/level/needs.
Provide an effective "ladder" that students can climb.
Supervise and encourage the advancement of students on the ladder.
Act as head coach for high school sailing program and the Club’s race team.
Ensure that SYC's sailing department matches the nation's "norm" in youth sail training.
Job Requirements
• Proven ability to teach beginning sailing up to advanced racing
• Knowledge & to use boat trailers and towing club boating equipment.
• Minimum 2-years experience as a Head Coach or Youth Sailing Director
• Experienced Dinghy Sailor
• Familiar with RS Teras, CFJ, Lasers, 420s
• Able to lift and move 50lbs
• Responsible for the maintenance and repair of sailboats and equipment.
• Able to work weekends, and extended hours for class instruction, events, and traveling to regattas.

Driver's License, US Sailing Level 2 Certification or International equivalent certification, Safesport, CPR/First Aid, California Safe Boating Certificate.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach must ensure that sailing classes are being run in conjunction with the approved budget.
• Develop annual budget for upcoming year with guidance from Treasurer and Sail Training Chair.
• Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects program profits and other costs, monitors actual financial results; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that financial goals are met.
• Reconcile operational costs to annual budget monthly. Explain variances.
• Provide expense sheets, income reports, etc. to the SYC General Manager.

The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach acts as the primary contact for the Club's sailing department and organize class rosters.
• Organize, Promote, & Manage sign-ups for all classes and registration
• Maintain and manage existing registration platform through clubspot program
• In coordination with the SYC General Manager and Communications Chair, manage and update Sail Training portion of website including class descriptions, program dates, online sign ups, results, calendar and pictures.
• Create and maintain all program related documents, handbooks, waivers, safety guides, training documents etc.
• Manage all communication with students and parents via email and phone.
• Work with the SYC General Manager to manage and record income for classes.
• Facilitate immigration formalities for visiting foreign instructors for the summer programs.
• Consults with the General Manager about youth sailing special events, fundraisers, regattas, to schedule use of club shared facilities.
• Perform other duties as directed.

The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach represents the Sausalito Yacht Club (similar to golf pro at a country club).
• Communicate with GM, Flag Officer Chairs (Sail Training/Port Captain) and Executive Board about class developments and related budgetary needs.
• Advertise and conduct outreach to make the community aware of the Club's programs and facilitate participation by underserved communities.
• Use of club’s Canva account to create promotional documents and newsletters for sailing programs and special events.
• Create email blasts through club’s Facebook, Twitter, and other club sponsored social media account
• Organize members and parents of participants to help in advertising and fundraising.
• Communicate with the SYC General Manager as needed (at a minimum once a week), the Sail Training Chair, Port Captain and other staff as needed.
• Participate and co-manage in the Sausalito Sister City/Cascais exchange program.

The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach must hire and manage all employees within the sailing department.
• Summer/Seasonal staff: hire staff and assign instructors to classes based on instructor's ability/skill set. Ensures proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability without compromising sailing experience or safety.
• Schedules and coordinates the work of instructors are economical and technically correct and within budgeted labor cost goals.
• Safeguards all hired staff by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, and accident prevention principles.
• Define employee roles and act as the head supervisor of the program.
• Train staff on proper coaching techniques and motor boat operations.
• Provide feedback and suggestions as necessary. Provide progressive and constructive discipline.
• Provides training and professional development opportunities for all hired staff, seasonal or otherwise.
• Support safe work habits and a safe working environment at all times.
• Interview, select, train, supervise, counsel and discipline all employees in the department.
• Provide, develop, train, and maintain a professional work force.
• Implement, communicate and adhere to county Covid 19 guidelines.
• Ensure all services to sailors, families and SYC members are conducted in a highly professional and efficient manner.
• Ensure a safe working environment and attitude on the part of all employees in areas of responsibility.
• Conducts instructor staff and team meetings on a regular basis.
• Other classes: hire staff as needed for other classes.

The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach must manage the repair/replacement of the club's assets related to the sailing department. As necessary, liaison with the designated Flag Officers: Sail Training Chair & Port Captain.
• Establishes and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for boat equipment including our off-site storage areas. Liaison with club Port Captain and Youth Sailing Chairperson
• Fix or hire an appropriate person for equipment/facility in need of repair.
• Provide foresight into budgets about old and "tired" equipment in need of replacement.
• Request the replacement/purchasing of additional equipment when needed in line with the budget and program's development.

The Youth Sailing Director/Head Coach must aid in fundraising events, usually in conjunction with the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation.
• Organize and direct fundraising events with SYSF and SYC
• Be in communication with SYSF regarding needs of the program and update them on the program's status and development.
• Advise SYSF of scholarship requests from students.
• Participate in fundraising for the Sister City/Cascais exchange program
• Work with Club Navale in the Cascais/Sausalito Sister Cities Youth Sailing Exchange.
• Interview and select candidates for the Cascais/Sausalito Sister Cities Youth Sailing exchange.
• Work with the parents of the youth candidates in guest housing the six visiting youth sailors from Cascais.
• Lead and travel with the Sausalito youth sailing delegation to Cascais (Portugal) the following year.

• Ability to interact positively with general manager, flag officers, coworkers, members, and the public to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach.
• Ability to produce a high volume of work in a timely manner, which is accurate, complete, and of high quality.
• Ability to come to work regularly and on time, to follow directions, to take criticism, to get along with co-workers and supervisors, to treat co-workers, supervisors and members/guests with respect and courtesy, and to refrain from abusive, insubordinate and/or violent behavior.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, committees, suppliers, members, and employees.

Working knowledge of various computer software programs. Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, GSuite, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media etc.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is usually outdoors, in a weather sensitive environment, and experiences a moderate to high noise level when operating boat or mechanical equipment.
Pamela Andres
100 Humboldt Ave
sausalito CA 94965
United States
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