Secondary oversight of coaching staff, including up to five coaches during off-season and up to twelve summer staff.
$25+ per hour (commensurate with experience)
The Head Coach position is responsible for professional operation of Junior and Adult Sailing Programs. This position will assist with management of a year-round sailing program for juniors ages 5-17 years old and adults over the age of 18 under the direction and supervision of the Sailing Director. This person is responsible for the daily operations and tasks associated with club sailing programs and will be the head travel coach for regattas. They will help coordinate program logistics and goals with the Sailing Director and Youth Advisory Committee. The Head Coach will create and maintain curriculum, help with the training of new instructors, and assist with maintenance projects of club-owned equipment and assets. They must provide a high level of coaching to program participants up to the national level. This position involves a high degree of contact with both adult and junior membership in a consulting, service-oriented, and disciplinarian format as well as on a personal level. Goals for the Head Coach are to be a role model for all sailors, a mentor to new coaches and a leader in local, regional, and national sailing policy and programming.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations:
· 2-3 years of experience leading classes with up to 25 youth or adult students and implementing necessary program curriculum.
· Experience operating and maintaining 8'-30’ sailboats, powerboats, including basic outboard engine maintenance and sailboat rigging.
· Proven knowledge of basic regatta management equipment ie. flags, race marks, ground tackle, etc.
· Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
· Proven ability to safely drive while trailering a 25’ trailer, including all customary maneuvers, parking, and loading/unloading at both boat ramp and hoist.
· Past participation in youth, high school and/or collegiate sailing programs.
· Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats from dinghies to keelboats at a high level of competition
· Working knowledge of rigging, tuning, repair, and general boat maintenance including the use of basic hand tools.
· Enthusiastic, flexible, trustworthy, self-motivated, and able to take initiative and follow through.
· Prepare and manage sailing programs in collaboration with the Sailing Director which includes planning program concept and curriculum, hiring and training staff, securing equipment and facilities, and managing day to day operations. Primary programs include:
o Summer junior program (daily).
o Beginner/intermediate adult program (weekly).
o Fall and Spring sailing programs consistent with junior sailor needs and availability.
o Regatta prep clinics prior to regional SCYYRA events as scheduled.
· Conduct advanced racing classes during program hours which includes a graduated curriculum, daily chalk-talks and de-briefs, a wide variety of on-the-water drills and activities, intermittent proficiency evaluations, and regular progress reports.
· At all times ensure a SAFE and enjoyable environment for all sailors both on the water and off.
· Assist in the organization of the travel Race Team, prepare calendars, email correspondences, and organize travel equipment.
· Motivate junior participation in regional events and travel as lead instructor for the team of LBYC coaches.
· Enforce proper coaching techniques and those guidelines explained in the LBYC coaching policies.
· Assist with supervision and management of Junior facilities, equipment maintenance, capital acquisitions and improvements.
· Enforce policies of LBYC, and if necessary, defer to Sailing Director.
· Attend events, functions, and meetings as directed.
· US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification
· US Sailing SafeSport Certification
· Certifications in CPR, AED, and First Aid