Christmas Cove, CCIA Sailing Program Director

Christmas Cove Improvement Association
South Bristol, ME 04568
United States

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Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description

 CCIA JUNIOR SPORTS PROGRAM 2023 Sailing Program Director Optis/420s - Job Description Christmas Cove Improvement Association, South Bristol, Maine The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately one hour fifteen minutes north of Portland. The junior sailing program supports young sailors ages 8-16, and participates in local and regional regattas. The well-maintained instructional fleet currently consists of 18 Optimists, 7 420s and 5 coaches boats. This position is a visible and substantial leadership role in the sailing program and in the community as a whole. Sailing Program Directors often make deep friendships with families and peers and return to visit for many years after their tenure. Sailing Program Director Job Description For Summer 2023, the CCIA is seeking a Sailing Program Director. The Sailing Program Director manages and leads the Junior Sailing Program and works closely with the Head Sailing Instructor and Club Manager. Developing and putting into practice a robust instructional program that supports the growth of young sailors from beginner Opti through Opti and 420 racing is the central responsibility of this position. The CCIA Junior Sailing Program has up to 40 sailors a week over the 8 week summer program. The position is Monday through Friday (generally 37 hours per week), plus office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the sailing program. This position reports to Sailing Program Director and CCIA Club Manager(s) and is supported by the Vice President of the Junior Sports Program and the Junior Sailing Program Committee. He or she is responsible for, among other things: • supervising and evaluating a staff that usually consists of a Head Sailing Instructor, an assistant head, and numerous junior instructors, • setting curriculum and lesson plans for all levels and ensuring that staff is following plans, that children are appropriately placed in classes and progressing toward goals, • in conjunction with Head Sailing Instructor, coach racing classes in developing skills, • overseeing maintenance of motorboats and sailboats which includes leading staff in preparation of the boats during set-up week, • serving as liaison with the boatyard for fees and services, • creating a safe and positive learning experience for all children, • working with Club Manager in creating consistent, positive incentives for good behavior and consistently apply consequences of poor behavior, • serving as liaison between the staff and the CCIA Adult Sailing Fleet, which may include attending Fleet meetings, • organizing with the Head Sailing Instructor participation in club, local and regional regattas and providing on-site coaching, • coordinating with the Head Sailing Instructor special sailing events for children and/or adults as directed, • performing additional duties with the Heads of Sailing, Swimming and Tennis to offer Junior Program events, occasionally assisting with Club events or weekend office support. . Qualifications Candidates should be motivated, independent college-age or older sailors who enjoy working with children and will be mature role models for younger staff members. They must have: • US Sailing Small Boat Level I Certification and Level II Certification, • Current First Aid and Advanced CPR Certification, • Extensive experience as a participant in competitive youth and collegiate sailing, • Extensive experience teaching beginner through intermediate level sailors in Optimists and 420s (using spinnakers and trapezes), • Experience managing a staff ranging in age from high school to early college, • Competency in day-to-day sailing fleet maintenance, • Proven ability to organize and manage a comprehensive competencybased sailing program, • Familiar with all aspects of running races, • Valid driver’s license, boat trailering experience if possible • Strong communication, organizational and leadership abilities with respect to children, parents and young staff alike. Additional Requirements and Information * All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed. Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set-up and clean up days. *All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours, particularly given the age-range of the staff and on-campus residences for the Head Instructors and Program Directors. * Housing is provided for Head Instructors and Program Directors of Sailing and Tennis in the CCIA’s waterfront instructor cottage. LOCATION: The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine. Information about the club can be found at: Salary Very competitive and commensurate with experience. Housing and a small food stipend is provided as well. Contact Bruce MacNeil - or 617-680-4840 Helene Lorentzen - or 561-951-8838
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The CCIA Sailing Program is located on beautiful Christmas Cove and the Damariscotta River in South Bristol Maine. We coach approximately 130 sailors throughout the summer in our fleets of Opti's and 420's. We travel to regatta's to develop our sailors racing skills and expose them to good competition.
Bruce MacNeil
106 Texas Rd
South Bristol ME 04568
United States

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