Sailing Director- Conanicut Yacht Club- Jamestown, RI

Jamestown, RI 02835
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
Conanicut YC, Jamestown RI located on Narragansett Bay minutes from Newport

Position: Sailing Director

Seeking a sailing "professional" with expertise in program management. This leadership role is full time from June to August with part-time responsibilities September- May. The club offers a summer junior sailing program for member and non-member children focusing on learn to sail, adventure sailing and learn to race in a variety of boats. The philosophy of the program is to build lifelong sailors with strong seamanship skills and a love of boating.  The Sailing Director is also responsible for creating and implementing programs to serve club membership utilizing the club owned J-22’s. The club places a high priority on safety and in maintaining equipment to the highest standard. Positive, fun atmosphere to work in mentoring  a core group of junior instructors who grew up in the program.  The position is open due to the current Sailing Director stepping down after 12 years.


  • Reports to Club Manager, supported by volunteer Junior Sailing Committee

  • Organize, direct, and coordinate sailing activities including youth participation in local regattas

  • Recruit, train, mentor and supervise sailing instructors and race coaches, conduct pre-season training with staff

  • Creates class schedules, pricing, planning and budgeting

  • Oversees registration process, handles all inquiries and communications with sailor’s parents, promote programs

  • Strategic tasks include evaluating goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the club's sailing programs operations

  • Coordination with waterfront staff

  • Develop and implement sailing activities for the club membership utilizing the club owned J-22's

  • Responsible for maintaining all club owned equipment utilized for the sailing program

  • Develop and maintain safety plans, adhere to safety guidelines

Compensation and Benefits

Housing available - seasonal or year round options
Year Round Salary

Health Insurance

Job Requirements

Sailing Experience - solid sailing skills, racing experience

Instructional/teaching experience - US Sailing Level 1 Instructor certification, Safe Sport trained, CPR/First Aid

Leadership - experience managing small teams, mentoring instructors in training

Demonstrated ability to maintain and care for equipment

Flexible, friendly customer service oriented
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