Middle and High School Sailing Coach - Virgin Islands

Gifft Hill School
5000 Estate Enighed, PMB #356
St. John, VI 00830
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $30,000 To $50,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Gifft Hill School, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as a Middle and High School Sailing Coach and Equipment Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and leading our middle and high school sailing program and managing a fleet of boats and equipment in conjunction with the local community recreational sailing program. This is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact by introducing young people, including a large number of students who are traditionally underrepresented in sailing, to the sport and providing them with valuable skills and experiences.

Benefits:- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.- Opportunity for professional development and training.- Fulfilling work environment with the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.- Flexible schedule with the potential for part-time or full-time employment options.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position to lizkinsella@giffthillschool.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Gifft Hill School is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Job Requirements
Develop and implement a comprehensive sailing program for middle and high school students, including both on-water instruction and classroom-based learning.- Provide hands-on coaching and mentoring to students, focusing on skill development, safety, and sportsmanship.- Manage the organization's fleet of boats and equipment, including maintenance, repairs, and inventory management.- Coordinate regatta participation and logistics, including travel arrangements and equipment transport.- Collaborate with school administrators, parents, and community partners to promote and support the sailing program.- Foster a positive and inclusive team culture that values diversity, respect, and cooperation.- Ensure compliance with safety protocols and regulations related to sailing activities. Extensive experience sailing a variety of boats, including Optis, Lasers, ICs, Sunfish, and others.- Previous coaching experience, preferably in a youth or educational setting.- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with students, parents, staff, and volunteers.- Resourcefulness and adaptability, with the ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.- Passion for working with children from under-represented communities and helping them develop confidence, leadership, and resilience.- Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the sailing program.- Valid driver's license and ability to transport equipment as needed.
Liz Kinsella
5000 Estate Enighed, PMB #356
St. John VI 00830
United States

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