Participate in and contribute to a safe, engaging, and respectful work environment.
- Create curriculum and lead training in big boat sailing, safety, and care.
Conduct check-out sails for new staff.
- Teach youth and adult lessons on big boat sailing and systems, lead small groups during corporate events.
- Work with maintenance to ensure proper care of the boats. Assist with maintenance projects.
- Be proactive. Independently manage programming resources, scheduling, staffing, and curriculum.
- Communicate early and effectively with staff and management to realize the needs of the program.
- Leave Courageous better than you found it
Prioritize safety (minimize risks while maintaining an approachable and engaging environment for students, members, and fellow staff members):
- Responsibly manage risk.
- Comply with safety standards. Communicate those standards and their importance to members, students, staff.
- Complete Courageous Staff training (training is mandatory and paid).
- Exercise sound judgment and decision-making. Assess and mitigate foreseeable hazards.
- Remain up to date on what roles and responsibilities you may take on in the event of an emergency. Review our Emergency Action Plan with a direct supervisor.
Respect for others (support our community and ensure that everyone can be successful):
- Maintain the Courageous fleet and facilities by completing everyday tasks as discussed in training and documented in daily checklists
- Reduce and help manage the disposal of waste in and around Boston Harbor
- Cultivate a kind and inclusive community. Build rapport with students, members and patrons.
- Engagement (maintaining the expectation of individual responsibility for students and members):
- Provide active and engaged feedback to daily questions and interactions
Schedule and Availability– Candidates must be available to work between 2-4 weekdays during our Summer Youth Program (June 28- August 15th) as well as some additional nights and weekends. We anticipate this position working 10-15 hours/ week in the spring and fall and 25-30 hours per week during the summer, however we would be willing to discuss a more flexible schedule for candidates with the appropriate background and experience.
- USCG Captain’s license – OUPV minimum
- 2-3 years instructor experience
- Experience with offshore/cruising sailboats and familiarity with marine systems
- Hold, or are willing to obtain before start date, current First Aid and CPR certification
- Willing to authorize a federal background check
- Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Excellent communication, team management, customer service, and behavior management skills.
- Able to communicate clearly and directly with a wide variety of age groups and populations from diverse backgrounds.
- Comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
- Ability to relay needs, issues, and solutions between members, staff, and administration
- Able to build rapport easily with students, members, patrons and coworkers
- Excellent references
- A passion for sailing, the ocean, and teaching
- Willingness to work weekday evenings and weekends within a consistent schedule.
- Comfortable working outdoors, regardless of weather
- Able to practice proper self-care and energy management while on the water or behind a desk for extended periods of time
- Able to maintain composure, exercise sound judgment and decision-making, and assess and mitigate risk under extended periods of stress