Operations Coordinator

Columbia Sailing School/Columbia Yacht Club
111 N. Lake Shore Dr Chicago
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Sailing Management
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Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
No Travel

Job Description



Columbia Sailing School is looking for an Operations Coordinator experienced in office administration and coordination. A sailing background is an asset

We are a 501(c)3 organization housed within Columbia Yacht Club located in downtown Chicago. Every year, we welcome over 500 kids ages 5-18 and an Adult Lessons program to the shorelines of Lake Michigan for classes ranging from adventure boating to high-performance racing.

As Operations Coordinator you will be responsible for day-to-day support and logistics as it relates to administration and facilitation of our Youth and Adult Programs. This may include leading or assisting in on water activities and sailing lessons.

Apply with a cover letter and resume, via email, to: sail@colyc.org

Job Requirements

Position Summary:

A successful applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent people skills, administration abilities, and a good understanding of standard Office software. A background in boating and sailing is an asset.

Essential Qualifications:

A minimum of two years’ experience in a coordinator/administrator role
Satisfactory completion of an Instructor Orientation Program
Detail oriented and highly organized
Excellent communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Software: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
SafeSport Certification
CPR/First Aid training
Ability to legally operate a powerboat in Illinois
Desired Experience and Qualifications:

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification
US Safe Powerboat handling
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to

Ensure the safety of sailors present at Columbia Sailing School
Foster a positive learning environment
Create a fun and enjoyable experience for students
Maintain a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students
Be on time, be prepared
Maintain clean and safe facility
Greet members and visiting yachtsmen as they enter and leave club
Enforce all safety rules in a courteous and professional manner to your students
Keep accurate time records
Maintain and improve the quality of Columbia Sailing School
Provide front line service to inbound and outbound communications for both the Youth and Adult programming
Prepare and support necessary internal communications including: schedules, meeting agendas/notes, learning and development documents, and planning documents
Provide support and maintain and deliver necessary communications and reports to supervisor
Assist with internal data management and processing
May be requested to assist Columbia Sailing School staff as it relates to lessons and on water activities

Supervison / Reporting:

The Operations Coordinator will report directly to The On Water Director. You will also follow any direction by the General Manager of Columbia Yacht Club, Adult Keelboat Coordinator, and Assistant On Water Director.

Expected Work Hours:

Work schedule and hours will vary, but a typical schedule is 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Our peak summer season runs from early May to late September, and the schedule is subject to change depending on circumstances and needs. The schedule includes some evening hours.


You will be paid hourly. Compensation shall be based on experience and hours worked.

Non-Discriminatory Policy:

The Columbia Sailing School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Non-Discriminatory policy towards both students and employees.

Columbia Sailing School Sailing does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Kurt Thomsen
111 N. Lake Shore Dr Chicago
Chicago IL 60601
United States
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