Opti Program Manager

Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation
1315 Severn Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation is looking for a full-time Opti Program Manager to oversee our Opti Program year-round. They will serve as the head Opti travel coach for regattas during our race season (Aug-May), as well as the head instructor of our Learn to Sail Program in the summer. They will create, promote and maintain curriculum, help with the training of new coaches/instructors, and assist with maintenance of DIYSF-owned equipment and assets.


  • Summer Learn to Sail Program

    • Design & implement curriculum

    • Oversee Opti Learn to Sail Program & summer instructors

    • Manage recruitment for Race Team (Green Fleet)

  • Opti Race Team

    • Develop fleet calendars in advance of each season in collaboration with Director

    • Lead parent orientation in the fall & send out weekly emails with schedule for the upcoming month

    • Coach at designated practices & regattas

    • Oversee Opti Race Coaches

    • Monitor sailors’ progressions and work to set goals with each sailor

    • Drive DIYSF truck & trailers to travel regattas as needed

    • Participate in coaching events at the highest level i.e. USODA and/or US Sailing to stay abreast of best practices and techniques; bring this training to the DIYSF team and encourage coaches to have similar experiences

    • Seek collaboration at local and regional clubs, teams, etc to elevate the performance of DIYSF sailors

  • Assets

    • Manage & maintain program assets, including coach boats & Opti charters

    • Make minor repairs as needed or notify Director of greater needs

Job Requirements
Past experience as a coach/instructor, preferably in a managerial position.

Current US Sailing Certifications, as well as CPR, First Aid, and Safesport.

Drivers license and experience towing trailers.
Kathryn Booker
1315 Severn Ave
Tampa 33606
United States

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