Sail Academy Program Coordinator--2024

Hudson River Community Sailing
207 12th Avenue Pier 66 Boathouse
New York, NY 10001
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
From $52,000 To $56,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is an established and growing experiential education organization that uses sailing as a platform for teaching leadership and STEM to underserved NYC public school students. Through our dual mission, we develop academic success and leadership in NYC youth and provide maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public schools to teach students math, science, and leadership through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a community sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood. 

HRCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Reports to the Youth Program Director 


We seek a full-time Program Coordinator to work on the Sail Academy team who is a hands-on educator that can coordinate day-to-day programming, coach, teach, and solve educational and logistical problems to ensure that our classes consistently provide strong social-emotional and STEM content. The ideal candidate has youth development experience and enjoys teaching STEM and social-emotional concepts in a small class setting. Sailing proficiency is not required. 


The Program Coordinator’s main program area will be Sailing By Numbers (SBN), the 1st year program of Sail Academy’s 4-year afterschool program for high schoolers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to SBN program coordination and instruction:

  • Lesson planning and curriculum implementation

  • Event coordination (trips, visits, special events) 

  • Data collection (attendance, diagnostic tests, surveys, staff observation) 

  • Manage inventory and purchase supplies/ equipment for hands-on activities

  • Photo/video collection and organization

  • Outreach to families and associates of the program

  • In tandem with other staff, manage program promotion and recruitment 

  • Supervise volunteers and part-time staff assisting in program 

  • Provide staff and volunteers with briefing on their roles and responsibilities and consistent feedback on their performance 

  • Other administrative duties as required

  • Assist with management and instruction of other youth programs as needed 

  • Upon completing the Basic Keelboat Instructor Course, assist in on-water sailing instruction in youth programs and across departments as needed

We are accepting applicants immediately! 
Application Instructions: Please send a letter of interest and resume to with the subject line: “Program Coordinator Chelsea”
Job Requirements
- Bachelor's degree or actively pursuing degree
- Youth development, counseling, or program development experience, preferably with students of diverse backgrounds
- The ability and interest to directly engage with students
- Familiarity with outcome measurement
- Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Google suite
- Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
- No sailing/boating experience is required, but an interest in these activities is helpful
Elena Pellegrini
PO Box 20677
New York NY 10011
United States

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