Sailing Center Chesapeake Program Director

St. Mary's City, MD 20686
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

The Director for the Sailing Center Chesapeake manages and coaches all sailing programs run by our program. The Sailing Center Chesapeake is the face of the Foundation, performing the day-to-day operations of teaching, coaching, and racing using the assets provided by the Foundation. The Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation, founded in 1999, is a charitable corporation that supports youth and community sailing in Southern Maryland. It provides capital equipment for organized junior instruction, high school racing, and other sail training programs.

Our high school sailing program allows students from schools throughout southern MD to participate in Varsity and Junior Varsity sailing in the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA). Middle school students are also encouraged to participate in our practices and some lower-level competitions. Sailing is an active high school sport in both the spring and fall seasons, running March-May and September-November respectively. We also have summer racing, learn to sail and water safety courses. We operate out of Chancellor’s Point in St. Mary’s City. Our facility is on the St. Mary’s River, just south of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Our teams actively participate in fleet racing and team racing, which are both demanding and satisfying aspects of the sport. Both disciplines require a good knowledge of racing tactics and strategy, as well as a synergy between team members. 

The Director is responsible to the Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation Board of Directors. This position is a full-time, year-round position.
Job Requirements
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Coaching the varsity and junior varsity high school sailing teams
• Running all practices and race events to include lesson planning, regatta coordination and travel
• Providing coaching clinics throughout the year as needed
• Helping manage the center’s schedule
• Managing maintenance for coach boats and all equipment used for the program.
• Communicating with parents, sailors, and board members in a positive and constructive manner
• Other activities to support the foundation’s mission
• Enforcing strict safety and health protocols
• Fostering inclusive environment where youth, volunteers, and staff are physically and emotionally safe
• Monitoring weather and conditions in location class will be sailing
• Assist in pre-season setup and maintenance of boats and equipment.
• Communicate with parents, sailors, and other CSC staff and users effectively and with respect.
• Responsible for teaching and enforcing proper care and storage of all Center equipment and boats.
• Required to fill out daily reports recording weather, attendance, weekly practice plans, end of season evaluation and notes.


• Strong background in racing and regatta participation
• Experience in race management including but not limited to course management, scoring, protests, etc.
• Minimum 2 years working as a coach/instructor in a sailing program
• Capable of general boat maintenance.
• Maryland State Boater’s license
• Current First Aid/CPR certification.
• Level 1 US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Certification.
• Excellent organization, communication, and team management skills.
• Experience coaching at the high school and/or college level.
• Valid US driver’s license
• Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
• Available to support afternoon and evening practices and weekend regattas with an occasional week-day regatta
• Position subject to applicant’s ability to pass a criminal background check

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to
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