The Haven Beach Club is seeking a Director of Sailing for seasonal employment to lead our competitive racing and learn to sail programs for the summer of 2023 (and beyond). The HBC Sailing Program primarily consists of youth classes and has a fleet of Optimists, Sunfish, ILCA (Lasers) and 420’s. The youth program consists of around 50 or 60 students ranging in age from 8-16. There is also an adult beginner’s class.
Our program will begin with a staff training session the week of June 19th and end August 26th, with end of the season clean-up and eight weeks of coaching instruction for a total of 10 weeks paid time. The hours are primarily from 7:30 – 4:00pm Monday through Friday but may get calls after hours or on weekends as sailing staff will be running sailing activities on evenings and weekends as well. Meals and housing are not provided. A competitive salary will be offered based on experience.
The Director of Sailing will work with the Sailing Chairpersons and General Manager to understand program goals, help implement curriculum and daily lesson plans. They will be required to supervise all sailing instructors and different levels of sailors throughout the summer and should have experience in sailing instruction and proficient sailing skills.
The position requires instruction on and off the water in addition to the management of daily sailing program operations. Youth sailing classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00am to Noon and 1pm to 3:30pm, with LBIYRA Interclub Island Races on Wednesday, and our HBC Saturday Morning series for all members. Adult sailing classes are typically held weekly on Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm. In addition, there are other regattas both on and off the island throughout the summer.
The ideal candidate is organized, professional, works well with youth and parents, is self-motivated, a team player and adaptable.
• Report directly to the General Manager.
• Management of the youth and adult sailing programs and race teams
• Recruit, train, mentor and supervise sailing instructors and race coaches including weekly personnel scheduling
• Conduct Pre-Season Training with Staff
• Assist the Parent Coordinators and Instructors on placing sailors in correct classes according to skill and ability. Maintain up to date sailing enrollment/placement records.
• Before the season starts, set up all club-owned sailboats, motor boats, perform maintenance and repair as necessary
• Create curriculum and daily lesson plans
• Teach youth and adult sailing classes along with the other instructors
• Participate in sailor/parent meet and greet prior to season beginning.
• Answer programming calls/questions from parents.
• Communicate with sailing families throughout the season to ensure quality experiences.
• Take daily attendance at sailing lessons and races/regattas.
• Keep track of the points scored by each sailor at Interclub Races and Saturday Series for the purpose of objectively assigning end-of-season awards.
• Ensure Sailing Instructors follow and teach safe boating safety procedures. Watch weather forecasts and set warnings when appropriate. Assist boaters in distress, taking appropriate precautions, and enlisting additional rescue boats when prudent.
• LBIYRA and other Regatta event coordination. Decide on logistics (how to get to event, parent involvement, etc.) Review with Instructors and Parent Coordinators to ensure all trailers, gas cans, boats, radios, life jackets, coolers, water, ice, lunches, duct tape, sail ties and sail tape are organized for events
• Lead, support and oversee the supervision of youth at offsite regattas
• Maintain equipment – oversee the repair and maintenance of club-owned motor boats, sail boats, gas cans, radios and trailers
• Oversee start-up and close-down operations.
• Ensure a safe working and learning environment.
• Conduct fun activities throughout the summer including rainy day plans.
• Coordinate with local regattas, weekly LBIYRA Interclub events, and HBC programming.
• Get out on the water to observe and assist staff and sailors.
• Track student progress and help students set and achieve personal sailing goals.
• Cheerfully accept the support of volunteers and to mentor-train volunteers.
• Motivate students to excel and grow as sailors.
• Accept and implement feedback
• Conduct end of season interviews with staff
• Attend monthly or bi-monthly meetings in the off season to interview candidates for hire, order equipment, and plan for summer.
Personal Qualities and Characteristic:
• Energetic and enthusiastic.
• Personal qualities should include mature decision making, humility, flexibility, unquestionable integrity, a genuine love for people and sailing.
• Punctual and organized.
• Motivator of others to excel.
• Must submit a sailing resume with history of teaching experience. Dinghy boating is preferred.
• Exceptional managerial, teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Able to independently trailer launch a boat.
• Handy with power tools, boat maintenance and rigging.
• Must be able to participate in potentially strenuous physical activity
• US Powerboat Safe Handling Certification or equivalent
• Level 1 or 2 US Small Boat Instructor Certification or equivalent
• Current First Aid/CPR Certification
• SafeSport Certification
We invite qualified candidates to apply by sending their resumes to email@example.com.
The Haven Beach Club (HBC) is on the south side of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ, on one of the most breathtaking sunset locations over Barnegat Bay. Founded in 1947, its rich history and traditional family focus appeal to all ages. HBC is the only private club on the island with an inground pool. Club membership includes pool, clubhouse, and dock access with boating, swimming, and sailing offerings. Pool facilities include pool with a pool deck, tables, chairs, umbrellas, separate bathrooms, and showers