Sailing Director

The WaterFront Center
1 West End Avenue
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $60,000 To $70,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
The WaterFront Center
Sailing Director
Job Description


We believe that the greatest factor in the success of our mission relates directly to the quality of our people. We work hard to attract, hire, and train extraordinary staff that is notable for its friendliness, intelligence, work-ethic, empathy, and self-awareness.

• Interview, hire and train all sailing instructors
• Interact and speak with customers on a daily basis
• Complete understanding of all WFC programs and activities
• Lead the design and implementation of curriculum for all sailing programs
• Track customer feedback on all sailing programs
• Identify and assist or lead in the maintenance for all sailboats

Key Competencies and Skills:

• Ability to problem solve
• Possess excellent communication and customer relation skills
• Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy, with a focus on revenue generation and expense management.
• Organization, flexibility, and ability to adjust to changing deadlines
• Works efficiently, as a team member and independently
• Creates any needed data in the form of letters, memorandums, proposals or reports
• Initiative and integrity

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1) Program Development
a. Work with other team members to develop new or change existing offerings
b. Lead the evaluation of each sailing program at the end of the year
c. Aid in the marketing of the WFC and all programs when directed and necessary
d. Consider new ways to expand WFC’s reach into surrounding communities and beyond
e. Search for in-need groups and organizations who can benefit from subsidized or free offerings
f. Promote and discuss programs with perspective customers, groups and schools

2) Adult Programs
a. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and mentor instructors
b. If necessary and as needed perform the role of Sailing Instructor
c. Work alongside Front Desk staff to ensure all sailing programs are staffed
d. Develop and prepare instructional materials and curriculum with repeatable and attainable goals
e. Prepare, inspect, and aid (if needed) in the repair of all necessary boats
f. Attend, as reasonable, community programs

3) Junior Programs
a. Recruit, hire, train, supervise and mentor instructors throughout the summer program
b. Plan and implement instructor orientation and training as needed and directed
c. Prepare, inspect, and aid in repair of all necessary boats
d. Develop and prepare instructional materials and curriculum
e. Assist with parent meetings as needed
f. If necessary and as needed perform the role of Sailing Instructor

4) Customer Service
a. Interact with customers before and after programs to provide appropriate program suggestions and obtain feedback after program completion
b. Diffuse difficult customer/parent situations, troubleshoot issues that arise, brainstorm and implement solutions in a fast paced work environment
c. Work with Front Desk staff to ensure customer records and seasonal statistics are being tracked

5) General
a. Manage program budget.
b. Drive launch and provide on the water oversight for paddle and sailboat renters.
c. Responsible for the organization and day-of logistics for any sailing regatta hosted or in part by the WFC.
d. Attend all special events (Benefit Party, Benefit Regatta, Bay Day, Open Houses, etc.)
e. Help organize and schedule adult and junior volunteers.

Ideal Candidate Possesses:
• Captain’s License
• Collegiate Sailing Experience
• US Sailing BK Instructor Trainer Certification
• US Sailing Level 2 Certification or higher
• EMT Certification

- Start date is flexible, ideally March 2, 2021. Seasonal flexibility will be considered.

- Salary commensurate with experience.

- To apply: email with your personalized cover letter, resume and sailing resume.
George Ellis
1 West End Avenue
Oyster Bay NY 11771
United States
The WaterFront Center George Ellis

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