The Cohasset Yacht Club, located in Cohasset, MA; is looking for a Sailing Director who will be responsible for the Club's sailing activities including but not limited to: Jr. Sailing operations, Adult Sailing and Club-owned one-design fleet management.
Cohasset Yacht Club is the centerpiece of Cohasset Harbor and has immediate access to both the harbor and Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1894, the club has a long history of producing competitive sailors as well as those with a lifelong love of the sport of sailing.
The Sailing Director will manage a program of 90-100 sailors and approximately 16 instructors (8 senior and 8 junior) in the one-design fleets of Optimists, 420s, Hartleys and H12s.
The goal of our program is to develop a lifelong love of the sport, and provide an offering for those who want to sail competitively, as well as those who just want to have fun. Our ideal candidate has both the vision and the range on how to balance the needs of our two-track program. The development of a more formal curriculum for our competitive and adventure sailing programs will be a central focus of the offseason work.
In addition, the Sailing Director will manage and grow our Adult Sailing Program for both the competitive and pleasure sailors.
This position reports to the Commodore.
Salary – up to $55k depending on qualifications and full-time availability
Bonus opportunity based on Jr. Sailing enrollment & retention of 130 sailors, 15% increase in jr. regatta boat participation over last year and Adult Sailing Fun Racing weekly participation of 15+ boats.
High Level Accountabilities
- Manage Jr. & Adult Sailing Programs, & Club-owned fleet
- Ensure our sailors are safe
- Ensure our enrollment goals are achieved
- Ensure our retention goals are achieved
- Ensure our sailboat participation goals are achieved
Full time position June 1 - early September with part-time in off-season; requires most weekends and weekdays in-season
Understands CYC’s sailing activities and encompassed sailing skills, fun sailing and generally having fun on the water
Goal is for everyone who comes through CYC’s sailing programs to feel that there is something for them, whether it is top-level racing, seamanship or just enjoying casual sailing
Maintains the Club's reputation through dedication to the highest-level race management, regatta coordination, youth & adult sailing development, team leadership & facilities and equipment management
Expected to lead an exceptional sailing experience
Pre-season & season-end planning, preparation and implementation
Responsible for developing Jr. Sailing at CYC by developing the curriculum for a 2-track Jr. Sailing Program and Adult Learn to Sail
Provide a safe, inclusive & supportive environment for all sailors
Several years of coaching and captaining experience on high performance sailboats
3-5 years practical management and experience in waterfront operations and sailing instruction
Proficient in adult & child Adventure Sailing Programs
Proficient in watercraft assets management and racing, boat cleanliness, regatta management
Ability to perform required roles in emergency situation
Able to teach any level of sailing including competitive racing
Extensive knowledge and experience in regatta & sailing operations
Demonstrates competence in successfully dealing with club members
Private YC experience preferred
Education & Certificates
Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred or related studies
US Sailing Level 1 or higher, with ability to get Level 3 in off season by season 2
USCG Captain’s License a plus
Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PPT
Current on 1st Aid/CPR
Works directly with members, staff and volunteer committees in professional manner
Strong interpersonal, communication & organizational skills
Strong team building and leadership skills
Energetic & ambitious, loves sailing & working with youths & adults
Acts & represents CYC professionally
Enthusiastic, self-motivating team player, strong work ethic
Highly responsible and safety focused
Works well with all levels of abilities of sailing
Positive, fun and encouraging
Passionate about sailing and wants to share that passion
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Other duties as assigned
Full job description available upon request