Sakonnet Yacht Club is seeking a Sailing Program Director who will be responsible for our Junior Sailing Program, Harbor Camp, and Adult Sailing Program, in 2023 (and beyond).
The Director will lead (through example, direction, and mentoring) the staff of 12 Instructors and 7 Harbor Camp Counsellors, in designing, planning, and teaching classes. He or she will coordinate and promote racing and adult sailing.
The Director will report to the Sailing Program Chairman. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The goal of the SYC Junior Sailing Program is for children 9–16 to enjoy their time on the water, while learning sailing skills and forming friendships. We sail Optimists, O’Pen Skiffs, Lasers, 420s, Zests, Quests; and Alden and Yngling keelboats. Our location, where the Sakonnet River meets the Atlantic, provides regular sea-breezes and unforgettable waters. Classes run 5+ days/week: Monday–Friday 9:00–4:00, plus Saturday mornings.
Our Harbor Camp program is an introduction to life on the water and around our harbor, for children 6–8 years old. The harbor camp operates similarly to a traditional day camp and emphasizes safety and fun above all else! Sessions run 3 mornings/week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Our Adult Sailing Program presents an opportunity for the Director to build and promote a program to provide casual and/or competitive sailing to members.
- develop and oversee a safe and effective Sailing Program
- supervise Instructors and Counsellors
- coordinate racing activities
- communicate with parents
- coordinate maintenance and repair with Club Manager