About Our Program
CCYC's learn to sail aims to encourage and develop the sailing and water-related skills of children (ages 7 to 18) and adults through instructional and peer-to-peer interaction in a structured yet fun and social educational environment.
In many cases, the sailing instructor will be first contact that the student has with sailing. He/she, therefore, must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules and regulations. Instructors must be enthusiastic about the sport of sailing and seek to expose students to the fundamentals of sailing as well as the importance of the natural environment in which we sail and the basic leadership skills inherent in the sport of sailing.
Responsible to: Program Director
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. More information please call 773-334-9100 x 4.
1. Hold a current US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification at a minimum.
2. Current Red Cross and CPR certification.
3. Must have a passion for sailing, the environment and working with kids and adults.
4. Must have a positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
5. Must possess strong problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
1. The sailing instructor must be able to teach safety, boat handling and sailing theory to children and adults in dinghies and small keelboats who are beginning, intermediate or racing sailors.
2. He/She must be able to develop and follow lesson plans that include dry land and on-the-water drills and inclement weather activities.
3. He/She must have empathy for the students and be able to adapt to their individual needs.
4. The instructor is responsible for notifying students of any changes in class times, postponement due to weather conditions and make-up dates. Accurate records of attendance, injuries and boat damage is required.
5. Other duties include care and maintenance of boats and the facility.
6. On occasion, the sailing instructor will be required to fulfill the duties of a Waterfront Coordinator. These duties include providing general and on-shore assistance to students and sailing instructors, monitor students on the water and provide on-the-water assistance and/or rescue as situations dictate. He/She will also be required to perform administrative tasks such performing additional duties as required by the Program Director.
7. The instructor must have knowledge and respect of the rules and regulations of the Chicago Harbors and CCYC and are able to enforce them.
8. Perform additional tasks to assist in outreach of organization: blog posts, interviews, helping at events, etc.
9. Helping to maintain and clean the docks, boats and grounds before and after class