Green Bay Sail and Paddle, Inc. (“GBSP”) is a
501c3 nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for all area youth and
families, regardless of means or ability, to safely enjoy sail and paddle
sports on the waters of the bay.
Instructors, under the supervision of the Lead Sailing Instructor assist with
planning and implementing instruction and activities for GBSP classes.
Instructors assist the Lead Sailing Instructor with lesson planning, staff
development, class and activity scheduling, and teaching sailing classes. Instructors
report directly to the Lead Sailing Instructor, and are under the jurisdiction
of the GBSP Board of Directors. Each Instructor, under the supervision of the
Lead Sailing Instructor, is responsible each week for instruction and
management of small, skills-based groups of up to 32 participants. Instructors
will submit daily plans and activities for review by Lead Sailing Instructor
before implementation. Other responsibilities include assisting with:
maintenance of program equipment, including GBSP owned sailboats and safety
boats; assist with completing daily inspection check sheets, program set-up at
the beginning of the season and clean-up at the end of season; ongoing
inventory; and ensuring that all GBSP classes meet the highest health and safety
This position is a summer position typically from June 1
- August 31. Scheduled start and end
dates may change from time to time based on availability and class requests.
to: Lead Sailing Instructor
Be a positive role
model for the students, guests, instructors, and volunteers. Encourage the
highest levels of sportsmanship and behavior. Generate enthusiasm and
commitment to learning, while adhering to GBSP’s program goals and objectives,
as established by the Executive Director. Demonstrate a high degree of maturity
and sense of responsibility for the program.
WORK SCHEDULE: On a daily basis,
scheduled throughout the summer season. The week of July 4th and/or
the 4th of July weekend shall be mandatory work hours. Hours may
range from 8am to 9pm and will include weekend rotations. Time will be flexed
around classes scheduled. Sailing Instructors must be on-site to implement
programs, supervise participants and assist other staff.
1. Teach Sailing Program classes in accordance with GBSP Sailing Program Curriculum, as directed by the Lead Sailing Instructor. Classes may include (and are not limited to): basic sailing, advanced sailing, knot tying, basic boat maintenance, sportsmanship, and rigging/de-rigging boats.
2. After certification from Executive Director/Board of Directors, operate safety boats strictly in accordance with U.S. Sailing guidelines and GBSP policies.
3. Teach and supervise daily on-the-water practice sessions and practice safe use of boats (both sail and motor) according to GBSP policies.
4. Monitor students in all shore and on-the-water aspects of their conduct during classes to ensure the quality and safety of operations. This includes assisting students with the preparation and launching of their sailboats, reviewing and ensuring that rigging is done correctly, and that the sails & boats are in safe, working condition. Ensure that swim checks are done properly and the buddy system is in use. Ensure proper fitting PFD’s are used and in good working condition.
5. Provide proper care, fill out incident/accident report and report incidents/accidents to Lead Instructor, GBSP President and/or Media Coordinator.
6. Record and report all incidents, repairs needed, and supplies needed to Lead Sailing Instructor.
7. Assist Lead Sailing Instructor in organizing and attending events as necessary and help with setup and cleanup as needed.
8. Other duties as assigned by the Lead Sailing Instructor.
attendance and lesson records
- Fill our all
incident/accident reports accordingly.
- Ensure all
participants have a completed waiver on record prior to class.
- Ensure all
items that need major maintenance/repairs are red tagged and removed from use.
- Complete and
Review Daily check sheets.
and parent contact
- Communicate effectively with participants, parents, and staff
alike, regarding program expectations, activities and events.
- Maintain professional appearance and demeanor at all times and
ensure that all instructional staff do the same
- Meet weekly with the Lead Sailing Instructor to problem-solve and
Safety (with the assistance of the Executive Director and
Lead Sailing Instructor)
- Enter incidents/accidents, both minor and serious, on an
Incident/Accident Report and report them to Lead Sailing Instructor.
Contact support staff as necessary in serious situations. Notify GBSP
President and/or Media Coordinator to inform them of incident.
- Maintain radio contact with Lead Sailing Instructor and with all safety
boats in your class/group; ensure appropriate radio protocol is maintained
at all times
- Monitor weather and assess safety conditions
- Inform Lead Sailing Instructor and/or Executive Director/Board of
Directors of any repairs or maintenance that require professional
attention. Red tag items and remove them from use.
- Monitor daily activities to ensure highest safety standards are
followed at all times.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Follow the course curriculum as designed. Develop daily lesson
plans as needed.
- Model best practices lesson preparation and presentation
- Coach and assist all instructors in effective group management
- Assist other instructors in dealing with discipline issues
- Assist other instructors in developing activities when conditions
do not permit on-the-water lessons
- Assist Lead Sailing Instructor in observing and documenting
Instructor’s lessons and student interactions as needed.
- Refer to GBSP manuals for curriculum guidance
Equipment and Maintenance
- Ensure that safety boats are prepared for the day (including gas,
radios, etc.) and have the necessary safety equipment before going out on
the water. Turn in all fuel and other receipts as directed. At the end of
each day, ensure that all boats, safety equipment and sails, are properly
secured and put away. This includes removing extraneous equipment
(including trash) and returning radios to charging stations.
- Report any problems with the condition of any boat (safety or
sail) to the Executive Director and log them in the Maintenance Log. Assist
in making minor repairs as needed (replacing frayed lines, broken shackles
or cleats, and ring dings, etc.). Repairs or maintenance of a more serious
nature (hull damage, ripped sails, etc.) must be red tagged and removed
from use immediately. Repairs will
be coordinated by the Executive Director or Lead Sailing Instructor.
- Enforce all GBSP policies and rules, state and local boating
safety laws, and environmental regulations, as applicable. Ensure proper
usage and clean-up of the facility, equipment, and docks.