Sailing Instructors needed for dynamic programs across Chicago

Chicago Park District Sailing Program
1362 S Linn White Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
United States

Industry
Instructor
Job Start Date
5/2/2019
Job End Date
8/30/2019
Application Closing Date
3/28/2019
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
No
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Housing Provided
No
Pay
From $15.80 To $15.80
Per Hour
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Part-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
The Chicago Park District is looking for youth and adult instructors for the 2020 season to work in our summer sailing programs, working with our partners (Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation and the Endeavour Chicago STEM + Sailing Program) we offer youth, adult and adaptive programing in the harbors and lagoons across Chicago.
 
Sailing Instructor Position description: Under supervision, facilitates sail training of Chicago Park District sailing programs, sailing teams, sailing club members and volunteers. Performs related duties as required EXAMPLES OF DUTES: Provides instruction and training to participants that may include special needs students, in the sport of sailing and other water safety techniques by implementing Sailing Center course curriculum. Attends and assists in running Sailing Center events, regattas, races, and clinics as needed. Also assists in repairs, maintenance, program record keeping and updating senior sailing staff as to class participant's progress and any facility issues. Adapts programs to reflect different levels of participant skill development and physical ability. Enforces and promotes Sailing Center safety guidelines. SALARY: $15.80 PER HOUR
 
Job Requirements
DESIRABLE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:

Training and Experience:
Enrollment in a college or university supplemented by one to two years
of sailing instruction or coaching experience; in addition, one year of
experience working with individuals with disabilities; or an equivalent
combination of training and experience is required.
Certification Recommended: Therapeutic Recreation Assistant or Specialist
(National Council for Therapeutic Certification), Adapted Aquatics Instructor,
Water Safety Instructor, Special Olympics Sport Coach (various).

Certification Requirements:
Valid CPR certification from the American Red Cross or
other nationally recognized organization.
Applicants must have one or more of the following certifications
at the time of hire or be able to achieve before classes begin:

US SAILING Level 1 Small Boat Certification
US SAILING Basic Keelboat Certification
USGA Captain's License with Sailing Endorsement

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good knowledge of sailing techniques, rigging, tuning, physics of
sailing and navigation rules. Knowledge of games, activities and drills
used on the water to facilitate learning of sport specific skills. Effective
oral communications skills. Ability to enforce safety rules. Ability to
exercise good and safe judgment. Ability to work with individual
adults or groups of individuals, children or groups of children and
those with physical disabilities.
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