Summer Head Coach

Sheridan Sore Sailing School
20 Harbor Drive
Wilmette, IL
United States

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Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
    Sheridan Shore Sailing School offers sailors of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill, challenge, and exhilaration of sailing. Our classes feature a low student-to-instructor ratio to teach the skills of sailing and seamanship to grade school, junior high school sailors, high school students, and adults of all ability levels.

    Job Description:

    •  Serves as a mentor/role model for coach/s and sailor/s and aims to create a positive environment for learning, sportsmanship, while being professional and encouraging.
    • Demonstrate, encourage and maintain a constructive, safe and fun environment for sailing school student/s, coach/s, as well as respect the WHC member/s and staff.
    • Enforces SSSS rules and safety policies.
    • Supervises coach/s, meet with them daily to discuss lesson plans, safety concerns, duties, boat maintenance logs and guides their development.
    • Deliver top-notch national level instruction in accordance with the US Sailing curriculum, using methods and techniques appropriate for each student.
    • Assist in Instructor Training sessions.
    • Assist in organizing and executing all SSSS regattas
    • Maintain Powerboat, Injury, Attendance, Weather, and Sailboat Daily and Weekly Logs and Checks. 
    • Operations take place during the daytime, evenings, and weekends and such availability is required.
    • Assist in ensuring that boats, trailers, vehicles, facilities, and equipment owned, leased, or borrowed by SSSS are maintained and in proper working order.
    • Skipper boats during charters. (Keelboat)

    Job Requirements
    Coaches shall be certified by US Sailing Small Boat Level 1, Safe Sport, Heads UP, CPR, AED, First Aid, and US Sailing Safe Powerboating Handling Certified. Keelboat Coach shall also be US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certified (small boat level one not needed for Keelboat coach).
    Meghan O'Rourke
    20 Harbor Drive
    Wilmette IL
    United States
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