Summer Laser & 420 Coach in Gig Harbor, Washington

GHYC Junior Sail
3815 Harborview Dr
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check Required
Housing Provided
From $18.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Program Objectives: GHYC Junior Sail is dedicated to providing quality instruction, and an opportunity for children to gain exposure to sailing in a safe and fun environment. We are a growing program looking for positive leaders to take ownership of the program and help us reach our potential.

Our employees must be capable of recognizing the individual needs of each child, working with them in a positive and constructive manner, maintaining records on the skill development of each child, and providing a fun experience. Employees must also be responsive to feedback and ready to grow.

About our Team: Narrows Race Team, combining both GHYC Junior Sail and Tacoma Yacht Club Junior Sail, is a unique partnership between two programs overseen and supported by the GHYC Junior Sail under the leadership of the Sailing Director. The race team has four programs, Opti Green Fleet, Opti Champ, Junior Varsity and Varsity (Lasers & 420s). Our Varsity and JV programs have been focused on Laser sailing during the pandemic and we are looking for a coach to teach basic 420 spinnaker and trapeze skills to our experienced sailors. The position is flexible and we will work with the right candidate to find the best fit.

Position Details

Pay: $18 - $22/hour depending upon experience and certifications

Hours: The coaching position is 20 hours/week of evening practices and 20 hours/week of regatta coaching (6 weeks). On weeks where no events are scheduled (6 weeks), instructional opportunities are available as requested by the applicant to reach 40 hours/week as desired.

Housing: May be available for out of town staff 

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
US Sailing Level 2 Certification
Be certificated in CPR, First Aid, Heads Up CDC Concussion Training, SafeSport, and WA Boater Education.
Available Monday-Friday from 4PM - 8PM & weekend events
One year of race coaching experience
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:
US Sailing Level 3 Certification
Experience coaching spinnaker and trapeze 420s and Lasers
Experience facilitating and organizing local event travel and working with parents
2+ years of race coaching experience
Cover Letter: please write a brief letter of introduction including information you feel would be beneficial to your application, and a personal statement indicating why GHYC Junior Sail should hire you in 2021. Be sure to indicate and explain any relevant experience.

Additional Information: please submit a brief resume of not more than two pages that addresses the following:
Sailing instruction experience: explain class type and boats.
Sailing experience, including competitive sailing experiences.
Other relevant teaching or tutoring experience: or other work experience with youth.
Work Experience (other than above)
Powerboat experience
References: provide the name, address, and contact phone or email for two personal and one boating references to vouch for your character, judgment and/or boating capability.

8209 Stinson Ave 8209 Stinson Ave
Gig Harbor, WA WA 98332
United States
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