Summer Opti Coach in Gig Harbor, Washington

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

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Job End Date
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Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Background Check Required
Housing Provided
From $16.00 To $20.00
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 Opti program is growing and needs a dedicated individual to help it thrive. Skills in the program range from our Opti Green Fleet sailors who will be attending their first events this summer, to our Opti Champ Fleet sailors who will be competing at the top of the regional Opti fleet.

Position Details

Pay: $18 - $21/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 to round out hours as requested by the applicant. 

Housing: May be available for out of town staff

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
US Sailing Level 1 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
Prefered Qualifications:
US Sailing Level 2 or 3 Certification
Experience coaching Optis
Experience facilitating and organizing local event travel and working with parents
2+ years of race coaching experience
Responsibilities included within the position:
Adhering to and enforcing all COVID-19 safety precautions outlined by the program
Following safety procedures
Travel to and coaching at local events
Coordinating regatta logistics in conjunction with the Sailing Director including boat transport, sailor registration, and parent communication
Three-Five, 3 to 4-hour NRT Opti Race Team practices each week.
Facilitating proper upkeep of equipment and communicating issues to Sailing Director
8209 Stinson Ave
Gig Harbor, WA WA 98332
United States
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