Summer Sailing Program Director

Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program
15 Park Street
Saugatuck, MI 49453
United States

Sailing Management
Job Start Date
Job End Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Nationwide Background Check.
Housing Provided
From $25,000 To $30,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Summer Only
Work Schedule
Summer Only
Some Travel

Job Description
The Sailing Director for the Saugatuck Yacht Club Sailing Program will report to the SYCSP Directors. This position would be full-time May through August with part time responsibilities throughout the remainder of the year. This will be a salaried position of up to $30,000 per year, beginning start date: Fall 2022.
The roles and responsibilities for this position will include the following:
● Manage the day-to-day operations of the sailing program with direction from SYCSP Directors
● Recruit and interview all instructors to work the summer program. The slate of instructors will be presented to and approved by the SYCSP Directors
● Collaborate with the SYCSP Directors on hiring/wage recommendations
● Manage the Head Instructor
● Maintain curriculum and development standards for class placement
● Facilitate development of instructors with ongoing leadership and training of
● Responsible for conducting all mid-season and end of year Instructor reviews
● Communicate regularly with parents
● Review weekly payroll prior to submission
● Oversight of all program equipment, including sailboats, power boats and trailers
● Maintain all program equipment and scheduling maintenance/storage in off
● Coordinate all purchases/needs of capital equipment
● Management of the Clubspot platform which includes; registration set up and
management throughout summer and maintaining the website
● Create a yearly program summary report to include annual trophy winners and
program details for the season
● Source coaches for special training clinics to be held during the season
● Oversee coordination of all WMYSA regatta events
● Create and maintain all procedures and policies related to the SYCSP operations
(includes complying with minor labor laws and board sanctioned safety protocols)
● Manage and execute all weekly SYC Club Races
● Manage and train the Race Committee for weekly Club Races at SYC to be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays June-August
● Coordinate all SYC Adult Sailing Programs to staff safety boats for needed instruction
● Liaison between SYC and SYCSP staff ensuring smooth operations
● Responsible for all SYCSP marketing
● Coordinate and execute all SYCSP events throughout the summer season
○ Boater Safety Classes at SYC
○ SYCSP Family Cookout
○ Annual SYCSP Fundraiser
○ Weekly Club Races
○ No Tears Regatta
○ Annual Awards Ceremony/Commodore’s Cup
● Attend the WMYSA Board Meetings throughout the year
● Coordinate/execute all fundraising and/or Capital Campaigns for SYCSP
● Responsible for securing necessary water permits
All interested candidates please inquire within and send resume to Courtney Wagner at

Job Requirements
Though this job is highly administrative, must have in depth sailing knowledge, leadership experience, experience transporting sailboats via large trailer, experience managing a staff of young adults, knowledge in race course design and rules, competency rigging Optimist, C420 and RS Quest sailboats, US Sailing Membership and prior youth sailing leadership experience.
Courtney Wagner
15 Park Street
Saugatuck MI 49453
United States

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