Varsity Sailing Coach

The Greenwich Country Day School
401 Old Church Rd
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States

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Job Description

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of over 1400 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new High School (9-12,) established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on the Stanwich Road campus. Founded in 1926, GCDS is a school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students’ interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skills. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose.

Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Varsity Sailing Coach to start in February 2024. Successful candidates will possess the vision and drive to build a stellar varsity program along with high-level expertise.

In addition, each GCDS faculty member and coach is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy on and off of the playing field
  • Demonstrates cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
  • Sets high expectations for learning, achievement, and character development
  • Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
  • Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and physical ability needs
  • Provides timely feedback to athletes and offers specialized support in pursuit of each athlete’s goals
  • Implements a wide array of coaching tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations
  • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure athletic progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge athlete progress toward mastery
  • Fosters students’ athletic growth through structured opportunities for reflection
  • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coaching of one or more interscholastic sports teams
  • Working with the Athletic Director on practice and game schedules
  • Supervision of locker room
  • Oversight of the development and progress of each child
  • Communication with parents
  • Collaborative work with Athletic Department colleagues, Upper and Middle School faculty and staff, and the broader school community

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated professional competency
  • Minimum of 3-years successful coaching experience with adolescents in this age group
  • A passion for athletic competition and the ability to motivate and inspire athletes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences

Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to send a cover letter and resume to:

Raquel Salcedo, Director of Recruiting & Talent

Raquel Salcedo
401 Old Church Rd
Greenwich CT 06830
United States

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