Varsity Sailing Team Coach

Christchurch School
Christchurch School C/o Wes Charlton
Christchurch, VA 23031
United States

Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Standard Background Check
Housing Provided
From $30,000 To $40,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Part Time
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description

Christchurch School

Varsity Sailing Team Coach

Christchurch School is a co-ed Episcopal boarding and day school serving grades 9–12. Founded in 1921, it is located on a 125-acre waterfront campus on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. The school’s Mission is to inspire and guide each student's unique journey to self-confidence, purpose, and identity within a caring, structured community, where they discover their infinite value and develop the skills to become compassionate, successful, and egaged global citizens.

Position Overview. Christchurch seeks a part-time Assistant Sailing Coach. We are looking for people who foster an inclusive workplace built on equitable policies and procedures, and who are also able to engage a diverse team of co-workers and students. Christchurch is regularly one of the top teams in the country, attracting high-level sailors from the US and abroad. Moreover, the school has one of the longest streaks of qualifying for Nationals of any high school in the country, and it hopes to add a high-level sailing coach to help its growing team.

Christchurch won the 2019 Team Racing National Championship and multiple District level regattas. Almost all Christchurch sailors go on to sail in top college programs.

This position comes with housing, and reports to the Director of Athletics and the Head Sailing Coach & Waterfront Director.


  • Coach a successful national team racing championship Varsity sailing team
  • Assist in managing the Sailing fleet, which consists of the following: 21 – FJs, 18 – Varsity 420s, 9 JV 420s, 6 C420s, and multiple other Lasers, Sunfish, etc.
  • Plan and run daily practice in both the Fall And Spring
  • Prep for home and away regattas
  • Coach at weekend regattas, both League and District Events
  • Collaborate and work with the Admission team

Requirements & Qualifications.

  • Proven track record of high-level coaching experience
  • Collegiate sailing experience preferred, but not required
  • Proficiency in small boat handling and team racing
  • Experience in multiple fleets is preferred
  • Must have legal working status in the U.S.
  • Is organized, flexible, and willing to adjust as-needed

Additional Opportunities: In addition to coaching, applicants may also apply to be involved in other aspects of the School. Examples may include teaching, administration, residential life etc.

Physical demands

  • Ability to handle all physical demands of being the Assistant Varsity Sailing Coach
  • Ability to be mobile around campus and buildings

Work environment

  • Fast-paced, small boarding and day school
  • Travel is required

Equal Employment Opportunity. The School is an equal opportunity employer. The School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law. All aspects of personnel management – including hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions – will be administered in accordance with this policy. Each employee is expected to do their part to maintain a working environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Conditional Offers: An offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the applicant’s right to work in the United States, authorization for and completion of successful background checks as may be requested by the school or required by law.

Compensation & Benefits: This position comes with a highly competitive compensation package, which also has growth potential over time. Benefits such as health insurance, retirement, and professional development, may also be included at the discretion of the school.

Please submit an electronic resume and a letter of interest directly to Wesley M. Charlton, Associate Head of School, at

Wesley M. Charlton
Christchurch School C/o Wes Charlton
Christchurch VA 23031
United States
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