Year Round, Part Time and Summer Sailing Coaches needed

Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County
Post Office Box 612
Vero Beach, FL 32961
United States

Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $12.00 To $27.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule

Job Description

POSITIONS Available: Full-time, Part-time and Summer Instructors.

REPORTS TO: Sailing Director or Assistant Sailing Director

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: for Full-time instructor

Help manage and execute all sailing instruction programs, including summer camp according to availability.


All instructors must have a minimum and current US Sailing Level 1 Certification. As well as at least 1-year of coaching experience.

  1. To assist with instruction of individual YSF Sailing Programs as assigned.
  2. To uphold policies that maximize the safety of program participants.
  3. Review program schedules and make recommendations for revision as needed.
  4. 4. To oversee all assisting staff and volunteer orientation and training plus a full inspection of all boats and equipment associated with your programs on a weekly basis.
  5. 5. To oversee day-to-day operations, including:
  6. a. Boat Maintenance: Keeping all boats in safe and professional operating condition.
  7. b. Maintaining effective inventory controls on all boats and equipment.
  8. c. Keeping the sailing room, office, bulletin boards, and storage lockers organized and clean.
  9. d. To help produce all necessary literature for various programs, including publication articles as needed.
  10. e. To work closely with the YSF office staff to provide accurate information regarding attendance, scheduling, and billing.
  11. f. To assist with closedown operations after each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) of the lesson programs.
  12. g. To provide complete progress reports on each student in the lesson program at the semester's end.
  13. h. Participate in hurricane preparation plan to protect YSF assets.

SUPERVISES: Assisting coaches, program volunteers, and sailors.

WORK WEEK: Typical week is Tuesday to Saturday with some negotiability for each instructor

 Other Info: Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County is a growing program in search of instructors/coaches for various levels ranging from beginners to Racing in Optis and Club 420s. The program has a heavy focus on community outreach and provides scholarships to many of its participants. The program currently has 130 sailors enrolled in each session across a number of different classes.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ben Chafee our Sailing Director at
Job Requirements
Minimum US Sailing Level 1 Instructor, At least 1-year of coaching experience. YSF does subsidize Level 1 cost and will help cover Level 2 courses.
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