Youth Regatta Manager

US Sailing
1 Roger Williams University Way
Bristol, RI 02809
United States

Sailing Management
Manages Others
Experience Required
Housing Provided
From $50,000 To $57,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description

                                   Job Description

Youth Regatta Manager
Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Youth Competition Manager
Our Mission:
Increase sailing participation and excellence through education, competition, and equal opportunity, while upholding the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, and safety.
Our Vision for the Future of Sailing:
Sailing has become a rapidly growing sport in the US, driven by innovations in access and education, and inspired by American success in international competition. The diverse sailing community is aligned around common goals for the sport. Sailing has been embraced by the public as being inspiring, inclusive and accessible.
Our Values:
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collective Success
  • Clarity and Transparency
  • Sustainability

Position Summary
The Youth Regatta Manager is responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of US Sailing’s youth racing events, including regattas, clinics, and training camps.
This role has direct oversight of Youth National Championships and USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals, as well as the administrative management of the US Open Sailing Series events.
This role requires proficiency in the following areas:
  • Event Management: Coordinate the planning and execution of events such as regattas, training camps, clinics, and other youth racing events.
  • Communication: Clear, timely, and comprehensive communication with participants and supporters.
  • Teamwork: Work closely with staff and volunteer leadership to ensure the success of each program and event, including Championship Committees’ members and Chairs, Event Chairs, host clubs, and US Sailing staff.
  • Customer Service: Provide a positive, constructive US Sailing experience to all athletes, parents, volunteers, professionals, organizations, and other sailing community members.
  • Organization: Maintain detailed records and establish efficient workflows.
  • Race Management: Familiarity with sailing race management, including the support of host venues, Regatta Chairs, Race Officers, Judges and other regatta personnel.
What you’ll be doing:
The Youth Regatta Manager is responsible for the planning, preparation, and execution of US Sailing’s youth racing events, including regattas, clinics, and training camps. This includes the management of the Youth National Championships, USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals, as well as the administrative management of the US Open Sailing Series events.
Who you are:
  • Minimum two years professional experience working in the sailing and/or event management industry
  • Considerable knowledge of sailboat racing and the sailing industry
  • Possess strong personal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and be process oriented
  • College undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with WordPress, graphic design, and registration and budgeting software are encouraged
  • Belief in the Olympic movement
  • Appreciation for the sport of sailing
Benefits and Perks:
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) with company match up to 5%
  • Life insurance
  • Long- and short-term disability insurance
  • Paid time off, Sick, and Vacation time
  • Access to free gym Membership at Roger William University campus
  • Access to Roger Williams University cafeteria and lunch options
  • Complimentary US Sailing Membership
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
US Sailing provides a vibrant work environment that values creativity, teamwork and respect. As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, US Sailing is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) applying for this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Renee Wetterland
1 Roger Williams University Way
Bristol RI 02809
United States
US Sailing Renee Wetterland

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