Jan 29, 2020, 7:04 AM
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Sailing Director - Mamaroneck (Westchester County), NY
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Beach Point Yacht Club is accepting resumes for a Sailing Director. Beach Point is located at the mouth of Mamaroneck Harbor, New York, in western Long Island Sound.
The Sailing Director will manage our Sailing Program consisting of Ideal 18s (four boats) and Hobie Cats (three boats), conduct sailing instruction and coordinate Club regattas and cruising events. The Sailing Director will interface directly with the Junior, Ideal, and Race Committee Chairs, the Day Camp Director, Junior Program Head Instructor and the Yacht Club Dockmaster. A more thorough description of sailing responsibilities can be found at the bottom.
Sailing Instruction and Program Development of Sailing Program
Provide instruction to the program participants as required by the individual program activities, and as agreed upon with the Committee.
Provide individual private lessons to members who are full participants in the Sailing Program under the procedures established with the Committee.
Promote evening racing events and other activities established in conjunction with the Committee.
Program Development of Junior Program
Junior programs, such as pre and post season clinics will be discussed and billed as such. Programs and rates will be established and approved by the Committee.
Maintenance of the boats, their rigging, sails and their equipment in first class working order at all times in coordination with the Dockmaster.
Identification of and reporting of missing or damaged equipment to the Clubs General Manager.
Repair and/or replacement of damage and/or missing items as agreed with the General Manager and Committee.
Proper, adequate and secure mooring of the boats at all times, particularly in anticipation of approaching foul weather.
Return of each boat at the seasons end to the direct responsibility of the Club in the same order and condition, with all equipment intact, and in good working order, as each was at the seasons beginning, except for expected normal wear and tear.
Establishment of adequate safety standards for use of the boats.
Monitor daily conditions and adjust program activities accordingly.
Enforcement of life jacket use by children under the age of 12.
Monitor designated radio frequency at all times while boats are in use.
Perform periodic reviews and make adjustments, as necessary, to the programs safe sailing limits.
Operate chase boat in a manner consistent with program objectives.
Publicize and market program to general Club members.
Devise and distribute lesson schedule so as to accommodate program participants.
Certify members to use fleet.
Organize and implement special programs throughout the season.
Review periodically the activities success and difficulties, recommending to the Committee suggestions, alterations and new activities as appropriate.
Coordinate a reservation system with the Club operator.
Establish and maintain a daily log for boat scheduling and recording boat charter and usage, damage, its responsibility and repair.
Develop periodic promotional content to be distributed to the membership highlighting events and promoting the program.
Be available for meetings with the Committee, staff and membership as needed.
The ideal candidate will be a highly enthusiastic sailing professional with exceptional leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills with a strong sailing background as well as instructional experience. US Sailing Level 1 certification or USCG licensing preferred but not required. CPR and First Aid certification required and provided.
Employment is approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day, with additional setup/breakdown period and off-season planning. Competitive salary offered.
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