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The San Francisco Yacht Club Head Coach
Team McLube




Mar 8, 2018, 4:30 PM

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Essential Functions:
• Coach all 420 Team practices and regattas.
• Coach all J22/Match Race Team practices and regattas.
• Coach all High School practices and regattas, with assistant coach as needed.
• Partner with other staff to provide leadership and guidance to sailors to enable full participation of club teams in regattas and other events.
• Develop constructive changes to the program to promote the SFYC sailing program.
• Drive new participation in Race Teams.
• Assist Director of Sailing to develop adult team racing program. Coach this group when not overlapped with Youth events.
• Develop and lead training of other coaches and summer instructors.
• Communicate with sailors and parents on all aspects of their regattas and practices.
• Drive equipment trailers to Northern California regattas in conjunction with other coaches as needed.
• Long distance driving to Southern California only as needed when scheduled parents are unavailable.
• Identify and assist Youth Director with all Club-owned boat maintenance. Keep facility clean and safe with all staff.

Required Skills
• Ability to coach at all levels.
• Self-starter with ideas and projects.
• Ability to operate a full range of small sailboats and motorboats safely.
• Boat maintenance knowhow for dinghy and motorboat repair and rigging, including fiberglass.
• Computer skills sufficient to communicate with sailors and their parents, and create documents when required.
• Must be able to organize multiple events at once and plan events far in the future.
• Must be able to analyze situations with regard to safety and operations and make decisions quickly and effectively.
• Trailer driving experience.
• A demeanor and ability to stand up, respectfully, to parents and members who are very critical.
• Sound judgment and the ability to make decisions under pressure and difficult conditions, to protect the safety of sailors and equipment.
• Knowledge of water safety: certified as US Sailing Instructor Level 1 or above throughout tenure in this position. US Sailing Level 3 preferred.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• College Sailing team experience preferred.
• Olympic Class or Olympic Development racing experience preferred.
• Extensive knowledge and experience with boat transportation (trailers).
• Valid driver’s license, extensive driving experience and good driving record.

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