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 Rocking the Boat is hiring a new Program Director. Here is your opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of inner city young people. Give Debbie a call to discuss further, or contact me for more info. Please pass this along to anyone whom you think would be interested.

Many thanks,

MikeR

 

 Sailing Job Skills Program Director

Job Description

 

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Rocking the Boat became an accredited U.S. Sailing Community Sailing Center in 2018.

 

The Sailing Job Skills Program Director manages the after school and summer Sailing Job Skills Program for high school juniors and seniors and ensures the maintenance and upkeep of a fleet of modern and traditional sailboats, powerboats, docks, and other sailing equipment and resources.  The Program Director must be an experienced sailing instructor able to successfully teach students to become proficient sailors while integrating youth development methodology.  The position reports to the Director of Programs and Operations.  This is a full time, year round position.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Program Development and Execution:  Ensuring the development, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive youth sailing internship program

·         Works with the Student Sailing Program Director and Social Work team to identify and interview prospective Job Skills apprentice applicants in order to enroll 12 high school juniors and seniors in each of three annual semesters

·         Leads annual Job Skills Sailing Program planning and design with the goal of offering engaging and relevant programs to high school junior and senior participants in sailing and sailing instruction

·         Incorporates principals of Positive Youth Development in program planning and delivery

·         Implements Rocking the Boat’s Technical Skills curriculum and works with participants to demonstrate individual achievement through mastering those skills

·         Prepares participants to pass the US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor certification by the time they graduate high school

·         Develops opportunities for Rocking the Boat youth sailors to race both internally and with other young people

·         Plans and manages a summer middle school sailing program facilitated by high school participants

·         Collaborates with other Program Directors and Social Workers on program development, shared programming and training opportunities, promoting and delivering college and career exploration activities, and other opportunities

·         Collaborates with the Social Work team to help participants set and achieve academic, career, and personal goals

·         Develops and leads day and overnight trips designed to introduce participants to professional opportunities in the sailing world

·         Participates in monitoring and evaluation designed to assess programmatic success

·         Fulfills all programmatic content and schedule commitments to dedicated funding sources

 

 

Program Administration:  Ensuring the timely and accurate preparation of information and data necessary to deliver successful programs

·         Maintains accurate participant records including attendance, technical skill accomplishment, and other information

·         Coordinates with the Director of Public Programs to develop and lead learn-to-sail activities as a component of a summer middle school program

·         Supports the Development Department with grant proposals, budgeting, and reporting requirements

·         Assists in annual budget development; tracks program budget; sources and purchases needed materials and equipment within the parameters established in annual budgets; provides timely and accurate accounting of all expenses

 

Program Facilities, Equipment, and Safety:  Ensuring that the physical resources are in place to provide safe and successful programming

·         Follows all Rocking the Boat safety protocols; identifies and corrects any safety issues

·         Organizes US Powerboating Safe Powerboating Certification for appropriate staff

·         Works with the Student Sailing Program Director in overseeing the management and maintenance of all of Rocking the Boat’s sailing program inventory including plastic and fiberglass dinghies, wooden sailboats, and chase boats; other boating equipment such as engines, trailers, dollies, sails, and PFDs; foul weather gear and dry suits; and boat storage infrastructure including floating docks and moorings

 

Cross-Organization Support:  Contributing to the promotion and smooth operations of the organization

·              Participation in fund-raising activities as requested

·              Contributes to the maintenance of shared resources

·              Manages program volunteers and hosts visitors

·              Participates in other activities as necessary to fulfill the mission of Rocking the Boat

 

Requirements:

·              US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor

·              Experience managing sailing education programs; race coach experience a plus

·              Experience managing and maintaining boats and related sailing equipment and infrastructure

·              Experience or desire to be involved in community oriented education programming

·              Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and an ability to work independently

·              Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer applications

·              Driver’s License

·              Willingness to work long days, weekends, and some overnights, as necessary

 

Rocking the Boat offers:

·         Full-time salaried position

·         Full benefits package including 401(k) with generous employer match

·         Generous paid time off

·         Opportunity to work with a creative, well-funded organization committed to community development and youth empowerment

 

Start Date:   late January

 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to debbie@rockingtheboat.org with SAILING JOB SKILLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR as the subject.

 

12/11/19

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