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Sailing Job Skills Program Director

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 balancing youth development goals. The Sailing Job Skills Program Director also operates as Rocking the Boat’s Safety Officer. The position reports to the Director of Programs and Operations.


Responsibilities Include:

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

  • 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 pedagogy
  • Fulfills all programmatic content and schedule commitments to dedicated funding sources
  • Recruits middle school-age serving youth groups as participants in a summer learn-to-sail camp led by Job Skills apprentices
  • Implements Rocking the Boat’s Technical Skills curriculum and works with participants to demonstrate individual achievement through mastering those skills
  • Prepares all apprentices to pass the US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat instructor certification by the time they graduate high school
  • Incorporates principals of Positive Youth Development in program planning and delivery
  • Guides participants in developing a portfolio of their accomplishments in the program for use in post-secondary opportunities
  • 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
  • Works closely with the Student Sailing Program Director to ensure program cohesion and continuity; provides technical and pedagogical sailing education support as necessary
  • Works with the Student Sailing Program Director and Social Work team to identify and interview prospective Job Skills apprentice applicants
  • 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
  • Maintains strong relationships with the local sailing community and plans relevant trips and regatta participation

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
  • Develops, plans and recruits local middle school programs for annual summer sailing camps
  • Supports the Development Department with grant proposals, budgeting and reporting requirements
  • Assists in 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

  • Maintains and updates Rocking the Boat safety protocols
  • Ensures all safety protocols are known and followed by staff and participants, and all appropriate safety equipment is present and maintained
  • 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 fiberglass dinghies, wooden sailboats, chase boats, other boats which may enter the program; other waterfront equipment such as engines, trailers, dollies, oars, and PFDs; and boat mooring and storage facilities

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

  • Supports the Development Department 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


  • Minimum US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor, Level 2 preferred
  • 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 basic computer applications
  • Driver’s License
  • Willingness to work long days and weekends, 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 August/early September

To apply please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with SAILING JOB SKILLS PROGRAM DIRECTOR as the subject.




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