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Adult Program Director

Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Status: Full time
Date of Last Revision: July 2016
 

Position Summary

Courageous Sailing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit engaged in sailing education for Boston youth and the community, seeks an Adult Program Director to lead and grow our instructional, membership, and team-building programs for adults, families, and groups. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader/manager who possesses a passion for grassroots sailing, excellent people skills, solid organizational, writing, and business skills, and a desire to use sailing education as a platform for social good. Strong sailing skills and instructing experience are required; racing / race management and cruising experience is a plus. Must be available to work two-three evenings per week between May and September, and one weekend day through both the regular and winter racing seasons.

This is a full-time, salaried position with peak workload in spring and summer months. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to:  dave@courageoussailing.org.
 

Responsibilities

These include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  1. Identify, develop, price and promote the adult membership, activity and course offerings for the program year.
  2. Identify, develop, price and promote corporate event activities for the program year.
  3. Hire staff and provide training to implement programs and events..
  4. Develop and take responsibility for the budget for programs and events.
  5. Coordinate with Youth Program Director to appropriately and consistently hire, schedule, and manage all staff for adult and corporate programs.
  6. Oversee organization of member and student records
  7. Participate in strategic and operational planning for Courageous Sailing as a whole.
  8. Take primary responsibility for adaptive sailing programs.
  9. Coordinate with Maintenance Director to ensure safe and prudent practices with respect to the fleet and facilities.
  10. Participate, as appropriate, with area sailors and sailing organizations to promote community participation in and awareness of Courageous.
 

Qualifications

The Director of Adult and Corporate Programs position requires a high level of proficiency in sailing education, management and administration.

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. Commitment to the promotion of high quality sailing experiences, particularly for underserved populations.
  2. Minimum of four years’ experience in a community sailing or sailing education environment; with experience in teaching, curriculum development, racing and cruising.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization, and writing skills.
  4. Administrative and management experience with financial responsibility. 
  5. Marketing, sales, and customer service experience.
  6. Teaching and curriculum development experience.
  7. Bachelor’s degree 
  8. US Sailing Instructor Certification or equivalent.
 

About Courageous Sailing

Courageous Sailing is a non-profit sailing center dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved populations of youth through sailing. The program has been in continuous operation since 1987 and is based in the Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor. The youth program is supported by the operation of the adult program, grants, corporate sponsorships, individual donations and fundraising events. With a large fleet of Rhodes 19s, J80s, J22s, j24s, 420s, Lasers, RS Quests and an assortment of 24-35' cruising boats, Courageous is one of the largest nonprofit, keelboat-based sailing schools and community sailing programs in the northeast. Courageous’s adult and corporate programs are the largest single source of revenue for the organization and provide critical support and infrastructure for our youth program.

COURAGEOUS SAILING is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Courageous Sailing does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic, disability or veteran/Reserve/National Guard status.

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