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Youth Program

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Description
Step 3 is an Intermediate Sailing course offered to children ages 10 and up in the Greater Boston Area. Each student attends Step 3 for three weeks. During this time, they study sailing theory, sail Rhodes 19's and lasers.

Responsibilities
Create lesson plan for each session
Create a sail plan each day that you share with the site director
Prepare lessons for days when sailing is not possible
Facilitate chalk talks for students
Over see Step 3 instructors as they give chalk talks and instruction
Manage Step 3 Laser Coach and Step 3 Rhodes 19 Coach and aid in their leadership development
Lead chores at the end of each day
Disseminate evaluation surveys twice a session
Communicate with the parent's of your sailing students regarding what student's need to bring each day and how each student progressed
Advance students who are ready to Step 4
Manage time efficiently to maximize student's time on the water but making sure to be back on land when required.
Complete a Massachusetts Work Based Learning Plan for each of your instructors
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification, equivalent or more advanced
2-3 years sailing instruction experience
Completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Outstanding communication and team management skills
Excellent references
A passion for sailing, the ocean, and working with kids

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Charlestown Site Director

Job Description

[coming soon]

Requirements
Attend all 3 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a team player
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet and for each person

Qualifications

[coming soon]

Description
At Courageous Sailing Center, we run an intensive Instructor in Training program for a diversified group of Boston teens ages 15-17. We have 22 students in three different sailing and teaching levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Other than sailing and instructor skills, our IITs also study teambuilding, career development, and environmental education.

Responsibilities
Assist the IIT Beginner Coach in creating a comprehensive lesson plan for the whole summer
Assist the IIT Beginner Coach in creating a sail plan each day that you share with the site director
Prepare lessons for days when sailing is not possible
Facilitate chalk talks for students
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification, equivalent or more advanced
2-3 years sailing instruction experience
Completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Outstanding communication and team management skills
Excellent references
A passion for sailing, the ocean, and working with kids

Description
SwimSailScience (SSS) is a no-cost, fun, three-week program for Boston Public School students going into grades 4, 5, and 6 who are identified at being at risk of summer learning loss and who can most benefit from summer programming. The program participants are from low-income neighborhoods, have behavior and/or learning disabilities, have emotional issues, and are disadvantaged. During our program we provide students with three hours of sailing lessons, one hour of swimming lessons and one hour of hands-on, engaging science lessons. The students who attend also receive transportation to and from the sailing center, breakfast, lunch, and reusable water bottles all at no cost.

Responsibilities
Ride on the buses to ensure students get to and from the sailing center each day
Monitor students' behavior while on the buses
Pick up and distribute breakfast and lunch each day
Walk students from the sailing center to and from the swimming lessons
Help with behavior management of students
Sit with students who are removed from the group because of poor behavior
Play games and engage students during down time
Attend all 4 days of staff orientation
Attend staff meetings
Be a cooperative member of the Youth Program staff
Maintain a fun, positive, friendly atmosphere for your students
Instill a sense of respect and safety for the Courageous fleet, Boston Harbor, and for each person

Qualifications
Interest in working with underserved populations and students with behavioral difficulties
Outstanding behavior management and teaching skills
2-3 years of direct teaching experience at schools, camps, or other informal learning settings
Current First Aid/CPR certification
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Team-oriented
Excellent references
A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids

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