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Step 3: Intermediate Sailing Leader

 

Job Description

The Step 3: Intermediate Sailing Leader’s (a.k.a. "Head Instructor") primary responsibility is to oversee and facilitate the day-to-day operation of the Advanced Sailing program at the Charlestown site. He/She reports to and will work closely with the Assistant Youth Program Director and Youth Program Director.  
  
The Step 3: Intermediate Sailing Leader is the point of entry for Courageous’ youth sailors into our Racing and Cruising programs, it is imperative that the Step 3 Leader be committed to preparing students for entry into these even more advanced and intensive courses.  Each Friday, the Step 3 leader shall hold a sailing test for those Step 2 students wanting to pass into Step 3. 
  
The leader must be a team player and strong role model, capable of motivating and mentoring his/her instructors and young sailors, as well as instilling within them a deep respect for Courageous’ fleet, the ocean environment and for one another.  
  
This person is also charged with maintaining a fun, friendly and positive environment.  The Step 3 Leader will assist the Step 2 leader in preparations for “Fun Fridays” and other events throughout the summer. 
  
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: helping maintain student records; planning classes; creating advance plans for rainy days; running classes from a support boat; training instructors; leading chalk talks; making sure all equipment for the class is cared for and well-maintained; working with the Assistant Youth Director to infuse sailing classes with environmental education and leadership training; communicating with leaders/coaches of other Steps to coordinate advancement of students; helping to warm up and fuel powerboats each morning; lead a team of 3 to 4 other Step 3 instructors; submitting instructor performance evaluations. 

Requirements

    • U.S. Sailing Certified Level 1 Instructor or equivalent certifications 
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification 
    • Extensive safety boat experience and/or CSC motorboat qualified (mandatory in-house certification that is somewhat more rigorous than NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course) 
    • 3+ years experience teaching sailing 
    • Ability to communicate well with public, parents, partner organizations, etc. 
    • Experience in basic sailboat and powerboat maintenance 
    • Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, "can-do" attitude 
    • Self-starter with strong work ethic and attention to detail 
    • Team-oriented 
    • Outstanding references
    • A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with youth 

Other considerations for this position: 

    • Other certifications (Lifeguard, EMT, WFA, WFR, etc.) 
    • Prior experience in leadership role in a youth sailing program or other youth program that required you to lead others
    • Prior outdoor education or summer camp councilor experience 
    • Other teaching experience 
    • More advanced Racing or Cruising experience strongly preferred
    • Prior experience on Boston Harbor a plus

 

Contact

Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs

Phone: 617-242-3821 ext. 12

Email: kate@courageoussailing.org

 

 

Apply to be a Step 3 Leader

 

 

Step 1: Sailing 101 Assistant Leader
 
Step 2: Beginner Sailing Assistant Leader 

 

Job Description

Our Assistant Leaders and Assistant Coaches (or “Senior Instructors”) are our talented and versatile mid-level instructors. They are employed at all three sites to work with our youngest sailors in our Learn-to-Sail, Advanced Sailing, Racing and Cruising.  They report directly to their respective Step Leaders.  Senior instructors typically have 1-2 years previous instructing experience, but do not necessarily have experience leading a class on their own.

Senior instructors must be team players and strong role models, capable of motivating and mentoring Courageous’ youngest sailors, as well as instilling within them a deep respect for Courageous’ boats, the ocean environment and for one another.  They are also responsible for creating a fun and positive atmosphere, one that gets students excited about hopping in the boats and getting out on the water all summer long!  As safety boat drivers, they are also directly responsible for monitoring and ensuring the safety of our students.

The ideal senior instructor would specialize in teaching a certain course at a certain site all summer long, but, in a pinch, would also be willing and capable of filling in for other staff members teaching other courses.  As Senior Instructors are encouraged to apprentice with our Step Leaders and Coaches, this position is particularly suited to individuals interested in advancing through the instructor ranks at Courageous and in becoming assistant or head coaches.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: helping to plan and run classes; teaching students and new instructors to respect boats and equipment, and reporting damage and breakdowns when they occur; teaching students about the environment and leadership in addition to the fundamentals of sailing from within the sailboat; helping to maintain and clean the docks, boats and grounds; participation in regular staff skill-building clinics.

Step 1 & 2 Assistant Leaders

Step 1 & 2 Assistant Leaders are responsible for leading chalk talks and running the safety boats.  The assistant leader is primarily responsible for leading the instruction team in teaching students the skills and competencies outlined in the Courageous Sailing “Blue Book” in preparation for advancement into higher levels of the Courageous’ program.  As Steps 1 & 2 are the point of entry for the vast majority of Courageous’ youth sailors, the Step 1 & 2 assistant leaders must be highly energetic and excited about sailing and teaching sailing. 

Requirements:

    • US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Certification (or equivalent)
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification
    • 1-2 years previous sailing instruction experience
    • Safety boat driving experience
    • Passing sailing skills check-out with Youth Director
    • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
    • Team-oriented
    • Excellent references
    • A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids

Other considerations for this position:

    • Other certifications (Lifeguard, EMT, WFA, WFR, etc.)
    • Other teaching experience
    • Prior experience on Boston Harbor a plus
    • Keelboat experience
    • (not required but a plus) Interest in racing for Courageous in local, regional and national PHRF and one-design events as a member of the youth racing team

Contact

Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs

Phone: 617-242-3821 ext. 12

Email: kate@courageoussailing.org

 

 

Apply to be a an Assistant Leader

 

 

Instructor In Training (IIT) - Head Coach

The Instructor in Training program at Courageous.....................

Requirements 

  • Current US Sailing Level 1 instructor certification or equivalent (RYA cert, etc) OR willingness to take and pass Level 1 course by the end of June 2012
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • 3+ years sailing experience
  • 1+ years teaching sailing or participating in the Courageous instructor-in-training program or equivalent
  • Passing sailing skills check-out with Youth Director
  • Positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude
  • Strong problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to changing program needs depending on changes in weather, number of students, number of boats, etc.
  • Team-oriented
  • Excellent references
  • A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with kids

 

Other considerations for this position:

  • Other certifications (Lifeguard, EMT, WFA, WFR, etc.)
  • Other teaching and youth development experience
  • Prior experience on Boston Harbor a plus
  • Keelboat experience

Contact

Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs

Phone: 617-242-3821 ext. 12

Email: kate@courageoussailing.org

 

 

Apply to be a Step 1 Instructor

 

 

Step 1: Sailing 101 Leader
 
Step 2: Beginner Sailing Leader 

 

Job Description

The Step 1 & Step 2 Leaders' primary responsibilities are to oversee and facilitate the day-to-day operation of their respective "Steps" at their respective sites.
  
As Step 1 & 2 are the point of entry for the majority of Courageous’ youth sailors, the Step 1 & 2 Leaders must be highly energetic and excited about sailing and teaching sailing.  The leader must be a team player and strong role model, capable of motivating and mentoring Courageous’ newest instructors and youngest sailors.   
  
While the Step 1 and Step 2 leaders are each charged with maintaining a fun, friendly and positive environment, this person is also charged with instilling within their instructors and students a deep respect for the Courageous fleet, the ocean environment and for one another.  Also, this person must uphold a high standard of instruction in order to adequately prepare students for advancement through the Learn-to-Sail curriculum and into more advanced sailing courses at Courageous. 
  
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning classes; creating advance plans for rainy days; planning “Fun Fridays” and other themed events throughout the summer; running classes from a support boat; training instructors and instructors-in-training; instructor performance evaluations; leading chalk talks; making sure all equipment for the class is cared for and well-maintained; working with the Youth Director to infuse sailing classes with environmental education and leadership training; communicating with leaders/coaches of other levels to coordinate advancement of students; assisting the Site Director with opening and closing the site; helping to fuel and warm up motor-boats each morning; working with Head Instructor Trainer to manage Instructors-in-Training.
  

Note: 

At Jamaica Pond the Step 1 Leader may also function as the Site Director and works closely with the Youth Program Director.  For more information, please refer to the Site Director job descriptions.

 

At Charlestown, the Step 1 & 2 Leaders reports to and works closely with the Assistant Youth Program Director and Youth Program Director.  The Charlestown Step 1 & 2 Leaders will also assist in overseeing the training of our instructors-in-training and work closely with the Step 5: IIT coach to coordinate these efforts. For more information, please see job descriptions regarding Step 5: IIT positions. 

Requirements

    • US Sailing Certified Level 1 Instructor or equivalent certifications 
    • Current First Aid/CPR certification 
    • Extensive safety boat driving experience CSC motorboat qualified (mandatory in-house certification that is somewhat more rigorous than completion of NASBLA-approved safety boat course through the MA Environmental Police and/or through the US Sailing Level I certification course) 
    • 3+ years experience teaching sailing 
    • Ability to communicate well with public, parents, partner organizations, etc. 
    • Experience in basic sailboat and powerboat maintenance 
    • Positive, enthusiastic, flexible, "can-do" attitude 
    • Self-starter with strong work ethic and attention to detail 
    • Team-oriented 
    • Outstanding references 
    • A passion for sailing, the ocean, the environment and working with youth 

Other considerations for this position: 

    • Other certifications (Lifeguard, EMT, WFA, WFR, etc.) 
    • Prior experience in leadership role in a youth sailing program (specifically with children between the ages of 8 and 12) 
    • Prior outdoor education or summer camp councilor experience 
    • Other teaching experience 
    • More advanced Racing or Cruising experience
    • Prior experience on Boston Harbor a plus

 

Contact

Kate Henderson, Director of Youth Programs

Phone: 617-242-3821 ext. 12

Email: kate@courageoussailing.org

 

 

Apply to be a Step 1&2 Leader

 

 

Youth Program Employment Opportunities



In the Courageous youth program, we strive to transform kids' lives through the sport of sailing. Our sailing school's instruction team works not only to foster students' love of sailing, adventure and the outdoors, but also to give them the values, skills and confidence that they will need to thrive in their lives beyond Courageous. The Courageous Youth Programs have opportunities for everyone from aspiring instructors to seasoned outdoor educators and youth program managers. Expand the list below to learn and apply to available positions.

 

Give back. Change Lives. Apply today!

To Apply: 

(1) Compose a cover letter that lists the positions you are interested in, describes your qualifications for these positions and explains why you wish to work at Courageous Sailing.
 
(2)  Update your resume, in a way that highlights any relevant experience in sailing instruction, sailing, teaching, coaching, working with youth, etc. Please also list and/or send photocopies of any relevant certifications.
 
 
(4) In the event that the application form is not working for you, you may also email or mail all of the above application materials to the Director of Youth Programs:

kate@courageoussailing.org

--or--

Attn: Kate Henderson
Director of Youth Programs
Courageous Sailing
One First Avenue
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
Saturday, 08 December 2012 10:51

Jamaica Pond Contact

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Overall length 28'0" (8.53m)  seafarer 30 drawing
Waterline length 23'4" (7.11m)
Beam 10'0" (3.05m)
Draft 5'6" (1.67 m)
Sail Area 411 ft2 (38.18m2)
Displacement 7500 lb (3402 kg)
Lead keel 3200 lb (1451 kg)
Engine 10 HP diesel
Fuel Tank 15 US gal.
Fresh Water Tank 25 US gal.
BROOMSTICK is our primary training boat for Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising courses. Most weekends she will be out with a crew of 4 eager cruisers under the tutelage of one of our skilled cruising instructors. She is very well appointed above and below deck, making day and overnight sails quite comfortable. BROOMSTICK is a cruiser first, but she's been known to enter a few races in the Boston area.
PHOENIX is the largest cruising boat in our fleet, and a favorite for members who want to spend a night or two away from shore. There is plenty of room for friends and family during the day and she comfortably sleeps 4 adults for the night. Her full galley belowdecks is complemented by a grill off the stern rail. PHOENIX is sometimes used as a teaching boat, but is mostly sailed by our Cruising A members.

 

Overall length 30'0" (9.14m)  seafarer 30 drawing
Waterline length 25'7" (7.80 m)
Beam 10'0" (3.05m)
Draft 4'9" (1.45 m)
Sail Area 391 ft2 (36.32m2)
Displacement 7520 lb (3411 kg)
Lead keel 3450 lb (1565 kg)
Engine 13 HP Yanmar diesel
Fuel Tank 17 US gal.
Fresh Water Tank 42 US gal.
Holding Tank 9 US gal.
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