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.

Create comprehensive lesson plan for the whole summer
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 IIT Intermediate Assistant Coach and sailing instructors as they give chalk talks and instruction
Manage IIT Intermediate Assistant Coach and sailing instructors to aid in their leadership development
Lead chores at the end of each day
Manage time efficiently to maximize student's time on the water but making sure to be back on land when required.
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

US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Certification, equivalent or more advanced
2-3 years sailing instruction experience
Minimum two years of team management 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