Sailing Coordinator North Hero

Sailing Coordinator

Full Time • North Hero
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Safety is the top concern for the Sailing Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the Sailing Coordinator to help safely organize and manage the sailing program at Camp Abnaki, which includes small craft sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, and general boating. This position’s responsibilities also include supervising lifeguards and camp staff at the waterfront, planning daily water activities for campers, and performing routine lifeguarding duties. The Sailing Coordinator will also support the camp program staff in developing theme days and activities over the course of the summer.  Learn more about Camp Abnaki here
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Current certification in sailing instruction, or at least 2 years of related experience 
  • Current CPR for the Professional Rescuer. 
  • Current Lifeguarding Certification 
  • Must have working knowledge of sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, and general boating, as well as a working knowledge of maintenance of upkeep of this equipment. 
  • Have the ability to interact with co-workers, campers, and the general public in a professional and effective manner. 
  • Have the ability to safely organize and manage a waterfront area and effectively manage risk 
  • Employees are expected to report to work at the scheduled time on a regular basis while completing work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner. 
  • Ability to live on site for the duration of the summer season. 
  • Work cooperatively as a team member with all Camp Abnaki staff, modeling behavior supporting the YMCA mission and character values. 
  • Report to work on time as scheduled. 
  • Look professional: in proper uniform, alert, courteous and diplomatic. 
  • Carry appropriate equipment and be in appropriate location. 
  • Know and review proper emergency procedures. 
  • Prepare sailing equipment at start of season 
  • Ensure sailing equipment is seaworthy and in good working order, including performing daily checks on all boats and other equipment for use by staff, campers, and guests. 
  • Coordinate communication with any on-water vessels, check in regularly, and ensure a working emergency action plan 
  • Deliver a developmentally appropriate sailing program to campers, including writing lesson plans that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of campers 
  • Ensure campers and staff are trained in and follow safety procedures for sailing 
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings. 
  • Carry out all responsibilities as assigned by supervisors. 
  • Facilitate and guide the teaching of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility at Camp Abnaki. 
  • Help train, supervise, and evaluate counselors assisting with sailing, life guards, and other staff working on the waterfront. 
  • Work as part of the overall program team, which includes responsibilities in other areas of program set-up, as assigned by the Waterfront Director. 
  • Help ensure waterfront safety guidelines and operations are maintained to ACA standards at all times. 
  • Provide training for all staff on waterfront policies and emergency procedures. 
  • Perform Evening Watch, as assigned. 
  • Make decisions related to Lake Champlain conditions and the safe operation of waterfront programming in collaboration with the Waterfront Director and Assistant Waterfront Director 
  • At the end of the summer, assist with performing a detailed inventory of supplies and ensure waterfront equipment, buildings, and supplies are put away. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, or sit. 
  • Ability to see close and far distances, effectively scan for hazards and potentially dangerous situations, and perform regular head counts. 
  • The ability to physically perform in-water rescues in accordance with training and proper protocols. 
  • The ability to be outside, whatever the weather, for significant amounts of time. 
Compensation: $680.00 per week

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Perks and Benefits

Benefits and Perks

Free family membership for full-time staff
Free individual membership for part-time staff and dependents up to age 12
Program, camp and child care discounts and member benefits
Paid time off
Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance with funded Health Reimbursement Account (FT Only)
Company-sponsored Life Insurance (FT Only)
Short and Long-Term Disability (FT Only)
Retirement Savings Plan and Pension Eligibility
National Training with Y of the USA
Supporting and becoming part of a strong community
Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) (FT Only)