Sailing Club Coach

Jun 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Sailing Club Coach

Middlebury College

Posting Number: SH00321

Location: Middlebury Main Campus

Band/Level: EXCL

Hiring Minimum: commensurate with experience

Hourly/Salaried: Hourly

Typical hours per two week pay period: 77.5

Anticipated Start Date: 08/21/2017

Brief Position Summary:
The Sailing Club Coach shall provide coaching services to the Middlebury College Sailing Club and attend and supervise all practices and competitions, including travel to and coaching at regattas and assisting club members with their sailing technique to the end of improving their sailing ability.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate racing practice 4 days per week -Write practice plans, season curriculum and team goals -Conduct “chalk talks” and strategy lessons
  • Convene or attend bi-weekly team meetings
  • Direct training drills on the water -Organize and run practice races and team scrimmages
  • Organize weekend regattas -Assign sailors to weekend regattas
  • Coordinate weekend travel arrangements in collaboration with student leaders
  • Work with student leaders to organize and direct the Stuart Walker Regatta; Serve as Race Committee chair to execute a successful trophy level regatta
  • Weekend coaching at away regattas -Travel with “A Team” racers to top scoring events in New England
  • Facilitate team growth and improvement -Serve as outside authority figure and mentor to students -Work with top racers to hone their skills and become more competitive in higher level regattas -Teach fundamentals of racing to new team members to develop their abilities and confidence
  • Assist team in planning the spring break training trip, and provide coaching on the trip
  • Assist the club leadership in budget administration
  • Assist the MiddView Trips Team to train sailing trip leaders and provide oversight to sailing trips

    Bachelor's Degree Required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Knowledgable in current best practices for on-water coaching and risk management; student organization advising; club administration; Student development


  • Extensive personal sailing experience
  • At least 2 years coaching experience, preferrably at the collegiate level
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • US Sailing Small Boat Coaching (Level I at minimum)
  • US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Trainer

    Physical Demands
    Sailing is a physically demanding activity, requiring lifting of heavy objects, work in extreme weather conditions, and in and around water.

    Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening:
    Criminal Background Check

    Open Until Filled: No

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