Job Description

Facilitate breakthroughs with some of society’s hardest to teach youth through project-based curriculum tied to core ELA, Math, History, & Science standards.

Who we're looking for
SailFuture’s teacher should be a passionate educator committed to the academic, spiritual, and emotional growth of their students. 

This person should be familiar with the unique emotional and academic challenges of youth who have experienced trauma, and should have a demonstrated track record of success or obvious passion to support these specific students.

A SailFuture teacher should have the ability to both motivate and connect with our students; relationships are the core of what we do. The teacher will teach both at our school in St. Petersburg, FL and on a sailboat navigating around the Caribbean and Central America.


  • Teach 6-10 students Monday through Friday from 730am - 330pm at SailFuture’s private school 
  • Assess and record students’ progress and communicate daily and weekly with case manager, house parents, education director, and therapist on youth goals and progress
  • Work in the SailFuture Group Home 1x / week
  • Prepare individualized education plans that incorporate behavioral, academic, and post-secondary goals for each student
  • Prepare individualized education plans that incorporate behavioral, academic, and post-secondary goals for each student
  • Participate in one to three 45-day sailing journeys per year 
  • Participate and create lesson plans for service projects while on the boat
  • Provide differentiated instruction for a wide range of skills and abilities
  • Teacher will have creative latitude in lesson planning/curriculum development; we are looking for people to challenge the traditional model and find the best fit for our youth
  • Responsible for ensuring youth obtain high school diploma or GED and have post-secondary plan for education/job


  • 4 year bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 2 years experience teaching or working with teenage youth
  • Florida teaching certificate not required, but a plus. May require teacher to obtain while in position
  • Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care
  • Excellent communicator and problem solver
  • Passion for adventure
  • Sailing experience a plus, but not required
  • First Aid / CPR (provided by SailFuture, if not already certified)
  • De-escalation tactics (provided by SailFuture)
  • Behavior management (provided by SailFuture)
  • Risk management (provided by SailFuture)
  • Offshore sailing competency course (provided by SailFuture)
  • Lifeguard certification (provided by SailFuture)


To Apply

Please apply on our website, http://careers.sailfuture.org/contact. Make sure to include cover letter and resume.

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St. Petersburg, FL
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