Sail Sand Point is Seattle’s Community Boating Center; a non-profit 501(c)(3) incorporated in 1998. We are dedicated to making sailing and paddling accessible to everyone regardless of age, income, or ability. Sail Sand Point offers a wide range of programs, including; summer youth camps, adult classes, race teams for middle school, high school and the University of Washington, boat rentals, community events, corporate and outreach groups as well as adaptive water sports serving those with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
We are seeking a strong leader to work with all our Youth Programs, including Summer Camps, Leeway Groups (typically made up of underserved youth that come from many different backgrounds but also including Adaptive groups), School Groups, Partner Groups and Corporate Groups. These groups will often participate in a combination of customized activities on the water using sailboats, SUPs or kayaks, and/or participate in STEM activities with concepts that pertain to the aquatic environment or sailing. Some of these participants have unique challenges or special needs, and it will be your task to correspond with the groups’ leaders prior to their visit to understand how we can best serve them and provide the appropriate resources and activities, and what their leaders’ involvement will be on the water. You will be responsible for communicating these details to the SSP staff and volunteers that are involved in hosting these groups. You may also be involved in adaptive sailing, adult outreach groups or other SSP programs as needed.
The Youth Program Director is responsible for scheduling, training, and overseeing staff hired by the Sailing Director to ensure that all outreach and summer camp staffing needs are met. In addition, the Youth Program Director is responsible for working with the Sailing Director to make sure all programs are in keeping with Sail Sand Point’s motto of ‘Safety, Fun and Learning’. They must be reliable, punctual, and comfortable managing a staff of 25-30 employees and volunteers.
Experience with sailing and water sports is valuable, however those skills can be taught. Preferred candidates will love working with people and are comfortable navigating the challenges that some groups and participants face.
They will also act as a leader and role model to our staff of interns, volunteers and instructors.
Reports to: Sailing Director
Classification: Full-time, 40hrs/week in aggregate. Summer F/T (40+ hrs/wk, some evening and weekend work may be required); Sept 1-Dec 15 P/T (~32hrs/wk Mon-Thurs 10 to 6); Jan 1-June 1 P/T (~32hrs/wk Mon-Thurs 10 to 6);
Dates of Employment: Year-round
Compensation: Hourly $22/hour, plus Medical/Vision/Dental through Regence and sick leave
Essential Job Functions:
Offers of employment are contingent on passing a criminal background check. Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed with the job.