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Program Coordinator


Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) develops academic success and leadership in underserved NYC youth, and provides maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public high schools to teach math, science, and leadership to underserved public high school students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood.

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator
Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is an established and growing experiential education organization that uses sailing as a platform for teaching leadership and STEM to underserved NYC public school students. We are seeking a Program Coordinator to work on the Sail Academy Team who is a hands-on educator that can coordinate day-to-day programming, coach, teach, and solve educational and logistical problems to ensure that our classes are consistently providing strong social, emotional, and STEM content. The ideal candidate will have youth development experience, and enjoy teaching math concepts through close student engagement in a small class setting. Sailing proficiency is not required.

Manage and instruct 1st Year student program, including:

  • Lesson planning and curriculum implementation
  • Event coordination (trips, visits, special events)
  • Data collection (Attendance, Diagnostic Tests, Surveys, Staff Observation)
  • Manage inventory and purchase supplies/equipment
  • Photo/video collection, organization, and posting to social media
  • Other administrative duties as required
  • Outreach with families and associates of the program
  • Support with recruitment


  • Bachelor's degree or actively pursuing degree (this could be a good position for college or graduate students)
  • Youth development, counseling, or program development experience, preferably with students of diverse backgrounds
  • The ability and interest to directly engage with students
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Google suite
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • No sailing/boating experience required, but an interest in these activities is helpful
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus


  • $20-24/hr depending on experience
  • 25-30 hours per week, possibly more depending on experience
  • Please send a letter of interest and resume to

Sailing Instructor


  • DURATION & SEASONALITY - Work is available weekdays and weekends ranging from 5-20 hours and 20-40 hours based on season, your availability and position.
  • TRAINING - Training is mandatory and paid.
  • BOAT TYPE & GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION - Sailing occurs on J-24’s in New York Harbor - an active, working waterfront with considerable commercial traffic (ferries, barges, etc), and strong tidal currents. We sail out of Pier 66 and Dyckman Street Marina.
  • YOUTH SAILING PROGRAMS - In the Spring (April through June) and Fall (September through November) we run an accredited after school program teaching the math and science behind sailing. Positions are Mon-Fri 20-30 hours per week. In Summer (June through August) we run a 5 day sailing camp with elements of math and science.  Positions are Mon-Fri 40 hours per week.
  • ADULT SAILING PROGRAMS - In Spring, Summer, and Fall, adult programs include Lessons, Excursions, and Corporate/Group events.   Positions are 4 - 30 hours per week, mostly weekends and evenings.


  • Experience operating a keelboat with multiple passengers in an active waterfront.
  • Experience teaching, leading, or counseling.
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary.

Preferred Certifications (Courses may be offered for these certifications if candidates are not already certified.  Organization can help in acquiring once hired.)

  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • US Coast Guard Captains License
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification

Instructor Skills

  • Proficient sailor
  • Ability to recognize the inherent risks involved in each activity and continually assess and adjust programming accordingly.
  • Ability to conduct  all activities according to the policies, procedures and practices that guide the program plan.