Interested applicants should contact us via email at jobs @hudsonsailing.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line, and include a relevant resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position.

Working at HRCS

Your work will truly improve the lives of New Yorkers as you help us achieve our mission.

There is a strong sense of community amongst staff, students, and members. We believe learning happens best when people feel  safe, comfortable, and part of something great.

We have the best educators in NYC, and are committed to staff development and growth.

Academic Director

Sail Academy Academic Director


As part of the youth development team, the Sail Academy Academic Director (AD) advises and coaches upper grade students. The AD plays an integral part in assuring that Sail Academy meets its long-term outcome of preparing young people to succeed in college and career.

The AD guides students through various program opportunities within HRCS, and helps them navigate the transition from high school to college. In addition, the AD leads the youth development team with data management and assessment to assure all programs are meeting their outcomes.

The Academic Director works closely with various Program Directors to assure each student’s experience is tailored to provide the support needed. 

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Oversees Sail Academy data collection and management around the program’s academic and social emotional learning targets
  • Meets regularly with students to ensure student needs and interests are being met, and that students are staying on-track in school, in college readiness, and program requirements
  • Coordinates activities for approximately 50 upper grade students that are taught or directed by other HRCS staff, such as racing, internships, marine debris, independent sailing, boat building
  • Keeps up-to-date data on each student including, but not limited to, program performance, attendance, interests, college application progress, relevant demographic dataCommunicates regularly with parents and school representatives
  • Communicates regularly with other program coordinators about student progress based on data assessment and analysis
  • Organize mentors, college visits, and career development opportunities
  • Plans and manages annual student events including graduation and boat launch

Specific Outcomes:

  • Facilitates and secures internal/external internship/work opportunities for students
  • Organizes and matches students with mentoring opportunities based on the skills and backgrounds of our dedicated group of volunteers
  • Arrange career development and college prep curricula and experiences for students
  • Develops individualized plans with students to help guide them with their program and college readiness goals

Primary Relationships

  • Meets with students regularly to discuss progress in program, school, etc.
  • Meets with Program Directors/Coordinators weekly to discuss updates, issues with students
  • Communicates regularly with parents about student progress/issues in program
  • Communicates regularly with school representatives about student progress/issues in program
  • Meets with school representatives three times a year about student progress


  • 3+  years experience teaching or counseling youth
  • A relevant bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred:  education, social work
  • An ability to build rapport with young people, and a passion to support them academically and socially
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • No sailing/boating experience required; an interest in experiential learning helpful

Start Date –  Aug 15 (sooner if available)

Compensation - Commensurate with experience.  Medical insurance. Professional development support.  Sailing privileges.

Interested candidates

Send a resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to jobs@hudsonsailing.org

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.