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JOIN THE CREW - WE'RE HIRING NOW!

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.

Inwood Manager

Background

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.

Who We Are

Over the past 10 years HRCS has grown into a vibrant organization of students and adults, dedicated to learning together and fostering a culture of support and growth. We take on new challenges, work hard, collaborate with each other, and have fun--all in the context of an organization dedicated to redefining what a community sailing school can be.

The Job

The Inwood Manager reports to the Community Sailing Director and Manages and operates HRCS's satellite sailing school at Dyckman Marina in Inwood. HRCS’s Inwood location is entering its 3rd season, and has been growing every year. The Inwood Manager will be responsible for fostering our Inwood membership, as well as organizing and executing public sailing lessons and free community sailing days. We are looking for someone who is interested in helping the program grow and shares our passion for delivering a high-quality sailing experience and waterfront access to a community that needs it. This is a seasonal, 40 hour per week position from April - October, with additional part-time opportunities from November - March.  

 

Primary Relationships

  • Management Staff - Meets with full-time staff weekly about issues, upcoming events, general organization coordination
  • Instructors - manages scheduling and location-specific training
  • Members - Handles Inwood inquiries and trains members on location-specific policies and procedures.  Manages Inwood membership and customer service and ensures a safe sailing environment.
  • Outreach - Represents HRCS to local organizations from which the membership, public sails, or youth programs could benefit and expand.
  • Instructs and organizes member workshops and orientations, sailing classes, and group events.

 

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Provide a welcoming, positive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Identify potential areas for growth to further our interests in Inwood
  • Foster effective teamwork between staff

Management/Administrative

  • Oversee the day-to-day on-site operations
  • Identify and report potential problems and work toward effective resolutions
  • Maintain and monitor the online sign-up for members and public programming
  • Answer email queries regarding Inwood programs
  • Process paperwork associated with membership and boat maintenance issues

Human resources

  • Help recruit new instructors
  • Schedule instructors for sails
  • Submit staff timesheets and expenses
  • Train dockhand intern
  • Give instructors training where necessary

 

Operations/operational planning

  • Sail/teach when needed
  • Coordinate maintenance and resource allocation with operations department

 

Community Relations

  • Maintain a friendly and professional relationship with La Marina staff
  • Represent HRCS at community events uptown

Program Planning

  • Develop clinics and workshops to engage members and the public
  • Pay attention to public sail trends, recommend changes if necessary

Risk Management

  • Sailing - assess potential dangers/risks with regards to weather, traffic, patrons (& alcohol use)
  • Ensure that boats and other assets are properly secured at all times

Skills and Qualifications

  • Motivator - Must be able to constantly inspire and motivate others, be energetic and empathetic
  • Experienced - 2-3 years minimum in a similar organization within a similar role
  • Personable - Must be polite, presentable, patient, and adaptive to dealing with varying personalities and skills sets
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Flexible Schedule - Must be able to work weekends and evenings
  • Proficient Sailor & Motor Boater  - Should be confident sailing, mooring, and docking small keelboats and motor boats with wind and current
  • Well-Spoken, Well-Written - Must be able to speak and write professionally
  • Computer Comfortable - Must be able to learn new computer systems, website editing, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Mariners Licenses - Must have or be willing to work towards USCG License and US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification
  • First Aid - Must be First Aid certified
  • Organized - Must be able to work independently, follow up on tasks, keep dates in mind, manage projects with multiple players, variables and shared resources.

Schedule

  • 40 hours/week. Must be able to work weekends.
  • This is a full-time seasonal position

Salary

  • $20 - 25/hr, based on experience
  • Contribution towards Medical
  • Contribution towards USCG licensing and sailing certifications

Membership Coordinator

Background

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.

Who We Are

Over the past 10 years HRCS has grown into a vibrant organization of students and adults, dedicated to learning together and fostering a culture of support and growth. We take on new challenges, work hard, collaborate with each other, and have fun--all in the context of an organization dedicated to redefining what a community sailing school can be.

The Job

The Membership Coordinator works under the supervision of the Community Sailing Director to foster our community of over 250 members and welcome new members into our community. The membership coordinator teaches and advises members, assures a high quality membership experience, and provides support to other lessons and programs as needed. Our sailing membership is the core of our community and will continue to be instrumental in nearly everything we do. We are looking for a friendly and motivated person to organize and administer our membership program while acting as a guide to help members achieve their goals within the organization. This position is a full-time, 40 hour per week (includes some weekends), position from April - October with other part time opportunities from November - March.

 

Primary Relationships

  • Community Sailing Director- Works with the Community Sailing Director and collaborates with the Head Instructor to assure quality of member experience
  • Members - Chief liaison with adult sailing club members, and supports committees
  • A diverse community of sailors - Plays active role in inspiring and organizing our diverse community to sail more
  • Operations Department - Helps ensure smooth communication between membership and operations regarding maintenance, workshops, and fleet status
  • Instructors - Shares best practices and works with instructors to help members build skills

 

Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for orientation and intake of new members
  2. Helps members get acquainted and familiar with HRCS systems
  3. Organizes, trains, and coaches members on skill development through private lessons, group workshops, mentor program and other initiatives
  4. Communicates regularly with membership as a whole through member bulletins and announcements
  5. Ensures a safe and welcoming experience for members on and off the water
  6. Sail Instruction - Teaches sailing to the public and members
  7. Leader of the Day - Supervises one day per weekend and occasional weekday operations including scheduling, responding to inquiries, safety supervision, and monitoring weather for hazardous conditions
  8. Processes membership paperwork, updating member databases, renewal reminders, following up on membership dues

 

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Motivator - Must be able to constantly inspire and motivate others, be energetic and empathetic
  2. Experienced - 2-3 years minimum in a similar organization within a similar role
  3. Personable - Must be polite, presentable, patient, and adaptive to dealing with varying personalities and skills sets
  4. Flexible Schedule - Must be able to work weekends and evenings
  5. Proficient Sailor & Motor Boater  - Should be confident sailing, mooring, and docking small keelboats and motor boats
  6. Well-Spoken, Well-Written - Must be able to speak and write professionally
  7. Computer Comfortable - Must be able to learn new computer systems, website editing, spreadsheets, etc.
  8. College Degree - Must have a college degree or be currently pursuing one
  9. Mariners Licenses - Must have or be willing to work towards USCG License and US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification
  10. First Aid - Must be First Aid certified
  11. Organized - Must be able to work independently, follow up on tasks, keep dates in mind, manage projects with multiple players, variables and shared resources.

 

Compensation

40 hrs/week $20 - 25/hr Commensurate with experience.  Medical insurance.  Professional development support.  Sailing club privileges.  

Sailing Instructor

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Required

  • 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.