Program Director

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Program Director Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Program Director who is passionate about the outdoors, education, and ideally, sailing to lead the all aspects of the Sailing Center’s Signature Programs:  Summer Youth Camps, Adult Classes, High School Sailing, and any other Education-related events, classes, or camps.    The Program Director will lead the innovation and development of new programs, ensures that existing programs are staffed and operating safely, and has the ability to adjust and adapt to meet needs in the community.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Planning & Implementation:

Responsible for the organization, development, operation and coordination of all Educational Programming, which includes Signature Programs, Summer Youth Camps, and Adult Classes.

Financial & Data Management:

Responsible for regular review of revenue and expenses to ensure programs remain on budget.

Set annual scholarship funds and ensure targets are met.

Collect and manage data related to social impact and participate in reporting to leadership and board.

Instructor Leadership:

Create and implement an annual instructor recruitment strategy.

Coordinate with SerVermont to incorporate Americorps member service to support Signature Programs.

Risk Assessment and Safety Management

With the other Directors identify, assess, monitor, and report risks associated with programs.

Support development and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

●      Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; or 5+ years’ experience leading in an educational field

●      Experience developing and implementing programs and curricula

●      Proven ability to build and lead cohesive, successful teams

●      Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)

●      Flexibility and able to balance multiple competing priorities

●      Demonstrated experience with budget management and financial oversight

Desirable Skills, Education, and Experience:

●      Minimum 1 year in sailing program leadership role

●      Basic dinghy and keelboat sailing knowledge and experience

●      First Aid Certification, CPR Certification, SafeSport Certificate, Concussion certificate

●      Small Boat and/or Keel Boat Instructor Certification and Vermont Boater’s License

●      Knowledge of US Sailing curriculum for both youth and adult instruction

●      Previous experience working for an on-water recreation entity (marina, Yacht Club, Shipyard)

●      Well-connected with community nonprofit leaders and education professionals

The Rewards:

●      A competitive salary – pay commensurate with experience

●      Health, Dental, and Wellness benefits

●      Annual leave policy

●      Retirement benefits

●      A vibrant, busy and fun working environment

●      The engagement of the staff, community and board to support you and your work

●      Time on beautiful Lake Champlain as part of an inclusive, active community

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