Program Manager

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Program Manager Position
The Program Manager oversees the adult programs, assists with both the youth programs and all sailing programs throughout the year. The Program Manager is involved with the hiring process and management of seasonal staff. The position is full-time, year-round. They will be in contact with parents, staff, and campers and therefore must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the Center. The candidate must enjoy working with children and adults and being on the water. This candidate must know how to sail and be a US Sailing certified instructor. The work schedule of this position is flexible and may require weekend availability during the summer season.

Time Commitment: Full-time, Year Round.

Responsible to:  Program Director



1.              Strong background in dinghy and keelboat sailing.

2.              Experience in program management.  Including implementation of curriculum and management of youth.

3.              Minimum 2 years working as a coach/instructor in a sailing program.

4.              Capable of general boat maintenance.

5.              VT State Boater’s license or out of state equivalent (available online).

6.              Current First Aid/CPR certification.

7.              Level 2 US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Certification encouraged, but not required.

8.              Excellent organization, communication, and team management skills.

9.              Valid US drivers’ license



1.              Lead sailing programs.  Includes running sailing lessons, weekly scheduling, email outreach to participants and their families.

2.              Group program management.  Lead instruct during group sails and conduct follow up.

3.              Manage Adult Programs, including curriculum development, outreach materials, staff support and schedules.

4.              Assist in staff observations and feedback as well as pre-season training in conjunction with the Program Director.

5.              Teach sailing on keel boats to different organizations.

6.              Assist in pre/post-season setup and maintenance of boats and equipment.

7.              Communicate with parents, sailors, and other CSC staff and users effectively and with respect.

8.              Responsible for teaching and enforcing proper care and storage of all Center equipment and boats.

9.              Share the manager on duty responsibility with the management team.

10.          Enforce all Center policies, improve on water safety, and defer to Program Director as necessary.




Starting salary $55,000-$60,000 Annually, Commensurate with experience.




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