Program Coordinator - Courageous Sailing


Job Description

Courageous Sailing operates summertime youth sailing programs at four different locations: Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor; Camp Harbor View, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor; Jamaica Pond, a smaller, freshwater venue located in the heart of the city of Boston; and at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

At each site the SYP Coordinator and Asst. Coordinator are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the youth programs at that site. The Coordinators report to the Youth Program Director, and supervise Head Instructors (5-7 at Charlestown; 2-3 at Jamaica Pond; 2-3 at Camp Harbor View).

Each Coordinator functions like their site’s principal and operations manager. This position is a great leadership opportunity for the sort of individual who, for example, has previously been a Head Instructor at another program and is interested in gaining more staff/logistics management experience.

Apply by: May 21 2017


Camp/Organization: Courageous Sailing

Location: Boston, MA

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal


2017 Mandatory Dates:

  • Senior Staff Training: June 21-23 
  • All Staff Training: June 26-30 Monday-Friday 8AM – 4PM, from Monday, July 3 – Friday, August 11 (approximately 30 hours per week) 
  • Staff Retrain Day: Monday, July 24 
  • End of Season Staff Day: Monday, August 14
  • Additional work is available Tuesday, August 15 – Friday, August 25

All staff are eligible to request up to 3 vacation days



  • Experience managing programs and leading teams of staff members within youth development, community sailing, education, or camp settings 
  • Experience making weather-related programming decisions utilizing a combination of online tools, sensory cues, and sound judgment 
  • Comfort with VHF radio communication 
  • Current US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Certification or its equivalent is preferred but not essential 
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification, or more advanced
  • Ample experience in sailing and sailing instruction 
  • Competency in driving a range of small outboard powerboats (e.g. center-console, 15′ Boston Whalers and Easterns)

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Toni Sacco

One First Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02129