About the Community Sailing Center (CSC)

Our mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. The CSC is located on the waterfront in Burlington, VT and continues to grant lake access to the city after 20 spectacular years. CSC offers programs for local youth, adult, students, and visiting sailing and paddling enthusiasts. The CSC hosts three signature events each year where the community comes together to celebrate the Lake. CSC’s programs range from recreational to racing and accommodate every sailor. Our fleet is composed of Open Bics, Hartley 10s, Escapes, 420’s, Lasers, Sonars, Rhodes 19s, Martin 16’s, and Stand Up Paddleboards.

About Burlington, VT

If you’ve never been to Burlington, come visit us, you won’t be disappointed! Nestled between the epic Green Mountains and the Adirondacks, Burlington sits on the shores of Lake Champlain and has fun opportunities for everyone. There are several yacht clubs in the nearby towns that provide racing on dinghies and keelboats. Lake Champlain is a regional destination for large regattas and local sailors are always interested in having new crew. Other than sailing, there are numerous opportunities to get outside and hike, bike, and swim. Downtown Burlington is just minutes away from the CSC and supports a lively music scene with a multitude of delicious local restaurants.

Full-Time Year Round Job Opportunities

Executive Director
The Community Sailing Center is seeking an Executive Director to lead our community-based nonprofit organization that serves as a vital hub for the community by providing lake access and innovative educational and recreational programming. We are at an exciting moment in the CSC’s history, and this is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and strategic leader to drive the next phase of the CSC’s growth in a new, world-class facility on the Burlington Waterfront.

The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and stakeholders to provide strategic direction, inspiration, and leadership. The Executive Director’s overall role is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Community Sailing Center; to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function in collaboration with the Board Chair; and to provide direction and leadership toward the achievement of the CSC’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals. The Executive Director will lead and managed the CSC through its transition into the new facility with a comprehensive fundraising plan in addition to its growing fee-for-service revenue stream. See the full job description, below, for details and qualifications.

CSC Executive Director Job Description

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than March 15, 2017 to jobs@communitysailingcenter.org. Please note “Application for Executive Director Position” in email subject line.

 

Long-Term Seasonal Job Opportunities

Waterfront Manager
The Waterfront Manager (WM) will be responsible for the waterfront coordination staff and the overall functionality of the front desk, office, storage and boat rental programs. The WM will be responsible for maintaining a system of records and providing on water support to all program areas. The WM will be in contact with CSC participants and therefore must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations and operations of the Center. Good organizational skills are required and the ability to multi-task and work in a fun, fast-paced environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to increase their managerial skills and database experience.

Waterfront Manager Job Description

Please complete and submit resume and cover letter to Program Director, Mary Dowd

Maintenance Coordinator
A possible long term seasonal Maintenance Coordinator position is in the works for 2017. Please direct any interest or inquiries to Operations Director, Colin Davis

2017 Seasonal Job Opportunities:

To apply for a seasonal position, please complete and submit resume and Staff Application to Program Director, Mary Dowd

Sailing Instruction and Sailing Assistant
The sailing instructor or assistant is first contact that students have with the Community Sailing Center. Coaches are friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the Community Sailing Center. Coaches are enthusiastic about sailing and seek to expose students (both youth and adult) to sailing fundamentals as well as the importance of the natural environment.

Sailing Instructor Job Description (18 years and older)

Sailing Assistant Job Description (must be 16 years old)

Waterfront Coordinator
More often than not, the Waterfront Coordinator will be first contact that the user has with the Sailing Center. He/she, therefore, must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the Center. Good organizational skills are required and the ability to multi-task and work in a fun, fast-paced environment. Waterfront Coordinators work almost exclusively on evenings and weekends.

Waterfront Coordinator Job Description

Internships and Other Opportunities:

Environmental Education and Outreach Internship
The intern will be the primary educator for one of the CSC’s Signature Programs, Floating Classrooms. As the primary educator, the intern will act as an ambassador for the CSC. Therefore, the intern must be friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the rules, regulations, and operations of the organization. Interns must be enthusiastic about working with grades 4-5 (and potentially other elementary and middle school ages students) on topics including but not limited to lake ecology, cartography, geology, and human impact. Interns will expose students to the value of learning outside while utilizing and incorporating the sport of sailing as a learning platform.

Furthermore, interns will be involved with program and curriculum planning and development that he/she will implement during program seasons. The ideal candidate possesses a desire to develop their personal teaching skills, including curriculum and lesson planning. Please expect to take on different tasks and be willing to learn various skills to be successful in a diverse program and dynamic educational environment.

Environmental Education and Outreach Internship Job Description

Please complete and submit resume and cover letter to Associate Director, Jen Guimaraes


Community Sailing Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, parental status or mental/physical disability.