The Sailing Center Assistant oversees the daily operations of the center in accordance with applicable policies, regulations and guidelines, as well as assisting the Sailing Ctr/Sr PM Bldg Spvsr with long term planning and development. The Assistant ensures appropriate management (i.e. processes) to enhance Northwestern Sailing Center as the best sailing program in the country, focusing on safety and customer service, while supporting current and long-range curriculum, and professional and community programs. The Assistant also oversees the development and coaching of a high school sailing program. The Assistant will share responsibility with the Sailing Ctr/Sr PM Bldg Spvsr, and allow a more efficient division of labor between the day-to-day operations, and long-term planning.
Please note: Willingness and ability to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Assists with management of the daily operations of the Waterfront which includes, but is not limited to, NU Sport Club competitive sailing teams, hosting collegiate and high school regattas, sailing and powerboat courses, clinics, summer camps, and recreational programs.
- Supervise and enforce safety and operational policies for the Waterfront.
- Seek to continually improve NU Sailing Center (NUSC) Standard Operating Procedures.
- Assists the Sailing Ctr/Sr PM Bldg Spvsrcomply with university financial policies and procedures.
Foster a welcoming environment and sense of community among sailing center members and customers.
Aid in converting class enrollment and one-time rentals into memberships.
Serve as a liaison between the sailing center and other community partners, such as the City of Evanston, Chicago Yacht Club, and the USCG.
- Design and implement a competitive high school sailing program.
- Attract local teams to the program.
- Provide a high level of coaching that will allow the team to be competitive at a national level.
- Use the expanded resources of the new sailing center to develop additional programs and sources of revenue.
- Schedule and supervise use and maintenance of waterfront facilities and equipment including NU owned and donated boats.
- Ensure Waterfront facilities and equipment are properly maintained and operated to support a safe environment and current and long-range goals for educational and other campus programs.
- Develop technical infrastructure to aid in the tracking and management of sailing center equipment.
- Assists the Sailing Ctr/Sr PM Bldg Spvsrwith supervising Sailing Center Special Events and off season building rentals.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in business, accounting or a related field. OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Competitive sailing experience at the collegiate level or higher.
- Experience coaching high level high school or collegiate sailing.
- Three years’ experience as a sailing instructor.
- Experience in program development, management and evaluation.
- Three years’ supervisory experience.
- Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certified.
- Professional verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment and manage stressful situations.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and meet deadlines.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Five years’ experience in a supervisory or managerial role at a collegiate-level waterfront.
- US Sailing Level 1, 2 or 3 sailing instructor/coach, Certified Instructor.
- US Sailing/US Powerboat Certified Sport or Cruising Powerboat Instructor.
- Strong background in fiberglass and rigging repair.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.