Instructors Wanted!

Staff/Jobs

Community Boating Center (CBC) has the following open job opportunities for our spring (March – June), summer (June – Aug), and fall (Sept. – Nov.) 2019 seasons:

STEM Educator

The STEM Educator administers an ongoing STEM program including short-term planning, organizing, leading, teaching, and controlling program activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The STEM Educator performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Plan the Program

  • Plan the daily delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization

Organize the Program

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Develop and/or maintain forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization

Lead the Program

  • Ensure all staff members receive daily orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational and industry standards
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and maximize efficiency

Teach the Program

  • Prepare daily lesson plans for classroom and on-the-water instruction following curriculum guidelines set by the Executive Director, and US Sailing.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills to provide students and members with positive feedback to reinforce safe sailing procedures, hands-on STEM instruction, and sailing fun.
  • Responsible for shore-side and on-the-water instruction, boat safety inspections, student evaluations, and daily program safety.
  • Work with Jr. Sailing Instructors and volunteers in training capacity to foster future Instructor candidates.

Control the Program

  • Provide data to the Executive Director for written reports on the program for clients and/or funders
  • Communicate with clients and/or funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

Qualifications

  • Education – Must posses or be working towards a University degree in a related subject
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – Program management/ education, STEM background
  • Experience – 3 to 5 years experience in a related field
  • Working Conditions – Office and on-the-water environment

The STEM Educator will work a standard workweek or agreed upon work schedule as designated by the Program Manager or Executive Director.

Sailing Instructors – Youth and Adult

Responsibilities include preparation of daily lesson plans for classroom and on-the-water instruction following curriculum guidelines set by the Program Manager, and US Sailing. Must posses strong interpersonal skills to provide students and members with positive feedback to reinforce safe sailing procedures, hands-on instruction, and sailing fun.

Responsible for shoreside and on-the-water instruction, boat safety inspections, student evaluations, and daily program safety. Must posses current US Sailing Small Boat Sailing certificate, including current First-Aid certificates, and be proficient in chase boat operation.

Works with Jr. Sailing Instructors and volunteers in training capacity to foster future Instructor candidates. Sailing Instructor candidates will perform on-the-water skipper’s test evaluations for potential adult members at scheduled intervals. Sailing Instructor candidates may assume Dockmaster duties for scheduled adult open sailing hours and should be familiar with all Dockmaster responsibilities.

Jr. Sailing Instructors

Works with Sailing Instructors to assist in shoreside and on-the-water drills. Acts as a positive role model for students, teaching basic sailing maneuvers and boat handling skills. Assists in boat maintenance and repair stressing the importance of equipment maintenance and general seamanship. The Jr. Sailing Instructor candidate will be given the opportunity to train in Instructor functions and activities, and will be provided with training and boat use membership privileges.

Dockmasters

Responsibilities include boat maintenance and repair identifying potential repair needs and having the skill to affect them. Must maintain a boat sign out log for daily boat use by members and classes. Maintains control of time slots and boat use according to previously determined skill levels and membership status. Schedules skipper test evaluations for potential members with available instructors. Provides class availability schedules and information to all interested in joining Community Boating Center.

Must have experience in fiberglass repairs, working in wood, repairing aluminum rigging, and sanding and painting. Responsible for general on site maintenance of building and property. Must maintain current list of emergency contacts and procedures. Must be proficient in chase boat operation and rescue procedures set by the Program Manager. Responsible for weather evaluation and boat/ equipment allocation based on weather conditions and skill level.

Send Resumes to:

Community Boating Center
Attn: Hiring Committee
PO Box 5849
Providence, RI 02903
info@communityboating.com

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront.

STEMcation Video

Community Boating Center Hosts US Sailing Reach “STEMcation” Students During Volvo Ocean Race

ReachCommunity Boating Center hosted youth sailors for a day of sailing and STEM in Providence as part of the US Sailing Reach STEMcation program at the Volvo Ocean Race.

Watch the Video:

Two US Sailing Reach Initiative students from the Kauai Sailing Association (Hawaii), two students from Endeavour Community Sailing (Bermuda), and two local students from New Bedford were selected to participate at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover for a four-day STEM/sailing experience of a lifetime. They visited Zim Sailing (Bristol, R.I.), International Yacht Restoration School – IYRS (Newport, R.I.), Roger Williams University’s Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center (Bristol, R.I.), Community Boating Center in Providence (R.I.) and New England Science & Sailing (Stonington, Conn.).

Sports Program Award

Community Boating Center Receives PASA Outstanding Sports Program Award

PASA

Community Boating Center was recognized as a Providence After School Alliance (PASA) Outstanding Sports Program by Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Providence Chief of Police and Hillary Salmons, PASA Executive Director at the PASA Sports Awards and Celebration on May 7, 2018.

Louisa Chafee, US Olympic sailor, presented the award to CBC Executive Director John O’Flaherty for providing outstanding sports programming to urban middle school youth in the PASA AfterZone.

Frank Carpano, Channel 10 Sportscaster helped emcee the reception at the Providence Police Department.

Governor Gina Raimondo issued an official Certificate of Special Recognition to Community Boating Center for the 2018 Outstanding Sports Program Award.

Additionally, Congressman David Cicilline issued a Certificate of Special Recognition stating: “Thank you for your dedication to high quality youth programming, and inspiring a passion for sports, teamwork, and friendship among the many youth you serve. I extend my sincere congratulations, appreciation, and best wishes.”

The Providence After School Alliance’s mission is to expand and improve quality after-school, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities for the youth of Providence, Rhode Island by organizing a sustainable, public/private system that contributes to student success and serves as a national model. PASA has served over 14,000 youth to date and is the largest public private after-school partnership in the city.