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Community Boating Instructor (CBI)


Job Title: Community Boating Instructor (CBI)

Department: Community Boating Operations

Reports To:  Executive Director

Remote/Onsite:  Onsite

Creation Date: Jan 5, 2023

Compensation: $16.00 - $18.00 Hourly, Based On Experience & Other Relevant Factors




The Community Boating Instructor works under the supervision of the Executive Director. The Community Boating Instructor will be available Monday thru Fridays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, beginning in June and ending in August. The hours for this position may be filled by one person or be shared by two people.


The Community Boating Instructor (CBI) staff members are responsible for completing administrative tasks and member interface during Community Boating operational hours. This includes member inquiries, course and membership signups, taking phone calls, handling payment transactions, program paperwork and certifying members to use our sailboats if they desire to do so.

The CBI is expected to provide teaching that emphasizes safety, proper handling of equipment, skill development, and provides an enjoyable experience for all participants in a manner consistent with the goals and mission of the SBJSA.


As the first available representatives of Community Boating, staff are required to create and maintain positive customer relations throughout this process, and to act in a professional and friendly manner at all times.




  • Cultivate and enforce a culture of respect in all operations.  This includes respect for people, respect for the facility, and respect for the boats and equipment.

  • Prepare and teach adults sailing on and off the water.

  • Demonstrate proper handling, care, and respect for all material, equipment, and facilities.

  • Perform routine maintenance of the facility, boats, equipment and grounds.  Communicate major maintenance needs to the Board or its designated representative.  Report on asset conditions as directed.

  • Be willing to carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

  • Contribute ideas and project enthusiasm and energy.

  • Attend all necessary staff meetings, clinics, and workdays as outlined by the Executive Director.

  • Report any problems to the Executive Director.




  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate appropriately with all customers.

  • General sail and power boat operational skill, including experience sailing small keelboats (ie - J/22, Sonar, Ideal 18 and/or others).

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and support Community Boating needs.

  • Ability to critically think and take appropriate action, including involvement of others if necessary

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.





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  • Must be at least 18 years of age by June 15th. All certifications are required prior to active employment but are not necessary at the time of hire.

  • Ability to swim at least at Red Cross Level 5 or equivalent

  • NYS Safe Boating Card

  • USSA Safe Sport Certificate

  • Successfully pass a background check:  Must have no felonious convictions, and no charges for child abuse or endangering the well being of a minor.




  • 2 years customer service experience

  • Equipment maintenance and repair specific to Laser’s, Opti’s, 420’s and powerboats

  • Lifeguard Certification with Waterfront Module

  • Prior teaching experience




Experience using Google Workspace

Experience with Laser’s, Opti’s and 420’s

PC with Windows 10 or Mac with Mac OS 10.15 or newer

Antivirus Protection: Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, for Mac Antivirus Protection: Sophos

Experience and necessary skills to helm and maneuver coach/safety powerboats in the 12-18 ft LOA range.








Employees must have the ability to perform the following physical demands for extended periods of time with or without assistance


  • Viewing computer screen/monitor

  • Utilizing keyboard

  • Answering phone/making calls

  • Lifting Boats (carry up 45 pounds for 20 feet)

  • Being outside in varying weather conditions


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.


Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

NOTE:  The SBJSA Employee Expectations document and the SBJSA Youth Protection Policy document must be read and accepted by checking the box at the end of this application form. Click on button to view, read and acknowledge.

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