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Community Boating Instructor (CBI)


Job Title: Community Boating Instructor (CBI)

Department: Community Boating Operations

Reports To:  Program Supervisor

Remote/Onsite:  Onsite

Updated Jan 13, 2024




The Community Boating Instructor works under the supervision of the Program Supervisor the Community Boating Instructor will be available Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, plus Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 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 payment transactions, pro phone calls, hagram 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, and 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 materials, 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 Program Supervisor.

  • Contribute ideas and project enthusiasm and energy.

  • Attend all necessary staff meetings, clinics, and workdays as the Program Supervisor outlines.

  • Report any problems to the Program Supervisor.




  • 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 skills, including experience sailing small keelboats (i.e., J/22, Sonar, Ideal 18, and/or others).

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

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

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





  • N/A




  • 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 of 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 to 45 pounds for 20 feet)

  • Being outside in varying weather conditions


Please note that 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.

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. 

***To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to

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