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Counselor in Training

The SBJSA Counselor in Training (CIT) works under the direction and supervision of the Director to provide instruction to the participants of the summer program. The CIT is expected to observe and assist the instructor throughout the lesson in order to learn teaching techniques. It is through the observation and assistance that the CIT becomes proficient as a teacher.

CIT’s will be registered campers. A fee is charged for CIT participation to cover costs of program supplied uniforms. (shirts & training materials)


Must be at least 16 years of age:  

  • Current CPR/AED Certificate

  • Current Standard First Aid

  • NYS Safe Boating Card

  • US Sailing Safe Sport Certificate

  • Must have at least three summer’s experience as a student in the SBJSA sailing program or another equivalent US Sailing certified sailing program. This may include one season of racing or at a minimum 1- 2 seasons of Learn to Race.

  • It is required that CITs participate in 2 sessions (4 weeks min) of training as their schedule permits, full season is preferred.


Reports to: Program Director


Classification: Seasonal, Training Program

Compensation: None


Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Serve as a role model for sailing students by assisting, providing direction, and modeling proper behavior around the sailing and swimming areas.

2. Collaborate with the sail instructor when preparing and teaching daily sailing lessons on and off the water.

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

4. Assist the sailing instructors in carrying out duties assigned by the Director of the Program.

5.Contribute ideas and project enthusiasm and energy.

6. Assist in supervising students to ensure their safety and well-being.

7. CIT’s are not allowed to independently supervise students.

8. Report any problems to the Director of the Program.

The CIT will be evaluated at the end of each session by the Program Director.

Acceptance of a CIT is contingent on passing a criminal background check. Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by CITs in the position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed in the position.

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 the button to view, read and acknowledge.

Read these two documents BEFORE completing the forms below.  Note: you must indicate your acceptance of these two documents before you submit the application.

You will be provided with a link to return to this form if you need time to gather documents. Don't lose the link!


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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