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Counselor in Training

The SBJSA Counselor in Training (CIT) works under the direction and supervision of the Program Supervisor to provide instruction to the summer program participants. The CIT is expected to observe and assist the instructor in learning teaching techniques throughout the lesson. Through observation and assistance, the CIT becomes proficient as a teacher.

CITs will be registered campers. A fee is charged for CIT participation to cover the 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 summers’ 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, entire 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 sailing instructor when preparing and teaching daily sailing lessons on and off the water.

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

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

5. Contribute ideas and project enthusiasm and energy.

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

7. CITs are not allowed to supervise students independently.

8. Report any problems to the program supervisor.

The Program Supervisor will evaluate the CIT at the end of each session.

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

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 emailing the Executive Director.  Note: you must indicate your acceptance of these two documents before you apply.


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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