Employment

Two positions are currently posted below:

Position 1Head Coach of Boating & Programs Manager

Canal Dock seeks a full-time, salaried employee to oversee and operate all current boating programs and boating events, and to create new programming. The $40 million Canal Dock Boathouse opened in New Haven, CT in December of 2018, and is operated by Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Canal Dock’s current rowing programs are aimed at junior, club and master level rowers. All programs share goals of learning basic skills, developing fitness, and enjoying outdoor recreation. Canal Dock is not currently a competitive rowing club; it is in the process of growing membership, gaining knowledge and experience with the waterways, and growing other recreational activities like paddling and sailing.

Broad description of responsibilities:

  • Implement community boating programs which include, but are not limited to, on the water instruction, creating training plans for those interested in increasing fitness, and setting expectations and goals for participants
  • Coach and participate with boaters to improve skills and increase overall boating abilities
  • Support the mission of creating opportunity for participation in all activities and promote inclusive boating
  • Execute all safety protocols and ensure the safekeeping of boaters and equipment
  • Develop corporate outreach programs (health & wellness, teambuilding, organizational memberships)
  • Management of assistant coaches and volunteers
  • Promote, disseminate, and take pride in the mission of Canal Dock

Specific duties include:

  • Recruit and coach new adult members
  • Recruit and coach New Haven public school students and school liaisons
  • Run indoor fitness and on-water classes for adults & juniors
  • Operate & coach junior summer camps; recruit participants
  • Equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Oversee and operate special events like the dragon boat regatta and indoor rowing relay
  • Opening and closing the boathouse early & late hours
  • Manage membership in coordination with membership volunteer
  • Monitoring the safety of the boathouse and its users
  • Manage coordination between boating programs and facility rentals, among other duties

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication & teaching skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work with rowers & boaters of all ages, experience, athleticism
  • Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • US Rowing Association Level 1 Coaching Certification (can obtain upon hire)
  • CT boat and water safety certification (can obtain upon hire)
  • Background check; National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI)
  • Rowing experience required; sculling preferred
  • 2 years minimum coaching experience required
  • Email, word-processing, website and database skills
  • Salary 40k to 60k, depending on experience

 

Position 2Assistant Coach of Boating & Assistant Programs Manager

Canal Dock seeks a part-time or full-time employee to assist with the oversight and operation of all current boating programs and boating events, and to help create new programming. The $40 million Canal Dock Boathouse opened in New Haven, CT in December of 2018, and is operated by Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Canal Dock’s current rowing programs are aimed at junior, club and master level rowers. All programs share goals of learning basic skills, developing fitness, and enjoying outdoor recreation. Canal Dock is not currently a competitive rowing club; it is in the process of growing membership, gaining knowledge and experience with the waterways, and growing other recreational activities like paddling and sailing.

Broad description of responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of community boating programs which include, but are not limited to, on the water instruction, creating training plans for those interested in increasing fitness, and setting expectations and goals for participants
  • Coach and participate with boaters to improve skills and increase overall boating abilities
  • Support the mission of creating opportunity for participation in all activities and promote inclusive boating
  • Execute all safety protocols and ensure the safekeeping of boaters and equipment
  • Promote, disseminate, and take pride in the missions of Canal Dock

Specific duties include:

  • Recruit and coach new adult members
  • Recruit and coach New Haven public school students
  • Run indoor fitness classes for adults & juniors
  • Find/recruit junior summer camp participants
  • Operate & coach junior summer camps
  • Equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Manage membership in coordination with membership volunteer
  • Assist with all aspects of special events like the dragon boat regatta and indoor rowing relay

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication & teaching skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work with rowers & boaters of all ages, experience, athleticism
  • Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • US Rowing Association Level 1 Coaching Certification (can obtain upon hire)
  • CT boat and water safety certification (can obtain upon hire)
  • Background check; National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI)
  • Rowing experience required; sculling preferred
  • 1-2 years coaching experience considered a plus, but not a requirement
  • Email, word-processing and database skills a must
  • Hourly $20 to $25

Contact: john@canaldock.org

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