Employment

Position 1 – Executive Director

“Opening New Haven’s Waterfront for Adventure, Discovery and Growth”

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall strategic and organizational responsibility for Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. (“Canal Dock”); developing and executing our mission. The Executive Director is the chief ambassador for Canal Dock, and as such is responsible for working closely with membership and the broader community to tell our story effectively, while maintaining fiscally responsible practices, and promoting a culture of teamwork.

Currently Canal Dock employs a full time Director of Events and a part-time building manager from the University of New Haven. Plans for the immediate future include hiring a full-time Program Manager and Head Coach tasked with outreach to all of the greater New Haven community in order to generate broad participation. Primary revenues come from facility rentals and tenants. Additionally, fundraising, grants, boat club membership fees and summer rowing programs and camps have provided some support, but require significant growth.

Our vision is to grow in all aspects to fulfill the mission of “opening the waterfront” to the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Grow the programs and services that Canal Dock offers to advance its mission and values
  • Work closely with Board of Directors to create a robust fundraising plan and participate actively in fundraising activities; local and regional relationships must be developed with business, school and community leaders to achieve fundraising and participation goals
  • Work with the Board and staff to prepare comprehensive budget and planning documents associated with short- and medium-term implementation of long-range vision
  • Lead strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and special projects
  • Manage all staff (facility, program and venue); monitor the day-to-day delivery of programs and services, as well as overseeing the management of equipment and facilities; coach and mentor staff members in a positive manner to enable leadership from within
  • Foster community building, collaboration and communication within the boathouse and with the broader Canal Dock community
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with the City of New Haven and other local governments, schools, community groups, funders, and other organizations to help achieve Canal Dock goals
  • Oversee, manage or implement all daily operational activities of the Canal Dock Boathouse including, but not limited to: accounts payable, record keeping, IT, vendor management, contracts  (both tenant and vendor),  payroll,  working with Canal Dock legal teams, building maintenance,  security and access to the boathouse as well as grant applications and activity

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • A passionate and visionary leader with a dedication to community and personal growth through sport
  • Demonstrated fundraising ability
  • Experience serving, working with or for, a nonprofit organization and a diverse community
  • A record of leadership; a thoughtful and effective communicator; demonstrated success in creating and driving growth of an organization
  • Strong collaborative and team-building skills, with demonstrated ability to lead a complex organization
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial, financial, operational and program design capabilities
  • Commitment to reaching a broad audience and building participation from under-represented or disadvantaged communities
  • Extensive experience in at least one of the following water sports: paddling, rowing or sailing

This is a full-time position; salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and 403b, occasional travel required.

Canal Dock Boathouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Canal Dock has formed a dedicated search committee to lead this search. No phone calls please.

You are invited to submit a resume with a cover letter that specifically addresses the reason for your interest and summarizes how your experience and qualifications would benefit Canal Dock. Materials can be sent in confidence to: john@canaldock.org

The deadline for submission of materials is October 15th, 2019.

 

Position 2 – Head 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 3 – Assistant 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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