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Seeking Head Coach for 2021

St. Margaret Sailing Club is renowned for having some of the best facilities and sailing conditions in North America. SMSC is proud of our history of producing competitive athletes while offering an opportunity for our youngest sailors to have a positive introduction to sailing and develop a lifelong love of the sport.

The Head coach is tasked with providing guidance to both sailors, families and coaches while ensuring we are run a positive and safe, community-based program as well as assisting our more competitive sailors to excel.

We invite interested individuals to apply before January 18th, 2021



Head Coach, Junior Sail Program

Reports To

Junior Sail Committee


May to June – Part-time

July to August – Full-time

September to October – Possibly Part-Time


Commensurate with experience and certification

Application Deadline

January 17th, 2021 @ 11:59pm

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to


  • Assisting with the development of the Junior Sail program in the preseason and throughout the year as well as ensuring the correct placement of students in the program.
  • Assisting in the preparation and maintenance of all Junior sail equipment
  • Assist with the hiring and managing of the coaching staff.
  • Ensuring all levels of the Junior Sail program are run in a safe and productive manner adhering to the CANSail programming.
  • Implementing and monitoring all safety plans and policies of SMSC and Sail Canada, ensuring strict adherence to the established Emergency Action Plans and providing first aid when necessary
  • Communications with sailors, families, coaching staff, Junior Sail director and other stakeholders in a clear and timely manner.
  • Scheduling additional work hours for staff during dinghy race nights, private lessons and regattas.
  • Supervising all areas of the Sailing Club that are used by the program
  • Assisting coaches with the logistics of attending local regattas including transportation, communications and registration
  • Planning and running additional Junior Sail activities
  • Various administrative duties. Including but not limited to minimal bookkeeping, student record keeping, inventory and ordering of parts, maintaining an adequate supply of consumable items


  • A positive, open minded mature individual
  • Organized and effective time management skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and timely manner
  • Previous coaching experience at various levels
  • Current and certified SAIL Canada Instructor. Minimum level 3-4
  • VHF / ROC certified
  • Familiar with the SAIL NS and SAIL Canada programs
  • Knowledge of 420's, Opti's and Coach Boats including operation and maintenance


  • Deliver a quality program for all sailors in a positive manner ensuring the safety of all participants, coaches, SMSC members and the general public.
  • Represent SMSC in a professional and positive manner
  • Effectively communicate with all key stakeholders – sailors, families and club officials
  • Ensuring all equipment is kept in a safe and operational condition

Thank you for your interest. You may download a PDF version of this job posting. Please direct any questions and forward your cover letter and resume to We look forward to hearing from you.