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Head of Tennis

Christmas Cove Improvement Association, South Bristol, Maine

The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately one hour fifteen minutes north of Portland. The junior sports program includes tennis, sailing, swimming and art.  It supports participants ages 4-16.


This position is a visible and substantial leadership role in the program and in the community as a whole.  Head of Tennis Instructors often make deep friendships with families and peers and return to visit for many years after their tenure.


THE JOB:
The Head of Tennis manages and leads the Junior Tennis Program for children (ages 4-15) at the Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA).  This position is also responsible for supervising, leading and training the Junior Instructors of the CCIA Tennis Program, which includes developing and putting into practice a robust instructional program that supports the growth of young players.  The CCIA Junior Tennis Program teaches the game of tennis throughout the 8-week summer season to up to 60 kids a week. 

As one of four Head Instructors,  the Head of Tennis is highly visible to the community and oversees high school-age and college-age staff. Therefore, the Head of Tennis must be a positive, mature and authoritative role model for the staff and a friendly, community-oriented face of the Junior Program for member families.

The position is Monday through Friday (generally 35 hours per week). It includes office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the tennis program.  This position reports to the CCIA Club Manager and is supported by the Vice President of the Jr. Sports Program and the Tennis Committee. Club housing is provided for the Head of Tennis and the other Head Instructors and the Sailing Program Director.

While not part of the job description, the Head of Tennis has discretion to run adult-oriented clinics and child and/or adult private lessons outside of work hours. 


DUTIES:

  • Establish and implement the tennis curriculum for all levels of players, preparing daily lesson plans that align with the tennis curriculum.

  • Maintain daily attendance records and prepare end of season class placement reports for students.

  • Manage two-three staff instructors, assigning responsibilities and overseeing them as they assist you in conducting classes for beginner through advanced students and in coaching the tennis team.

  • Plan, organize and run intra-club and inter-club junior tennis tournaments.

  • Oversee the safety, supervision and maintenance of instructional tennis courts.

  • Create and uphold a positive learning environment for Club children.

  • With the Sailing Program Director and Head Sailing and Swimming Instructors, plan and lead a portion of the Jr. Sports award ceremony at the end of each session.  

  • The Head of Tennis participates with the Sailing Program Director and Head Sailing and Swimming Instructors in a variety of CCIA activities carried out under the direction of the Club Manager.  Such activities include, but are not limited to, assisting with club social events, including weekends, and CCIA opening and closing responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current college competitive tennis player and/or current tennis professional with strong skills and solid teaching experience 

  • Experience overseeing teen or peer-aged staff in any setting

  • Current USPTA certification (or equivalent) preferred

  • Current Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required

  • Experience working with and motivating children of kindergarten through middle school ages

  • Ability to contribute positively as a team member in a working environment and as a housemate in a living environment is essential

  • Able to lead, prioritize, organize, delegate and communicate


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

* All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed.  Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set up and/or clean up days. The Head of Tennis is paid by the hour for these activities.

* CCIA is a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences.  All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members and represent the CCIA.  Adherence to the rules of the CCIA and the laws of the state of Maine is mandatory. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours.

* Housing is provided for Head Instructors and Sailing Program Director in the CCIA’s instructor cottage.


LOCATION:
The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine approximately one hour and fifteen minutes north of Portland, Maine.  Information about the club can be found at: www.cciamaine.org or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cciamaine


SALARY:
Compensation commensurate with experience.  Housing and a small food stipend is provided.


CONTACT:
Helene Lorentzen

Vice President, CCIA Junior Sports Program

jrsports@cciamaine.org

cell: 561-951-8838


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Head Sailing Instructor

Christmas Cove Improvement Association, South Bristol, Maine

The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately one hour fifteen minutes north of Portland.  The junior sailing program supports young sailors ages 8-16, and participates in local and regional regattas.  The well-maintained instructional fleet currently consists of 18 Optimists, 7 420s and 5 coaches boats.  


This position is a visible and substantial leadership role in the sailing program and in the community as a whole.  Head Sailing Instructors often make deep friendships with families and peers and return to visit for many years after their tenure.


THE JOB:
The Head Sailing Instructor assists the Sailing Program Director to manage and lead the Junior Sailing Program (ages 8-16), at the CCIA.  Implementing a robust instructional program that supports the growth of young sailors from beginner Opti through Opti and 420 racing is the central responsibility of this position.  The CCIA Junior Sailing Program has up to 40 sailors a week over the 8 week summer program.

As one of four Head Instructors, the Head Sailing Instructor is highly visible to the community and oversees high school-age and college-age staff.  Therefore, the Head Sailing Instructor must be a positive, mature and authoritative role model for the staff and a friendly, community-oriented face of the Junior Program for member families.  

The position is Monday through Friday (generally 38 hours per week), and includes office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the sailing program.  This position reports to Sailing Program Director and CCIA Club Manager(s) and is supported by the Vice President of the Junior Sports Program and the Junior Sailing Program Committee.  CCIA housing is provided for the three heads and the sailing program director


DUTIES:

  • Conduct and supervise sailing classes at all levels as well as weekly races following the curriculum established by the Sailing Program Director.

  • Supervise the Assistant Head Sailing Instructors and up to six high school and college age staff instructors.

  • Maintain sailing fleet and coach motorboats.

  • Following the lead of the Sailing Program Director, coach the racing team in developing skills in all aspects of 420 and Opti racing.

  • Support, organize and supervise interclub regattas as directed by Sailing Program Director.

  • Create a safe and positive learning experience for our children, developing and overseeing seaman-like discipline on the water, including safe boat handling and proper care of the CCIA equipment.

  • Working with the Sailing Program Director, conducting adult clinics as needed.

  • With the Sailing Program Director, plan and lead the sailing portion of the Junior Sports award ceremony at the end of each session.  

  • Participate with the Program Directors and Head of Swimming in a variety of CCIA activities carried out under the direction of the Club Manager(s).  Such activities include, but are not limited to assisting with Recognition Night, Club social events, including weekends, and Club opening and closing responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Current college competitive sailor and/or current sailing professional with strong skills and robust competition experience

  • US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 Certification required and Level 2 Certification a plus

  • Current Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR/AED Certification

  • Experience overseeing teen or peer-aged staff in any setting

  • Experience teaching beginner level sailors in Optis and 420s

  • Experienced at all aspects of Opti and 420 races including spinnaker and trapeze use

  • Competency in day-to-day sailing fleet maintenance

  • Valid driver’s license, boat trailering experience if possible

  • Experience working with and motivating children of kindergarten through high school ages

  • Ability to contribute positively as a team member in a working environment and as a housemate in a living environment is essential

  • Able to lead, prioritize, organize, delegate and communicate


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

* All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed.  Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set-up and clean up days. The Head of Sailing is paid by the hour for these activities.

*CCIA is a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences.  All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members and represent the CCIA.  We expect appropriate behavior that reflects your position of responsibility. Adherence to the rules of the CCIA and the laws of the state of Maine is mandatory. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours.

* Housing is provided for Head Instructors and Sailing Program Director in the CCIA’s instructor cottage.


LOCATION:
The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine approximately one hour and fifteen minutes north of Portland, Maine.  Information about the club can be found at: www.cciamaine.org or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cciamaine


SALARY:
Compensation commensurate with experience.  Housing and a small food stipend is provided.

CONTACT: 

Bruce MacNeil - brucemmacneil@gmail.com or 617-680-4840

Helene Lorentzen - jrsports@cciamaine.org or 561-951-8838

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Sailing Program Director Optis/420s

Christmas Cove Improvement Association, South Bristol, Maine

The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately one hour fifteen minutes north of Portland.  The junior sailing program supports young sailors ages 8-16, and participates in local and regional regattas.  The well-maintained instructional fleet currently consists of 18 Optimists, 7 420s and 5 coaches boats.  


This position is a visible and substantial leadership role in the sailing program and in the community as a whole.  Sailing Program Directors often make deep friendships with families and peers and return to visit for many years after their tenure.


Sailing Program Director Job Description


For Summer 2023, the CCIA is seeking a Sailing Program Director.  The Sailing Program Director manages and leads the Junior Sailing Program and works closely with the Head Sailing Instructor and Club Manager.  Developing and putting into practice a robust instructional program that supports the growth of young sailors from beginner Opti through Opti and 420 racing is the central responsibility of this position.  The CCIA Junior Sailing Program has up to 40 sailors a week over the 8 week summer program.


The position is Monday through Friday (generally 37 hours per week), plus office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the sailing program.  This position reports to Sailing Program Director and CCIA Club Manager(s) and is supported by the Vice President of the Junior Sports Program and the Junior Sailing Program Committee.   He or she is responsible for, among other things:

  • supervising and evaluating a staff that usually consists of a Head Sailing Instructor, an assistant head, and numerous junior instructors,

  • setting curriculum and lesson plans for all levels and ensuring that staff is following plans, that children are appropriately placed in classes and progressing toward goals,

  • in conjunction with Head Sailing Instructor, coach racing classes in developing skills,

  • overseeing maintenance of motorboats and sailboats which includes leading staff in preparation of the boats during set-up week, 

  • serving as liaison with the boatyard for fees and services,

  • creating a safe and positive learning experience for all children, 

  • working with Club Manager in creating consistent, positive incentives for good behavior and consistently apply consequences of poor behavior,

  • serving as liaison between the staff and the CCIA Adult Sailing Fleet, which may include attending Fleet meetings,

  • organizing with the Head Sailing Instructor participation in club, local and regional regattas and providing on-site coaching,

  • coordinating with the Head Sailing Instructor special sailing events for children and/or adults as directed,

  • performing additional duties with the Heads of Sailing, Swimming and Tennis to offer Junior Program events, occasionally assisting with Club events or weekend office support.


Qualifications

Candidates should be motivated, independent college-age or older sailors who enjoy working with children and will be mature role models for younger staff members.  They must have:

  • US Sailing Small Boat Level I Certification and Level II Certification,

  • Current First Aid and Advanced CPR Certification,

  • Extensive experience as a participant in competitive youth and collegiate sailing,

  • Extensive experience teaching beginner through intermediate level sailors in Optimists and 420s (using spinnakers and trapezes),

  • Experience managing a staff ranging in age from high school to early college,

  • Competency in day-to-day sailing fleet maintenance,

  • Proven ability to organize and manage a comprehensive competency-based sailing program,

  • Familiar with all aspects of running races,

  • Valid driver’s license, boat trailering experience if possible

  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership abilities with respect to children, parents and young staff alike.


Additional Requirements and Information

* All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed.  Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set-up and clean up days. The Program Director is paid by the hour for these activities.

* CCIA is a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences.  All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members and represent the CCIA.  We expect appropriate behavior that reflects your position of responsibility. Adherence to the rules of the CCIA and the laws of the state of Maine is mandatory. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours.

* Housing is provided for three Head Instructors and the Sailing Program Director in the CCIA’s waterfront instructor cottage.


LOCATION:
The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine approximately one hour and fifteen minutes north of Portland, Maine.  Information about the club can be found at: www.cciamaine.org or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cciamaine


Salary

Very competitive and commensurate with experience.  Housing and a small food stipend is provided as well.


Contact

Bruce MacNeil - brucemmacneil@gmail.com or 617-680-4840

Helene Lorentzen - jrsports@cciamaine.org or 561-951-8838

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Head Swimming Instructor

Christmas Cove Improvement Association, South Bristol, Maine

The Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA) is a summer community in beautiful mid-coast Maine approximately one hour fifteen minutes north of Portland.  The junior sports program includes tennis, sailing, swimming and art.  It supports participants ages 4-16.


This position is a visible and substantial leadership role in the program and in the community as a whole.  Head of Swimming Instructors often make deep friendships with families and peers and return to visit for many years after their tenure.


THE JOB:
The Head Swimming Instructor manages and leads the Junior Swimming Program (ages 4-15) and the lifeguard staff at CCIA.  Developing and putting into practice a robust instructional program that introduces very young children to the water and supports the growth of enthusiastic young swimmers is the central responsibility of this position.  The CCIA Junior Swimming Program includes up to 30 participants a week throughout the 8-week summer season. 

As one of four Heads, the Head Swimming Instructor is highly visible to the community and oversees high school-age and college-age staff.  Therefore, the Head Swimming Instructor must be a positive, mature and authoritative role model for the staff and a friendly, community-oriented face of the Junior Program for member families.  

The position is Monday through Friday (generally 35 hours per week), and includes office and supervisory responsibilities on certain weekends, along with some off-duty time spent as needed developing lessons and meeting the needs of the swimming program.  This position reports to CCIA Club Manager(s) and is supported by the Vice President of the Jr. Sports Program.  CCIA housing is provided for the three head instructors and the Sailing Program Director.  


DUTIES:

  • Manage the CCIA Swimming Program including supervising high school and college age staff and overseeing safety, supervision and maintenance of the pool.

  • Implement the Red Cross swimming curriculum for all levels of swimmers, including lifesaving and water safety programs.

  • Plan, organize and run two Swim Day programs.

  • Coordinate swim team or guard-start activities.

  • Maintain daily attendance records and prepare end of season class placement reports for students.

  • Oversee the safety, supervision and maintenance of the CCIA’s swimming pool.

  • Create and uphold a positive learning environment for CCIA children.

  • With the Head Sailing Instructor and Program Directors, plan and lead a portion of the Junior Sports award ceremony at the end of each session.  

  • The Head Swimming Instructor participates with the Head Sailing Instructor and Program Directors in a variety of Club activities carried out under the direction of the Club Manager.  Such activities include, but are not limited to assisting with club social events, including weekends, and CCIA opening and closing responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • College age swimmer with strong skills and experience teaching

  • Experience overseeing teen or peer-aged staff in any setting is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to teach Red Cross or equivalent Swimming Competency Levels

  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or equivalent training and/or certification in an instructional program

  • Current Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED and First Aid certification required

  • Experience working with and motivating children of kindergarten through middle school ages.

  • Ability to contribute positively as a team member in a working environment and as a housemate in a living environment is essential.

  • Able to lead, prioritize, organize, delegate and communicate 


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION

* All CCIA Junior Sports Program staff are expected to participate in the Junior Program picnics, Recognition Nights and Swim Days, and to help with clambake preparation and other club activities, if needed.  Also, it is important for all instructors to participate in set-up and clean up days.

* CCIA is a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents, and experiences.  All CCIA staff must understand that they are role models for the younger members and represent the CCIA.  We expect appropriate behavior that reflects your position of responsibility. Adherence to the rules of the CCIA and the laws of the state of Maine is mandatory. Maturity, consideration, enthusiasm, discipline, skill and safety awareness are attributes needed at all times at work and after hours.

* Housing is provided for three Head Instructors and the Program Director of Sailing in the CCIA’s instructor cottage.


LOCATION:
The Christmas Cove Improvement Association is a coastal summer community located in South Bristol, Maine approximately one hour and fifteen minutes north of Portland, Maine.  Information about the club can be found at: www.cciamaine.org or on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cciamaine


SALARY:
Compensation commensurate with experience.  Housing and a small food stipend is provided.


CONTACT:
Helene Lorentzen - jrsports@cciamaine.org or 561-951-8838

 

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