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Sailing Program Assistant

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Under the direction of the MBAC Instructional Coordinator the Sailing Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in training, scheduling, and supervising staff; completing administrative tasks related to the department; and completing assigned tasks that may require a high level of skill or attention to detail.


  • Provide support to the MBAC Instructional Coordinator in training and supervising MBAC sailing and windsurfing instructors
  • Maintain safety of the MBAC sailing program
  • Responsible for assisting with hiring, training, scheduling, coaching, and evaluating sailing staff
  • Plan and implement department trainings and in-service trainings for the sailing staff
  • Assist with administrative tasks including but not limited to scheduling staff, data entry, and completing reports
  • Propose future efficiencies and establish protocols and procedures for the sailing department
  • Maintain strong communication with MBAC full time staff
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field preferred


  • Demonstrated experience teaching small boat and keelboat sailing
  • Minimum two years of small powerboat driving experience
  • Demonstrated ability of working in stressful situations and making appropriate decisions

License & Certification Requirements

  • Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding (must be obtained within the first month of employment)
  • NASBLA approved powerboat certification (must be obtained within the first month of employment)
  • US Sailing Small Boat Instructor Level 1 and Basic Keelboat Instructor preferred


  • Complete tasks and projects that require high level of skill and/or attention to detail
  • Able to multitask while working in a fast paced environment
  • Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with staff, customers, and vendors
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as a team player
  • Able to interact effectively with a wide diversity of people and support San Diego State University Associated Students’ values and mission


  • Must have excellent technical sailing and windsurfing skills (or excellent understanding of skills)
  • Must be aware of current trends in the sports of sailing and windsurfing
  • Must have excellent knowledge of boating laws and regulations including regulations specific to Mission Bay
  • Must be well organized and able to prioritize work, problem solve, make decisions, and meet scheduled deadlines under pressure
  • Must be able to follow oral and written directions and follow projects through to completion
  • Must have strong English language skills and the ability to read, write, and verbally communicate at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
  • Ability to operate a computer, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and ability to learn and utilize new software programs
  • Ability to gather and organize data, draw logical conclusions, and discern implications
  • Must be able to lead by example and serve as a teacher/mentor to staff within the department and at MBAC


This is a part-time position. Flexibility and willingness to work long hours including weekends with high demand during summer.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment will involve exposure to salt water, cold water, sun, wind, rain, weather, sand, seaweed, sea grass, ocean currents, sea creatures, breaking waves, and other outdoor elements.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical requirements include but are not limited to: swimming, swimming in rough and deep water, walking, running, walking or running over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying loads. Must be able to swim at least 550 yards, dive at least 10 feet deep, swim with a 10 pound object for at least 20 yards, and tread water for at least 2 minutes. Must be able to watch and supervise groups of students in the ocean and/or bay while coaching technique and supervising safety. Must be able to recognize and respond to emergencies and prevent injuries or drowning.


Part-Time, Out-of-Range – Starting Rate: $15.00 per hour

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