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Pleasant Bay Community Boating Seeks Executive Director

 

Organization Description 

Pleasant Bay Community Boating (PBCB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to make boating, marine education and environmental stewardship affordable and accessible to all. PBCB has grown from a small, grass roots organization, and currently it has a small, year-round full- and part-time staff, an involved board, and a strong membership/volunteer base.  PBCB acquired a 3.6-acre waterfront facility on Pleasant Bay that includes 4 buildings, a boathouse and a dock. Current membership is approx. 600. Additional information may be found at /www. pbcb.cc/.

 

Position Description

PBCB seeks an experienced manager with understanding of the nonprofit environment to serve as Executive Director.  This person will be passionate about enriching the lives of all members of our community through marine recreation, education and environmental sustainability, with special attention to those who would otherwise not have the ability to learn the life lessons of sailing, marine education and other water‐based activities. Such person also will have a notable record of leadership and the demonstrated capacity to further develop an organization in fulfilling its mission.

Governance, Reporting Structures & General Responsibilities

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of PBCB and reports to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. The Executive Director provides leadership to and management of all aspects of organizational activity. This includes a broad administrative mandate, program development, leadership of institutional advancement and serving as the representative to the public of a growing year-round and robust seasonal program.

The PBCB management staff members report directly to the Executive Director and consist of both year-round full and part-time staff, including an Associate Director of Advancement and Operations, a Camp Program Director, a Waterfront Director, and a Property Manager/Assistant Treasurer.

 Areas of Responsibility

The responsibilities entail coordination of inter-related functions as described here:

  • Collaborate with and supervise staff, to include their mentorship, encouragement and coordination, and regular performance reviews
  • Oversee the administrative office and support functions, including employment and administrative policies and procedures and review of contracts for services
  • Develop an annual work plan and budget, and monitor performance against budget to ensure sound financial operations
  • Oversee delivery and quality of PBCB’s activities, to include sailing and marine education programs,

fleet and facility maintenance needs and compliance, and protocols to ensure the safety of all members, visitors and their property

  • Continue Program Development to build PBCB as a vital community organization with year-round activity on campus
  • Provide leadership for Advancement activities, to include efforts to secure annual corporate and grant funding, coordination of capital and annual campaigns, marketing and communications activities of the organization, and collaboration with Board of Directors in fundraising
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors, seeking their involvement in policy decisions and fundraising, and an increase in POBCB’s visibility in the community

 

Requirements and Skills

The successful candidate will come to PBCB with a background that illustrates:

  • Collaborative personality with leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills, including mentoring and team-building
  • Strong management skills, including planning, delegating, time management and task facilitation, evidenced by experience
  • Budget management skills (managing the business via the budget)
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation
  • Advancement knowledge and experience, to include grant writing, solicitation of corporate support and major gifts, non-profit fundraising strategies and donor cultivation
  • Strong marketing and public relations skills, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Experience in program development
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Bachelor level degree or higher preferred
  • Background or interest in sailing, marine education and environmental stewardship.

 

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, including how you understand their relevance to this position, along with your resume and the names and contact information of three references (email, phone and address).

Respond to the position announcement (electronic preferred) as below or on Indeed.com; or mail submittal to:

Jeanne McNett, Vice President

Pleasant Bay Community Boating

jeannemcnett@gmail.com or to Pleasant Bay Community Boating, P.O. Box 21, North Chatham, Massachusetts 02650

 

SEASONAL SAILING INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS  

 

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is upping its summer program for 2021 and you can be part of our renewed mission. This 17-year-old organization, with a 3.6-acre campus on the shores of beautiful Pleasant Bay, continues to serve multiple boating interests.  In addition to youth sailing class, special needs, adaptive sailing, veteran pursuits, council on aging, and an adult catboat squadron, we provide sailing lessons to member families and individuals in Flying Scots, Sunfish, Opti’s, 420s, and Catboats. While mornings are spent with youth sailing in Scots and Sunfish, this season we will be holding Opti Sailing/Racing and 420 classes in the afternoons. If you fashion yourself as a veteran Opti racers or expert 420 sailors, we need to hear from you! 

Our Sailing Instructors will be expected always maintain a professional and fun demeanor. 

Work alongside other staff, the directors, and junior instructors to ensure that all students are progressing and having fun. 

Always model respect for the water, each other, and our equipment 

Follow all PBCB policies and guidelines 

Job Requirements 

You must be 18 before June 20th, 2021. 

A strong background in sailing and racing 

A current First Aid/CPR certification 

Previous experience coaching sailing is a plus.  

Preference will also be given to applicants with lifeguard certification and US Sail certification (level one or higher).  

The regular summer program runs from June 21st through August 27th with set up, training, and orientation the week of June 16th. A small staff will continue through until Sept 15th. Instructors are generally scheduled from 9:00 – 3:30 and 4:30 to 7:00, Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends. There is normally a generous 1-hour unpaid lunch period.  

Employees can use kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats when off duty. 

Working Conditions: Classroom, outdoors, and on-the-water environment  

Location: Pleasant Bay Community Boating, 2287 Route 28, Harwich, MA. 02645  

Pay: $15 – $17 per hour, depending on experience  

Send resume to the Program Director: moorem@pbcb.cc

Please include the name, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references.  

Subject: Seasonal Sailing Instructor 

All “duties and responsibilities” are essential functions. “Requirements” are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. 

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SEASONAL MARINE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS 

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is seeking a mature, fun, and safety-oriented Marine Science and Sailing Camp Instructor with sailing experience, to work on Cape Cod from mid-June to the end of August. PBCB’s 3.6-acre waterfront campus is located on the largest estuary on Cape Cod and offers affordable summer sailing and marine education programs for all ages and capabilities. See website: www.pbcb.cc 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

Plan and teach daily PBCB fun marine science classes with another instructor using established curriculum. Plan the delivery of morning classes and afternoon sailing activities with the primary goal of having fun. Inspire students (ages 6 – 14), mentor interns (ages 15 – 18), and participate in an end-of-summer de-briefing. The instructor will use the US Sailing REACH curriculum modules and must be available to attend a training session prior to the start of the summer cam season. 

Job Description: Lead marine education activities onshore and on the water. Classes are run in our new classroom, on the water, and in boats including Flying Scots, sunfish, kayaks, canoes, and PBCB’s new solar powered floating classroom. 

  • Prepare established, hands-on activities following the US Sailing STEM curriculum guidelines.
  • Supervise one or two teaching interns, provide daily orientation, informal feedback, and offer leadership directions in accordance safety guidelines.
  • Liaise and coordinate Marine Education classes with the Science and Program Directors.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with class activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
  • Provide students with positive feedback and reinforce safe procedures.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians about the well-being of students.
  • Track attendance, collect student evaluations, and attend weekly brainstorming meeting with the Camp and Science Program Director to debrief and voice equipment needs and concerns.
  • Independently modify curriculum to maximize fun and learning.

Minimum Requirements 

You must be 18 before June 20th, 2021.  

Must possess strong interpersonal skills 

Undergraduate degree in-progress in a related Marine or Environmental science subject 

Comfort with small repairs and periodic “McGuivering” to fix a technical problem 

Experience mentoring youth and offering leadership skills 

Experience with rowing, kayak and canoe paddling 

Comfort with dingy sailing  

Preferred requirements: 

Undergraduate or master’s degree in Marine Science, Education, or related subject 

Experience teaching youth in a camp setting  

US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Level 1 certificate  

Current First-Aid and CPR certificate 

Current Lifegard certification 

Working Conditions: Office, classroom, outdoors, and on-the-water environment  

Location: Pleasant Bay Community Boating, 2287 Route 28, Harwich, MA. 02645  

Dates: June 14 to August 27, 2021 (into September possible)  

Hours: Mon – Friday, 9:00 – 3:30 (some half days)  

Pay: $15 – $17 per hour, depending on experience  

Employees can use kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats when off duty. 

Send resume to the Mike Moore – Program Director: moorem@pbcb.cc

Please include the name, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references. 

Subject: Marine Education Instructor 

All “duties and responsibilities” are essential functions. “Requirements” are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. 

 

SEASONAL SAILING/SAFETY SPECIALISTS 

Pleasant Bay Community Boating is seeking sailing/safety specialists to join our waterfront and camp directors in providing a safe, educational and fun sailing environment. Flying Scots, Catboats, Opti’s, Sunfish and 420’s are used in our sailing programs. We sail from our 3.6-acre waterfront campus located on Pleasant Bay.  Sail/safety specialists should be able to make basic boat repairs and be confident and capable in powerboat operation, have good communication skills and the ability to oversee and help manage the sailing and rental program staff 

Minimum Requirements 

You must be 20+ before June 20th, 2021. 

USCG Launch Tender License or OUPV Captains License is required.  

Experience teaching youth in a camp setting  

US Sailing Small Boat Sailing Level 1 certificate  

Current First-Aid and CPR certificate 

Current Lifegard certification 

Must possess strong interpersonal skills 

Comfort with small repairs and periodic “McGuivering” to fix a technical problem 

Experience mentoring youth and offering leadership skills 

The regular summer program runs from June 21st through August 27th with set up, training, and orientation the week of June 16th. A small staff will continue through until Sept 15th. Staff are generally scheduled from 9:00 – 3:30 and 4:30 to 7:00, Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends.  

Working Conditions: Classroom, outdoors, and on-the-water environment  

Location: Pleasant Bay Community Boating, 2287 Route 28, Harwich, MA. 02645  

Dates: June 14 to August 27, 2021 (into September possible)  

Pay: TBD – depending on experience  

Send resume to Mike Moore – Program Director: moorem@pbcb.cc 

Please include the name, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references. 

Subject: Sailing/Safety Specialist 

All “duties and responsibilities” are essential functions. “Requirements” are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.