Shore Manager

This position is full time: Summer 6 days a week, Winter 5 days a week, 3 week holiday break

Reports to: Executive Director

Coordinates with:  Race and Training Program Directors

Directs: Saplings, Acorns, Rigger, Sailmaker, Onshore Coach, Staff when on shore

Oakcliff is a training and coaching center located in Oyster Bay NY with an America’s Cup-like campus consisting of a boat shop, boat yard, meeting spaces and a fleet of over 77 boats.   The fleet includes the world’s largest fleet of Match 40s, 24 high performance Olympic dinghies, 6 grand-prix offshore racing yachts and many support boats. The unique programming, facilities and equipment at Oakcliff have been described as “Too Good … To be true.”

The Shore Manager’s responsibilities change with the seasons and evolve as the fleet grows, but is primarily responsible for the operations and maintenance of the large fleet and the shore side facilities.  This position has managerial responsibilities but it is also very much a hands-on job where the candidate will be performing a large variety of the work, not just managing.

He or she has at their resources staff with various specialty skills and summer trainees with basic skills.

Phased Schedule:

Spring Launch: March to May, responsible for scheduling, launching and ensuring all boats are race ready for training and competing as scheduled with the Race Program Director.  This phase is mostly a M-F 9 to 5 work schedule

Summer Programs: During the phase the trainees do most of the work once they have been taught.  This phase is a Tuesday noon through Friday full time schedule, as well as most weekends.

Fall Haul:  September to November, responsible for the scheduling of haul outs as race and training permits.  Emphasis on getting routine maintenance done as the boats are hauled out and winterized to minimize spring prep.  This phase transitions to a M-F 9-5 schedule.

Winter:  Thanksgiving until Spring Launch, from haul to the end of the year the focus is on ensuring all normal maintenance is done and scheduling, ordering and preparing for any major work that needs to be done is accomplished.  After the holiday break, the schedule increases in tempo until boats go into the water.  This phase is a solid M-F 9 -5 schedule with a 3-week break at the Holidays

Overall, the candidate should have strong all-round boat working skills, specifically on racing sailboats.  They should be able to clearly and calmly direct individuals with varying degrees of experience and talent.  Their organizational and multi tasking skills must be superior as the program will change as there is damage, marketing demands etc.

Specific Skills:  Scheduling capabilities; superior knowledge of Microsoft Excel and email communications; Superior composites and painting capabilities; above average rigging, hydraulics, electronics, mechanics, sail making and deck hardware experience and skills. 

Ideally this is a person who has a wide array of real-life experience to convey to future rock stars of our sport both on the water and in the boat shop. Oakcliff is a high energy, fluid work environment and candidates should be able to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and opportunities.

Sailing skills assumed and welcomed.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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