• High School Diploma preferred
  • Certified US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 Instructor or equivalent
  • Powerboat driving experience required with valid Washington or Oregon State boaters card
  • Minimum two years sailing experience
  • Excellent sailing skills with the ability to instruct sailing students
  • Technical knowledge of sailing
  • Some prior teaching experience is preferred
  • 2 years sailing and youth sailor coaching experience giving chalk-talks, on-the-water practices, etc
  • Past participation in youth, high school, and/or collegiate programs with a competitive focus
  • Technical experience with 420 sailboats or other single/double-handed dinghies
  • Responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic with good judgment and class leadership skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Capable of maintaining positive working relationships with staff and customers
  • Able to interact effectively with a diverse population


  • Ensure an outstanding safe, organized, and educational experience to campers on land and water
  • Instruct youth sailors ranging from beginner to advanced (ages 10-17) on 420 sailboats or other

single/double-handed dinghies

  • Exhibit commitment to teamwork, strong working relationships and supporting fellow instructors
  • Assist sailors in goal setting with a focus on skill progression and advancement
  • Encourage participation and motivate sailors to a high level of commitment at practices
  • Implement constructive daily lesson plans using scheduled program times, combining classroom and on the-water lessons or activities
  • Desire to help students improve their sailing abilities
  • Make appropriate decisions to ensure safety of students, and boating staff
  • Conduct pre-practice chalk-talk with instruction and plan-of the-day
  • Explain and demonstrate proper sailing techniques
  • Ensure all evolutions are safely executed
  • Assist in making sound weather decisions by monitoring weather and water traffic conditions
  • Assist in direction of sailing instructors and safety boat officers as directed by sailing lead
  • Participate in the daily de-briefing and secure all boats and equipment daily
  • Physically assist sailors in launching, rigging and storing boats
  • Facilitate minor repairs and daily maintenance as needed
  • Perform seamanship tasks; keep boats, equipment, and storage facility clean and organized
  • Evaluate and document progress/improvement of sailing students’ skills
  • Maintain open communication with students, parents, staff and supervisor
  • Exhibit a sense of maturity and responsibility for the program
  • Act as an appropriate role model encouraging the highest level of sportsmanlike behavior
  • Conduct parent/sailor organizational meeting prior to summer
  • Responsible for sail and power boat fleet readiness to get underway
  • Instruct safety boat swimmer on responsibilities as assigned
  • Inspect equipment before/after class and clean equipment after use
  • Understand and enforce Camp Gifford and Washington State rules/regulations related to powered

watercraft use as they pertain to staff and campers

  • Operate Safety boat in accordance with US Sailing best practices
  • Assist the Program Director in preparing and actively participating in camp evening programs
  • Interact with counselors & campers to foster a quality camping experience per The Salvation Army’s stated

camping program goals

  • Exhibit effective Christ-like conduct and service as an appropriate example for campers and staff
  • Report suspected child abuse to the Program Director and report as necessary
  • Report general property maintenance issues to Facilities Manager or Maintenance Crew Chief
  • Assist the Camp Director or Program Director in any other duties as requested in order to maintain a

consistently high level of efficiency in the operation of the camp.

  • Sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
  • Grasp, push, pull, objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, carts, doors, and reach overhead.
  • Operate a telephone
  • Operate a desktop computer
  • Access and produce information from a computer.
  • Understand written information
  • Lift up to 30lbs on a regular basis
  • Sweep, clean and perform other janitorial tasks as needed

acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army’s religious purpose and
status as a church. The employee agrees that he/she shall do nothing in his/her relationship with The
Salvation Army as an employee to undermine its religious mission. The employee agrees and understands
that his/her work-related conduct must not conflict with, interfere with, or undermine such religious programs or
the Army’s religious purposes.
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without
accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or
work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position.

The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.