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Yachting New Zealand strategic engagement coordinator 

Yachting New Zealand are looking for a strategic engagement coordinator, with a particular focus on high performance outcomes.

This new position fixed-term position will be based at Yachting New Zealand's Auckland headquarters and is funded for an 18-month period by High Performance Sport New Zealand's Women in High Performance Sport Residency Fund.

Yachting New Zealand’s vision is to help New Zealanders access, enjoy and succeed on the water for life. Those three tenets are interlinked and, done well, will see people engaged in the sport for life. 

This position is of critical importance to help deliver on Yachting New Zealand’s newly created Women and Girls in Sailing strategy and on our wider strategic direction and high-performance strategy. The strategy was launched earlier this year to gain a greater understanding of the barriers to attracting more female participants, and to learn how to retain those already sailing and advance equal opportunities.

The role:

  • Lead the implementation of Yachting New Zealand’s Women and Girls in Sailing strategy, including delivering on the strategy’s key high-performance programme objectives and external communication requirements.
  • Contribute towards the delivery of Yachting New Zealand’s strategic direction with a focus on supporting initiatives that enable the identification, development and retention of high potential female sailors, coaches and officials so that they are ready for the high performance environment
  • Help shape quality personal development programmes in conjunction with sailors, coaches, and leaders within the sport
  • Support and learn from everyone within the Yachting New Zealand leadership team with a priority on working with the High-Performance Director, National Sport Development Manager, Communications Manager and the Women’s Sailing Manager
  • Support the Communications Manager by contributing regular communications, both internally and externally, which support Yachting New Zealand’s strategic direction.

Women in High Performance Sport Residency Fund

High Performance Sport New Zealand’s Women in High Performance Sport Residency Fund is to accelerate highly-capable and talented women into high performance leadership and coaching positions.

The residency fund will establish a diverse cohort of talented, capable, future female leaders and high performance coaches through offering 18 month, fixed term employment opportunities within national sporting organisations (NSOs) high performance programmes through a competitive funding and recruitment process.

The resident will also have access to additional professional development support through HPSNZ’s Women in High Performance Sport pilot project. This includes participating in a high performance sport focused women leadership residency programme, mentoring and networking opportunities, and a $10,000 professional development budget to support the delivery of their approved professional development plan.

In order to be eligible for a resident position, applicants must satisfy the below criteria:

  • identify as a woman;
  • be New Zealand citizen or have been granted permanent resident status; and
  • be able to commit to the initiative for the full 18 month programme.

A full job description can be found here

Yachting New Zealand Strategic Engagement Coordinator

Applications should be submitted to Dianne Logan and are due by January 24.


Regional Support Officer (Northern Region)

Are you the next Yachting New Zealand regional support officer?

Yachting New Zealand is looking for a Regional Support Officer (RSO) for the Northern Region including Auckland, the Coromandel, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

This is a key role for Yachting New Zealand, providing on-the-ground support to clubs and sailors, helping build club capability, growing participation and raising awareness throughout schools and the community. 

We require someone who is truly passionate about sailing and growing the sport; someone who knows yachting and boating clubs, is fresh thinking and has a creative approach to growing the sport. You need to be able to work with a wide variety of people (young and old), and be the face of Yachting New Zealand in the region. 

This is a challenging role requiring the RSO to manage multiple demands over a large region and needs someone who is self-motivated and highly organised and able to work for extended periods on their own.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work outside “normal working hours” as this role requires weekend and after-hours work. 

This is a full time, fixed term role.  

A position description is available below.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to Dianne Logan ( Any enquires about the role can be made to Raynor Haagh (

Applications close on January 17, 2020.

Other positions available

Bucklands Beach Yacht Club - Team Racing Coaches for the 420 Team Racing Squads

Coaching on Tuesday and Thursday from 3.30pm to 7.30pm
Colleges: Pakuranga, Macleans & St Kentigerns
3rd February 2020 start date
Please contact:

Bucklands Beach Yacht Club - Have a Go Sailing Coaches for the local schools

Coaching times and date vary
3rd February 2020 start date
Please contact:

Pier21 - weekend dry stack operator

Pier21 are looking for a weekend dry stack operator to work alongside their drystack operator on every second weekend (7.30am-5pm) and possibly some school vacation time. Full training will be given and uniform supplied.

Some boating knowledge and experience with water craft is preferred.

See here for more information on Pier21 or email


Skipper & sailing instructor wanted to lead teen sailing programmes

Broadreach are leaders in experiential programmes abroad for middle school through college aged students. Over the past 26 years, more than 18,000 students have travelled with Broadreach to over 40 countries. 

Their mission is to challenge students to broaden their perspectives through new experiences and environments, to inspire them to develop lifelong skills, to discover and explore their passions, and to empower them to reach beyond limitations and take charge of their future. 

Broadreach are an IYT (International Yacht Training) partner school and offers courses from Introduction to Yachting to Bareboat Skipper.

Skippers lead summer live-aboard diving, sailing and marine science programmes in the Caribbean aboard 40-55 ft. catamarans and monohulls. 

Skippers teach sailing lessons and, along with their co-leaders, facilitate positive group dynamics, lead games, assist students with cooking and cleaning duties along with cultivating personal growth and leadership development in their students. Their staff prioritise safety and are energetic role models who excel in building meaningful relationships with their students. Leading a Broadreach programme is a fun, rewarding, and demanding position. 

Broadreach maintain a small group size of 12 students or less led by two or three instructors. Programmes range from 12 to 37 days and can be challenging for students and instructors, which makes a positive demeanor essential. Their strongest instructors are flexible, team players who excel in quickly-changing scenarios, while maintaining a supportive, fun, and cohesive community.

Contracts range from four to 10 weeks in length from early June through late August.


  • Licensed US Coast Guard Captain, Yachtmaster or equivalent experience
  • Comfort operating a yacht over 45 feet from standard operations to sail training
  • Small boat handling skills as staff regularly operate RIBs and small boats with 6hp to 50hp outboards
  • Able to confidently maneuver in tight harbors and anchorages under power
  • Understanding of basic yacht and diesel engine maintenance
  • Experience in multi-day sailing trips/deliveries/chartering
  • Experience working with teens or young adults required; experience teaching sailing to youth ideal
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills, able to work without direct supervision and adaptable to often changing, dynamic environments
  • Passion for mentoring and motivating students
  • Physically fit and able to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, etc
  • Demonstrated success working on diverse teams with a collaborative mindset
  • Great communication skills and a professional demeanor to serve as a Broadreach ambassador
  • Able to attend staff training in St. Martin the first week of June

Preferred Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience teaching sailing to teens or young adults or significant experience working with youth in a mentorship capacity
  • Experience leading teens or young adults on multi-day programmes
  • Significant international travel experience
  • Open availability from early June to mid-August increases chance of placement
  • Wilderness First Responder certification or higher or willingness to obtain before programme 

Catch a glimpse of a day in the life on a Caribbean programme is like in this video

Learn more details or apply now