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Yachting New Zealand Positions

HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME MANAGER

LOCATION:                  AUCKLAND, Takapuna
 

ABOUT YACHTING NEW ZEALAND
Yachting New Zealand is the National Sports Body for the sport of sailing and boating at all levels.  Yachting New Zealand are a non-profit organization who represents the needs and interests of member clubs, classes, organisations and their members from grass roots upwards. Yachting New Zealand’s High Performance Vision is to ‘Maintain Olympic Yachting as a multiple medal winning sport”

ROLE SUMMARY
The primary purpose of the High Performance Programme Manager’s position is to be the primary point of contact to enable the effective operationalisation of the high performance programme strategy. The manager will ensure that our sailors and coaches get the performance and operational support they need to run their campaigns in line with the Yachting High Performance Programme to deliver on its 3 key goals:

  1. To win multiple medals at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games
  2. To fast-track identified high potential campaigns
  3. To develop future World Champions, Olympic and Paralympic campaigns

The role will work alongside the High Performance Director and all other Yachting New Zealand Coaches and Sailors to learn and further develop programme plans and initiatives that will allow Yachting New Zealand to stay ahead of the rest of the world.

 

Key attributes / experience to be successful in the role will be:

  • A passion for yachting and in particular Olympic Class yachting
  • Demonstrated experience of working effectively with other performance enhancement team members
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organising and implementing successful campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing systems and processes that enable operationalisation of strategic plans
  • Administration and financial management skills
  • Logistics expertise and experience
  • Be a resourceful and innovative problem solver who can respond positively to challenges and change

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the High Performance Programme of one of New Zealand’s most consistently successful and popular sport.

Applicants for this role must have the required residency status to be able to legally work in New Zealand. 

Please contact David Abercrombie for more information or to submit your application with your cover letter to dabercrombie@yachtingnz.org.nz.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:  5:00pm on 6th June 2017

 

Other Yachting Positions

Wellington Youth Sailing Trust Coach 2017 – 2018

Expressions of interest close 30th May 2017

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of a Youth Scheme Coach for the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust.

The Wellington Youth Sailing Trust provides match racing training and skill development for youth sailors across the Wellington Region.

The Trust is committed to delivering a youth keel boat and match racing programme offered in the Wellington region to include a secondary school’s component, a youth women’s match racing component, an introduction to match racing programme offer to sailors from outside the Wellington region, winter sailing programme and an under 23 match racing squad.

There have been more than 900 participants in the youth development program to date. Our graduates have won prestigious regattas such as the Governor’s Cup in California and several graduates have gone on to elite international sailing careers. Josh Junior (Olympics 2016), Daryl Wislang (Volvo RTW races), Matt Steven (Youth Americas Cup) and Josh Porebski (NZ Sailing Team) are notable examples.

We are looking for a dynamic, skilled coach that is a great communicator and team builder to continue our successful coaching program.

Primary focus:

  • Running a number of match racing programs during the season.
  • Implementing and running the weekly and weekend coaching program.
  • Developing the skills of sailors to enable participation in national events
  • School Teams sailing coaching.
  • Traveling to away regattas as required by the Trust
  • Mentoring young sailors and junior instructors.

This is a part time role (approx. 20 hours per week) and will require the coach to be available from April 2017. The term of contract will be from April 2017 through to the end of March 2018.

This role may be combined with the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust youth scheme programme manager\coordinator position.

Qualities & Experience:

  •  RYA Senior Sailing Instructor Certification or other recognized Association / Federation
  • Level 2 RYA Sailing Certification (Race Coach)- Preferred, not required
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Race management background essential
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and motivate students
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong personal sailing background

The Trust will offer a competitive package based on experience, ability and performance.

 

For further information please contact:

Wellington Ocean Sports Manager – ocean@rpnyc.org.nz

Expressions of interest close 30 May 2017.

An expression of interest along with your CV detailing your skills and experience should be sent to:

Wellington Ocean Water Sports

PO Box 9674

Wellington, New Zealand

Attn. WOWS Manager.

Wellington Youth Sailing Trust Coordinator 2017 – 2018

Expressions of interest close 30th May 2017

Expressions of interest are invited for the position of a Youth Scheme Coordinator for the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust.

The Wellington Youth Sailing Trust provides match racing training and skill development for youth sailors across the Wellington Region.

The Trust is committed to delivering a youth keel boat and match racing programme offered in the Wellington region to include a secondary school’s component, a youth women’s match racing component, an introduction to match racing programme offer to sailors from outside the Wellington region, winter sailing programme and an under 23 match racing squad.

There have been more than 900 participants in the youth development program to date. Our graduates have won prestigious regattas such as the Governor’s Cup in California and several graduates have gone on to elite international sailing careers. Josh Junior (Olympics 2016), Daryl Wislang (Volvo RTW races), Matt Steven (Youth Americas Cup) and Josh Porebski (NZ Sailing Team) are notable examples.

We are looking for an organized and self-motivated person to manage the various programs that fall under the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust’s umbrella.

Primary Focus:

  • Managing all applications for the assorted programs.
  • Organizing authority of all local regattas.
  • Supporting the coach in admin tasks such as regatta entries, travel bookings etc.
  • Coordinating fundraising activities for the Under 23 Squad.
  • Attending monthly trust meetings.
  • Monitoring the Youth Scheme email.
  • Liaison with RPNYC.
  • Managing the public Facebook page and other public relations.

This is a part time role (approx. 5-10 hours per week). There are longer hours over regatta periods.

This role may be combined with the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust coach position.

Qualities & Experience:

  • Regatta management
  • Strong organizational and managerial skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sailing background
  • Social Media knowledge
  • Self-motivation to achieve all necessary actions.

The Trust will offer a competitive package based on experience, ability and performance.

 

For further information please contact:

Wellington Ocean Sports Manager – ocean@rpnyc.org.nz 

Expressions of interest close 30 May 2017.

An expression of interest along with your CV detailing your skills and experience should be sent to:

Wellington Ocean Water Sports

PO Box 9674

Wellington, New Zealand

Attn. WOWS Manager.