Mission Statement: Enabling meaningful interaction with our community’s waterfront through the preservation of public access and the development of inclusive programs.

Job Title: Community Boating Director (CBD)

Salary: Competitive compensation will be offered.

General Job Description: The CBD will ensure the Mission Statement is at the heart of every decision made. The CBD is responsible for administering the AWA’s programs and maintenance of boats, facilities and assets.
The CBD will report to the President of the AWA Board of Directors (BOD). The CBD will coordinate with the committees which are Development (Communications and Marketing sub committees), Finance, Program (Maintenance sub committee) and Partnering.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: The CBD will oversee the following;
Operate within the AWA budget and ensure all insurances are in place and up-to-date
Be present for all BOD monthly meetings,
Hire, train, and supervise a seasonal staff of sailing instructors
Provide end of season evaluations for paid staff
Coordinate with AWA committees for promoting and recruiting members
Prepare promotional communications and fundraising
Coordinate with AWA committee members for volunteer program management as needed

Year-round Duties:
Maintain positive relationships with the Port, the City of Anacortes, and our partners. Be the spokesperson and the public persona for AWA.
Inform the President of the BOD of issues that might require BOD intervention or advice.
Coordinate with the AWA Marketing & Communication Committees for publicity and promotion.
Coordinate with the AWA volunteer storage manager in management of upland storage boat yard and dinghy dock storage.
Assist AWA volunteers in seeking grant funding for AWA programs.
Make presentations on AWA Programs to interested groups and partners.
Coordinate with the AWA Development Committee for fund raising and boat donations.
Coordinate fleet maintenance throughout the year with the Programs and Maintenance Committees.
Other duties as requested and needed.

During the Boating Season (March through October):
Recruit and ensure the training of coaches and staff for programs, supervise programs:
High School Sailing and Racing Team
Learn To Sail (youth & adults)
Advanced & Masters Sailing Program
Shore operations at the Donald C. Douglass building (kiosk) and Seafarers’ Memorial Park
Supervise local regatta operations and planning with fleet organizers.
Supervise kiosk operations, ensuring that revenues are accounted for and deposited correctly.
In coordination with the AWA Treasurer and Secretary, ensure that safety and insurance requirements are met for all programs.

During the Off Season (November through February):
Coordinate with the Maintenance Committee to maintain the fleet.
Coordinate with the Marketing & Communications Committees to organize instruction for community boating seminars or classes.
Coordinate with the Development Committee for the Fall Fund Raiser

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Knowledge of the Anacortes waterfront community is beneficial.
Knowledge of community waterfront programs or organizations is required.
Must be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, from potential donors to youth and adult sailors.
Experience managing budgets.
Must be able to work independently, prioritize and receive constructive feedback and suggestions from the BOD.
Certification and experience as US Sailing Level 1 + instructor preferred but not required at hire

About Anacortes Waterfront Alliance

Anacortes Waterfront Alliance is enabling meaningful interaction with our community’s waterfront through the preservation of public access and the development of inclusive programs.

Application Instructions

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your experience related to the position to [email protected] with your first and last name as the subject. Closing Date for Applications: December 15, 2020 Intended Starting Date: Approximately February 1, 2021