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North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) - Sailing School Administrator / Head Coach

North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA)
Vernon, British Columbia


Start Date: Thursday, May 01, 2014

Starting Date    May 1st, 2014

North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) has an opening for a sail school administrator / coach for a seasonal full time summer position in 2014 commencing May 1st.  Reporting to NOSA’s CANsail Director, the successful candidate will provide administrative support to the CANsail Instructors who coach Youth & Adult CANsail program for the summer 2014 ( June 1st to August 31st ).  This is a great opportunity for a post secondary / university student with previous Learn to Sail or CANSail coach experience to gain valuable administrative experience delivering the summer sailing school  program, with a team of CANSail 1&2 and 3&4 instructor(s).  NOSA is  offering a full time seasonal position at its waterfront facility next to Paddle Wheel Park on the Vernon Arm of Okanagan Lake, Vernon, British Columbia.

NOSA’s sail school program includes water safety presentations to 300+ elementary school (Grade 5 - 12) students, Introduction to Sailing sessions to Grade 8+ classes, Navy Cadet sailing program in May/June and CANSail 1 through to 4  through June – August to 150  youth  and 100 adults.


The successful candidates will  :

·       be a minimum adult age of 19 years to be the adult in charge of the program,

·       hold a current St. Johns Ambulance Standard First Aid with CPR certification (or equivalent),

·       be experienced in Microsoft Word,  Excel  and  PowerPoint,  

·       have previous experience  with the CANSail program as it will be considered as a definite.


Previous sailing school experience and current CANSail 1-4 coach certification is considered a definite asset that the Candidate brings to the position.   Candidates returning to post secondary / trade school in September 2014 (a criteria of federal student employment grant ) will also be considered an asset of the successful candidate.  

As the Sailing School delivers program to youth, the successful candidate will provide NOSA with a RCMP Police Record Check (PRC) prior to commencement of employment.  Financial compensation is commensurate with experience and current certifications.  Questions regarding the position can be sent by email to NOSA’s CANsail Director at     For more information about NOSA, please check out NOSA’s website at 

Applications for the NOSA administrator - will be received until  February 15th, 2013 to be screened  by the NOSA Board of Directors by end-February. It is NOSA’s intent to fill the position by February 28th.  Please email your resume to and Attention: CANsail Director.  Hard copy resume’s can be mailed to  North Okanagan Sailing Association,  POBox 4,  Vernon,  BC  V1T 6M1