The Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC), is a 501 c(3) non-profit community sailing center located on San Francisco Bay. We provide accessible and affordable sailing to the SF Bay Community and are looking for people with a passion for teaching and a desire to be a part of our team!

Waterfront Director (full time, exempt)


Adult & Community Program Development

  • Develop new programs in partnership with Board and/or Executive Director including recommending new programs, recruiting participants, setting curriculum, instructor education and designing program metrics
  • Develop and maintain materials to support grant process including participant and parent surveys, photo books, thank you, and learning incentive programs
  • Evaluate and improve programs annually with agreed upon metrics
  • Recruit program participants—groups and individuals
  • Prepare Board Report by 1st day of each month; include summary programs, instructors, events, etc.
  • Reporting on statistics and metrics monthly and ad hoc 

Financial Administration

  • Develop annual Open Sail & adult program budget and goals
  • Financial oversight for all programs including budget review prior to expense commitment and assessment of actuals versus estimates on a bi-weekly basis
  • Assist in capital planning by proposing fleet growth schedule by July of the preceding year
  • Oversee and manage instructor expenses for payroll, overtime, activities, etc.
  • Approve timecards for instructors and contractors within Adult and Open sail programs and fleet/facility maintenance
  • Approve all expenses pertaining to programs and fleet/facility maintenance
  • Create and implement marketing strategy for maximizing tenant revenue
  • Create and implement strategy for optimizing boatyard footprint
  • Review and provide cash flow projections including revenue and expense 1x monthly for all areas of responsibility and make recommendations to executive director

  Racing Program, Regattas and Team Sailing

  • Oversee scheduling of regattas and oversee event contracts in with Program and Office Manager
  • Oversee preparation, management and maintenance of racing equipment
  • Oversee negotiation and coordination of Cal Sailing Team annual contract and work with Cal Alumnae to ensure contract is met on an annual basis
  • Oversee negotiation and coordination V15/Laser sailing series contract and budget annually

 Facility, Fleet and Equipment

  • Oversee facility manager to ensure priorities are set and equipment is maintained to the highest standard at the lowest cost and in a timely manner; responsible for scheduling large projects such as dock removal/placement
  • Ensure maintenance and inventory of teaching equipment including: wetsuits, PFD’s, and other sailing gear; radios and loudhailers; safety gear; marks.
  • Assist in maintenance of boats by managing maintenance log, communicating necessary repairs with facility/fleet coordinator, and directing instructors to perform basic repairs and maintenance
  • Coordinate facility workdays a minimum of 12x annually
  • Ensure there is sufficient fuel available for programs; coordinate with Facility Manager or Instructors
  • Ensure yard inventory is performed 2x monthly; lock unknown boats, place signage for impound and communicate findings to Office Manager
  • Approve and oversee planning for all facility events, regattas and timelines to ensure minimal disruption
  • Ensure annual registration of boats and update inventory log accordingly
  • Ensure the Quonset huts, dock office, closet and the containers organize at all times


  • Develop strategy for engaging community partners annually; determine how to retain participation year on year
  • Build strong relationships with community partners to increase community sailing opportunities
  • Act as primary point of contact for programs
  • Oversee sponsorship for a minimum of three community events annually

Youth & Adaptive Program Oversight

  • Oversee development of annual youth & adult  program budget and goals (by July)
  • Oversee all aspects of existing programs including offering schedules, curriculums, registration, recruiting and hiring, etc.
  • Oversee hiring, training, and oversee instructors and volunteer instructors as it pertains to programs
  • Act as liaison with participants, group representatives, parents, etc.
  • Act as primary point of contact and respond to all general inquiries—phone, email, and in person: program participants, facility users, racers, and race organizers
  • Oversee management of participant registration and billing, solicit help from Office Manager as needed
  • Update website pertaining to programs or provide Office Manager with details on edits
  • Send communication to parents and participants as it pertains to Programs, coordinate PR/marketing efforts with Office Manager
  • Oversee recruitment and management of volunteers for specific class needs and program events
  • Ensure participation metrics are being tracked and reported weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually

HR and Operational Responsibilities

  • Recruiting and retain talented employees
  • Foster open communication and teamwork
  • Continually streamline and simplify; update tools and processes as necessary
  • Perform annual reviews for Program Manager and Facility /Fleet Managers
  • Oversee training and emergency response drills
  • Oversee and manage instructors and/or interns
  • Maintain clean, organized environment

Required skills:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Strong verbal/ communication skills
  • Strong fleet maintenance skills

To apply for this position, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , please include a cover letter and resume.

TISC is also seeking both full-time and part-time instructors to teach youth classes ranging from beginner through advanced, ages 6-17. Multiple positions are available during 3 seasons:
Spring: Early April - May 30
•      Part time - 25hrs/wk; STEM-based, experiential education field trip instructor
•      Part time - 12hrs/wk; normal youth sailing instructor, plus adult, adaptive and community programming
Summer: June 2 - August 17
•      Part time - 25-30hrs/wk; Group sails, plus weekend and evening adult, adaptive and community programming
•      Full time - 40hrs/wk; normal youth sailing summer camp instructor 
Fall: September 1 - Late October
•      Part time - 25hrs/wk; STEM-based, experiential education field trip intructor
•      Part time - 12hrs/wk; normal youth sailing instructor, plus adult, adaptive and community programming

Our programs are open to students from diverse backgrounds and are run by a core group of dedicated staff members. We sail Bugs, Optis, FJs, Ventures and J24s in Clipper Cove and the greater bay.

This is one of the premiere sailing venues in the world and boasts an incredible view of San Francisco. We were lucky to benefit greatly from the America's Cup in 2013 and have tons of momentum for the 2014 season. Come sail in one of the coolest spots around this summer!

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .