SailFuture is seeking a full-time Maritime instructor passionate about empowering at-risk students to achieve economic freedom and social mobility through interdisciplinary, project-based teaching.
This position will be responsible for leading 9th and 10th grade students through introductory sailing, power boating, and environmental science classes in the classroom and on the water.
The ideal candidate is an experienced maritime professional who is passionate about teaching real world problem solving through maritime training.
About SailFuture Academy
SailFuture Academy is a purposefully disruptive educational model based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our mission is to empower at-risk students to achieve economic freedom and social mobility through an equitable and exceptional school model driven by character development and pragmatic, project-based learning.
SailFuture Academy operates on a year-round calendar with 5 terms. This calendar provides meaningful breaks to students and faculty throughout the year, as well as ample planning time for faculty to regroup and prepare high-quality and individualized lesson plans for their students. Students attend class for 8-9 weeks each term which is followed by a 2- week break for students and a week of protected break time and a week of protected planning time for faculty.
- Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
- Lead students in groups of 8 through on-the-water and classroom-based lesson plans
- Provide instruction to students in groups of 8 on the following types of vessels:
- 65’ MacGregor racing sloop
- 33’ Hunter sloop
- Collegiate 420 racing dinghies
- 15’ Boston Whaler
- Help ensure a safe classroom environment, both physically and intellectually
- Ensure students uphold community standards in the classroom and within our community
- Create a space for students to fail forward in order to improve their mastery of target objectives
- Able to provide real-time, constructive feedback for 8 students to help student growth
- Provide individualized input for each student in term-end review meetings
- Submit daily professionalism score for each student using provided rubric and guidelines
- Provide weekly narrative feedback regarding student engagement in class
- Lead a crew of 8 students in daily crew meetings
- Establish meaningful relationships and build trust with students to assist in improving their behavior, educational performance, and social relationships
The faculty recruitment team is excited to review applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and are seeking candidates who possess the following:
- USCG 6-pack Captain's License
- Previous leadership experience
- Eagerness to learn and receive feedback
- Entrepreneurial in their thinking and a creative problem solver
- Undaunted by new, unique challenges in order to catalyze meaningful social change
- Passionate about reimagining education
- Collaborative in their approach
- $45,000 - $55,000 annual salary depending on experience
- 401k with 6% match
- $250 monthly health insurance contribution
Initial interviews will take place by video conference with finalists invited to campus for an in-person interview and teaching demonstration. Additionally, finalists will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation. For more information about SailFuture Academy, see our website: www.sailfuture.org/academy