Stony Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Race Team Coaches - Job Notice

If you possess keen leadership skills along with a strong sailing background and racing pedigree, you enjoy teaching others , and you would like to become a SLYC Junior Sailing Race Coach  for the 2018 season we would like to hear from you.  The program will run from July 2 to August 24, 2018, with training and set up in late June and teardown immediately following the end of lessons. Applicants should have or be committed to getting appropriate instructor qualifications.  Advanced instructor qualifications are of strong interest. Applications should be sent to Owen David, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 15, 2018.  Please indicate SLYC Race Coach Application in the subject line. Your application must include a resume, including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements as well as your race coaching experience, personal racing resume, and references.  In your covering letter indicate why you feel you would be a good race coach and some of your ideas on how you will provide the best experience for our race team.  For applicants interested in race coach positions, telephone interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline and appointments will be made in early January.

Stony Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Instructors - Job Notice

If you possess keen leadership skills, along with a strong sailing background, you enjoy teaching others , and are interested in being a SLYC Junior Sailing Instructor for the 2018 season we would like to hear from you.  The program will run from July 2 to August 24, 2018, with training and set up in late June and teardown immediately following the end of lessons.  Applicants should have or be committed to getting appropriate instructor qualifications. Advanced instructor qualifications are of strong interest to us. While prior experience teaching at SLYC is helpful, we welcome applications from instructors who have not sailed or worked at SLYC before. Applications should be sent to Owen David, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 31, 2018.  Please indicate SLYC Sailing Instructor in the subject line. Your application must include a resume (including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications, achievements and references) and a covering letter.  In your covering letter indicate why you feel you would be a good instructor and some of your ideas on how you will provide the best experience for our students.  Telephone interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline and appointments will be made by the end of January.

Stony Lake Yacht Club Junior Sailing Head Instructor - Job Notice

If you possess keen leadership skills along with a strong sailing background, you enjoy teaching others, and you are interested in leading the SLYC Junior Sailing program for 2018 as Head Instructor we would like to hear from you.  The program will run from July 2 until August 24, 2018, with training and set up in late June and teardown immediately following the end of lessons.  In advance of the season, the Head Instructor will assist the Junior Sailing Director with a variety of tasks. Applicants must have a strong sailing background including advanced instructor qualifications. To submit an application please send a resume, including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements, as well as a cover letter and reference letters to Owen David, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 15, 2017.  Please indicate SLYC Head Instructor Application in the subject line. In your covering letter indicate why you feel you would be a good leader for the program and a short overview of your approach and ideas for creating the best possible experience for our students and instructors.  Telephone interviews will be held shortly after the application deadline. The Head Instructor will be selected and announced in early January.

SLYC Dinner Dance - Volunteers Needed!

This year's Dinner Dance on August 19th is sure to be a great night. Ann Stewart has graciously stepped forward to lead the committee and organization effort, but we still need volunteers! Volunteers are needed for:

  • Set up / clean up
  • Serving
  • Appetizers
  • Designated Driving

If you or someone you know is available and interested, please contact Ann Stewart: Ann@limpertlaw.com, 416 894 0988.

New Summer Job - Operations Manager

Job Description:

Are you looking for position this summer where you can contribute to SLYC and gain very valuable business experience?  We have created a new role called the “Operations Manager” that would be a perfect opportunity to develop these skills.  The person playing this role will work from the Tennis Hut and the Yacht Club and will be responsible for managing the billing, attendance, reporting and other operational aspects of running SLYC all summer. You will also ensure that people participating in our programs have signed all required forms and waivers.  You will be responsible for taking attendance for tennis throughout the week and for taking attendance and resolving issues with sailing on Mondays and ensuring that our online system is completely up to date.  You will bill members and be sure that all the memberships are current and up to date.  When members need help, you will be the first person to work with them. You will also work with the instructors in the sailing and tennis program as you manage these operational issues. Throughout the summer, you will be creating the operations manual with process flows, screenshots and instructions for the position.  This deliverable will allow Operations Manager in the summer of 2018 to have an outstanding training manual.  The experience of this position and creating the Operations Manual this will be helpful to anyone who wants to run a business.

This position reports to the Director of Membership and ultimately to the SLYC Board. 

The hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm June 28th to August 25t,h 2017 with a 1 hour unpaid lunch each day.

The rate of pay is depending upon experience.

Requirements:

  1. Strong interest in learning how to run a business and business operations
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Excellent written skills
  4. You value having a process for how things are done
  5. Computer savvy
  6. Love to learn
  7. Good at problem-solving
  8. Willing to escalate problems and follow processes
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills with members from 4 years old to 90 years old
  10. You care about being on time for work
  11. You must be eligible to work in Canada and to work with children
  12. Excellent social and interpersonal skills: diplomatic and friendly, yet persistent

This position is open to teens and adults.  Please submit your resume or bio or Linked In profile and a brief statement of why this position interests you to slycinfo@gmail.com

Please apply by May 1, 2017.  We will contact those applicants we wish to interview. After this date, applicants will continue to be considered if a candidate has not been identified to fill the position.

Head Sailing Instructor Announcement

We are pleased to announce that James Sackville has been appointed as Head Instructor for the SLYC Junior Sailing Program for 2017.  James has been an instructor in the program for the last 3 summers and has taught students across the CanSail levels.  Before becoming an instructor James was a long term student in the SLYC junior program and developed into a very successful member of the race team.  His extensive experience with the program and his enthusiasm for the club and its traditions will serve him well in his new role. Tom Wells will be working with James to appoint the broader instructor team in the coming weeks and we are looking forward to welcoming new and returning junior sailors back this summer.

SLYC TENNIS PRO NOTICES

The Stony Lake Tennis Club is accepting applications for the positions of Head Tennis Pro and Junior Tennis Profor the 2017 tennis season (July and August).

 

Job Title: Head Tennis Pro

The Head Tennis Pro(s) will work in conjunction with the SLYC Tennis Director to provide on court instruction to players of all skill levels. The Head Tennis Pro is responsible for the providing tennis instruction to players of all abilities and ages, along with organizing and executing all Club tournaments throughout the course of the season.

 

Ideal candidates must possess the following qualifications:      

    Certified TPA Coach + extensive coaching and on-court experience

   Leadership qualities

   Team player

   Friendly, approachable and respectful

   Excellent interpersonal skills

   Self-motivated, reliable and punctual

   Professional appearance

   Provincial/National/University level play

   Current and clear police check

   CPR/First Aid a bonus

   Current boat license (as of June 2017)

 

Requirements:

   Develop and oversee entire adult and junior program.

   Educate and provide appropriate expectations for staff which includes one or two assistant pro/s and two junior pros

   Create scheduling for staff

   Create lessons plans and ensure that all pros are delivering against stated lesson plans

   Project a strong presence and create a comfortable working environment for staff and Club members

   Be on court a minimum of 35 hours per week at the tennis complex. In the early weeks, the weekly expectation will be closer to 40 hours.

   Availability prior to start date for training on our software platform (likely no more than two two-hour sessions)

   Mid-summer and summer-end reviews for all staff

   Attendance at weekly team meetings with pros, junior pros and Tennis Director

   Consistent communication with the Tennis Director

 

 

Compensation/Salary

Based on experience and qualifications

 

Please submit all resumes, with references to slyctennis@gmail.com by February 10, 2017.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

Job Title: Junior Tennis Pro

The Junior Tennis Pro will work in conjunction with the Head Tennis Pro and the SLYC Tennis Director to provide on court instruction to players of all skill levels. The Junior Tennis Pro is responsible for the youngest players and their overall safety and enjoyment, along with assisting the Head Pro in adult clinics. 

 

Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:      

• Entry level tennis instructor- OTA Level 1 certificate minimum

• Current First Aid & CPR certification is beneficial

 

Requirements:

• Must be punctual, reliable and organized with good communicationand telephone skills

• Enjoy working with players of all ages (4 – adult) coaching group lessons

• Overall leadership of each group, adults and/or kids

• Assist in development of program plans for each day including coaching goals

• Be able to communicate with parents effectively

• Friendly and energetic with an ability to engage people

• Must be able to motivate and encourage students

• Be available for special events

 

Compensation/Salary

• Based on experience and qualifications

 

Please submit all resumes, with references to slyctennis@gmail.com by February 28, 2017.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

 

 

SLYC Junior Sailing Instructor Notices

SLYC Junior Sailing Head Instructor -  If you are interested in leading the SLYC Junior Sailing program for 2017 as Head Instructor we would like to hear from you.  The program will run from July 3 until August 25 2017.  Applicants should have a strong sailing background including advanced instructor qualifications and prior experience teaching at SLYC.   To submit an application please send a resume (including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements) and a covering letter  to Tom Wells, Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by December 15, 2016.  Your covering letter should indicate why you feel you would be a good leader for the program and a short overview of your approach and ideas for creating the best possible experience for our students and instructors.  Interviews will be held during January and the Head Instructor will be selected and announced at the end of January.


SLYC Junior Sailing Instructors - If you would like to become an SLYC Junior Sailing Instructor for the 2017 season we would like to hear from you.  The program will run from July 3 to August 25 2017.  Applicants should have or be committed to getting appropriate instructor qualifications.  While prior experience teaching at SLYC and advanced instructor qualifications are of strong interest, we welcome applications from new instructors as well.  Applications should be sent to Tom Wells Director of Junior Sailing at juniorsailingdirector@gmail.com by January 31, 2017.  Your application should include a resume (including a detailed outline of your sailing/teaching qualifications and achievements) and a covering letter.  Your covering letter should indicate why you feel you would be a good instructor and some of your ideas on how you will provide the best experience for our students.  For new applicants who have not previously taught in the program and those interested in race coach positions, telephone interviews will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline and appointments will be made in in late February or early March.

Canada's 2016 Olympic Finn Class Representative: SLYC's Tom Ramshaw!

Stony Lake, with its challenging winds and supportive community, has a history of fostering great sailors. Now, the Stony Lake Yacht Club has the remarkable opportunity to support one of its own at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Tom Ramshaw was named to the Canadian Olympic team in the Finn class after only competing in the class for 9 months. His recent placements of 13th at The ISAF World Cup Miami, a 10th at the European Championships, an 8th at the Finn World Championship, and a 1st place finish at the North American Championships are highlights of his successes in the Finn class.

Tom is working hard to proudly represent Canada, and SLYC, this summer. Help Tom get one step closer to his dream of standing on the podium in Rio by checking out his full story and fundraising efforts in the link below. Good Luck Tom!

https://makeachamp.com/tomramshaw

Commodore Jeff Somerville's 2016 Welcome Letter

                                                Stony Lake Yacht Club Update 2016

The warm weather was very kind to Stony Lake this fall as it allowed working crews to move quickly in building the new store, replacing the yacht club docks and improving the original yacht club. The transformation has been amazing and we look forward to celebrating the opening of the Store, Yacht Club and Docks at a special event on July 2nd 2016. Many thanks to the “Next Generation Capital Campaign” fundraising committee and the Heritage Foundation for their great work and continued support.

I would like to introduce and welcome two new program directors, Tom Wells, Jr Sailing Director and Carrie Scace, Tennis Program Director. Both are very knowledgeable about our Sailing and Tennis programs and I encourage you to reach out to them if you have any questions on the programs for the summer. Check the SLYC website www.slyc.ca for schedule, membership and contact information.

Last summer we had up to 110 kids per week participate in the sailing program and 30 in the tennis program. We expect similar numbers for 2016. The Optimist Race Team, launched last year, was a big success and will continue this year with additional weeks being added to the schedule. As well, we have developed a new CanSail 5 level 1 racing program, targeted at those who want a less intensive racing option, and have shifted the Adult program to Saturday morning. The Tennis program will be adding junior classes on Friday and the annual Tennis Social will be held on the weekend of July 30/31 with a mixed double tournament and Exhibition Match.

Weekend racing, a long standing tradition on Stony Lake, continues on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 attracting youths and adults of all skill levels. Special recognition to Tom Ramshaw and Matt Ryder who qualified for the Canadian National team, and continue to represent SLYC at National and Internationally regattas.

The Annual SLYC Golf Fundraiser, which has help build our Jr sailing fleet of boats over the years, was hosted at Wildfire Golf Club for the first time last summer. Special thanks to Wildfire and the group of volunteers who help make this event a great success. The event will be hosted again at Wildfire on August 5, 2016 so mark your calendars!

Kicking off the Yacht Club summer social events will be the New Store and Yacht Club opening BBQ on July 2nd followed by the 2nd Annual Games night July 16th, the Long Weekend Cocktail Party July 30th and the Annual SLYC Dinner Dance Aug 20th (a week before the end of Jr sailing but similar to last year’s date, as more members were able to attend). Please mark your calendars and come out and join the fun.

Thanks to the directors of the SLYC and all volunteers who make the summer programs and events possible.

 We look forward to another great summer filled with Stony Lake traditions.

See you at the lake!

 

Jeff Somerville

Commodore

Stony Lake Yacht Club