Posted Jan 25, 2021

Job Description:

Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC), a non-profit membership organization located in Redwood City, CA, is seeking a Director of Operations to manage its water sports programs, staff, facilities and equipment. BIAC has a robust Masters rowing and sculling program and growing paddling programs.

Responsibilities for this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Coordination and management of on-the-water programs
    • Safety management policies/procedures
    • Rowing and paddling teams, classes and camps
    • Coach supervision and scheduling
    • “Learn to row/paddle” membership drives
    • New member orientation
    • Member training programs
    • Regatta participation/coordination
  • Management of BIAC facilities
    • Coordinating maintenance of the boathouse, boatyard and boat fleet
    • New equipment acquisition
  • Coordination of volunteer tasks and activities

This role may also include general administrative tasks if candidates have the interest and aptitude. Examples of those tasks:

  • General office administration
    • Bookkeeping
    • Payroll
    • Database management
  • Membership and community communications
    • Membership inquiries
    • Local business and government communications
    • Membership drives
    • Grant-writing/fundraising

Job Requirements:

Significant experience with water sports programs including, but not limited to:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in rowing and some experience in paddling and other water sports activities.
  • Experience in coaching/designing/leading coached rowing programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Understanding of rowing and paddling equipment including details related to both acquisition and maintenance
  • Experience managing people and teams

Additional preferred experience:

  • Level II or higher US Rowing Coaching Certification OR Level ll or higher ACA Coaching Certification
  • Experience maintaining facilities, launches, docks, trailers, racks, etc.
  • Experience leading membership organizations
  • Involvement/experience with nonprofits

Additional requirements will apply for candidates interested in performing general administrative tasks.


This role is 30 hours per week if limited to the boating program activities described above and may expand to 40 hours if the candidate performs some general administrative tasks as well.

This role will report to the President of the BIAC Board.

How to Apply:

For consideration or inquiries, please send a resume to

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