Courageous Sailing Employment Application

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We are glad you are interested in working at Courageous! Please complete this application to be considered for an available position. You will need to provide some basic personal information, answer some questions and upload a resume and cover letter if you are a new employee.

Courageous is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Sharing information on gender identity and ethnicity is optional. It will be kept confidential and will be grouped together to report overall program demographics to our funders who want to know who is attending our programs and who we are employing. We appreciate your understanding and assistance. 

Basic Information

Please complete with your permanent address.

Secondary Contact Information

How did you hear about Courageous?

Employment Opportunities

Youth Program Employment Opportunities

Select your preferred employment site, position and program. You may specify up to 3 position preferences.

Adult Program Employment Opportunities

Please note that some positions are only available at certain locations.


Cover Letter

Please write a brief (~300 word) narrative of your sailing experience and/or teaching experience. Explain why you would like to work at Courageous, why you're interested in your preferred positions, and how you will contribute to our team.

Accepted file types: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf


Submit your current resume with relevant education, sailing and/or teaching experience (if applicable) and at least 5 years of past employment experience, if applicable.

Accepted file types: .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf

Returning Staff Application

We're thrilled that you're interested in returning to work at Courageous Sailing! Applicants who worked at Courageous Sailing should complete this page in lieu of submitting a resume and cover letter. If you worked at Courageous Sailing in the past but not last year, you will need to submit a cover letter and resume.

Please include the name of the institution, degree attained, and dates of attendance.

Include 5 years of employment history, including name of business, job title, dates of employment, and job responsibility.

Instructor-in-Training (IIT) Essay **For new IIT applicants only. Please skip this page if you are not a new IIT**

Courageous Sailing’s mission statement is “Transforming lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.” 

Please respond to one of the following (in 750 - 1250 words, or 1 - 2 typed pages in  single-spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman Font):

(1) Describe a situation in which you had to be a leader.

(2) Describe another individual whose leadership skills you admire.


All new applicants: Please provide contact information below of three references.
Reference #1

Reference #2

Reference #3

Interest & Availability

Please note that all staff are required to undergo a criminal background check.

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (voluntary)

Individuals seeking employment at Courageous Sailing are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

Providing this information is entirely voluntary. You can choose Opt Out for any or all of these questions if you prefer not to answer. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

Autoimmune disorder
Blind or low vision
Cardiovascular or heart disease
Celiac disease
Cerebral palsy
Deaf or hard of hearing
Depression or anxiety
Gastrointestinal disorders
Intellectual disabilities
Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
Nervous system condition
Psychiatric condition  

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

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To submit your employment application to Courageous Sailing please click submit below.

We rely upon the accuracy of information contained in the employment application and the accuracy of other data presented throughout the hiring process and employment.  Any misrepresentations, falsifications, or material omissions in any of this information or data may result in exclusion of the individual from further consideration for employment or, if the person has been hired, termination of employment.