Skippers, Leads and Safety Support Captain, Executive MBA Program

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Events, Faculty
Division: Daniels College Of Business

Position Summary

The Executive MBA Program at Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver is looking to hire Skippers and Team Sail EMBA Leads for the 2023-2024 academic year to lead an EMBA Sailing Trip in April 2024 in San Diego, California. 

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions and Required Qualifications


  • Must hold at least a 50-ton USCG Master Mariners License with a sail endorsement
  • Must be available for Zoom conference introductions and orientation and one full day of on-site training and preparation.
  • This is followed by four 15-hour days of 4 hours onshore classroom sessions then 7 hours on the water and required dinners. Skippers Captain 30’ sailboats in San Diego Bay with a crew of beginner sailors/EMBA students.

Team Sail EMBA Lead

  • Recruit and vet Skippers for participating boats.
  • Be available for Zoom planning meetings, introductions, and orientation and two full days of on-site training and preparation.
  • The trip includes four 15-hour days including 4 hours onshore classroom sessions then 7 hours on the water and required dinners and participation in evening activities.

Drills, Safety Support Committee Boat Captain

  • Must have excellent small boat handling skills plus sailboat race committee boat experience and first aid training.
  • Must be available for 2 full days to organize race gear, boat, races and crew to support a fleet of 5-10 30’ sailboats related to safety issues of people and boats plus frequently organize and set buoys for drills and race courses plus be on call for any needs of the fleet or its members.
  • When complete you must clean, rinse and dry all race gear and return it.
  • Boat Safety Certificate is required.

All participants are required to follow University of Denver’s Protocols. While Skippers may not be participating in on Campus activities, they are considered employees of DU during the sailing trip, interacting closely with DU students and being covered by DU insurance and most follow protocols.  Please note, protocols change, it is important that DU employees keep up to date on required protocols.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 1, 2024.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


Each position will be compensated as follows:

Skippers - $2,400

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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