About the organization

SailFuture’s mission to provide comprehensive, effective, continuous services to teenage foster youth in crisis to help them stabilize, gain an increased sense of self-worth, and engage in healthy relationships. Traditionally, foster youth have multiple people who cycle in and out of their lives, creating constant instability. Our goal is to provide a continuum of care to foster youth between the ages of 14-22 through an integrated approach that includes multiple treatment options. We’ve created a model unique to our sector that manages all facets of foster care under one organization—housing, education, case management, and therapy. In addition, we provide challenging, rite-of-passage sailing experiences both domestically and internationally to forge meaningful relationships between staff and youth. Upon completion of our program, our youth will have stable housing, a high school diploma/GED, plan for continuing education, connection to community, and job skills.


- Teach 6-10 students Monday through Friday from 8am - 4pm at SailFuture’s private school
- Assess and record students’ progress and communicate daily and weekly with case manager, house parents, education director, and therapist on youth goals and progress
- Assist as a Residential Change Agent in the SailFuture Group Home 1x / week
- Participate in one to three 45-day sailing journeys per year
- Participate and create lesson plans for service projects while on the boat
- Provide differentiated instruction for a wide range of skills and abilities
- Teacher will have creative latitude in lesson planning/curriculum development; we are looking for people to challenge the traditional model and find the best fit for our youth
- Responsible for ensuring youth obtain high school diploma or GED and have post-secondary plan for education/job


- 4 year bachelor’s degree or higher
- 2 years experience teaching or working with teenage youth
- Florida teaching certificate not required, but a plus. May require teacher to obtain while in position
- Team player committed to doing whatever it takes for youth in their care
- Excellent communicator and problem solver
- Passion for adventure
- Sailing experience a plus, but not required
- First Aid / CPR (provided by SailFuture, if not already certified)
- De-escalation tactics (provided by SailFuture)
- Behavior management (provided by SailFuture)
- Risk management (provided by SailFuture)
- Offshore sailing competency course (provided by SailFuture)
- Lifeguard certification (provided by SailFuture)



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

No additional materials are needed to apply, other than a resume and cover letter. Please follow instructions on our website. Feel free to email with questions. Thanks!

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