US Sailing is the national governing body for sailing. Our mission is to provide leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

At US Sailing, employee performance expectations are high, position responsibilities diverse, and rewards satisfying. US Sailing provides a creative team environment that allows talented employees to work with a respected, long-standing, and visionary sailing leaders committed to exceptional performance and customer service. We also offer exceptional benefits, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability and 403b retirement plan.

If you’re looking for a dynamic atmosphere surrounded by supportive and passionate co-workers, then US Sailing is the place to be. If you don’t see a current job listing of interest, please check back soon.

Seasonal/ Full Time Positions

Membership Marketing Manager

US Sailing
Membership Marketing Manager
Job Description

Position:  Membership Marketing Manager
Department:  Membership
Supervisor:  Membership Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time; Portsmouth, RI

Position Description:

US Sailing provides a broad array of valuable products and services to its members, sailors and the broader sailing community.  The majority of the resources that enable US Sailing to carry out its mission are derived from member dues, and over the past 5 years our member base has grown by 15%.  To take our membership growth initiatives to the next level, US Sailing is seeking a creative and innovative Membership Marketing Manager to promote US Sailing membership through communications and outreach to current and potential members of our organization.

As a member supported organization, this position is critical to building a strong future for US Sailing and the sport.  The Membership Marketing Manager is responsible for crafting effective communications and campaigns that strengthen member relations through increased awareness of all US Sailing programs, services and resources and will promote the value of US Sailing to potential members.  The position will work collaboratively with all departments to develop and execute member acquisition initiatives and member retention strategies to achieve the organization’s specific membership growth and retention goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as project manager for member acquisition and member retention initiatives; working closely with departments to target communications to specific audiences to encourage program growth and awareness:

Member Acquisition

    • Develop outreach strategy and communications; design acquisition campaigns
    • Utilize existing and develop new acquisition channels via partners, social media/web, industry, sailing media, local sailing organizations and others.
    • Develop marketing materials and content that includes appropriate membership messaging while also cross promoting programs and services
    • Execute and manage campaigns

Member Retention

    • Work with communications vendor to keep retention messaging and communications  up to date
    • Create/draft letters, emails, brochures and social media
    • Develop and deploy lapsed member incentive campaigns
    • Develop stories, articles and membership content for quarterly newsletter
    • Proofread all communications to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Identify and work with outside partners for collaboration on member growth initiatives
  • Create content and update membership website
  • Support marketing initiatives that involve membership messaging
  • Identify and implement members relations and outreach events to interact with existing members and attract new customers


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience in sales environment, developing marketing communications, supporting marketing initiatives and sales copywriting
  • Demonstrable excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Initiative, creativity and mature judgment
  • Ability to take the lead on multiple projects, perform under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple departments and thrive in a team setting
  • Knowledge of the sailing industry and sailing community
  • Proficient with digital media platforms and social media strategies
  • Experience in event management and public relations a plus
  • Experience in US Sailing programming (training, race administration, safety at sea) a plus

US Sailing provides a vibrant work environment that values creativity, teamwork and respect. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, along with paid vacation, personal days and holidays, and a company matched 403(B) plan to name a few.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) applying for this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Please submit resume and cover letter to

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