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United States Sailing Association | Careers

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

Staff Accountant



US Sailing is seeking a candidate for the position of Staff Accountant.  This is a key position in the finance department.  This position is responsible for production of the monthly financials statements, payroll processing and maintaining fixed assets records.  This position supports the Director of Finance and provides back up for the other finance positions. This is a full-time year round position.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
•    Preparation of monthly financial statements, including the closing entries – according to US Sailing schedule of monthly entries.
•    Reconciliation of the balance sheet accounts and subsidiary schedules for audit.  Prepare correcting entries found in reconciliation process.
•    Reconciliation of all bank and investment accounts.
•    Reconcile Federal Grant accounts and monitor for compliance with grant requirements.
•    Provides backup for the duties of the AP/AR Specialist.
•    Processing organization’s bi-weekly payroll, payroll entries and deposits.
•    Monthly reconciliation of retirement plan.
•    Completion of all compliance reports
•    Process payroll transfers.
•    Assist in compliance reporting for the Affordable Care Act, 5500 reporting, workman’s compensation.
•    Maintaining fixed asset schedule and recording depreciation.   Interface with AP/AR Specialist to ensure that amortizations and capital assets are being recorded properly.
•    Prepare fixed asset reconciliation for audit.
•    Human Resource responsibilities to include maintenance of personnel files.
•    Administer Health Savings and Flexible Spending Plan.

KNOWLWDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
•    Proficiency in Excel, including multiple worksheet, macros and charts. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or Reader, accounting software and Web applications.  Non-profit knowledge and grant accounting knowledge preferred.  Extensive General Ledger knowledge required regarding balance sheet accounts.   ADP/Payroll experience required.
•    2 years non-profit accounting through to financial statements or 2+ years in for-profit accounting as an accountant in a mid-size Company with multiple departments.  Relevant experience preferred but not required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
•    BS or AS in Accounting or combination of education and work experience, preferably with a concentration or understanding of not for profit General Accepted Accounting Principles.
•    2 years non-profit accounting through to financial statements or 2+ years in for-profit accounting as an accountant in a mid-size Company with multiple departments.  Relevant experience preferred but not required.

Position will be posted until the role has been filled. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Diana Kareta at dianakareta@ussailing.org.

Racing Coaches



A seasonal, contractual position, participating in the Development Program for advanced and developing youth sailors in the U.S.  and in US Sailing’s Racing Clinic program. This position may be ideal for a college or high school sailing coach.  Please contact lizwalker@ussailing.org for more information about this position.

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Internships

US Sailing’s internship programs offer college students an excellent opportunity to apply their education and sharpen their talents in real world situations; gaining hands-on work experience by participating in challenging projects and assisting with day-to-day operations. This also gives students an advantage when beginning their job search. Internships are available throughout the year for both accredited and paid positions.

Championship Autumn Intern



An internship opportunity exists in the Championships department of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. This internship will run from September -November  with the possibility of extension through December and is suitable for someone looking for a career in Communications and/or Event Management.

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Championship Summer Intern



An internship opportunity exists in the Championships department of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. This internship will run from May – August of 2016  with the possibility of extension through December and is suitable for someone looking for a career in Communications and/or Event Management.

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