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 Bristol, 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.
Full-Time, Part-Time & Seasonal Positions
Our Human Resources Manager is Renee Wetterland, and she can be reached with any questions or additional documents to the application at ReneeWetterland@ussailing.org.
Senior Communications & Content Manager
The Sr. Communications & Content Manager at US Sailing will take a leadership role in the development and implementation of communications and content strategies to promote the organization’s programs, services, products and events to our members and the public.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Sr. Communications & Content Manager will lead public relations efforts for our various organizational initiatives. Responsibilities include the following:
- Write and edit news announcements, press releases, feature stories, letters, corporate communications, publication content, website copy, and more
- Organize and provide coverage for US Sailing Events and Competitions through all appropriate communication channels
- Draft messaging and talking points for US Sailing leadership and spokespersons
- Execute an effective schedule of online and offline communications initiatives, integrating online and new media, email, print, direct mail, social media, company websites, SEM/SEO strategy development, and brand storytelling
- Organize and manage the communications and content calendar for the organization inclusive of the US Sailing Team
- Organize and execute weekly and monthly newsletters
- Develop, lead, and execute communications tracking strategies
- Develop targeted email marketing strategies
- Implement strategies in support of membership communications
- Work closely with staff on developing and updating website content
- Develop and implement crisis communications plans
- Manage creative production timeline of online and offline marketing assets, graphic design, video production, and web development, from the initial concept to finished product and execution
- Manage the content development team (written, web, video, graphic) in support of the Marketing & Communications Associate and the US Sailing Team Media and Communications Coordinator’s activities
- Lead content development activities to support events, competitions, US Sailing Foundation, and other general needs across the organization
- Hire and provide direction and coordination for external photography, videography, and writing freelance contractors and vendors
- Hire and train interns
- Conduct media training to US Sailing event host organizations
- Handle media inquiries and facilitate interviews
- Identify short-term and long-term scheduling, budget, and resource needs, including developing and managing an annual communications and content budget
In support of US Sailing’s mission to grow and strengthen the sport of sailing, the Membership Director is responsible for directing and managing the functions of the member engagement department. This is a key leadership role responsible for providing excellent customer service, building, facilitating, and maintaining relationships with Local Sailing Organizations (LSO) as well as individual members and creating, developing, and implementing a diverse portfolio of events and experiences designed to increase, heighten, and promote US Sailing programs and services to the broad sailing community. The Membership Director will report to the CMO and work closely with the Chief Development Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Programs and Services, and the Chief Executive Officer, as well as other members of the US Sailing Association team.
This role requires a forward thinking, creative leader focused on developing and delivering innovative member engagement strategies and experiences to grow both US Sailing and the sport. Interpersonal skills that can motivate and foster collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders including staff, volunteers, industry partners and sailing organizations, are critical to success in this role. The position is a crucial member of the organization with a seat on the executive leadership team, and is involved in major strategic and operational decisions affecting the organization and responsible for the following:
- Local sailing organization support and outreach
- Provide access and information on the association’s diverse portfolio of products and services
- Build, facilitate, and maintain relationships with Local Sailing Organizations and US Sailing’s organizational members by establishing regular communications and traveling to regions across the county
- Manage the organizational membership loyalty program
- Facilitate the flow of information between Local Sailing Organizations and US Sailing
- Responsible for developing and implementing services and programs for the 1,500+ organizational members and 44,000 individual members of US Sailing
- Collaborate across the organization and work with all departments to promote US Sailing’s broad array of services, programs and products to members and potential members
- Manage, develop, and train staff to provide first class customer service to US Sailing constituents
- Solicit member feedback on programs and services
- Ensure database is updated with contact information for all event attendees and facilitate post event communications to attendees
- Attend events and serve as the public presence of US Sailing
- Develop a network of Field Ambassadors to represent US Sailing regionally
- Develop, manage, and achieve department budget and goals
- Serve as the direct liaison to the leadership of US Sailing divisions, committees and councils regarding member engagement operations relating to the respective constituencies
- Possess the highest integrity and values consistent with those of US Sailing
- Ability to work non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays if needed
- Ability to travel domestically
- Lead membership activities (development of member benefits,
US Sailing is seeking an experienced and analytical Finance Director with strong numerical skills to drive our organization's financial operations and improve financial performance. The Finance Director will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will be responsible for helping to support the organization’s overall financial plans and policies, manage its accounting practices, improve revenue, and enhance accuracy and efficiency.
The Finance Director will play a critical role in partnering with the CFO in strategic decision making and supporting the business operations. Duties include analyzing and reporting on financial performance, overseeing the annual audit, developing and implementing accounting policies, preparing forecasts and comprehensive budgets, reviewing departmental budgets, and analyzing complex financial data.
The ideal candidate must have nonprofit experience and be extremely detail oriented, possess strong analytical skills, good strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, and strong leadership skills. This role will require advanced excel skills and a strong track record of driving process improvement. A noteworthy finance director should help develop effective financial strategies, guide efforts towards financial stability, promote revenue growth, and ensure compliance with accounting regulations.
- Assist the CFO in driving the success of strategic operating plans and associated budget with a particular emphasis on monitoring financial performance and resource allocation
- Lead financial planning and analysis, including forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management
- Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the board of directors
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and forecasts
- Review short and long-term goals in light of existing and projected financial resources available
- Develop strategies to increase return on investment and profitability
- Present financial reports to executives, board members, investors, and other stakeholders
- Collaborate with executives and directors to create budgets and track key performance indicators
- Support accounting, general ledger, and operations functions, ensuring systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy
- Compare performance with operating standards and report the results of operations to all levels of management
- Work with and advise on solid financial decision making to increase profits and minimize losses
- Adhere to all applicable laws and regulations
- Assist in managing the finance department, training any new employees as necessary
Marketing and Communications Associate
The Marketing and Communications Associate is responsible for managing and creating content for all of our social media platforms for the US Sailing association in partnership with the Olympics communication team. They will provide communication management for US Sailing products, programs, services, and events while supporting all US Sailing departments. This role has direct oversight of US Sailing social media and communications strategies and avenues. This role requires experience in marketing and communications with strong professional communication skills both written and verbal.
- Support US Sailing Adult, Youth, Offshore, Race Admin, Education, and Membership departments with communications support
- Draft professional copy of US Sailing products, programs, services, and events across all US Sailing platforms
- Manage US Sailing social media channels, produce effective content, and conduct performance and audience analytics for review
- In collaboration with the Senior Communications Manager, Website Manager, and department leads, draft and edit website copy for US Sailing products, programs, services, and events
- Support and provide communications activation at US Sailing events as a member of the media team
- Work with the Membership department on targeted communications to current prospective US Sailing members
- Work closely with the Marketing department on the creation and collection of brand asset development
- Support US Sailing Store marketing through targeted e-commerce communications outreach
- Work to provide a presence and focus on the US Sailing Store
- Coordinate and collaborate with Foundation Department and Olympics communication team to ensure one voice for US Sailing through social media etc.
- Execute takeovers for social medial platforms with other departments
- Manage and grow social media and run and provide analytics of performance with a plan of action
- Additional projects and events as needed
DEI Internship (PT Internship for Credit)
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Intern is responsible for helping progress US Sailing in DEI initiatives. A primary focus of the internship will be developing a relationship between US Sailing and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Throughout that process you will be researching the necessary resources needed to build a sailing program at a HBCU. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with the internal staff DEI committee to develop ways on how to make the organization more inclusive. Finally, there is a potential opportunity for this intern to connect with the US Sailing Youth Advisory Board to advise them on their DEI projects.
The prerequisite for this internship is that you must be an Intercollegiate Sailing Association's Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity Taskforce (TIDE) representative.
In support of US Sailing’s mission to grow and strengthen the sport of sailing, the Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing support for the CEO, CDO, and CFO by serving as a liaison to the staff, Board of Directors and performing diverse duties and administrative functions requiring confidentiality, initiative and sound decision making.
This role requires impeccable organization and time-management skills. A successful assistant will work well independently and as part of a team. They will possess superior communication skills, excellent judgment, attention to detail, ability to juggle tasks, and competency in key administrative skills. The position is a crucial support member of the organization and will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintains CEO’s appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences, and travel.
- Ensures the CEO’s schedule is followed and respected.
- Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a "barometer," having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the ED updated.
- Coordinates meetings, including attendee management, materials preparation, room set-up and issue resolution.
- Prepare reports, collect and analyze information; prepare presentations.
- Expense report management
- Composing and preparing correspondences that may be confidential
- Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with board members, staff, and others, on matters related to the CEO, CDO, and CFO initiatives
- Participates as an adjunct member of the Leadership Team including assisting in scheduling meetings and attending all meetings transcribing when appropriate.
- Assists in coordinating the agenda of Senior Leadership Team meetings and off-sites, and all-staff meetings
- Serves as the President and Board’s administrative liaison
- Assist with special projects or other general office tasks as needed or assigned
- Provide support for aspects of meeting/event/boat show planning from site selection, food/beverage and A/V coordination, event registration, ordering supplies, packing/shipping and post-event reporting.
- Supports and may coordinate regional events including assisting in the arrangement of speakers, instructors and/or subject matter experts