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Interested applicants should contact us via email at jobs@hudsonsailing.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line, and include a relevant resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position.

Working at HRCS

Your work will truly improve the lives of New Yorkers as you help us achieve our mission.

There is a strong sense of community amongst staff, students, and members. We believe learning happens best when people feel  safe, comfortable, and part of something great.

We have the best educators in NYC, and are committed to staff development and growth.

Interested applicants please email a relevant resume and cover letter detailing your interest to  jobs@hudsonsailing.org. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Grants Management Associate


Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is a youth development and community sailing nonprofit founded in 2008. Through our dual mission we develop academic success and leadership in underserved NYC youth, and provide maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public schools to teach STEM and leadership to students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides access to the waterfront for New Yorkers of all abilities through a wide range of programs. Last year, we launched an Adaptive program. The two sides of our work support one another, creating a supportive community dedicated to marine access, education, and a sense of belonging.

Reports to: Development and Communications Director

Position Summary

The Grants Management Associate is a key member of a small, hardworking, and fun staff dedicated to supporting students through a waterfront community of donors, members, and volunteers. They assist the Development and Communications Director with all aspects of fundraising, with a particular focus on grant management.  Depending on the candidate, the position can be anywhere from half-time to full-time, with a minimum of 20 hours a week. It could be a good fit for someone looking for a flexible work schedule. Grant writing experience is preferred, but a strong writer motivated to learn new skills and take on responsibility is encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate is a strong written and verbal communicator, personable, organized, hardworking, and enjoys fostering relationships. The ideal candidate must be able to work across departments to support the organization’s needs. This position is one that will play a key role in creating a welcoming environment for donors and helping resource a vibrant and growing organization.

The position is mostly remote, but has some in-person components, especially around event times.


The Grants Management Associate works on a three-member Development team. They are primarily responsible for grants management, but must be able to collaborate on all key areas of the department’s work. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Grant Management: 

  • Manages the organization’s portfolio of ~$400,000 in foundation and corporate grants, organizing, tracking, applying, and reporting
  • Researches new grant prospects and reaches out to foundations
  • Writes new proposals and letters of inquiry, keeps track of grant application status in Salesforce.
  • Tracks deliverables and communicates with relevant program directors and managers to ensure clear communication between development and program
  • Works with Development Director to update stock language, liaise with program officers from foundations, and communicate organization’s updates to funders 

General Development and Communications:

  • Drafts external communications, helps to keep WordPress-based website up to date, and posts to social media 
  • Marketing and corporate sponsorship: works with staff to represent and market different programs, and helps secure and foster corporate relationships
  • Works with student interns, provides office support as needed, especially during the busy sailing season
  • Assists Director of Development with individual donations and events, logging donations, coordinating event logistics for two major fundraisers in May and October
  • Assists with administrative tasks, including maintaining email communication database and CRM database (Salesforce), and maintaining organization’s photo storage database
  • Coordinates events and fundraisers. Works closely with department and event committees to plan and execute two major events

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong written communication skills, and a close attention to detail. Grant writing experience a plus, but not required
  • Ability to multitask and work in a busy environment and small, non-traditional office, where collaboration and communication are key to success
  • Strong organization skills and database management experience
  • Positive, energetic, and able to motivate others and work with a variety of constituents and stakeholders to advance the organization's mission. Commitment to building diverse and inclusive spaces and to fostering equitable, anti-racist structures
  • Ability to communicate mission and goals of the organization and departments to external and internal stakeholders
  • Organizational skills: able to work independently, follow up on tasks, set timelines, manage projects with multiple players, variables and shared resources
  • Events experience a plus
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends, around event times
  • Technology and social media experience and acumen. Photography and videography experience a plus
  • Interest in sailing, youth, education, or waterfront sports a plus

HRCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • $48,000-$53,000, based on experience. If the role is part-time, this will be prorated accordingly
  • Benefits package including Health, Dental and 401(k), PTO, and professional development funding. Flexible hours and sailing club access.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@hudsonsailing.org with the subject line: “Grants Management Associate”

Sailing Instructor


  • DURATION & SEASONALITY - Work is available weekdays and weekends ranging from 5-40 hours based on season, your availability, and position.
  • TRAINING - Training is mandatory and paid.
  • BOAT TYPE & GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION - Sailing occurs on J/24s and J/80s in New York Harbor - an active, working waterfront with considerable commercial traffic (ferries, barges, etc), and strong tidal currents. We sail out of Pier 66 and Dyckman Street Marina.
  • YOUTH SAILING PROGRAMS - In the Spring (April through June) and Fall (September through November) we run an accredited after school program teaching the math and science behind sailing. Positions are Mon-Fri 20-30 hours per week. In Summer (June through August) we run a 5 day sailing camp with elements of math and science.  Positions are Mon-Fri 15-40 hours per week.
  • ADULT SAILING PROGRAMS - In Spring, Summer, and Fall, adult programs include Lessons, Excursions, and Corporate/Group events. Positions are 4-40 hours per week, including weekends and evenings.


  • Experience operating a keelboat with multiple passengers in an active waterfront.
  • Experience teaching, leading, or counseling.
  • Availability to work evenings and/or weekends when necessary.

Preferred Certifications (Courses may be offered for these certifications if candidates are not already certified.  Organization can help in acquiring once hired.)

  • First Aid and CPR certifications
  • US Coast Guard Captains License
  • US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification

Instructor Skills

  • Proficient sailor
  • Ability to recognize the inherent risks involved in each activity and continually assess and adjust programming accordingly.
  • Ability to conduct  all activities according to the policies, procedures and practices that guide the program plan.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hudsonsailing.org, with "Sailing Instructor" in the subject line.

HRCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.