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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.

Director of Finance and Administration

Background

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 all New Yorkers through a wide range of programs. The two sides of our work support one another, creating a supportive community dedicated to marine access, education, and a sense of belonging.

Position Summary

HRCS seeks an innovative and passionate team member to join a small, hardworking, and fun staff dedicated to supporting students through a waterfront community of students, members, and volunteers. The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for financial plans and processes, as well as human resource operations and other office duties.

The Director of Finance and Administration will report directly to the Executive Director and manage the assistant bookkeeper. This role is primarily remote and will not need to come to the office more than one day per week.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop financial plans and projections. 
  • Conduct financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations and strategic plans.
  • Oversee the payment and A/R processes for HRCS’s varied revenue streams, including government contracting, membership, 3rd party processors, etc. to ensure all payments are received and processed in a timely manner.
  • Support budget development and implementation.  Work with directors to analyze expense and revenue in various programs.
  • Liaise with retained outside accounting firm (Jitasa) to ensure Quickbooks is up-to-date and accurate.
  • Prepare regular reports for management and the Board of Directors.
  • Work with the bookkeeping assistant to assure all financial and administrative processes are effective, efficient and documented.
  • Review internal controls, and document accounting and bookkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Manage Justworks, HRCS’ professional employer organization, regarding human resource operations.
  • Oversee insurance.
  • Direct annual audit and tax processes.
  • Review and update Employee Handbook on annual basis organization manuals.

Primary Relationships

  • Management Team - assist with hiring practices as well as on and off-boarding of full and part time staff as needed, provide financial data by program to inform decision making
  • Partner with Development department to collect and share data for grants

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent 
  • 4-6 years’ experience in finance and / or HR roles, equivalent consulting experience acceptable, non-profit experience preferred but not required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Data management proficiency, with experience with spreadsheets such as Excel or google sheets
  • Experience with Quickbooks
  • Ability to prioritize, adhere to timelines, and multi-task
  • Be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting work at HRCS

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job and we would encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every one of our qualifications listed.

Compensation and Salary Range: 

  • Full-time salaried exempt position:  $70,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package including Health, Dental and 401(k), professional development funding

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.

To apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: jobs@hudsonsailing.org. No phone calls, please.

Grants Management Associate

Background

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Compensation

  • $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”

Inwood Manager

Background

Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) develops academic success and leadership in underserved NYC youth, and provides maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public high schools to teach math, science, and leadership to underserved public high school students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood.

Reports to: Director of Community Sailing

Who We Are

Over the past 10 years HRCS has grown into a vibrant organization of students and adults, dedicated to learning together and fostering a culture of support and growth. We take on new challenges, work hard, collaborate with each other, and have fun--all in the context of an organization dedicated to redefining what a community sailing school can be.

The Job 

The Inwood Manager reports to the Community Sailing Director and manages and operates HRCS's satellite sailing location at Dyckman Marina in Inwood. Inwood is a neighborhood in Northern Manhattan, surrounded by water on three sides, but with very little access to the waterfront. It is a majority hispanic community, and Spanish-language proficiency is a huge asset in community outreach. HRCS Inwood is entering its 7th season, and has been growing every year. The Inwood Manager will be responsible for fostering our uptown membership, organizing and executing public sailing lessons, and leading free community sailing days. They would also support the development and execution of our adaptive sailing program that partners with agencies serving people with disabilities. We are looking for someone motivated to build and grow the programs, and who shares a passion for delivering high-quality sailing experiences and waterfront access to the community. This is a seasonal, 40-hour-per-week position.

Primary Relationships

  • Community Sailing and Operations Director - Works with the director to support adaptive programming and manage on and off water operations at Dyckman Marina
  • Works with Adaptive Program Coordinator to support site-specific adaptive sailing needs
  • Management Staff - Meets with community programs and operations staff weekly about issues, upcoming events, general organization coordination
  • Instructors - supports scheduling and location-specific training
  • Members - Handles Inwood inquiries and trains members on location-specific policies and procedures.  Manages Inwood membership and customer service and ensures a safe sailing environment
  • Outreach - Represents HRCS Inwood to local organizations 
  • Instructs and organizes member workshops and orientations, sailing classes, and group events

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Provide a welcoming, positive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Foster effective teamwork between staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Support and refine organizational systems 

Management/Administrative

  • Oversee the day-to-day on-site operations at Dyckman Marina
  • Liaise with with adaptive partners during events
  • Identify and report potential problems and work toward effective resolutions
  • Maintain and monitor the online sign-up for members and public programming
  • Answer email queries regarding all Inwood programs
  • Process paperwork associated with adaptive programming, membership, lessons, and boat maintenance issues

 Human resources

  • Submit staff timesheets and expenses
  • Train dockhand/interns
  • Give instructors training where necessary

Operations/operational planning

  • Sail/teach when needed
  • Coordinate maintenance and resource allocation with operations department

Community Relations

  • Maintain a friendly and professional relationship with Marina staff
  • Build relationships with adaptive sailors  
  • Represent HRCS at community events uptown
  • Communicate with, inform, and engage Inwood membership

 Program Planning

  • Develop clinics and workshops to engage members and the public
  • Support adaptive sailing events for individuals and groups.
  • Pay attention to public sail and membership trends in Inwood, recommend changes if necessary 

 Risk Management

  • Sailing - assess and mitigate potential dangers/risks with regards to weather, traffic, equipment, participants, etc. 
  • Ensure that boats and other assets are properly secured at all times

Skills and Qualifications

  • Motivator - Must be able to constantly inspire and motivate others, be energetic and empathetic
  • Experienced - 3 years minimum in a similar organization within a similar role
  • Personable - Must be polite, presentable, patient, and adaptive to dealing with varying personalities and skills sets
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • College Degree - Must have a college degree or be currently pursuing one
  • Flexible Schedule - Must be able to work weekends and evenings, especially during the sailing season
  • Proficient Sailor & Motor Boater  - Should be confident sailing, mooring, and docking small keelboats and motorboats with wind and current
  • Well-Spoken, Well-Written - Must be able to speak and write professionally
  • Computer Comfortable - Must be able to learn new computer systems, website editing, spreadsheets, 
  • Mariners Licenses - Must have or be willing to work towards USCG License, US Sailing Basic Keelboat Instructor Certification, and US Sailing Adaptive Instructor certification
  • First Aid - Must be First Aid certified
  • Organized - Must be able to work independently, follow up on tasks, follow through on scheduled events, manage projects with multiple players, variables and shared resources.

Schedule

  • 9 month seasonal
  • 40 hours/week. Must be able to work weekends.

Compensation

  • $25-30/hour commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Dental, and 401(K) 
  • Contribution toward licensing and professional development

 

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.

To Apply:

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

Youth Program Director (Chelsea)

Background

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 all New Yorkers through a wide range of programs. The two sides of our work support one another, creating a supportive community dedicated to marine access, education, and a sense of belonging.

Position Summary

HRCS seeks an innovative and passionate team member and educator to join a small, hardworking, and fun staff dedicated to supporting students through a waterfront community of students, members, and volunteers. The Youth Program Director (YPD) leads the youth development team and provides administrative and program leadership for Sail Academy Chelsea, and other youth programs.

The YPD leads the Sail Academy team with data management to assure programs are meeting outcomes. The YPD oversees the college advising and coaching for upper grade students and the internship program that provides students with meaningful workplace training.

The YPD reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with the management team to set organizational strategy and goals, and ensure Sail Academy meets its long term outcomes. They are a key member of the leadership team, and will help carry out HRCS’s three-year strategic plan, which launches this spring and focuses on interdepartmental coordination and organizational growth.

Sailing experience is not required, though a background in outdoor or experiential education is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees Chelsea youth programs including:
    • Student Safety
    • Overall curriculum planning / management
    • Program evaluation
    • Data tracking and reporting
    • Maintaining and developing strategic partnerships
    • Program improvement / expansion
    • Student recruitment / retention
  • Guides a five-member team through a process of continuous improvement. Helps ensure the team has the tools and feedback necessary to excel in their roles
  • Supports City Sail summer camp with hiring, staff development, and administrative support
  • Communicates with key stakeholders (Board, Partner schools/program)
  • Supports curriculum and training standards
  • Organizes career development and college prep curricula and experiences for students
  • Works in partnership with Development department to collect and share data for grants

Primary Relationships

  • Management Team - Shares Youth Program team updates and needs with management during weekly meetings. Works interdepartmentally to ensure a collaborative and supportive environment within the organization.
  • Youth Development Team - Leads regular meetings to discuss updates, issues with programs; Meets Bi-weekly for individual check-ins about roles/responsibilities
  • Partner Schools - Leads meetings with principals and teachers to check in on student progress, recruitment, credit, and attendance
  • Youth Contract Groups - Coordinates with various schools and youth-serving organizations
  • Partners/Networks - Attends meetings, pass on knowledge/skills gained to other staff
  • Meets regularly with students to ensure student needs and interests are being met, and that students are staying on track in school, college readiness, and program requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4-year College Degree; Masters in Education, Public Administration, or related field preferred
  • 4-6 years' experience in youth development / education, with minimum 3 years supervisory experience
  • Commitment to building diverse and inclusive spaces, and to creating equitable, anti-racist organizational structures
  • Experience in the college access field, experiential education, or formal teaching experience
  • Strong data management skills, with proficiency in Salesforce, spreadsheets, or similar programs
  • Demonstrated ability to drive teams toward outcomes and data-driven decision-making
  • Ability to prioritize, adhere to timelines, and multi-task
  • Be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting work at HRCS

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job and we would encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every one of our qualifications listed.

Compensation and Salary Range: 

  • Full-time salaried exempt position:  $70,000 - $80,000, commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package including Health, Dental and 401(k), professional development funding

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.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: jobs@hudsonsailing.org  with the subject line "Youth Program Director (Chelsea)". No phone calls, please.

Inwood Program Coordinator

Background

Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) is an established and growing experiential education organization that uses sailing as a platform for teaching leadership and STEM to underserved NYC public school students. Through our dual mission, we develop academic success and leadership in NYC youth, and provide maritime education to the city at large. We work in partnership with public schools to teach math, science, and leadership to students through sailing and boatbuilding. HRCS serves the broader community through a Community Sailing school that provides sailing lessons and a membership program. HRCS has locations in Chelsea and Inwood.

Reports to - Inwood Youth Program Director

Position Summary

We seek a Program Coordinator to work on the Sail Academy team who is a hands-on educator that can coordinate day-to-day programming, coach, teach, and solve educational and logistical problems to ensure that our classes are consistently providing strong social-emotional and STEM content. The ideal candidate can speak, read, and write in Spanish, has youth development experience, and enjoys teaching STEM and social-emotional concepts in a small class setting. Sailing proficiency is not required.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and instruct Middle School student programs, including:
    • Lesson planning and curriculum implementation
    • Event coordination (trips, visits, special events)
    • Data collection (attendance, diagnostic tests, surveys, staff observation)
    • Manage inventory and purchase supplies/equipment
    • Photo/video collection and organization
    • Other administrative duties as required
    • Outreach with families and associates of the program
    • Support with recruitment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Youth development, counseling, or program development experience, preferably with students of diverse backgrounds
  • The ability and interest to directly engage with students
  • Familiarity with outcome measurement 
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Google suite 
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • No sailing/boating experience required, but an interest in these activities is helpful
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish

We are accepting applicants immediately!

Compensation 

  • $42,000 - $47,500 per year, commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package including Health, Dental and 401(k), PTO, and professional development funding

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.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to jobs@hudsonsailing.org with the subject line: “Inwood Program Coordinator”

Sailing Instructor

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Required

  • 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.