Interested in Joining the Community Sailing New Orleans Team?

Community Sailing New Orleans is growing! We’re seeking people who are passionate about positively impacting lives by providing accessible educational, recreational, and career development opportunities on Lake Pontchartrain for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Below are the current job opportunities at Community Sailing.

Director of Development and Communications


  • Generate and execute annual development and communications plans that align with CSNO’s overall plans.

  • Identify opportunities that will diversify and expand financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government sources.

  • Cultivate and steward key donor relationships and support all individual major gift cultivation and solicitation activities for the organization.

  • Oversee the grants management pipeline and calendar, including prospect research, proposal writing, and managing reporting requirements.

  • Plan, organize, implement, and support various special campaigns and events.

  • Maintain internal development files and accurate donor and prospect records in the donor database (Bloomerang); provide regular progress reports to the Executive Director.

  • Oversee the creation of fundraising and communications collateral, including mailers, email appeals, annual reports, brochures, and newsletters.

  • Oversee social media, online engagement tools, and website content.

  • Manage media and public relations contacts, as needed.

  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, schedule and staff meetings of the Board Development and Communications Committee.

  • Support CSNO’s Executive Director and members of the Board, as appropriate, in cultivation and solicitation activities, as well as marketing and communications on behalf cultivation and solicitation activities, as well as marketing and communications on behalf of the organization.

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  • 5+ years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a nonprofit or similar environment.

  • A proven track record of success in fundraising, including annual giving, major gifts, and corporate and foundation support.

  • Familiarity with the New Orleans nonprofit, corporate, and philanthropic sectors.

  • Experience working with donor management systems; familiarity with Bloomerang is ideal.

  • Experience developing and implementing comprehensive communications plans and growing organizational brand awareness.

  • Experience working with social media, online engagement tools, websites, and other online platforms.

  • Impeccable written and verbal communication and excellent organizational skills.

  • The maturity to interface with high-level board members, prospects, donors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ability to operate as a self-starter; ability to be self-sufficient and resilient in working with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A personal and demonstrated commitment to inclusion and an understanding and passion for the mission and values of Community Sailing New Orleans.


The targeted salary for this position starts at $85,000, commensurate with experience. CSNO offers a benefits package that includes employer-provided health insurance, access to a retirement contribution plan, and paid time off.

To Apply

Please email a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references, in confidence, to [email protected]

Community Sailing New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates are urged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

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Part-time Sailing Instructor

Part-time sailing instructor opportunities are available year around. Candidates must be motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own, and have proven skills working with students. This position will work closely with fellow instructors, Community Sailing’s support staff, and junior instructors.