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POSITION TITLE: Manager of Institutional Giving

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

We are seeking a strategic, experienced and mission-driven fundraising professional to join Hubbard Street’s Development department. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position works to develop and implement successful annual and long-term plans for generating contributed revenue from institutional funders. The Manager of Institutional Giving is the organization’s primary grant writer and manages high-level institutional portfolios. The ideal candidate is an organized, goal driven, clear communicator who will work alongside the Director of Development in creating and managing a successful Institutional Giving program. The Manager will drive key aspects of corporate, foundation and government relations for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and will oversee the implementation of all institutional development strategies, fundraising campaigns, and stewardship plans.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Structure, plan, and implement all institutional fundraising campaigns in order to match or exceed annual budgeted goals. Fundraising campaigns include sponsorship and support for artistic programs; audience development initiatives; education programs; special projects; events; and undesignated support.
  • Create and administer the Institutional fundraising, stewardship, and communications plans, which includes revenue forecasting and budgeting, prospect lists, proposals calendar, and stewardship and engagement plans.
  • Independently manage a portfolio of major institutional donors, and maintain an active meeting schedule with current and prospective funders. This includes identifying and cultivating prospects; creating proposals and conducting direct solicitations; defining rights and benefits packages; creating opportunities for activation and recognition
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development in managing key aspects of major institutional partnerships, with an emphasis on high-level prospects, including major donor relations and members of board of directors.
  • Oversee the grants and reports calendar and the execution of proposals and reports, ensuring the team meets all deadlines.
  • Develop and update corporate, foundation, and government funding lines within the annual Development budget, including weekly cash flow and revenue projections.
  • Create necessary external budgets for funders with Director of Finance & Operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • The ideal candidate will be a seasoned fundraising professional with 5 years of experience preferably in an arts organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MFA/MA/MBA in arts management preferred.
  • Grant writing experience required, relationships with local and national arts funders preferred.
  • Experience with Tessitura database including managing plans and solicitations, reporting and list builder strongly preferred.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints.
  • Applicant should have superior relationship building and interpersonal skills, a unique combination of creative and analytical talents.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include Manager of Institutional Giving in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Interim Studio Manager

DEPARTMENT: Artist Training

REPORTS TO: Director of LCDS; Executive Director

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, data- and mission-driven individual to manage Hubbard Street’s Lou Conte Dance Studio as part of the Artist Training department. This full-time, one year interim position provides administrative and curricular support, helping to shape the direction of the Studio; position will be evaluated after one year and could become permanent.

The Interim Studio Manager supports the Director of LCDS in all aspects of class selection, scheduling, front desk operations and rentals, as detailed below.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Main focus is on documenting processes, learning business operations, and assuming control of administrative LCDS functions, including:
    • Oversee teaching artists, including hiring and establishing pay rates.
    • Develop new programs, workshops, master classes
    • Maintain excellence of client relations
    • Select and oversee scholarship students
    • Oversee front desk operations: Hire, train, and manage desk staff, including internship and work-study programs; secure substitute teachers; communicate new security protocols.
    • Keep records of income and attendance. Perform financial and capacity analysis.
  • Manage daily batching and weekly deposits for Lou Conte Dance Studio.
  • Approve payroll hours for teaching artists, accompanists, and front-desk staff. Work with Finance Associate to develop best practices.
  • Optimize use of MindBody for data collection and check-in efficiencies.
  • Primary contact for rentals. Generate contracts, process payments and all paperwork associated with rentals.
  • Manage studio calendars in coordination with Facilities & Operations Manager; become main point of contact for studio scheduling.
  • Responsible for managing budget, submitting monthly reconciliation adjustments, tracking actuals and developing projections and reporting to the Director of Finance & Operations as required.
  • Work with Marketing Department to ensure visibility and search for opportunities for increased exposure and revenue generation.
  • Work with Development Department to explore funding and programming possibilities.
  • Attend all staff and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  • Act as front desk staff when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a studio or fitness setting preferred; understanding of dance industry and standards a plus.
  • Ideal candidate has proficiency in database and point-of-sale software.
  • Administrative and customer service experience required; this person is on the front line for clients, parents and staff.
  • Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills that allow the individual to function in a variety of settings among widely different groups of people.
  • The ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints.
  • Proficient with standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include INTERIM STUDIO MANAGER  in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Manager of Donor Engagement and Development Operations

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is seeking an entry/ junior level professional to join the Development Team. HSDC’s Development Coordinator will work closely with the entire development staff to implement fundraising goals by supporting the data, research, and gift processing for the development department. This individual will manage donor and patron records in Tessitura, generate gift acknowledgements, execute prospect research, and develop reports for data analysis and gift tracking. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual seeking to learn more about how a development department functions, to support the work of a leading contemporary dance company and school, and to begin a professional career in fundraising.   

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Under the supervision of the Manager of Donor Engagement and Development Operations, maintain up-to-date and accurate records for donor information and contributions in the Tessitura database.
  • Generate and mail gift acknowledgements and tax receipts using Tessitura and Microsoft Word.
  • Generate weekly gift reports and monthly budget analysis.
  • Research prospective donors and create donor profiles for fundraising calls and board recruitment.
  • Assist in donor recognition implementation by generating accurate lists of donors for program books and the annual report.
  • Assist in the development and generation of mailing lists for various purposes throughout the year.
  • Maintain protocols for use of Tessitura and provide support to all HSDC staff users of the Tessitura system.
  • Work with Tessitura consultants to schedule and attend Tessitura user-group training meetings.
  • Assist the Finance Department by compiling gift documentation during the annual audit.
  • Assist with coordination of various donor activities and special events as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Applicant should have at least one year of related work experience in data management, possess excellent technological and organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The applicant should demonstrate the ability to exercise discretion and appropriate judgment with confidential materials.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a team-oriented attitude are essential.
  • Knowledge of maintaining and analyzing donor/ patron data and experience in prospect research is highly desirable. 
  • Experience with working with a database is highly desirable.    
  • Applicant should be skilled with Microsoft Office applications.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Front Desk Associate: Evenings/Weekends

DEPARTMENT: Artist Training

REPORTS TO: Interim Studio Manager

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Artist Training Department in the Lou Conte Dance Studio. This position provides an excellent customer service experience to clients and students who enter our facility. The Front Desk Associate supports the Interim Studio Manager and the in all aspects of front desk operations and work-study management, and interfaces with the day-time Front Desk Associate, as detailed below.

This is a salaried, 30-hour evening and weekend position with full benefits. For the right candidate, this could be a full-time position.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Provide smooth check in and check out for all clients. Explain our many offerings; be familiar and able to direct interested clients to the right contact.
  • Create class sheets and schedules for studios as needed.
  • Assist with class card and retail purchases.
  • Direct phone calls for entire organization.
  • Direct in-coming and out-going mail and packages.
  • Assist Interim Studio Manager in securing substitute teachers, coordinating rental needs and payments.
  • On weekends, main point person for facilities emergencies and rentals.
  • Assisting with monthly schedule creation for work-study students.
  • Open and close the building on weekends; close the building on weeknights: follow assigned procedures for alarm, door, lights, thermostats, etc.
  • Walk-through at beginning and end of shift to check overall building status. Promptly report issues to Custodian or Facilities & Operations Manager.
  • Operate ADA passenger lift for clients who require assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Administrative and customer service experience essential; this is a front-line position for handling the needs of clients, students and staff.
  • Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills that allow the individual to function in a variety of settings among widely different groups of people.
  • The ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints, and be a generative problem-solver.
  • Proficient with standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with registration systems a plus.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Facilities & Operations Manager

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance.

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Operations team. Reporting to the Facilities & Operations Manager, the Custodian will perform the regular cleaning and maintenance of our 50,000 sq. ft. facility, including offices, dance studios, dressing rooms, and all public-facing areas. The Custodian will be responsible for following a regular schedule of cleaning, while responding to work orders and urgent requests as needed.  The ideal candidate will be self-directed and will have a proactive approach to building maintenance, and will work with the Facilities & Operations Manager to develop long-term maintenance strategies for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

This position is part of a larger Operations/Producing team that is responsible for overseeing operations, finance, human resources, facilities and IT, as well as line producing all production and touring activities.

 Job may require early mornings and at least one weekend day.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Maintain the assigned daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routine, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Empty trash and recycling receptacles, clean floors, wash mirrors, dust surfaces in public areas, vacuum/shampoo carpets, mop studio floors.
    • Restock bathroom supplies and maintain stock of janitorial supplies; make monthly orders. Keep supplies stored and organized.
    • Organize and oversee mailroom, including office equipment and ordering of supplies.
    • Responsible for managing janitorial and office supplies budgets.
  • Prioritize public-facing areas and ensure a well-cared-for appearance.
  • Respond to maintenance requests and effectively communicate repair timelines.
  • Repair minor building problems such as burned out light bulbs, leaking faucets, and simple clogged plumbing.
  • Complete periodic facility maintenance projects including paint touch-ups, replacing acoustical ceiling tiles, changing filters on water fountains, cleaning and sanitizing refrigerators and ice machines, replacing ballast, and installing hand dryers in bathrooms.
  • Seasonal responsibilities may include snow removal and sidewalk salt distribution.
  • Opportunity to participate in facilities envisioning conversations that are underway for Hubbard Street.
  • Attend occasional City inspections as HSDC’s representative; point of contact for contractors who schedule repairs for the early morning.
  • Work with Facilities & Operations Manager to develop and maintain preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for facility, mechanical systems, and company property. Make improvements recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Minimum two years working in a related field.
  • This position is on the front lines of receiving and prioritizing requests for assistance and repair: a customer service attitude, flexibility, and a “team player” sensibility essential.
  • Initiative, timely follow-though and generative problem-solving; ability to adapt to changing priorities with grace and ease under time constraints.
  • Must enjoy working closely with widely different groups of people in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Ability to work well without direct supervision.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds unassisted.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com. Please include CUSTODIAN in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.