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POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of Development

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is home to the premier contemporary dance company in the United States, the largest dance facility in Chicago, and serves the community through youth, education, and community engagement programs, and adaptive dance programs that serve thousands of children across the Chicago area.

We are seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join HSDC’s Development Department as the Associate Director of Development. This full time position is responsible for managing the full suite of individual and institutional giving plans and activities for the institution. They will manage and execute the creation of a comprehensive, data-driven plan to solicit donors at all giving levels and from all constituencies, and will work closely with the Director of Development and the Executive Director on major gift solicitations and the stewardship of major donors. The Associate Director of Development supervises the Individual Giving Manager and the Grants Coordinator.

This is an ideal role for a mid-career professional fundraiser to be the “number two,” supervising all fundraising channels at Chicago’s top contemporary dance company. We welcome applicants with enthusiasm and dedication to growing a successful development team, nurturing donor relationships, and creatively exceeding fundraising goals year after year.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, structure and implement all fundraising campaigns in order to match or exceed annual budgeted goals. (Current FY fundraising goal: $2.6M)
  • Develop and execute a multi-channel strategy to secure donations from current, lapsed and prospective donors, including direct mail solicitations, annual renewals, grants, sponsorships, electronic, telephone, and personal appeals, fundraising event sales, planned giving and endowment gifts, as well as customized major gift solicitations.
  • Independently manage a portfolio of donors; 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; and creating opportunities for activation and recognition.
  • Provide support to the Director of Development, Artistic Director, and Executive Director in tracking the solicitation and cultivation of select major donors and members of the Board of Directors.
  • Supervise the Individual Giving Manager in the execution of the individual giving/ annual fund plans, which includes a proposals and appeals calendar and donor engagement plans.
  • Supervise the Grants Coordinator in the execution of the institutional giving plans, which includes grants and reports calendar and submissions, site visits, prospecting and stewardship.
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Donor Engagement and Development Operations to ensure the execution of a comprehensive and strategic acknowledgment process for all donors.
  • Design and execute the creation of a new multi-year giving society based on analysis of current donor data and behavior in order to better engage donors and grow the major gift pipeline.
  • Utilize Tessitura (database) and Wealth Engine to track, analyze, and report on appeals, sources, and channels of gifts at all levels. Administer tracking and moves management of the full giving portfolio and create and execute strategies to grow the donor pipeline.
  • Prepare materials, attend meetings, and support the work of the Development Committee and the Membership Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Update information within the annual Development budget, including weekly cash flow, and revenue projections.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MA/ MBA in arts management preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be a seasoned fundraising professional with 5-7 years of professional fundraising experience, with a minimum of two years of direct solicitation experience.
  • Applicant should have a proven track record of fundraising achievement.
  • Applicant should have a high degree of emotional intelligence and social skill, and demonstrate confidence and professionalism in working directly with VIPs, volunteers, and high level donors.
  • Applicant should have supervisory/ management experience and enjoy coaching and supporting a team.
  • Proficiency with Tessitura database (or similar) is strongly preferred, including managing plans and solicitations, reporting, and list builder.
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.

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

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

POSITION TITLE: Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Manager of Donor Engagement & 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/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:

* 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 cover letter and resume to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of the organization.

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: Teaching Artist, In-school Programs

DEPARTMENT:Education

REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of School and Community Programs

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 dynamic, results-oriented and mission-driven individuals to join our Education department as teaching artists and assistant teaching artists (part-time) for our in-school programs. Hubbard Street offers unique and innovative residencies that allow schools to incorporate dance into their classrooms and curricula. Hubbard Street teaching artists are responsible for leading these residencies, integrating dance with other subjects while introducing students to improvisation and choreography. Teaching artists are an integral part of all residencies’ curriculum planning and documentation, and will meet with classroom teachers prior to and throughout each residency. Hubbard Street teaching artists receive paid professional development and training. Classes are for students in Chicago and suburban schools in grades preK–12.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Develop, teach, and document arts-integrated curriculum that focuses on the creative process.
  • Attend all Teaching Artist professional development workshops and implement new learning in teaching practice.
  • Develop and implement assessment tools embedded within programming.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • BA required, MA preferred for lead teaching artists.
  • Knowledge of state and national core arts standards.
  • Experience with arts integration.
  • Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Significant teaching experience in a school setting preferred.
  • Background in choreography and improvisation.
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with students, partner teachers and staff.
  • Ability to travel to various locations and schools in the Chicago area.

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

POSITION TITLE: Grants Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Development

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), we bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, and change lives through the experience of dance. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is home to the premier contemporary dance company in the United States, the largest dance facility in Chicago, and serves the community through youth, education and community engagement programs, and adaptive dance programs that serve thousands of children across the Chicago area.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) is seeking a junior level professional to join the Development Team. HSDC’s Grants Coordinator will manage the annual and long-term plans for generating contributed revenue from government, foundation, and corporate funders (Institutional Giving). The Grants Coordinator is the organization’s primary grant writer and manages the full Institutional Giving calendar. The ideal candidate is an organized, clear communicator who will work alongside the Associate Director of Development in creating and managing a successful Institutional Giving program.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with superb writing and organizational skills to support the work of a leading contemporary dance company and school, and to begin or advance a professional career in fundraising.  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Under the guidance of the Associate Director of Development and Director of Development, coordinate and execute all Institutional fundraising campaigns in order to match or exceed annual budgeted goals. Fundraising campaigns include grants and sponsorship support for artistic programs; audience development initiatives; education programs; special projects; events; and undesignated support.
  • Administer the Institutional fundraising, stewardship, and communications plans, which includes prospect lists, proposals and reports calendar, and stewardship and engagement plans.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Development in creating and executing the Institutional Giving strategy.
  • Write and submit all corporate, foundation, and government proposals and reports, with strict attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines.
  • Work closely with Education staff on the development of grants and proposals for the support of education, youth, and community programs, and with Finance staff in gathering information and presenting budget information to funders.
  • Develop and update the Institutional Giving 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.Facilitate the scheduling of site visits and meetings with foundation and corporate representatives.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MFA/MA/MBA in arts management preferred.
  • Grant writing and research experience is highly desirable.
  • Excellent writing, attention to detail, and a team-oriented attitude are essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints.
  • 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 GRANTS COORDINATOR in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018

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.