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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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POSITION TITLE: Director of Development

DEPARTMENT: External Affairs

REPORTS TO: 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.

The Director of Development (DOD) will have an exciting and rewarding opportunity to chart the next phase of philanthropic growth for Hubbard Street. Reporting to and partnering with the Executive Director (ED), the DOD also works closely with the board of directors to engage in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors leveraging the potential for significant gifts. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization’s fundraising strategy, this individual will also have a proven track record of success in seeking large major gifts and grants and managing new and ongoing relationships with donors.

The DOD will partner with the Director of Marketing to build thoughtful and comprehensive external affairs strategies to strengthen relationships with donors, ticket buyers, families, community members and other individuals who engage with Hubbard Street.

The DOD will be a strategic thinker with the personal experience to strategically build a growing fundraising program and to achieve the goals set forth by the ED and board. The DOD will be results-driven, self-motivated, and relentlessly focused on fundraising goals. They will lead and mentor a four-member development team.


Fundraising Management:

  • Primary responsibility for creating and implementing an annual fundraising program currently budgeted at $3.4 million, with a special focus on major gifts.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and the strategic skill to ensure that revenue goals are met on an annual basis.
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of $5000+ donors, cultivating existing donors and soliciting new major gifts for the annual fund, special events, capital projects, and endowment.
  • Collaborate with the ED and board to develop and implement long- and short-term fundraising strategies.
  • Direct all aspects of donor programs, including stewardship, special events, cultivation, benefits fulfillment, daily donor interaction.
  • Mobilize the ED and board to directly engage with top prospects and proactively participate in fundraising activity to reach goals.
  • Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, and develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of the Spotlight Ball, Hubbard Street’s primary fundraising event, utilizing strategies to increase revenue year over year.

Departmental Management and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Manage and mentor the department staff by setting clear revenue goals and operational expectations, motivating the team, assisting with their professional development, and maintaining the highest level of professionalism.
  • Provide leadership to a changing and growing department.
  • Assess and refine development practices to ensure maximum efficiency and results

Administration and Oversight:

  • Prepare and monitor revenue and expense budgets, provide accurate reporting, analysis and integration of data, and oversee the maintenance and integrity of patron, donor, and prospect records.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the marketing department for supporting annual giving programs, sponsorships, campaigns, special projects, and events, and create customized donor stewardship and recognition opportunities to support expanded fundraising activities.


The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader and team player with a successful record directing multi-channel development programs. She/he will be a flexible, collaborative problem-solver who thrives in a dynamic organization. Merging the strategic and tactical, s/he will be able to manage internal and external stakeholder relationships with poise, integrity and commitment. The ability to build consensus, form new relationships and understand personal dynamics will be crucial to success.

  • More than seven years of leadership experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a preference for performing arts organization experience.
  • A proven track record of measurable success in personally cultivating and soliciting major gifts.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • A team player and thought leader with organizational experience in working across departments.
  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of Chicago’s arts funding and philanthropic communities preferred.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, and references to (.pdfs only). Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Please include DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT in the subject line of your email. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Intermediate/Advanced Level Summer Intensive Chaperone

DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Program

REPORTS TO: Head Chaperone

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

 This is a seasonal, full-time position for our Intermediate/Advanced level Summer Intensive Program held in Chicago, IL at the Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago's West Loop. We are seeking an experienced and responsible Chaperone to join Hubbard Street’s Summer Intensive Staff. Reporting to the Head Chaperone, the Summer Intensive Chaperone is responsible for supervising up to 15 students between the ages of 13 and 17, and works with the Head Chaperone to ensure that students are supervised during class times, lunch breaks, on activities, and in the dormitory. Chaperones ensure that students are safe at all times, eating responsibly, and respecting all rules laid out by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and University dorms.


  • Be available from June 10, 2018 – July 7, 2018 
  • Effectively supervise students to assure student safety
  • Effectively and fairly interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Prioritize work to reflect the needs of the students
  • Maintain a professional chaperone-to-student relationship


Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants for the Summer Intensive Chaperone also must:

  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Be highly organized
  • Have previous experience with students 13-17 years of age
  • Be able to physically assist an injured student
  • Be able to live in the dormitory with students


Chaperones will receive:

  • Free Housing
  • Daily meal plan
  • A small stipend
  • The opportunity to train with dancers and members of the Hubbard Street Artistic Staff
  • Free classes at the Lou Conte Dance Studio for the Summer Session through Aug. 26

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of two (2) references (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to Erin Harner, Artist Training Associate at by March 30, 2018. Please include INT/ADV SUMMER INTENSIVE CHAPERONE in the subject line of your email. 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’s work.

POSITION TITLE: Marketing Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: External Affairs

REPORTS TO: Marketing 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 smart and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s External Affairs department. The entry-level Marketing Coordinator position is part of the External Affairs department. Primary responsibilities include providing support to the Marketing Manager, the Director of Marketing and the Manager of Patron & Data Services; maintaining and updating the website; managing photo, video, published press and archival files; and coordinating design of printed materials. This position provides additional support to other External Affairs staff as necessary.


  • Working with Marketing Manager, maintains and updates Hubbard Street website; works with internal staff to meet their online content needs and oversees the development of new features on the site.
  • Works closely with outside vendors including photographers, graphic designers and printers in order to manage the timely completion of print and digital marketing collateral.
  • Responds to website queries and functionality problems from the public and internal constituencies.
  • In coordination with the Marketing Manager, assists in the execution of online advertising initiatives including but not limited to Google AdWords, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Manages the general company e-mail account, distributing inquiries to the appropriate departments in a timely manner.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing manager, creating and distributing e-blasts to support all marketing initiatives.
  • Assists in managing marketing budgets by tracking expenses, processing POs and delivering status updates on progress against stated goals, when required.
  • Assists with audience development events and attends all company performances in Chicago (includes minimal evening and/or weekend hours work during Chicago performances).
  • Manages the ordering, tracking, and sales of company merchandise.
  • Provides support to Director of Marketing, Manager of Patron & Data Services and Director of External Affairs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or comparable experience.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexibility and a team player sensibility.
  • Initiative, timely follow-though and generative problem-solving; ability to adapt to changing priorities with grace and ease under time constraints.
  • Computer literate with proficiencies in Microsoft Word and Excel (required);
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, and other design programs (highly recommended)

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to (.pdfs only). Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Please include MARKETING COORDINATOR in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: School and Community Programs Manager

DEPARTMENT: Education, Youth, & Community Programs

REPORTS TO: Director of Education, Youth, & 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 a strategic, experienced, and mission-driven School Programs Manager to join Hubbard Street’s Education department. Reporting to the Director of Education, Youth, and Community Programs, the Senior Manager of School and Community Programs is responsible for a broad array of school partnership, teaching, and professional development functions for a $7.5M performing arts organization with an Education budget of $1.2M. The School Programs Manager should have a detailed understanding of the dance partnership needs of schools throughout the Chicago area, with an emphasis on Chicago Public Schools. This position provides leadership for all in-school programs, as well as serving as a role model for best practices and to provide professional development.  This position is full-time.


School Programs

  • Develop and maintain school partnerships, documentation protocols and materials, and teaching artist and educator professional development programs;
  • Manage all research initiatives and work with Education Director to develop protocols and training;
  • Implement strategic initiatives to increase clients and revenue, innovatively increasing the number of schools/organizations purchasing contracted programming;
  • Refine curriculum outlines for each program, create materials from these for school partners and teaching artists;
  • Ensure that all school programs meet all CPS and suburban requirements;
  • Facilitate in-school planning, evaluation and professional development workshops as needed for assigned projects and schools;

Community Programs

  • Develop family program partnerships as assigned, seeking out new partnerships as needed to further organizational goals;
  • Refine and implement complete marketing plan for assigned programs;
  • Find and grow partnerships and registration for the Adaptive Dance Program, seeking out both revenue generating and community program partners.


  • Assist with partnership research initiatives,
  • Schedule & supervise teaching artist faculty;
  • Participate in relevant education department events and workshops, as well as other professional development opportunities as assigned;
  • Work with Education Director to complete special projects as needed, including development of new programming to meet organizational goals;
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate.


  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of current trends in urban public education and dance education, with the ability supervise teaching artist faculty, implement research initiatives, and create and maintain school partnerships
  • Superior relationship building and interpersonal skills that allow the individual to function in a variety of settings among widely different groups of people, a unique combination of creative and analytical talents.
  • The ability to work productively and graciously under strict time constraints.
  • Flexibility and a “team player” sensibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, masters preferred, along with significant relevant teaching and school management experience. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience working with schools and the arts;
  • Proficient with standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to Please include Senior Manager, School & Community Programs in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.