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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.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

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 jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.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: Finance Associate

DEPARTMENT: General Management 

REPORTS TO: Controller

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 detailed, proactive, mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Business Office. Reporting to the Controller, the Finance Associate supports and performs crucial bookkeeping and reporting functions for a $6.5M company. This work is integral to a smoothly running organization and the ideal candidate must enjoy working closely with many different constituents in a fast-paced, creative environment.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Diligently process all journal entries in a timely manner and ensure accurate payroll processing on a biweekly basis.
  • Record, process and reconcile all monthly corporate card statements, cash receipts, deposits, and office petty cash.
  • Coordinate and execute monthly internal reports and departmental account reconciliations; work closely and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments.
  • Perform root cause analysis when required and prepare corrective entries.
  • Prepare for annual audit and support Controller on annual budget work, and on special projects as needed.
  • Responsible for timely reporting of tax forms and other filing requirements with city, state and federal agencies.
  • Maintain timely and accurate filing of all business office paperwork and document all processes.
  • Work closely with Controller to envision and enact more efficient processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

  • Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • 2-3 years’ experience, including experience in non-profit accounting and processing payroll with a 3rd party payroll provider.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or comparable work experience.
  • Prior experience preparing financial statements, overseeing financial close and audit, working with general ledgers, preparing and reviewing journal entries, reconciling and analyzing accounts.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, follow-though, and good judgment. Accurate, timely completion of work, strong and clear communication, and generative problem-solving are essential. Must be comfortable working in a smaller non-profit environment, where support is needed for a variety of functions.
  • Capacity to prioritize and adapt to changing priorities with grace and ease.
  • Highly organized and able to work independently.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of Sage 50 (Peachtree) a bonus.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, and references to jobs@hubbardstreetdance.com (.pdfs only). 

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

POSITION TITLE: 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 Advanced level Summer Intensive Program held in Chicago, IL at Columbia College dance studies in downtown Chicago. 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 14 and 18, 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, University dorms, and Colombia College Chicago.

 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be available from Friday, Jun 22, 2018 – Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 (Program Dates are Jun 25, 2018 – Jul 21, 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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 14-18 years of age
  • Be able to physically assist an injured student
  • Be able to live in the dormitory with students

DETAILS:

Chaperones will receive:

  • Free Housing
  • Daily meal plan
  • Reimbursement for travel-related activities
  • A small stipend
  • The opportunity to train with dancers and members of the Hubbard Street Artistic Staff

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and list of three (3) references (.pdfs only) detailing your interest and qualifications to Krista Ellensohn, Manager of Artist Training at kellensohn@hubbardstreetdance.com by March 1, 2018. Please include 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.