Manager of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

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Title: Manager of Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Location: New York City
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Research and Advocacy Coordinator & Programs Assistant
Coordinates with: Manager of Development and Grantmaking, Communications Assistant, and Communications and Marketing Consultants
Status: Full-time

Dance/NYC’s mission is to promote the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds values of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the organization. It works in alliance with Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance.

Dance/NYC seeks a manager who will be responsible for and exercise discretion and independent judgment regarding all aspects of implementing and growing Dance/NYC’s convening and professional development portfolio and leading special projects. The immediate job priorities are to achieve planned program deliverables funded through June 30, 2020, including the annual Symposium and convening focused on racial justice, immigration matters, and small-budget dance makers, and to identify and manage additional actionable opportunities for future years.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

1) Development & Strategy

  • Oversee Dance/NYC’s programmatic priorities for justice, equity, and inclusion organizational departments and work areas, including research and advocacy, convening and leadership training, and communications;
  • Use established strategic filters and organizational agendas and conduct research to cultivate community relationships for building partnership opportunities and curating advocacy topics and event interlocutors;
  • Conduct an annual review of Dance/NYC’s justice, equity, and inclusion assets;
  • Develop replicable event schedules and workflows (especially, programming, communications, and facilities)
  • Advise on funding opportunities and produce relevant reporting and proposal material for recurring sources
  • Create and implement sponsorship and pro-bono and barter strategies for existing event portfolio and fundraising for long-term efforts
     

2) Program & Event Management

  • Collaboratively set convening plan for 2019-2020 and beyond
  • Reporting to the Executive Director and coordinating with the Programs Assistant and Research and Advocacy Coordinator, execute all organizational responsibilities for programmatic priorities, including:
    • Small-Budget Dance Makers Conference (September 2019)
    • Town Halls (3-5 annually)
    • Annual full-day Symposium (February 2020)
  • Co-curate, with relevant committees, public programming as part of Dance/NYC’s justice, equity, and inclusion initiatives, currently focused on race/ethnicity, disability, and immigration:
    • A full-day program track at annual Symposia (1) focused on advancing racial justice in dance
    • Two (2) town halls annually focused on racial justice and dance
    • Two to three (2-3) focused on immigration and dance through June 30, 2020
    • Annual anti-racism training for Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee, the board of directors, and advising bodies
  • Coordinating with the Manager of Development and Grantmaking, support event logistics for special cultivation and fundraising events (at least 2 annually)
     

3) Information Technology, Communications, and Marketing

  • Coordinating with Communications and Marketing consultants,
    • Manage strategy for event communications through Dance.NYC, e-communications (weekly e-newsletter, special bulletins) and social media
    • Seek out and lead all content, marketing, and distribution partnerships for events
  • Coordinating with Dance/NYC’s Communications Consultant, support Dance/NYC’s priorities for online resources:
    • Updating and promoting existing initiative resource directory technology and content in response to constituency feedback and the availability and relevance of new information resources;
    • Curating and promoting the Disability. Dance. Artistry. and Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Dance Maker Directories featuring artists making and/or performing work locally; and
    • Plan for and update Dance.NYC to better serve underrepresented communities (in particular, ALAANA, disabled, and immigrant users) by, for example, implementing translation tools, ensuring conformity to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA, and piloting new functionality.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have lived and learned experience in issues of justice, equity, and inclusion, especially matters related to race, disability, and/or immigration. They will have relevant curatorial and project/event management experience, and a demonstrated capacity for community organizing. They will be future focused, data-driven, strategy-minded, and thrive in fast-paced startup environments. They will be methodical and detail oriented, with excellent writing, planning, and time management skills, and able to advance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines. They will be current on and comfortably engage with emerging technologies and demonstrate a commitment to technology solutions in the social enterprise space. They will be versed in the dance and culture landscape and have a wide cross-sector network. They will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps and have an aptitude for working with online and mobile applications. Fluency in a foreign language is desired, but not required.

Compensation package includes salary based on experience and competitive benefits.

Location: The Dance/NYC offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance will be available in the coming months. An accessible bathroom is available onsite, and elevators are not available in the building.

Dance/NYC is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran. The policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. It is the policy of Dance/NYC to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dance/NYC does not discriminate against any qualified Employees or job applicants with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment because of a person’s physical or mental disability. Dance/NYC makes reasonable accommodation wherever necessary for all Employees or applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments connected with the job and provided that any accommodations made do not require significant difficulty or expense.

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