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Vershawn Sanders-Ward

Academy Coordinator

ACADEMY COORDINATOR (Part-time) RED CLAY DANCE COMPANY - CHICAGO, IL Red Clay Dance Company is excited to request applications for the Red Clay Dance Academy Coordinator position. As an organization . . . “ we live to awaken "glocal" change through creating, performing and teaching African Diaspora inspired work---change that transforms cultural and socio-economic imbalances in our local and global community.” This position will assist our Executive Artistic Director in the management and expansion of our Academy program. This role will assist with specific projects/events as it relates to the Academy Task including but not limited to, academy marketing, registration, student assessment tracking, parent/student communication, meeting/event management, generating and tracking program quality, as well as reporting status of tasks and meeting critical deadlines. Academy Program: Serves approximately 30 families annually, targeting some of Chicago’s most marginalized communities. Providing tuition based after-school and Saturday dance training classes. The home for the pre-professional Red Clay Dance Youth Ensemble. Artist in Residence at Fuller Park. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Academy Operations Manage all aspects of Academy operations. Manage all aspects of Summer Dance Intensive Respond to Academy inquiries via phone, email or in person. Maintain the cleanliness of the dance studio and storage closet. Maintains confidentiality of all records and information. Provide student services coverage, covering all student needs, i.e. first aid, calls home, appointments with administrators, copies needed, etc. Provide staff/teacher support as needed performing specialized projects or whatever may be needed Prepare reports regarding status of Academy sales/enrollment. Assist CEEP Program Manager in documenting and tracking progress of student assessments and academy evaluations. Works in partnership with the Youth Ensemble Director on recruitment and retention of new ensemble members. Reports directly to Executive Artistic Director. Event Coordination Assist with logistics for performances throughout the year including communications with families, ordering of costumes and supplies, and correspondence with our team of instructors and staff Works in partnership with Executive Artistic Director in the management of all Academy performances and events (i.e annual Winter Sharecase and Dance4Peace Youth Concert, Academy Orientation, Open House, Bring a Friend to Class Week, Field trips, Fundraising, Red Star Parent Meetings) Prepares letters, calls Parents, and Students, and attends planning meetings as needed. Marketing and Sales Manage Academy registration. Assist Marketing Coordinator in implementation of Academy and Summer Dance Intensive marketing strategies, including advertising campaigns, content marketing, product and service positioning and other projects Manage and track academy social media accounts. Provide product/service support Perform all data entry needed for Academy reporting. Assist with live event marketing and management Manages student retention and growth efforts. TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS The ideal candidate will have: A personal passion for the performing arts and interest in dance education/administration. Exceptional communication, public speaking, active listening, and interpersonal skills Sales/Marketing experience The desire to be a team player, deeply engaged with all stakeholders and understand their diverse needs and interests. Contagious excellence and professionalism. Excellent organizational skills with sharp attention to details Interest in researching new methods for youth development through dance education. The selected candidate should also demonstrate the following competencies: Teamwork - Work effectively and productively with others to achieve extraordinary results. Flexibility, Resiliency, and Problem- Solving Ability - Agile in responding to change with an ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve problems. Self-Management, Planning & Organizing - Uses logical, systematic, and orderly procedures to create plans, and manages time and priorities for themselves and their team, utilizing effective processes to make decisions, which lead to the achievement of objectives. QUALIFICATIONS H.S Diploma Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and data entry Previous office and/or sales experience Proficient in social media platforms Stage Management experience (preferred) Job Type: Part- Time (Approx. 25-29 hours/week) Compensation: Hourly, Competitive, commensurate with experience. APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES Please submit the following documents in a single PDF document to Cover Letter Resume 2 References All materials submitted will be kept confidential. All submissions will be acknowledged. Red Clay Dance Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. To Learn more about our Company and History please visit:
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Human Resources
Job Type: Permanent
Location: 331 W. 45th St. Chicago, IL 60609