Dance Program Coordinator

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

ID: 7167156
Posted: August 24, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description:
The Dance Program Coordinator will support the Director of Dance in day-to-day operations and be expected to keep regular hours both in office and in the studio in addition to nights and weekends as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

Teaching dance classes as assigned in the candidate's area of expertise.
Choreographic and creative projects as assigned in the candidate's area of expertise.
Track, document and address attendance issues and administer follow up communications in accordance with the syllabus and dance program handbook.
Work with program teaching staff to organize and deliver Dance Company assessments and feedback on Blackboard and in person in a timely and orderly manner.
Assisting in all aspects of rehearsal direction and production management for the SHU Dance Program both on and off campus to ensure excellence in both performance quality and departmental reputation.
Support retention initiatives through various tasks as assigned
Identify and develop relationships with local high school and private studio dance directors to
Travel (including to regional events and internationally) will be required as needed to support recruitment and retention initiatives within the SHU Dance Company
Assist with dance studio upkeep as assigned
Keeping regular office hours for all administrative tasks as assigned

Participation is required in events that take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Some evening hours may be required.


B.A or B.F.A in Dance, Dance Education, or equivalent degree.
Experience in higher education, professional or private dance studio management
Teaching experience at the college or professional level in one or more disciplines of dance.
Experience rehearsing and overseeing all aspects of performance productions.
Experience conducting or overseeing dance auditions
Experience in dance adjudication with the ability to assess dance students at all levels in a variety of techniques.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Additional Information:
Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence statements.