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Technical Director

Organization: Alberta Ballet
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Alberta Ballet seeks to hire a Technical Director. Click here for the complete job description and information on how to apply.

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Executive Director

Organization: Alternate ROOTS
Job Location: Atlanta, GA

The primary role of the Alternate ROOTS Executive Director is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. Additionally, this position requires the ED to work with the Chair to enable the Executive Committee (ExComm) to fulfill its governance function, and give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategic plan, and its annual goals and objectives. Finally, this position works as a focal point for the reception and disbursement of information relevant to Alternate ROOTS members, and the field of arts, culture, and social justice.  

The Executive Director is the key strategic leader of Alternate ROOTS. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, click here

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Production Manager

Organization: Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Alonzo King LINES Ballet seeks to hire a Production Manager. Click here for a complete job description and instructions on how to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Job Location: New York, NY

Grant Writer
The Grant Writer must possess exceptional writing and proof reading skills and the ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining deadlines. Successful candidates will also have experience working with major foundations and corporate grant programs. For more information, click here 

Marketing Manager
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater seeks an experienced, personable, self-motivated, idea-generating, and content-creating Marketing Manager for its Ailey Extension division. For more information and to apply, click here

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Development Director

Organization: American Repertory Ballet
Job Location: New Brunswick, NJ

American Repertory Ballet seeks to hire a Development Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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School Administrator

Organization: Ballet Memphis
Job Location: Memphis, TN

Ballet Memphis seeks to hire a School Administrator. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Draper

Organization: Boston Ballet
Job Location:Boston, MA

Boston Ballet seeks a full-time seasonal draper.  Internationally acclaimed performances, world-class dance education, and ground-breaking community initiatives have placed Boston Ballet as a leader in its field and one of the major dance companies in the world.  The ideal candidate for the draper position has 3-5 years minimum experience draping costumes at a professional theater level and will lead a team forward on projects in conjunction with the other teams in place.  Work involves new builds with internationally acclaimed designers and choreographers as well as remounts of existing and rented productions as needed.  Competitive pay and benefits commensurate with experience.

For more details and information on how to apply, click here

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Company Manager

Organization: Carolyn Dorfman Dance
Job Location: Union, NJ

The Company manager reports directly to the Artistic Director Carolyn Dorfman, but is supervised by the Executive Director when in the office. Majority of responsibilities support the artistic/performance/education /touring work of the dance company. Job duties include tour/residency management, personnel administration, production support, and office administration. Serves as the liaison between the office, dancers, guest artists and production staff.

This position requires at least a BA/BS in dance/theater with a background in business or organizational management. Dance or Theater Company management experience is highly preferred with minimum two years’ experience in the field. Stage management experience desired. Ability to work flexible hours, especially during performance and residency tours. Strongly prefer a New Jersey resident. A valid driver’s license and a car is required.

For complete job description click here

To apply forward resumes to Anita Thomas, Executive Director at
athomas@carolyndorfman.dance

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Development Manager

Organization: Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Job Location: Carlisle, PA

The Development Manager is part of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s (CPYB) Development team. This position works in support of the advancement of the exceptional mission and vision of CPYB by supporting and collaborating with the Director of Development in implementing the annual development plan, including the annual fund, planned giving, and special events. For more information click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: Cincinnati Ballet
Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Data Services Manager
Cincinnati Ballet is seeking enthusiastic candidates to join our team in Administration and Technology services at the Company.  The Data Services Manager is an experienced database professional who works cross-functionally with the Cincinnati Ballet’s Academy, Development, Finance, and Marketing departments. This individual is responsible for data cleanliness and standards, analyzing and mining data and developing customized reports and queries utilizing Cincinnati Ballet’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, Tessitura. The Data Services Manager will help Cincinnati Ballet deliver exceptional patron service experience by recommending and implementing continuous process improvements, identifying gaps in current processes and bringing resolution to known issues.

For more information and how to apply, click here. 

Executive Assistant
CB seeks an Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director who will be responsible for providing advanced and diversified administrative support and serve as the primary point of contact for the Artistic Director. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Various Positions

Organization: CityDance
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Development Manager
CityDance seeks to hire a Development Manager. Click here to read complete job description and details on how to apply. 

Marketing Manager
CityDance seeks to hire a Marketing Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Director of Finance and Operations

Organization: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Job Location: Denver, CO
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance seeks to hire a Director of Finance and Operations. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Staff Members

Organization: Dancers' Group
Job Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: August 18, 2017

Dancers' Group seeks to hire full and part-time staff members.  Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement

Organization: Dance St. Louis
Job Location: St. Louis, MO

Dance St. Louis is celebrating more than 50 years of artistic innovation as a non-profit presenter that brings great dance to the St. Louis region, makes this dance accessible to a widely diverse audience, nurtures local dancers and dance companies, and offers unique and transformative Dance Education Outreach.

The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement is the lead staff position for program development and operations, as well as community engagement strategies and collaborations. The Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement reports to the Board President and the Board Executive Committee. This position is co-equal with the Managing Director of Philanthropy and Administration, and will work collaboratively with the Artistic Consultant and the Education Coordinator. For a detailed description,  click here.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the arts non-profit field on a management level
  • Bachelor’s Degree in arts administration, performing arts, or a related field
  • Knowledge of dance and the professional dance world desirable

To apply email cover letter, CV and references to Rich Dee, managing director of philanthropy and administration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Organization: DataArts
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

DataArts seeks to hire a President and Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Organization: Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic seeks a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and visionary Director of Marketing and PR to plan, supervise, administer, implement, and evaluate all programs to meet or exceed attendance and ticket revenue goals for orchestra events while maximizing the visibility of the orchestra, consistent with Philharmonic long-range objectives. The Director of Marketing and PR will assist in the development of strategic plans, author yearly marketing and communications plans and manage all marketing and communications activities, including but not limited to:  public relations (media relations, press, program books, and newsletters); advertising (print, electronic, and media); e-commerce/viral marketing/web marketing, season subscription and renewal campaigns (direct mail, telemarketing); all ticket sales (including box office management); audience research; new subscriber activities; and merchandising for the Philharmonic.  Provide when necessary copy and accurate data for brochures, print campaigns, press kits, etc.

The Director of Marketing and PR will partner with her/his peers—the General Manager and the Directors of Development, Education and Community Engagement, Finance and Operations—while also being responsible for all departmental planning, organizing, operating, and staffing. S/he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the departmental aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Managing Director.

For full description and how to apply: click here.

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Wardrobe Supervisor 

Organization: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Job Location: Chicago, IL

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 skilled, responsible and mission-driven individual to join Hubbard Street’s Production department. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for costume, hair, make-up, and accessory needs for all company engagements at home in Chicago as well as out on tour; including load-in, technical rehearsals, run, and load-outs. The Wardrobe Supervisor, with assistance from an overhire team, maintains and manages all repertoires and alterations of existing inventory. This supervisor position is an integral part of the Production department, working collaboratively with a number of different constituents and in a truly team-oriented environment. Hubbard Street gives preference to candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion. No phone calls, please. For a full description and list of qualifications, click here.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Organization: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Job Location: Beckett, MA

Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)  to work closely with the Director of Community Engagement to plan, organize, and implement the Pillow’s on and off-site year-round Community Engagement Programs. The ideal individual possesses initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent administrative skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills in order to communicate professionally and sensitively with a wide-range of diverse contacts  including dance studios, K-12 classroom teachers, youth and service organizations, and the ability to handle and assimilate multiple projects of varying natures. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly motivated, and service-oriented and who works in a self-directed manner. A strong knowledge and passion for dance, dance education practices, and community engagement practices are essential. Familiarity with a festival-paced environment, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and the Berkshire community are a plus. 

To Apply: email your cover letter, resume, and references with “Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line.

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Various Positions 

Organization: The Joffrey Ballet
Job Location: Chicago, IL

Lighting Supervisor
The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Lighting Supervisor. Click here  to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Sponsorship Director
The Joffrey Ballet seeks to hire a Sponsorship Director. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Manager, Programming

Organization: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Washington, D.C.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts seeks to hire a Manger, Programming. Click here to access the Kennedy Center's employment page and to read the complete job description and details on how to apply. 

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Director of Operations

Organization: Joy of Motion Dance Center
Location: Washington, D.C.  

Joy of Motion Dance Center is a Washington based nonprofit organization with a mission to unite dance professionals, students, and audiences by providing exceptional dance education and performances that stimulate a universal love of dance. The Director of Operations is responsible for financial management, studio and office operations, and human resources. Serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Operations oversees the day-to-day running of the business functions of the organization, which has 75 employees, three studio locations and a central office near Dupont Circle.

To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to Steve Barberio of Joy of Motion Dance Center.
 

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Various Positions

Organization: The Joyce Theater Foundation
Job Location: New York, NY 

Director of Programming
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Director of Programming. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Institutional Giving Manager
The Joyce Theater Foundation seeks to hire a Institutional Giving Manager. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics
The Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics is responsible for managing all data and ticket sales analysis; using the analysis to develop and propose strategies for the Marketing department and other departments within The Joyce Theater; establishing goals and strategies; performing detailed analysis on single ticket sales, memberships, purchasing trends; and other analyses as needed. This position is new to the structure of the Joyce Theater and, as such, this job description may be amended in part or in whole.  Any amendments will be communicated among the Marketing Director; the Executive Director; and the Marketing Manager, Strategy and Analytics. For more information and to apply, click here

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Various Positions

Organization: Miami City Ballet
Job Location: Miami Beach, FL

Director of Development
The Director of Development (DOD) is a senior management position responsible for all aspects of planning, executing, and evaluating Miami City Ballet’s (MCB) fund raising program including individual giving, corporate, foundation and government support, and special events. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the DOD will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, the Artistic Director, and the Major Gifts consultant to expand MCB’s philanthropic profile in Florida and nationally. To apply for this position, 
click here.

Grants Writer 
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a Grants Writer. Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

Senior Manager of External Affairs 
The Miami City Ballet seeks to hire a Senior Director of External Affairs . Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Development and Grants Manager

Organization: Mordine & Company Dance Theater

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Mordine & Company is looking for a new Development and Grants Manager to support the fundraising activities of the Company by acquiring grants and growing the donor base.  The position has the following responsibilities: 

  • Develops an annual fundraising plan to sustain and grow support, including creating and running individual donor campaigns throughout the year.
  • Creates and implements strategies for research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and donors, with a focus on major individual, corporate, and foundation supporters.
  • Manages and maintains development database. 
  • Researches and writes grant applications for foundation, government, and corporate grants with assistance of Board Treasurer.
  • Assists in growing and developing the Board of Directors.
The Development an Grants Manager position is 15 hours per week. Ideal candidates would have strong writing skills, including experience writing grants, ability to organize and prioritize tasks, and strong organizational and social skills needed to increase donor base.  Fundraising campaign and event planning experience preferred.



To apply email your cover letter, resume, and references to Virginia Head, managing director.

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Various Positions

Organization: Nashville Ballet
Job Location: Nashville, TN


Part-time Children's Division Faculty

The position of part-time Children’s Division faculty member will focus on implementing the artistic vision and curriculum standards set forth by the School Director. The primary duties will consist of teaching and developing the students of School of Nashville Ballet. In addition, the part-time Children’s Division faculty member will be expected to uphold Nashville Ballet’s reputation for artistic excellence and make regular and active contributions to a creative and enthusiastic working environment. For more information and how to apply, click here

Part-time Academy Faculty
The part-time Academy Faculty member’s main focus is to implement School of Nashville Ballet’s instruction and ballet curriculum at the assigned level(s). The Academy Faculty member will work with the School Principal and fellow Faculty members to design, implement, and manage syllabus, to prepare students for advancement towards a professional career. For more information and how to apply, click here.  

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Executive Director

Organization: New York Theatre Ballet
Job Location: New York, NY

The Executive Director is the chief executive of New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) and Ballet School NY and must be passionate about ballet and bringing dance to a diverse audience, adults and children.  In this role, the Executive Director is responsible for all organizational policies, procedures, programs, and the finances of the organizations. 

The Executive Director oversees all staff, consultants and faculty and is the primary fundraiser and spokesperson for the organization.  The Executive Director will conceptualize, oversee, and implement fund raising initiatives, manage board relations, and facilitate decision making in collaboration with the Artistic Director.   He/she will be present at performances, programs, fundraising events, and coordinate the activities of all outside resources such as consultants, presenters, guest faculty, etc.  With the Artistic Director, the Executive Director is the “face” of the organization, addressing the public, donors, funding organizations, and patrons.

The role requires the Executive Director to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies and inspire the many diverse groups that NYTB reaches.  Must have experience with a dance or performing arts organization and demonstrate a record of financial and operational management, and be a proven fundraiser who develops and maintains successful relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporations and government funders.  

For detailed information and how to apply, click here

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Administrator

Organization: Performing Arts Alliance
Job Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017

Performing Arts Alliance seeks to hire a part-time (20 hours/week) Administrator.
Click here to read the complete job description and details on how to apply.

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Various Positions

Organization: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Job Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Live-in Resident Assistant
Live-In Resident Assistant will assist in the management of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s student residence for up to 21 residents, ages 14-18. This position will assist the House Director in creating a safe and secure environment that supports a vigorous dance education. For full description and to apply, click here .

Weekend Student Resident Assistant
Weekend Student Resident Assistant assists in overseeing and mentoring Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s student residence for up to 21 residents, ages 14-18, in their transition from traditional family living to dormitory living. To provide relief and support to the Live-In House Director and R.A. For full description and to apply, click here


School Front Desk Administrator
The School Front Desk Administrator is a part-time position that provides evening and weekend administrative support to staff, teachers, parents and students of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School.  For a full description and how to apply, click here . 

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Production Manager

Organization: Richmond Ballet
Job Location: Richmond, VA


The Production Manager will be responsible for all technical aspects of each Richmond Ballet production, from inception to completion. This position will be responsible for oversight and coordination of all technical, costume, sound, set and lighting design needs for all Richmond Ballet programs: Richmond Ballet professional company, School of Richmond Ballet, and all education outreach programs. For more information and to apply, click here

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Stage Manager

Organization: San Francisco Ballet
Job Location: San Francisco, CA

Stage Manager, San Francisco Ballet.  San Francisco Ballet’s Stage Managers are key in contributing to the excellence of all San Francisco Ballet Productions.  Under the direction of the Production Director and Production Stage Manager the Stage Manager prepares all activities and technical elements for rehearsals, performances, and production related events as assigned.  Assists in all matters to ensure productions are in line with the vision of the Artistic Staff.

Qualifications: 3-5 years of related experience in a Stage Management capacity with a major arts organization (Dance preferred). Knowledge of cue sheets, orchestra scores, and dance vocabulary. Proficiency in Macintosh OS, ability to operate audio/video controls and recording equipment.  Knowledge of FileMaker Pro and Final Cut Pro (preferred, but not required).  Knowledge of Microsoft Suite. 

To read full job description and apply, click here

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Artist-in-Residence

Organization: Skidmore College
Job Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

The Department of Dance at Skidmore College invites qualified applicants for the position of Artist in Residence in Classical Ballet. This is a full-time, three-year renewable position that will begin September 1st, 2018. The Dance Department at Skidmore College has a long tradition of excellence and is committed to maintaining integrity and rigor in both classical ballet and contemporary dance training within a liberal arts setting. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential.  

The qualified candidate must be an experienced ballet teacher who has considerable performance experience with a professional ballet company.  A degree (BS, BFA, MFA, PhD) is desirable, but candidates with professional equivalency will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching ballet technique, pointe class, and classical variations as well as staging adapted repertoire and/or creating new choreography for student performances. Additional experience desired may include one or more of the following areas: men's technique, character dance, pas de deux, pedagogy, dance history, or choreography. To learn more about and apply for this position click here.

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Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique

Organization: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: Review Begins September 15

USC Kaufman invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic, and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching other areas of dance is desirable but not required. Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment, and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman at the University as well as within local, national and international dance communities. USC Kaufman is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. For more information and to apply click here.   

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Executive Director 

Organization: The Washington Ballet
Job Location: Washington, DC

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of The Washington Ballet. S/he works in close partnership with the Artistic Director and, together with the Artistic Director, reports to the Board of Directors. S/he is responsible and accountable for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board and developing annual and multi-year budgets and operating plans that address fundraising; marketing and audience development; public relations; financial management; production and artistic administration; facilities; technology; education; and community engagement. For the complete position announcement, including application information, please click here

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Artistic Director

Organization: The Wooden Floor
Job Location: Santa Ana, CA 

The Wooden Floor (TWF) seeks an Artistic Director (AD) who inspires the vitality, spirit, and quality of TWF artistic programs, and sets the momentum for artistic strategy and growth. The AD furthers a culture of artistic excellence and strengthens The Wooden Floor's mission and values through his/her vision for and execution of all artistic elements including dance education, performances, community engagement, and collaborative projects. The AD is a choreographer and teaching artist who, in addition to other duties, works with the students in the dance studios which allows the AD to connect with students, parents, and faculty, to ensure the dance-centered approach furthers TWF’s Theory of Change©.  For more information and how to apply, click here

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*postings updated as of August 16, 2017.