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Dance for All Bodies

Nonprofit

Providing low-cost adaptive dance classes for people with disabilities.

New York, United States
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ASL Interpreter

The volunteer ASL Interpreter will be responsible for contributing to the accessibility of Dance for All Bodies’s classes by making sure that all individuals are able to participate in our classes where instructors use spoken English or ASL. Your main responsibility will be to join our virtual Zoom classes and translate between spoken English and ASL. Most of our instructors give instructions using spoken English but we also work with instructors who provide instructions in ASL. We want to make sure that Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals feel welcome and comfortable in our classes. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description: This is a remote position where you will attend some or most of our virtual dance classes through Zoom to interpret between spoken English and ASL in our dance classes. Key Competitions/Skills Fluent in ASL. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Commitment to Dance for All Bodies’s mission of providing inclusive dance classes for people with disabilities. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Self motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations is preferred. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “ASL Interpreter” in the subject heading. Make sure to mention your weekly availability and how many hours you hope to commit. In the cover letter please answer the following question; Why does making dance accessible to people with disabilities matter to you? Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 2-3 hours to DfAB every week depending on how many classes you choose to attend. Most of our classes take place between Friday-Sunday. We occasionally have classes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays around 2 or 3pm PDT/5 or 6pm EDT.

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Medical Outreach Representative

The volunteer Medical Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies through building relationships with clinics and hospitals that serve individuals with physical disabilities. This position is for you, if you are or have worked in a medical setting (ideally as a speech, recreational, occupational or physical therapist, prosthetist, etc.) and have already established relations with clinics or hospitals. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we expand our dance class offerings to individuals with disabilities. Your work will be an essential part of building long lasting connections with individuals with disabilities who want to dance and explore their creativity through artistic expression. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the medical outreach representative is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Building relationships with hospitals, clinics and individuals with disabilities. Finding sponsors, grants and other funding strategies through the local hospitals, medical suppliers etc. Working with other DfAB team members and instructors to design dance classes that fit the interests and needs of youth with disabilities. Essential Functions Reaching out to hospitals/clinics/medical facilities to see if they would be willing to promote our dance classes to their patients. Reaching out to individual health care providers in your network who might be able to help spread the word about these dance classes. Helping us find individual or corporate medical/clinical sponsors and/or grant opportunities to finance these classes. Attend a majority of our dance classes whenever possible. Key Competitions/Skills Personal/familial connection to the disability community is preferred. Experience working with youth with disabilities is preferred. Connections with schools, school districts, families of individuals with disabilities and other disability programs is required. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with Google Docs and Google Sheets is preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. We will also meet in person for the dance classes! Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5-6 hours to DfAB every week. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Family Outreach Representative” in the subject heading. Resume Include links to previous projects you organized or created. Cover Letter Why does making dance accessible to youth with disabilities matter to you? What do you hope to accomplish through this experience? Questions If you are interested in only certain responsibilities outlined for this opportunity, but not all, that is okay! Please still send us your application and we will get back to you about your level of involvement with Dance for All Bodies.

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Family Outreach Representative

The volunteer Family Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies through building relationships with local community programs/resources, parent groups and families of individuals with disabilities. This position is for you, if you have already established relations with families or students who might benefit from Dance for All Bodies’s classes. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we expand our dance class offerings to youth. Your work will be an integral part of building long lasting connections with youth with disabilities who want to dance and explore their creative side through artistic expression. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the family outreach representative is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Building relationships with local family support groups, community services and programs to help us reach more youth. Finding sponsors, grants and other funding strategies to finance these dance classes. Working with other DfAB team members and instructors to design dance classes that fit the interests and needs of youth with disabilities. Essential Functions Reaching out to families of youth with disabilities. Reaching out to more school programs in your area, as well as other recreational activities for youth with disabilities to promote our dance classes. Creating a partnership plan with local organizations for promoting our dance classes. Helping us find individual or corporate sponsors and/or grant opportunities to finance these classes. Attend a majority of our dance classes whenever possible. Key Competitions/Skills Personal/familial connection to the disability community is preferred. Experience working with individuals with disabilities in a medical setting is required. Personal connections with hospitals, clinics and other medical providers serving individuals with disabilities is required. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with Google Docs and Google Sheets is preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. We will also meet in person for the dance classes! Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5 hours to DfAB every week. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Medical Outreach Representative” in the subject heading. Resume Include links to previous projects you organized or created. Cover Letter Why does making dance accessible to youth with disabilities matter to you? How do you think you can help Dance for All Bodies expand its reach? Questions If you are interested in only certain responsibilities outlined for this opportunity, but not all, that is okay! Please still send us your application and we will get back to you about your level of involvement with Dance for All Bodies.

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Education Outreach Representative

The volunteer Education Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies by building relationships with public, private, and non-public schools to promote our youth dance classes for youth with disabilities. You will also help us gauge interest in the kind of dance classes youth are interested in. This position is for you, if you have already established relations with elementary, middle and/or high schools, special ed teachers, students with disabilities and families of students who might benefit from Dance for All Bodies’s classes. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we expand our dance class offerings to youth. Your work will be critical in building long lasting connections with youth who want to dance and explore their creative side through artistic expression. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the education outreach representative is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Building relationships with public, private, and non-public schools, students, staff and families to gauge interest from youth. Finding sponsorship, grants and funding opportunities to finance these dance classes. Collaborating with DfAB team members and instructors to design dance classes that fit the interests and needs of youth with disabilities. Essential Functions Reaching out to elementary, middle and high schools in the school districts that you have relationships with to see if they would be interested in offering DfAB classes to their students with disabilities. Reaching out to more public, private and non-public schools in your area, as well as after school programs for students with disabilities who might want to dance. Scheduling dance classes, understanding the availability and capacity of schools or after school programs for partnership. Creating a partnership plan with these schools with a specific budget. Finding individual, corporate sponsors or grant opportunities to finance these classes. Attend a majority of the youth dance classes whenever possible. Key Competitions/Skills Experience working with students with disabilities is required. Connections with schools, school districts, families of individuals with disabilities and other disability programs is required. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Well-developed interpersonal skills. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with Google Docs and Google Sheets is preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. We will also meet in person for the dance classes! Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5-6 hours to DfAB every week. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Education Outreach Representative” in the subject heading.

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Corporate Outreach Representative

The volunteer Corporate Outreach Representative is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) by building relationships with corporations and workspaces to promote our virtual inclusive and creative dance classes for employee wellness and team building. This role is especially important during work from home when employees might feel isolated or stressed. This is a volunteer, uncompensated position. This position is for you if you love to dance and want to bring virtual inclusive dance classes into remote workspaces through Zoom classes in order to boost employee wellness. We are looking for someone who has experience establishing relationships with corporations, a strong desire to actively create a more equitable world, and persistence in the face of obstacles. This role is an integral part of DfAB as we deepen our advocacy for disability justice in the greater community and build awareness about Dance for All Bodies and the services we provide. Your efforts will also be an integral part of building financial sustainability into an early stage non-profit/start up. This will be a challenging and rewarding journey and we are looking for someone who can handle both the inevitable high and low points! We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the U.S. as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the corporate outreach coordinator is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Promoting DfAB’s virtual inclusive dance classes to companies which will help improve employee wellness and team building while also creating an all inclusive space for people of all abilities. Building and growing relationships with corporations in the U.S. to increase awareness about disability, dance, and accessibility. Collecting feedback from corporations and working with the rest of the team to incorporate that feedback into our services. Essential Functions Reach out to corporations, which you already have relationships with and who might be interested in offering an inclusive dance class for their employees. Research more workspaces that might be interested in taking dance classes with us. Initiate the relationship and introduce our services to them. Promote our services on LinkedIn, write blog posts, share important moments and testimonials from individuals who have taken our dance class. Create feedback forms and collect data from individuals who have participated in our dance classes. Keep following up with organizations and building relationships with them for future events they might be organizing. Collaborating with other volunteer team members to make sure events run smoothly. Working closely with our Teacher Coordinators to make sure they are available to teach at that given time. Working with our Graphic Designer to create eye-catching graphics for organizations. Working with our Social Media Coordinators to post about our classes on social media. Key Competitions/Skills Experience working in a tech firm, startup, or a large company/corporate workplace is required. Personal and professional connections with others working in various corporate spaces is a strong plus. Interested in creating and building long lasting partnerships. Strong verbal and written communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Disciplined in working independently; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Collaborative mindset; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities is preferred. Previous experience in creating partnerships and event management is preferred. Experience with G Suite services is preferred. Work Environment All work will be done remotely. We will still have weekly video calls to check-in. Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit about 5-6 hours to DfAB every week. You might be expected to commit more than that during weeks where we are providing a dance class for an organization. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences via links, documents, or a portfolio of previous work you can share with us. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Corporate Outreach Coordinator” in the subject heading.

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Grant Writer & Sponsorship Coordinator

The volunteer Grant Writer & Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies through researching grants, writing grant applications, and sending sponsorship inquiry letters to organizations. This position is for you if you are interested in writing grants, leading crowdfunding campaigns, budgeting, remains persistent in the face of obstacles, and believe that dance should be made accessible to all regardless of ability, race, or income. We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position. Location: We accept applications from all around the world as this position is remote! Job Description The three main duties of the funding coordinator is to help DfAB expand its impact by: Finding new grant opportunities as well as corporations to sponsor DfAB. Brainstorming other creative areas for us to generate revenue. Collaborating with DfAB organizers in writing grant applications and sponsorship letters. Essential Functions Keep record of grant applications that DfAB is eligible for, make timelines for applications. Find new potential funding and sponsorship opportunities for DfAB. Write sponsorship inquiry letters, grant applications and follow up with companies. Oversee grant application process, assisting with application drafts and collaborating with other team members when applicable. Collaborate with DfAB organizers and team members when writing letters of inquiry for grant applications. Find new avenues and services for DfAB to generate revenue to support our dance class programming. Keep track of financial, state, and local financial legal requirements to make sure we comply with all legislation. Design and oversee crowdfunding campaigns; keep track of donors and build relationships with them. Key Competitions/Skills Previous experience working for an arts, disability advocacy non-profit or other grassroots organization is highly preferred. Experience working with different fundraising methods (crowdfunding, grant applications, online/offline fundraising campaigns, etc.) Ability to find or initiate creative funding opportunities and search for potential corporate sponsors. Superior time management skills, ability to multi-task projects and multiple calendars. Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes. Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something. Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles. Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance preferred. Work Environment While most work will be done remotely, we will still have weekly video calls to check-in. Expected Hours of Work While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit 6-7 hours/week. You might be expected to commit more than that during the weeks where we run crowdfunding campaigns or grant applications are due. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance and we will make sure to share your responsibilities amongst the rest of the team. Preferred Education and Experience At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in writing grants, sponsorship letters or budgeting that is great! Please share any work you’ve previously done (ie sponsorship programs, grant applications) that you feel supports your application to this position. To Apply Send your resume and cover letter to info@danceforallbodies.org with “Grant Writer & Sponsorship Coordinator” in the subject heading. Cover Letter Why does making dance accessible to people with disabilities matter to you? Do you have previous experience working individually or remotely? If yes, please share an example. Tell us about a time when you led a funding campaign, applied for a grant or led a unique and creative funding opportunity for a project. What were some of the obstacles? How did you address them?

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