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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Family Outreach Representative” in the subject heading.
Include links to previous projects you organized or created.
Why does making dance accessible to youth with disabilities matter to you?
What do you hope to accomplish through this experience?
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.