The Director of Regranting is a core member of the Dance/USA Team who designs, administers, and helps set policy for a national funding program and represents Dance/USA with applicants, grantees, and funders. Duties are as follows:
Program design. Run planning meetings with fellow Dance/USA Team members, consultants, and advisors to refine structure of and criteria for funding; design and revise program structure and guidelines.
Administration. Set timeline for all aspects of the program and coordinate tasks and milestones. Set, supervise, and reconcile $1.9 million budget. Secure and supervise consultants and assistance to complete the goals of the program. Regularly update Dance/USA’s Executive Director and Team on all aspects of program.
Application review. Engage with applicants on all aspects of the application and grantmaking process, including development of and feedback on proposals. Create systems to accept and track all application-related data, as well as information about panelists. Serve as main point of contact for application-related questions and submission process. Identify and construct panel as well as content specialists; devise review process for both phases of application review process, including policies, materials, scoring systems, databases, and meeting structure. Design and facilitate panel meetings.
Post-panel notification, reporting and grant management. Notify all applicants of funding decisions and provide feedback to those who were and were not funded. Communicate with Fellows about requirements, expectations, and monitor systems for tracking payments and reporting.
Grantee meetings and learning community. Design and run grantee meetings, including content, facilitation, and logistics. Provide technical assistance to grantees and/or recommend professional development resources.
Evaluation and reporting. Develop and refine methods and systems to assess the impact of grants and funded programs. Conduct limited evaluation of all aspects of the program, including quantitative and qualitative data on review process, meetings, lessons learned, and information sharing among members. In collaboration with key Dance/USA Team members, write reports for and attend meetings with funder, as well as shape program design and proposal for any future round(s).
External Relations and long-term planning. Represent Dance/USA at meetings, forums, and public presentations, as appropriate. Prepare written materials for review by funders and the Dance/USA Board. Identify and cultivate relationships with consultants, nonprofit and community leaders, and funders that can be engaged to advise on policies, review applications, offer coaching and capacity building, and institute professional development and trainings. As possible, conduct research and program design on other regranting initiatives.
The Director of Regranting will have a strong understanding of professional grantmaking, work in the nonprofit sector, and possess a deep desire to work with and support grantees from a broad range of backgrounds. This candidate will be passionate about artists who work in a variety of genres, represent different life experiences, and identify with a variety of cultures and traditions.
Experience will include:
Solid knowledge of dance or arts grantmaking for artists and organizations.
Strong strategic and analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability.
Excellent organizational skills and judgment, ability to prioritize work, manage time/multiple priorities and meet deadlines, attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to set realistic goals and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information effectively, confidentially, and diplomatically while balancing numerous priorities and relationships.
Strong written communications skills, along with highly effective oral communications and engaging presentation skills.
Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, relational databases, and comfort with technology in general.
Group facilitation and documentation skills.
Philanthropic or nonprofit experience working in grantmaking helpful but not required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Includes full medical, retirement and paid leave
Dance/USA, established in 1982 and based in Washington, DC, is a national service organization whose membership consists of a diverse and dynamic range of over 400 dance groups and artists; dance service and presenting organizations; artist managers and producers; and individuals.
Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation.
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. Dance/USA strives to address racist, classist, ableist, ageist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, and gender bias practices through our hiring, board recruitment, programming, membership demographics, and advocacy. As we continue on our journey, we envision a future where we meet the demands of the dance community, serve as a catalyst for change that models equitable practices, and leads with the urgency and innovation of now.
The future holds a great opportunity for Da...nce/USA to expand its networks, build respect for all genres of dance, and reimagine its relevance in a just society.