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Managing Director of Performing Arts

Company: Sacred Heart University
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 387 Colleges-2022 Edition, "Best Northeastern" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre. The Managing Director of the Performing Arts will establish the goals for each department within the Performing Arts. Working directly with the Artistic Director of the Performing Arts to create the artistic vision and goals for each area. A major component of the Performing Arts is the recruitment of new students and retention of existing students through strong connections in the performing arts cohorts. Major initiative in the area of recruitment is to achieve growing roster goals of students involved in the performing arts program. Responsibilities Include:

  • Directly oversee the Band, Choir, Dance and other programs as established.
  • Develops and manages the Performing Arts budget as well as oversees the management of the Choir, Dance and Band budget.
  • Oversee/supervise implementation and maintenance of performance arts grants in all departments.
  • Pursue Sponsorship/Fundraising opportunities to enhance all areas of the Performing Arts.
  • Maintains effective and efficient operations within the Performing Arts Departments through consistent policies and procedures for grant recipients, travel and office protocol.
  • Oversee all external and internal communication/marketing for the Performing Arts.
  • Responsible for working as the liaison with the Admissions and Financial Aid Department for the recruitment of incoming students.
  • Oversee all retention efforts for the departments within Performing Arts to include one on one meetings, Map works, Performing Art Grants and outreach.
    Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion 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 developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion; 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 Diversity & Inclusion's Mission and Vision statements . Knowledge and Skills Needed:
    • Master's Degree required; at least 5 years prior experience in management/leadership role.
    • Must be a strategic thinker, possessing strong organizational skills, and knowledge in the areas of marketing and fundraising.
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to motivate and inspire team; must be flexible
      Additional Information:
      May require evenings, weekends and occasional holidays.
      Application Instructions:
      Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated. Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.

Keywords: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield , Managing Director of Performing Arts, Executive , Fairfield, California

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