Position Description- The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for promoting Dance for All Bodies’s inclusive dance class programming as well as helping advertise our services to companies, corporations and events.
We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.
The main duties of the Marketing Coordinator is to help DfAB expand its impact by:
1- Preparing engaging newsletters, corporate outreach emails and advertising our classes to corporates.
2- Working with the Social Media Coordinators and Event Organizers to come up with marketing strategies.
3- Finding creative and artistic partners we can work with in the disability world.
Finding potential artistic/creative collaborators or companies that can help us market and promote our classes.
Preparing email newsletters and creating an engaging design.
Finding corporations that might be interested in having our classes available to their employees on an ongoing basis.
Brainstorming digital and social media marketing strategies in collaboration with the Social Media Coordinator and Google Ads Coordinator.
Contacting potential sponsors to finance the organization.
Researching other competitors in the field and finding ways to fill in the gaps.
Marketing our volunteer positions to increase our volunteer community.
Coming up with financing, marketing and branding strategies to improve financial sustainability of Dance for All Bodies.
Working in collaboration with the other volunteer members to implement strategies and do research.
Degree in Marketing or equivalent experience in Marketing for at least 2 years is a plus.
Current undergraduate or graduate students and individuals with disabilities welcome!
Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities preferred.
Previous experience working for a non-profit or grassroots organization is preferred.
Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes. Ready to champion DfAB and promote our mission to communities who haven’t met us yet!
Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something.
Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute.
Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must be a creative, self-initiator and learner.
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 through any previous work, a portfolio, or other examples. If not, don’t worry, we would still love to see how you can help us!
All work can be done remotely. We will also meet virtually through Zoom once a week.
Expected Hours of Work
You will be expected to volunteer for about 8-10 hours every week.
Send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com "Marketing Coordinator" in the subject heading.
Why does making dance accessible to people with physical disabilities matter to you?
Share a challenge/failure you faced in marketing and what you learned from it.
The mission of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is to dismantle the notion that dance is only for a certain kind of body and to spread the joy of dance to all bodies. To achieve this mission, DfAB organizes low cost dance classes, where dance moves are instructed to be modified by the dancer to fit their body. Our dance classes are designed for people with disabilities.
The inspiration behind DfAB came from a one time adaptive dance class Yagmur, one of the co-founders, organized for an amputee support group as a volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital. Yagmur left this class in August 2018 feeling a beautiful spark in her heart. Participants left the event asking when the next dance class would be and thus, Yagmur hatched a plan to satisfy this demand. She quickly realized that she needed an accomplice who shared her desire to make dance a more inclusive art form. This brought Tess, a close friend who is also a dancer, into the project.
After some research, they learned that there were no organizations that focus on organizing adaptive dance classes in the Bay Area. As two able-bodied dancers who have the privilege of extensive dance training, they decided to make what was available to them available to people with differently abled bodies too. Thus, to make high quality, adaptive dance classes a reality they started working with experienced dance teachers with physical disabilities or who have worked in such spaces, making the dance class a positive and encouraging environment. Since August 2018, they have organized more than 15 dance classes and impacted more than 50 individuals thanks to funding from ZSFGH and Big Ideas. Currently they organize most of their dance classes in Berkeley and San Francisco. You can help DfAB expand its services to new locations and impact more lives by donating today!
Arts & Culture
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 3, 2020
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Marketing Strategy & Planning
You will be expected to volunteer for about 8-10 hours every week (its okay if you can't do 8-10 hrs every week). We also highly encourage you to attend our dance classes whenever possible!