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Service Designer & Performance Analyst

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Dance for All Bodies

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The Service Designer & Performance Analyst will be responsible for making sure that our classes and our organization addresses the demands and needs of our participants. This is an online volunteer opportunity! In order to do your responsibility, you will:

  • Conduct interviews and surveys with participants.
  • Design scenarios and journey maps, ecosystem maps.
  • Evaluate and analyze system performance and outcomes through quantitative and qualitative analysis of demographics surveys and post-class feedback forms.

You will be expected to attend most of our community classes as your position specifically requires you to engage with participants, participate in the dance classes and observe ways in which we can improve our service.

The position welcomes creativity and a passion to improve our non-profit’s structural processes to improve the services we provide! We are looking for someone who is a self-initiator, active, engaging and creative.

Location: Individuals from all around the U.S. are encouraged to apply for this position as this is a virtual/online volunteer opportunity.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Attend community dance classes to observe and engage with participants.
  • Set-up interviews with dance class participants and/or send out emails to registrants to ask them for feedback about the classes and our services.
  • Create journey maps and ecosystem maps.
  • Analyze input from demographics surveys, post class feedback forms and the class registrants on our website, to understand what the interests and needs of our participants are.
    • Prepare presentations on your findings of the results from the demographics survey and class registrations to the team.
    • Present solutions for improving systems.
  • Compare intended outcomes with actual outcomes.
  • Implement Zoom polls to gain immediate feedback from participants after class.
  • Communicate the class feedback with instructors whenever applicable and communicate with them to help them shape their class content.

Key Competitions/Skills

  • Experience with data analysis, research and/or service design is required.
  • Interest in inclusive and adaptive dance classes.
  • Interest in gaining experience in accessible design.
  • Interest in improving non-profit performance and analysis.
  • Must be a self-initiator and creative designer.
  • 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.



Work Environment

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 5-6 hours every week. We also highly encourage you to attend our dance classes whenever possible!

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!

To Apply

Send your resume and one short paragraph addressing the questions below to info@danceforallbodies.org "Service Designer & Performance Analyst" in the subject heading.

Please answer these questions in your application:

  • Why does making dance accessible to people with physical disabilities matter to you?
  • What helps you stay motivated in the face of obstacles?

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About Dance for All Bodies

Location:

119 Hopfield Drive, Folsom, CA 10019, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.‚Äč

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!

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People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Organization Design
  • Business Analysis
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • You will be expected to volunteer for about 5-6 hours every week. We also highly encourage you to attend our dance classes whenever possible!
  • Experience with data analysis, research and/or service design is required. Interest in inclusive and adaptive dance classes. Interest in gaining experience in accessible design. Interest in improving non-profit performance and analysis.

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