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Program Manager - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Juilliard School
New York City, New York
$75,000 + benefits
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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The Juilliard School’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors, composers, choreographers, and playwrights from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Under the leadership of President Damian Woetzel since 2018, Juilliard is guided in all its work by the core values of excellence; creativity; and equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB).

Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 43 states and 44 countries and regions are enrolled in Juilliard’s College Division, where they appear in more than 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as at other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through a global K-12 educational curricula and graduate studies at The Tianjin Juilliard School in China.


The EDIB Program Manager provides support to the assessment, development, and implementation of Juilliard’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts. Working closely with the Director for EDIB Initiatives, this position will: assist in the facilitation of community building workshops; develop support structures for students, faculty, staff, and alumni; track and measure EDIB progress and efforts; and coordinate both internal and external collaborations.


  • Collaborating with the Director for EDIB Initiatives to shape and define Juilliard’s EDIB efforts and values across all areas of the school, including, but not limited to student and faculty recruitment, investments, accessibility, and community engagement.
  • Assisting with the development of systems, process, procedures, and programing for cross-collaboration internally with all divisions and departments to continue fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all current and future community members.
  • Partnering with the Director for EDIB Initiatives to develop, assess, and adapt community workshop content for faculty, staff, students, and alumni based on data, feedback, and metrics.
  • Facilitating workshops and EDIB-related programming for the Juilliard community.
  • Tracking attendance, capture meeting minutes, prepare documents, and gather data as it relates to our EDIB programming, including but not limited to EDIB Taskforce meetings, EDIB curriculum meetings, community workshops, seminars, and listening sessions with students, faculty, and/or staff.
  • Developing recruitment strategies to deepen and broaden the pool of student applicants in partnership with the colleagues across the school.
  • Partnering with the Preparatory Division and Human Resources staff to assist with the further development of recruitment efforts.
  • Compiling and analyzing demographic and programmatic data in collaboration with the Director for EDIB Initiative to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for future initiatives.
  • Coordinating current external collaborations, including but not limited to our work with the Sphinx Organization, as well as providing outreach to local organizations.
  • Participating on a team of staff/faculty that assesses EDIB challenges and reports of concern. Problem solve to assist in the process for reconciling these issues.
  • Collaborating with artistic and administrative leaders to support increased efforts in furthering Juilliard community members’ sense of belonging, including the implementation of affinity and ally groups.
  • Actively participating in local DEI (EDIB) consortiums to represent Juilliard, staying atop of best practices and industry trends.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Passion for, understanding of, and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and the mission of The Juilliard School
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years related experience required
  • 2+ years of experience in EDIB program development preferred
  • Must be able to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and external community members
  • Strong interpersonal, communication—both written and verbal—presentation, and management skills, as well as the sensitivity to meet the many needs of a fast-paced educational and performing arts community
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced situations with high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to develop programs with a holistic perspective
  • Knowledge of or background in performing and/or visual arts or higher education
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook; willingness and aptitude for learning new programs
  • Attitude of flexibility, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information and diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to plan and oversee complete projects independently

Application Requirements:

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience in relation to the position. 

The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's administration.

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