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San Diego Dance Connect
Call for Applications for Steering Committee


San Diego Dance Connect strives to strengthen the dance community by providing opportunities to network, communicate, advocate, and share resources. San Diego Dance Connect empowers the dance community to create a more sustainable and visible dance ecosystem in the San Diego region. We are seeking new steering committee members to lead the development of the dance community via San Diego Dance Connect.


This Steering Committee position will include 5-7 individuals and begin officially May 2016 and the appointment will continue for a 12-24  month duration.

The San Diego Dance Connect steering committee is made up of a diverse group of community members  with a unique set of skills and perspectives. Do all or some of these qualifications apply to you? Are you…

  • A permanent resident of San Diego County, above the age 18?

  • An active participant in the local dance community?  (choreographer, performer, administrator, educator, historian, dance enthusiast, audience member, philanthropist, supporter, or dance journalist)

  • A visionary, creative thinker who inspires others to get involved and participate?

  • Able to participate effectively in a collaborative group process?

  • Have an expansive knowledge of the professional dance field including an understanding of various dance forms and sectors?

  • Experienced in nonprofit or business operations, event planning, marketing, and publicity?

  • Comfortable with speaking before small and larger groups?

  • Technically savvy? (able to comfortably navigate internet platforms such as email, websites and social media)


  • Please submit a one page Letter of Interest describing why, based on the above criteria, you are best suited for this Steering Committee. We understand that each applicant will bring a unique set of skills to the committee. Tell us what you have to offer and why connecting the San Diego dance community is important to you.

  • Please submit one-two page résumé.

  • Please submit application in form of attached PDF via email to San Diego Dance Connect: Please title your submission: firstname.lastname_SDDC Steering Committee Applications. Also use this title as your email subject line.

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Steering Committee Selection Process

Selection Committee:

San Diego Dance Connect  will oversee and facilitate all phases of the Steering Committee member selection process. San Diego Dance Connect is looking to recruit 5-7 community leaders who will serve on to the Steering Committee.

Disclosing Conflicts of Interest:

Prior to beginning the group discussion process, the Selection Committee members will disclose any relationships to individuals in the applicant pool which may pose a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest will include family relationships or employees. The disclosure of potential conflicts of interest will not prohibit participation in the selection process.

Application Review Process:

Each member of the current Steering Committee will read all of the letters submitted and assign a rank to the top applicants based on the review criteria. The Committee will meet as a group to discuss the applications and compare their individual rankings. They will determine which of their selections are similar and agree on those, and then debate the ones that are dissimilar until they have reached consensus for selecting the final additional Steering Committee members.

Final Selection Considerations:

The Steering Committee will be instructed to make every effort to ensure that the final selections not only represent the candidates whose qualifications best meet the review criteria, but those who together achieve a balanced representation of the dance community in terms of geographic region, dance forms, ethnicities, gender, professional background and areas of expertise. The Selection Committee's decision will be final.


March 15, 2016: Call for Letters of Interest released

May 1, 2016: Letters of Interest submitted to San Diego Dance Connect via email by 5 pm

May 1-15, 2016: Selection Committee review applications and make final selections

May 15, 2016: Steering Committee Members announced

May 2016: Appointments begin


Earlier Event: June 9