Deputy Director

LocationNew York, NY
TypeFull Time


STEM From Dance has been on a consistent growth trajectory for the past ten years, increasing its budget by 10X and tripling the number of students served annually. SFD is at a pivotal and compelling moment to amplify their impact nationwide. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome a Deputy Director to play a critical role in their next phase of growth.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Director is an experienced leader who will lead the internal operations of STEM From Dance with ‘out of the box’ strategic leadership. The Deputy Director will closely partner with the Chief Executive Officer to chart our strategic direction and growth at a critical inflection point. The Deputy Director will actively lead, manage and guide the day-to-day activities of our talented team to meet our ambitious goals and oversee effective programs and efficient operations while supporting a thriving workplace culture.


STEM From Dance has been on a mission for over ten years to empower girls of color with the skills, experiences, and confidence to pursue careers in STEM — all through the power of dance. Through our Catalyze, Immerse, and Launch programs and the support of our community, they expand their creativity, boost their confidence, and learn how to use technology to create something bold.

At the start of 2022, our 10th anniversary, our leadership team cast a vision to scale impact to 10 million Black and brown girls in STEM careers and invest $10M annually into the mission. SFD is already on the path to becoming recognized nationally and globally as best in class at increasing the representation of Black and brown women in STEM fields, with a focus on the integration of performing arts and STEM.

STEM From Dance envisions a world where the STEM workforce is diverse, equitable, and inclusive, and women of color are creative, confident, and equipped to be its leaders and innovators. We seek team members ready to join us in this mission and who exhibit our Core Values.


Responsibilities of the Deputy Director include:

  • Organizational Management (25%) Serving as a senior leader in the organization, working on planning, building, and ensuring success for the staff, Board of Directors, and all partners and stakeholders. In partnership with the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the leadership team, develop annual organizational goals and execute plans that advance the mission and vision of the organization. Serve as the go-to leader for day-to-day operations ensuring a thriving culture and workplace are top priority.
  • Team Management (25%) Lead, manage, supervise, and coach a team to set strategic goals; meet fundraising and communications plans; support a values-based organization and team culture that makes SFD a great place to work. Directly manage director-level staff in programs, partnerships, and operations, including professional development and growth support.
  • Program Development (20%) Manage and oversee SFD’s program implementation. Be part of the ongoing assessment and improvement of programming to ensure high quality and maximum impact for the girls served by SFD’s offerings. Serve as a thought leader with CEO and Director of Programs ensuring SFD offerings align to organizational growth as a national leader in STEM.
  • Finance (20%) Partner with the CEO and Deputy Director to develop the annual budget for Board approval. Oversee the organization's financial status, including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, ensuring proper financial controls are in place, and setting financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.
  • Development (10%) Partner with the CEO and Development Director to develop and execute annual and multi-year fundraising plans, including direct fundraising with a small portfolio of major donors.

To fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Deputy Director candidate embodies these competencies:

  • You are an effective executer with the ability to manage high volume with high efficiency through creating systems, juggling competing demands, and prioritizing without sacrificing quality
  • You are a senior leader with experience on a senior leadership team preferred (prior nonprofit experience and management of a national or global organization preferred);
  • Bachelor’s degree required (MBA or related advanced degree preferred);
  • You are a systems thinker with a strong sense of data and analysis - analytical reasoning skills to assess variables and understand layers and interconnections across contexts; Ability to think big, handle complex problems, and develop insightful, pragmatic, equitable, and sustainable ways to produce positive change;
  • You are a people manager with strength in inspiring and developing others, delegating skillfully, holding others accountable, and offering direction and feedback to further the growth and development of others;
  • You exhibit strong leadership with the ability to make timely decisions and demonstrate good judgment; and have a knack for influencing others toward outcomes through sophisticated relationship management;
  • You are a strong communication with excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail;
  • You have a deep commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in educational environments;
  • You are mission minded and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for STEM From Dance’s mission.
  • You have fun and bring ‘you’ to work and create workspaces that allow enjoyment and fulfillment that build collegial teams
  • You amplify the possible with a growth mindset by balancing current reality with progressive forward thinking
  • You anticipate problems before they arise by being proactive in setting up systems and processes


This position offers a competitive salary of $120,000-$140,000.

STEM From Dance offers a competitive total compensation package inclusive of benefits such as health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, generous paid time off, flexible schedules, and extensive learning opportunities. More details can be provided upon request.

NYC, New York (preferred) or surrounding areas

STEM From Dance is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.