Manager – National Partnerships

Manages the planning and implementation of National Partnerships programs including Partners in Education and Any Given Child. Supports the oversight of budgets and allocation of resources for these programs. Acts as the first point of contact for the Any Given Child program. Manages and develops new National Partnerships events, collaborations, and projects as they occur.

Demonstrated ability to effectively recruit, set expectations and goals, plan, organize, control, delegate, and evaluate work of subordinate employees. Successfully builds trusting relationships with employees utilizing effective coaching and discipline techniques to ensure maximum productivity and completion of work goals.

Demonstrates ability to shift priorities in order to achieve all high value work. Works to build productive relationships throughout the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

65% Initiates and manages the planning and implementation of National Partnerships programs, Annual Meetings of two networks, and other National Partnerships events; assists with communication and with budgeting resources (human and financial) for all National Partnerships programs.

15% Serves as liaison for Research and Evaluation for National Partnerships programs.

15% Provides mentorship to program coordinator and supervision and guidance to program program assistants and interns

5% Represents the Kennedy Center and Education Department at public functions as a speaker and presenter, locally and nationally; serves as liaison with other national organizations and ensures their help in marketing KC materials and programs.


Should possess an undergraduate degree and a minimum of five years experience in managing arts or arts education programs

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  • Should have 3 years experience in meeting planning and implementation, as well as general office work.
  • Must have a working knowledge of arts education, the performing arts, and be computer literate, with a typing speed of at least 50 words per minute
  • Must have experience managing a budget, with additional experience in financial record keeping
  • Must have proficient writing andediting skills to compose and edit written reports, educational materials, and public correspondence, as well as good communication skills in public speaking and presentation, and in dealing directly by telephone or in person.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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