• Full Time
  • Detroit MI
  • Employer Type: Nonprofit
  • Experience Level: <2 years
  • Education Level: Bachelor's degree

Website Sphinx Organization

Transforming Lives Through the Power of Diversity in the Arts

The Manager of Leadership Programs reports directly to the Senior Director of Leadership and bears many responsibilities, including running point on operations and logistical management of Sphinx LEAD (administrative leadership program), components of SphinxConnect (annual global convening), and other elements of the Leadership portfolio. Core responsibilities for this position include implementing the operational processes for these programs, specifically maximizing the efficiency and ultimate value of their offerings. The position duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure logistical success for Sphinx LEAD, including implementing the leadership retreats for the Sphinx LEAD program, and serve as a liaison with host institutions
  • Serve as contact for Sphinx LEAD cohort members, addressing or referring their questions and tracking all pertinent information
  • Support  critical elements of SphinxConnect, including speaker and participant preparation (scheduling, paperwork, production needs, occasional travel, and more)

A successful candidate for this role will be be passionate about Sphinx’s mission of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, and will show an aptitude and affinity toward logistics and program implementation. This position calls for flexibility, mental agility, a high level of administrative and computer skills, and an authentic commitment to Sphinx’s core values. Our talented team of vibrant professionals operates in a ROWE environment: while Detroit is our hometown, our programming is national and we are flexible about a candidate’s geographic home base. This is a full-time, early- to mid-career opportunity which offers an excellent benefits package and a starting salary in the $50Ks.

Candidates considering this role must have an authentic affinity for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as arts administration. Attention to detail, advanced skills in synthesizing information, and confidence with computers/technology will be essential in this position.

To apply, please upload your resume and a brief statement of interest to the URL below by October 22, 2021.


The statement should describe your interest in the role and the mission of Sphinx, as well as your long-term career objectives.

All applicants treated as confidential and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s knowledge and agreement.

Application deadline: October 22, 2021.

Tagged as: Program Staff

To apply for this job please visit www.sphinxmusic.org.