Job Listing: Operations and Engagement Coordinator

Job Postings,

James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

Closes - open until filled

Position Title - Operations and Engagement Coordinator

Compensation - Maximum starting pay: $39,900

Job Type - full-time

Apply - To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting S3313 or go to


James Madison University’s Office of Creative Propulsion (OCP) invites applications for a full-time Operations and Engagement Coordinator. OCP supports College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) students and faculty in ideating, launching, and refining arts-based efforts that reimagine and disrupt traditional practices, stretch and break artistic boundaries, and promote more equitable and inclusive opportunities for meaningful arts engagement. CVPA believes that equity, access, and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity—in stories we represent, students we serve, and audiences we engage—is vital to healthy and relevant contemporary arts and design practice. CVPA, therefore, welcomes diversity in all its forms. To learn more about CVPA, please visit

Job Responsibilities 

• Coordinating, supporting, and working within (based on disciplinary expertise) existing and emerging OCP and CVPA community engagement initiatives (e.g., Centering the Arts Podcast, Dance for Parkinson’s, JMUke, Madison New Works, Songtuary).

• Managing OCP’s Roop Hall suite as an engaged physical site for interdisciplinary collaboration.

• Contributing to developing and conducting OCP’s Harrisonburg Arts Needs Assessment.

• Supporting identifying and developing applications to external funding opportunities and corporate/foundation gifts to support OCP’s work.

• Collaborating with OCP’s Executive Director, CVPA’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Office of Research and Scholarship, and University Communications and Marketing to highlight OCP accomplishments.

• In collaboration with CVPA fiscal technicians, supporting Executive Director in managing OCP budget (e.g., budget outlook, reconciliation).

• Collaborating with CVPA faculty and staff to support college-wide initiatives.

• Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

• Experience using Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent writing skills.

• Demonstrated strong customer service skills.

• Demonstrated time management skills.

• Ability to take initiative and be independently productive.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity in the workplace.

Additional Considerations -

• Professional experience in an arts-related discipline.

• Experience with community-based collaborations/partnerships.

• Experience with fiscal procedures.

• Grant writing experience.

About employment with JMU - James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991