Employment Information

NDI New Mexico offers many great career opportunities. As we embark on our 25th anniversary, we are identifying new positions that will fit the needs of our expanding organization, strengthen our infrastructure, and set the stage for another successful 25 years. 68% of our salaried staff have been with us for more than 5 years, and the average tenure is 7.8 years. These statistics speak highly about the quality and heart of our work environment, and we welcome you to join us!

Whether you are interested in teaching excellence to children through one of our outreach programs, teaching dance at one of our state of the art facilities in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, offering your expertise in our growing development offices or production departments – we can assure you that you will make a rewarding difference in the lives of thousands of New Mexico’s children annually.

If an outlined position here does not interest you, we also accept applications and ideas for future employment. If you would like to send us your information, please fill out the form below.


Current Job Openings 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:

Santa Fe Director of Development

Reports to: Director of Advancement
Status: Full-Time Exempt

Job Description & Qualifications

Organization Mission

National Dance Institute of New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.

Purpose of Santa Fe Director of Development Role:

The Santa Fe Director of Development is responsible for procuring major gifts and supervising the Santa Fe annual giving, membership and event programs.  This position will work closely with board members and the development staff to identify and qualify new prospects, maintain and refresh board and staff portfolios, and actively cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors.  This position will also serve as copywriter for marketing and donor recognition materials in cooperation with the Marketing & Communications Manager.  The Santa Fe Director of Development is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Works with the Director of Advancement and Executive Director to set contributed income goals for Santa Fe, coordinating with Development team to oversee and carry out all Santa Fe fundraising, communication and marketing activities.
  • Creates and maintains a personal annual portfolio of 150 individual and corporate prospects and donors. Donor strategies include: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors via one-on-one meetings, telephone conversations, written correspondence, and emails.
  • Oversees Santa Fe Development team in the development of an annual solicitation strategy and benefit package and for meeting the budget goals.
  • Works with board members to maximize the portfolio process and build major donor activity in Santa Fe, with the goal of increasing membership in the Founders Circle and Circle of Excellent and meeting the individual giving goal, with the additional goal of laying the groundwork for young donors in Santa Fe.
  • Develops and sustains a network of broad local support through networking, attending special events, and building relationships with organizations and individuals who can support the work of NDI New Mexico, including but not limited to Santa Fe Public Schools, City of Santa Fe, and State of New Mexico.
  • Communicates with, recognizes, cultivates, solicits and stewards Santa Fe donors.
  • Promotes NDI New Mexico in the community through attending events outside NDI New Mexico

Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Works with the Santa Fe Development team to recruit volunteers, manage and set goals for the Santa Fe committees, including:  Gala and Development (Corporate and Individual Donors), with the ultimate goal of building a strong and sustainable fundraising base to support ongoing operations.
  • Manages and sets goals for Santa Fe development positions as needed/hired.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Advancement and Executive Director to develop the Santa Fe strategy for fundraising goals, staffing needs, and vision to achieve the growth objectives set forward in the organization’s long-range plan.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for board meetings and senior staff meetings as needed

Financial

  • Works with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Finance and Administration to create a Santa Fe Development Budget and have a working knowledge of the entire development annual budget and overall organizational budget.
  • Works with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure accuracy in monthly reconciliations and tracking of budgets to stay within the approved budget.
  • Reports any budget variances to the Director of Advancement.
  • Tracks progress toward assigned budget items to ensure income goals are met, and expenses are not exceeded.

Marketing

  • Works with the Marketing and Communications team including the Director of Advancement and Albuquerque Director of Development with the goal of significantly broadening our donor base for the overall visibility of our programs. 

Other

  • Participates on the following committees:  Santa Fe Development, Santa Fe Gala Committee, and other committees as needed, such as Public Funding, Governance, and Finance.
  • Reports regularly to Director of Advancement on progress towards goals.
  • Hires and trains the necessary Santa Fe development staff.
  • Other duties as needed. 

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, schools, residency sites, and other locations
  • Requires reliable transportation and reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events
  • Requires weekend and evening hours
  • May be required to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • College Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in development, with demonstrable experience in direct major gift solicitation
  • Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing, and effective listening; writing samples required, preferably direct solicitation letters and proposals
  • Strong organizational, computer, and smart-phone skills including extended familiarity with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), strong development database skills, MS Windows file/folder management, and Android, Blackberry, or i-Phone calendaring and emailing skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Willingness to assist with whatever needs to get done for the success of the organization including weekly donor visits outside the office, trips to Albuquerque, and running errands
  • Management experience and supervision skills
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems

Core NDI New Mexico Employee Requirements:

  • Believes in the mission of the organization
  • Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do” attitude
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and result driven
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet priorities
  • Supports teamwork and collaboration by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
  • Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing and effective listening
  • Behaves respectfully, ethically and with personal integrity
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner

Title:

The Hiland Artistic Director

Reports to: NDI New Mexico Artistic Director
Supervises: The Hiland Program teaching staff, The Hiland Program Producer, The Hiland Artistic Associate. Provides secondary oversight of Albuquerque Costumer, Technical Director, as pertains to The Hiland productions.
Status: Full-Time Exempt

Job Description and Qualifications

Organization Mission:

National Dance Institute of New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.

Purpose of Program Director:

The Hiland Program Artistic Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision for the Hiland Program and ensuring artistic, financial, and administrative success of all Hiland Program activities, including: programming, scheduling, curriculum, and productions; management of staff; and carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence.  The Hiland Program Artistic Director is a member of the organization’s Artistic Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Artistic Program Oversight and Development

  • Directs all artistic aspects of the Program including; programming, scheduling, curriculum, choreography, and performances.
  • Manages all Program faculty.  Runs regularly scheduled staff meetings; establishes and oversees curriculum, classes, programming, and productions; watches classes and rehearsals and provides feedback, and conducts annual performance evaluation with full time and part-time staff.
  • Develops and implements extension programming designed to further engage students from NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training (SWAT and Celebration Teams) and Outreach Programs.
  • Works with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director in annual planning including reviewing evaluation of program and incorporating recommendations.
  • Creates an annual operational plan that incorporates objectives, priorities, timelines and responsibilities aligned with the organization’s mission.
  • Develops and implements summer and college study assistance program.

Directing, Teaching and Choreography

  • Teaches a regular schedule of classes per week and is available to sub other classes when needed.
  • Directs and choreographs for Program productions and performances.
  • Directs, choreographs, and implements artistic programming for Hiland Advanced Companies (Company XCel, Apprentice Company, and Junior Company) including scheduling and running weekly company rehearsals; directing/choreographing special events and performances; and selecting appropriate repertoire.
  • Excellent skills in the following competencies: classroom management, connection with students, modeling, pedagogy and curriculum, choreography, professional conduct and communication, achieving the mission.

Administration and Fiscal Oversight

  • Responsible for creating a strategy to ensure Program enrollment meets strategic and operational goals and generates annual income to meet budget projections.
  • Manages administrative aspects for Program including scheduling, registration, record-keeping, tuition processing, volunteers, and event production.
  • Provides written reports to the Artistic Director for quarterly Board meetings and as needed.
  • Participates in the creation of annual Program budgets in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management, reporting, and reconciling of Program budgets with Bookkeeper and Director of Finance and Administration

Co-Leader of Organizational Culture

  • Works with management team to drive both operations and strategic initiatives forward within operational resources.
  • Drives a culture of performance excellence, results, and positive employee relations through participation and contributions to the management team.
  • Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader and member of the management team to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
  • Actively models an empowered culture through intentional team meetings and team building.
  • Communicates regularly with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director through regular meetings.
  • Communicates effectively across the entire organization.
  • Influences staff and helps to drive forward necessary agendas or initiatives. 

General Duties:

  • Coordinates and assists with other artistic programs and related programs.
  • Schedules regular office hour time in conjunction with Hiland Artistic Associate and Hiland Producer.
  • Attends and participates in all enrichment workshops and meetings, including artistic and joint staff meetings.
  • Compiles program reference materials.
  • Upholds all Management and HR policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as needed.

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Performs functions in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, studios, theater, schools, residency sites, and other locations.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events.
  • Requires weekend and evening hours.
  • Requires extensive physical movement, dance, high energy, and stamina.
  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Professional performance experience with emphasis in ballet
  • College level education preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties – experience organizing, directing, and choreographing for performances
  • Ability to teach, direct, and choreograph in various styles of dance
  • Experience in staff development and management
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Public speaking experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Core NDI-NM Employee Requirements:

  • Believes in the mission of the organization
  • Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do” attitude
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and result driven
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task to meet priorities
  • Supports teamwork and collaboration by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
  • Communicates effectively through clear speaking, writing and effective listening
  • Behaves respectfully, ethically and with personal integrity
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner

Title:

Dance Artists and Instructors

Reports to: NDI New Mexico Artistic Director
Status: Part and Full-Time

Job Description & Qualifications


Looking for a meaningful and rewarding job doing something you love? Want to make a difference in the lives of young people? Ready to be a part of something magical?

Welcome to NDI New Mexico – a statewide, non-profit, arts education organization focusing on youth development through dance! We’re seeking trained dancers, and dance teachers who would be interested in learning to how to teach the NDI New Mexico curriculum that develops excellence in a young life.

NDI New Mexico is founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our distinctive programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.

Applicants should have a strong dance background (ballet, tap, jazz, modern and/or musical theater), love of children, energetic personality, strong work ethic, and performance experience. If you have the desire to use your artistic talent to make a visible difference in the lives of underserved children in New Mexico, whether through our work in New Mexico’s public schools and/or our studio programs at our facilities in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, we want to hear from you! Full- and part-time opportunities are available.

To inquire about our teaching opportunities and training programs, please contact Elizabeth Childress at (505)557-6036, or echildress@ndi-nm.org.


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