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. Sixty-eight percent of our salaried staff have been with us for more than five years, and the average tenure is almost eight 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:

Senior Accountant/Office Manager

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration
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 Senior Accountant /Office Manager:

The Senior Accountant/Office Manager is responsible for providing support in administrating all aspects of finance and accounting for NDI New Mexico, including but not limited to operations in the Albuquerque office.  The Senior Accountant/Office Manager supports the Director of Finance and Administration by providing information and documentation on an on-going basis, and by providing excellent customer service to all NDI New Mexico staff members, vendors, donors and other stakeholders.  The Senior Accountant/Office Manager is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounting / Bookkeeping Duties:

  • Assists the Director of Finance and Administration in conducting the annual audit and in preparation of supporting schedules for the annual IRS Form 990
  • Prepare organizational financial statements and variance analyses
  • Inputs organizational budget into accounting software
  • Prepares budget reports for all departments monthly
  • Reconciles the ABQ General Operating budget with the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Prepares account reconciliations as directed by the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Assists the Director of Finance and Administration with preparation of the audit and Form 990 schedules
  • Analyzes budget variances as requested by the Director of Finance and Administration
  • Sets up vendors in Accounting software
  • Manages deposits including cash, checks, credit cards and online donations
  • Manages receivables including pledges and rentals
  • Maintains and reconciles ABQ Petty Cash box following NDI New Mexico cash handling protocol: reconciles all other program cash boxes on a regular basis
  • Reconciles credit card statements
  • Reconciles the accounting records with the development income records in conjunction with Development staff.
  • Interfaces with ABQ Program Directors, ABQ Producers and ABQ development staff in handling bookkeeping and accounting needs for programs and fundraising
  • Maintains all financial and accounting records based in the Albuquerque office

Office Management:

  • Coordinates and maintains office equipment
  • Coordinates submission of timesheets for employees based in the Albuquerque office to the HR Specialist
  • Maintains and schedules additions and changes for The Hiland facility phone system
  • Manages repair and maintenance of office equipment to include copiers and printers
  • Coordinates computer needs and repairs with the SF Bookkeeper
  • Purchases office supplies and assists with vendor orders as needed for all ABQ programs and development staff
  • Coordinates mail receipt and delivery, including opening of all mail with another staff member and proper handling of check receipts
  • Scans and/or forwards all original documents to Santa Fe personnel, including payroll, billings, and deposits

General:

  • Maintains regular office hours
  • Attends all meetings as needed, including joint staff meetings
  • Assists Artistic and Development staff with special events and performances including the Gala and year-end events
  • Other duties as needed

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Performs his or her functions primarily in NDI New Mexico offices, with some duties requiring visits to Post Office, Bank and Attorney offices; other locations as required
  • Requires occasional weekend and evening hours to support NDI New Mexico events
  • Requires ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Requires ability to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Minimum of Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent licensure
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and QuickBooks
  • Customer service attitude
  • Problem solving ability – identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:

Santa Fe Development Associate

Reports to: Santa Fe Director of Development
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 Development Associate Role:

The Santa Fe Development Associate, in conjunction with the Albuquerque Development Associate, manages the donor database, gift tracking and acknowledgment, and prospect management.  The Santa Fe Development Associate assists the Development team with board/donor communication, committee meetings, fundraising events, and general administration to fulfill the goals of the department.  The Santa Fe Development Associate is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Donor Database Management, Donor Tracking, and Acknowledgment

  • Maintains and updates the organization’s donor records, including database entry, mailing lists and Santa Fe Development calendar
  • Writes and tracks donor acknowledgments and recognition for Santa Fe
  • Maintains gift tracking and reconciliation with NDI New Mexico’s financial department
  • Maintains the Prospect Management Portfolio System for the Santa Fe Board and staff
  • Coordinates logistics for bi-annual appeals and newsletters
  • Manages the donor database and training of new users
  • Works with the Santa Fe Director of Development, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Albuquerque Director of Development, to establish consistent organization-wide procedures for administrative support functions in Development
  • Runs lists as required by the Santa Fe Development Team (i.e. lapsed donor lists, etc.), tracking mass donor communications and running reports from the database

Communication

  • Provides support for select committees and meetings, including sending meeting notices and agendas, taking and distributing minutes
  • Communicates with board members, volunteers, and donors in a courteous, enthusiastic and professional manner
  • Provides weekly Development update to the Board of Directors and the Management Team
  • Writes and coordinates communications to the Santa Fe committees, donors and other constituents, including acknowledgments and event follow-up
  • Assists with donor recognition and special events including the Thank You Project

Event Support

  • Available to attend and help with all donor events including Founders’ Circle, Gala, etc.
  • Coordinates registration confirmation, event attendee lists, and nametags
  • Supports donor-related logistical aspects for night of events including table and theater seating, meal preferences, etc.
  • Coordinates with the box office to ticket Board and VIPs for performances at The Dance Barns

Other

  • Performs hospitality functions in support of a variety of events and meetings
  • Assists in office management, including filing, word processing, photocopying, preparing reports, overseeing interns, and answering calls
  • Other duties as required

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
  • Requires 1-3 years in job-related duties including non-profit donor communications and database experience
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Word, Excel, Abila
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:

Albuquerque Corporate Giving and Events Manager

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 the Albuquerque Corporate Giving and Events Manager:
This position is responsible for meeting specified annual contributed income goals for corporate and individual giving.  The Albuquerque Corporate Giving and Events Manager will help sustain current donor relationships, while also increasing the donor, cultivating new donors, and organizing fundraising events.  In partnership with the Executive Director, Director of Advancement, and NDI-NM Development and Marketing teams, this position is responsible for carrying out the organization’s annual development plan, annual strategic objectives, and long-range goals.

Primary responsibilities:

Fund Development:

  • Collaborates with Advancement team to help meet the organization-wide goals of the annual development plan.
  • Partners with Albuquerque development team to achieve Albuquerque fundraising goals and increase community awareness.
  • Meets or exceeds personal fundraising goals as assigned by the Director of Advancement and Executive Director.
  • Communicates with, recognizes, cultivates, solicits, and stewards Albuquerque donors.
  • Builds and maintains a personal annual portfolio of approximately 150+ individual (households), corporate, and institutional donors and prospects. The portfolio will contain specific strategies to meet budget goals with a focus on corporate fund giving and fundraising event success, including: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors via one-on-one meetings, telephone conversations, written correspondence, and emails. In addition, this position will work in conjunction with the Development team in the creation of an annual solicitation strategies for meeting the organization’s budget goals.
  • Works in partnership with Director of Advancement in meeting corporate fundraising goals.
  • Represent NDI-NM in the community by making presentations to businesses, membership groups, and by participating as a member of such groups.
  • Coordinate solicitations with Director of Advancement, Executive Director, and NDI New Mexico Advancement team. 

Event Management:

  • Manages and executes fundraising events, activities, and communications and meets with the Albuquerque Development Committee and Albuquerque Gala Committee to plan for cultivation and stewardship opportunities which promote fundraising.
  • Works with Albuquerque Gala Producer to execute Gala including; recruiting, motivating, and managing volunteers for the Albuquerque Gala Committee, setting Gala meeting schedule and agendas, leading meetings with committee Chairs and Producer, and ensuring minutes and assignments are sent out promptly to committee members.
  • Coordinate with graphic designer on collateral materials for donors including: brochures, invitations, website donor page, solicitations, special fundraising appeals, etc.

Administrative:

  • Assist in creation of agendas, meeting notices, and minutes of Corporate Committees.
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment and oversee meetings of event committees, such as Gala.
  • Coordinates event-related activity within the database by partnering with the Database Administrator to handle setup and manage event invitations, RSVPs, attendee tracking and registration, and other donor relations.

Financial:

  • Oversee budgets that correspond to areas of responsibility.
  • Prepare quarterly reports to Director of Advancement for board meetings.
  • Assists in reporting monthly annual membership goals versus budget and actual, strategizing variances and re-setting goals against current and future accomplishments.
  • Tracks and reports fundraising goals, strategizing variances, and re-setting goals against current and future accomplishments.
  • Works with Director of Advancement and Executive Director to set financial goals annually for Annual Fund and Gala.
  • Prepares and manages budgets and projections for special events with consideration of fundraising goal objectives.

Other:

  • Other duties as assigned to achieve overall goals.
  • Position requires weekend and evening hours during special events or for fundraising publications.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • College degree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fund development, with demonstrable experience in corporate gift solicitation, event planning and execution.
  • Strong organizational, computer, and smart-phone skills, including Salesforce, MS Windows file/folder management, Excel and Android, Blackberry, or iPhone calendaring and emailing skills.
  • Willingness to be versatile and flexible in a rapidly changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency, meeting deadlines and benchmarks.

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.

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:

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.


Employment Application

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, or physical or mental handicap or disability.