Employment Information

NDI New Mexico offers many great career opportunities. 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

Title:

Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director

N/A

Status: Full-time- 40 hrs/week, 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 Outreach Artistic Associate Role:
The Artistic Associate is responsible to the Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director for ensuring the artistic and administrative success of the Santa Fe Outreach and Advanced Training programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Associate receives secondary oversight of administrative duties from the Artistic Programs Producer. The Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff. 

Primary Responsibilities:
Administrative 

  • Supports Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director and Santa Fe Program Producer with administrative duties as needed for all Santa Fe Outreach and Advanced Training programs and associated events and activities. 
  • Produces Santa Fe SWAT and Celebration Teams, under direction of Santa Fe Outreach Artistic Director and Artistic Programs Producer.
  • Supports administration and production of associated programs, projects and events as needed, including Thank You Project, Dance-A-Thon, and special events off-site 
  • Provides backstage support for Santa Fe and North End-of-Year Events, and Dance Barns Program performances as needed, including acting as stage manager, runner, or other roles as needed.

Artistic – Teaching, Choreographing, and Directing                       

  • Teaches approximately 15-20 hrs/week in Santa Fe and North Outreach, and Dance Barns Afterschool Programs.   
  • Creates choreography for In-schoolAdvanced Training, and Afterschool students as needed.                     
  • Directs and teaches in Santa Fe Summer Institute.     
  • Teaches Train the Trainer workshops and other related programs as needed.
  • Subs in the outreach and after-school programs as needed.                                            

General Duties: 

  • Schedules regular office hour time. 
  • Attends 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: 

  • Functions performed in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, 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.
  • College level education preferred. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties.
  • Experience teaching in NDI New Mexico programs preferred.
  • Flexibility in work schedule. 
  • 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 Barns Artistic Associate

Reports to:

Supervises:

Dance Barns Artistic Director

N/A

Status: Full-time- 40 hrs/week, 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 Dance Barns Artistic Associate Role:

The Dance Barns Artistic Associate is responsible to the Dance Barns Artistic Director for ensuring the artistic and administrative success of the Dance Barns programs, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Dance Barns Artistic Associate receives secondary oversight of administrative duties from the Dance Barns Program Producer.  The Artistic Associate is a member of the organization’s artistic staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administration, Production

  • Supports Dance Barns Artistic Director and Dance Barns Program Producer with administrative duties as needed for all Dance Barns after-school programs and associated events and activities, including, but not limited to, registration, student account management and payment processing, scheduling, box office, maintenance of records, communication with families and staff.
  • Supports Dance Barns Artistic Director with administration and operation of Advanced Teams, including communications with students and families, creating rehearsal and production schedules, and supporting special events.
  • Stage Manager or House Manager for Dance Barns performances as needed, and backstage support for other Santa Fe events as needed.
  • Assists Dance Barns Artistic Director and Program Producer with production needs for Dance Barns program performances, including planning and coordination of artistic and logistical needs with staff, casting, rehearsal and production schedules, engaging contractors, box office, and volunteer coordination.
  • Other administrative duties as needed as they relate to programs run out of the Dance Barns in Santa Fe.

Artistic- Teaching and Choreography

  • Teaches approximately 15-20 hrs/week in Dance Barns After-School Programs.
  •  Specializes in young children’s dance education (Creative Movement, beginning/int levels).
  • May teach and create choreography for Outreach programs if needed and as schedule allows.
  • Rehearsal assistant/director and choreographer for Dance Barns Advanced Teams as needed.
  • Assists Dance Barns Artistic Director with class advisement, curriculum development.
  • Sub as needed.

General Duties:

  • Schedules regular office hour time.
  • Attends 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.

Cultivates Relationships with Community Stakeholders

  • Develops positive relationships with parent volunteers to engage families in the program, inspiring their commitment, and enlisting and coordinating their support for events.
  • Fosters positive relations, and acts as an advocate for the organization with all stakeholders in the program.

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 reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, residency sites, and community events.
  • Requires a regular schedule of evening hours, and weekends.
  • 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.
  • College level education preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties.
  • Preferred experience teaching in NDI New Mexico programs.
  • Flexibility in work schedule.
  • 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:

Human Resource Manager

Reports to:

Supervises:

Executive Director

Oversight of payroll functions

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 Human Resource Manager Role:

The Human Resource Manager is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resource function.  The Human Resources Manager originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that sustains our employee-oriented, high-performance culture, emphasizing empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards; goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.  The HR Manager is part of NDI New Mexico’s senior management team and administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities

Manager and Designer, Human Resource Function and Strategic Objectives

  • Plan, design and organize the HR function to deliver the full range of HR services and support to the organization.
  • Directs the day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties including manages basics of technical HR processes in place being done well/consistently and analyzing for process improvement, legal compliance, benefit oversight, partnering with payroll, and providing information/assistance to NDI New Mexico management and employees.
  • Directs relevant NDI New Mexico compliance processes and ensures requirements are met.
  • Facilitates organizational HR department planning, job design and execution processes for all direct reports and for all managers seeking to add or redesign existing or new roles for their departments.
  • Conducts salary and wage reviews.
  • Sets and monitors measures, e.g., OKR’s for the human resource function and holds team members, direct reports or contractors accountable for results or deliverables.
  • Develop the HR annual budget along with the departments operating plan.
  • Administers human resource records retention policy.
  • Updates and maintains the NDI New Mexico Employee Handbook.
  • Answers questions from staff regarding general human resource matters.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
  • Codifies, documents, and maintains human resource work processes and best practices.

Partner with Finance Department

  • Review payroll and perform quality control of data against source documents to ensure accuracy
  • Enter and audit employee demographic information, W-4, pay rate and other personnel information into QuickBooks and accounting software for use in payroll and payroll reporting
  • Maintain payroll records according to relevant statutes, grant requirements, internal policy, and best practices.
  • Direct required reporting for State of New Mexico, Department of Labor, Department of Health. and other stakeholders
  • Prepare audit and IRS Form 990 schedules as needed

Manager, Benefits Administration

  • Conducts annual open enrollment for benefit programs, employee orientation, addressing employee inquiries, and ensuring compliance with HIPAA, COBRA, and workers’ compensation regulations. Transmits employee completed enrollment forms to third party benefits administrator.
  • Processes new employee enrollment and other benefit changes. Audits all benefit related invoices to ensure accuracy. Resolves any problems.
  • Enter and audit benefit premium deductions in QuickBooks.
  • Review and approve monthly insurance billing for medical, dental, vision, life, and ancillary insurance plans.
  • Serves as contact for plan vendors and third-party administrators. Investigates discrepancies, resolves issues and provides information to appropriate parties.
  • Maintains active and inactive employee benefit files.
  • Processes employee leave-of-absence requests. Tracks payments made to continue benefit coverage while on leave.
  • Processes benefits for terminated employees. Ensures that COBRA information is explained, and benefit options understood.
  • Manages benefits enrollment and plan administration, including distributing and/or updating insurance packets, handouts, and brochures as appropriate.
  • Manage retirement plan administration including company contribution.

Workers’ Compensation Administration

  • Manages workers’ compensation insurance relationship, including audit
  • Ensures that all employees that incur a work-related injury follow the Workers’ Compensation procedures and policies by filling out the first report of injury document
  • Manages Workers Compensation return to work and work restrictions.
  • Logs all work-related injuries on the OSHA 300 log and ensures the log is reported annually to OSHA.
  • Works with injured employees to return them to full duty as efficiently as possible.

Senior Management Team Member and Co-Leader of Organizational Culture

  • Works with Executive Director 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 senior management team.
  • Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader and member of the senior management team to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
  • Provides recommendations to the Executive Director and senior management team to improve the human resource management of the organization.
  • Actively models an empowered culture through intentional team meetings, team building and teaching managers to coach at all levels.
  • Contribute to organization strategy and overall performance by helping senior managers identify, prioritize, and develop capabilities and competency within their departments.
  • Communicates regularly with Executive Director through regular meetings.
  • Communicates effectively across the entire organization including with Board members and senior executives.
  • Influences management and helps to drive forward necessary agendas or initiatives.

Designer and Manager of Employee Performance and Talent Management Processes

  • Recruiting and On-Boarding Process Happens On-Going; Continuous Improvement for Sustaining High Energy Around Recruitment and Retainment Processes
  • Manage candidate relationships.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of hard-to-fill position candidates.
  • Work with marketing to build and manage brand awareness for recruiting.
  • Manage performance evaluation, career, and succession planning processes.
  • Work with Executive Director and leadership team to create and update core competencies for all staff positions; Competency Model for all Employees Created and Implemented; Competency Model used for Internal Succession Planning and On-Boarding New Employees.
  • Direct process to provide all employees with orientation, training, and development.
  • Identify, design, and deliver the necessary development programs and training opportunities to ensure employees are able to meet current and future performance standards and business requirements including Training Assessment, Plan, Delivery and Accountability
  • Manage onboarding and orientation cycle for all new employees and those chosen for internal promotions.
  • Work with all managers to select and train staff for project or supervisory leadership positions.
  • Facilitate professional development training and assessment.
  • Assist Executive Director with talent assessment and development of succession plans.
  • Facilitate employee relations counseling.
  • Respond to employee relations issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, civil rights, EEOC, and NLRB complaints.
  • Assist in coordinating organizational employee recognition events and activities.
  • Provide customer service to internal stakeholders.

Other

  • 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 10 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in HR, business, management, or closely related field.
  • Credentialed.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of human resource, benefits, insurance, and payroll processing, including data entry, required.
  • Exemplary computer and communication skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft software (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as QuickBooks.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems.
  • Competencies: Decision Making/Reasoning; Flexibility/Creative Thinking; Influencing/Negotiating; Project Management; Self-Management.

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:

Supervises:

NDI New Mexico Artistic Director

n/a

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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