Employment Information

NDI New Mexico offers many great career opportunities. 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, or offering your expertise in our development offices, we can assure you that you can make a difference in the lives of New Mexico’s children.

Even if a position above does not interest you, we are always accepting applications for employment. If you would like to send us your information, please fill out the form below.


Current Job Openings


Title:

Albuquerque Annual Fund Manager

Reports to: Albuquerque Managing Director
Supervises: N/A
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 the Albuquerque Annual Fund Manager Role:

The primary focus of this position is to build the capacity of the Albuquerque program through all aspects of fund development, including individuals, corporate, governmental, and institutional giving. The Albuquerque Annual Fund Manager publicly represents the organization in the Albuquerque and surrounding communities with a focus on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual gifts. In partnership with the Executive Director, Albuquerque Managing Director, 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:

Fundraising:

  • Collaborates with NDI-NM Development and Marketing teams 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.
  • Communicates with, recognizes, cultivates, solicits, and stewards Albuquerque donors.
  • Meets or exceeds personal fundraising goals as assigned by the Albuquerque Managing Director and Executive Director.
  • Works with the Executive Director, Albuquerque Managing Director, and Albuquerque Development team to create annual fundraising plan, including to set contributed income goals for Albuquerque and coordinating with broader Development team to carry out Albuquerque fundraising and communication.
  • 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 annual fund giving 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 with board members and committee members to maximize the portfolio process and build major donor activity in Albuquerque, with the goal of increasing membership at our giving circles, maximizing event ROI, and meeting /exceeding contributed income goals, with the additional goal of laying the groundwork for young donors in Albuquerque.
  • 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 Albuquerque Public Schools, City of Albuquerque, and State of New Mexico, high net-worth individuals, local and national foundations, and corporations.
  • Promotes NDI New Mexico in the community through attending events outside NDI New Mexico.

Development Administration:

  • Works with the Albuquerque Development team to recruit volunteers, manage and set goals for the Albuquerque committees, including: Gala and Development (Corporate and Individual Donors), and Corporate Council with the ultimate goal of building a strong and sustainable fundraising base to support ongoing operations and The Hiland.
  • Prepares reports as needed.
  • Maintains up to date and accurate information in Salesforce; donor information, portfolio, opportunities, call reports, gift information, etc.
  • Participates in coordinating event-related activity within the database to handle setup and manage event invitations, RSVPs, attendee tracking and registration, and other donor relations.

Financial:

  • Have a working knowledge of the entire development annual budget and overall organizational budget.
  • Works with the Executive Director, Albuquerque Managing Director, and the Director of Business and Administration on approved expenses and to ensure accuracy in tracking of budgets to stay within the approved budget.
  • Reports any budget variances to Senior Managers Team.
  • Tracks and reports fundraising goals, understands variances, and re-sets strategies to ensure current and future accomplishments.
  • Works with Executive Director and Albuquerque Managing Director to help set attainable financial goals annually for Annual Fund and Gala.
  • Prepares and manages budgets and projections for special events with consideration of fundraising goal objectives.
  • Prepare and present quarterly reports to Albuquerque Managing Director for board meetings.

Other

  • Regularly attends and participates in committee meetings: Albuquerque Development, Albuquerque Gala, Corporate Council, and other committees as needed, such as Government Relations.
  • Reports regularly to Albuquerque Managing Director on progress towards goals.
  • 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 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 problem

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:

Albuquerque Corporate Giving and Events Manager

Reports to: Albuquerque Managing Director
Supervises: N/A
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 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, Albuquerque Managing Director, 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 NDI-NM Development and Marketing teams 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.
  • Communicates with, recognizes, cultivates, solicits, and stewards Albuquerque donors.

Development Administration:

  • Collaborates with NDI-NM Development and Marketing teams 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 Albuquerque Managing Director 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 Albuquerque Managing Director 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 Albuquerque Managing Director, Executive Director, and NDI New Mexico Development 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 Albuquerque Managing Director 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 Albuquerque Managing Director 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.

 

 

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