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:

Director of Finance and Administration

Reports to:

Supervises:

Executive Director

Santa Fe Bookkeeper/Office Manager, Albuquerque Senior Accountant/Office Manager, Dance Barns Facilities Manager, and IT contractors

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 Director of Finance and Administration Role:

The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for continuing our legacy as an award-winning non-profit and trusted partner in allocating contributed and earned income from private and public funding sources. This position will uphold the quality and ensure the efficiency of all financial transactions, including insurance and compliance; and all internal business functions within the organization including human resources, information technology, and facilities. The Director of Finance and Administration is an executive leader and a member of NDI New Mexico’s Executive Leadership Team. 

Primary Responsibilities:

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

  • Manages Financial and Administrative Functions and delivers Long Range vision and plans.
  • Works with Executive Director to drive both operations and strategic initiatives forward within staffing and budgetary resources.
  • Works with the Albuquerque Managing Director to oversee business operations and finances for The Hiland.
  • Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
  • Provides strategic recommendations to the Executive Director and Executive Leadership Team to improve the financial and organizational management of the organization. Suggests problem resolution approaches and procedures to resolve on-going operational/financial issues and improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Develops an annual operating plan that encompasses all areas of responsibility and is aligned with the organization’s strategic direction and long-range plan.
  • Motivates and inspires people to engage in and implement work requirements to vision and plans.
  • Actively supports an empowered culture through intentional team meetings, team building and coaching at all levels.
  • Communicates regularly with Executive Director through reports and regular meetings.

FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP

  • Manages employees performing financial, facility, and information technology functions.
  • Monitors and evaluates the performance of accounting and other financial staff, and facility operations staff. Recommends and implements personnel actions such as employee hiring, employee development, career planning, lateral and promotional moves, and dismissals.
  • Prepares (or directs preparation) of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and reports required by regulatory agencies with assistance from Senior Accountant.
  • Creates and oversees short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions in conjunction with Executive Director and Senior Management Leadership Team.
  • Directs the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, cost reduction and investment activities of the organization, as well as Strategic and Operational Plan Projects as assigned.
  • Monitors financial activities and details such as reserve levels and bank balances.
  • Develops internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting in conjunction with Senior Management Leadership Team and appropriate external experts, including our audit firm.
  • Analyzes the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Oversees requests for disbursements and authorizes disbursements in accordance with policies and procedures, banking, protection, and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.
  • Records and adjusts investments according to approved allocations as directed by Investment Committee.
  • Evaluates needs for procurement of funds and investments, and makes appropriate recommendations. Records and adjusts investments accordingly.
  • Ensures that HR appropriately computes, withholds, and accounts for all payroll deductions.
  • Directs, coordinates, and leads audits of the organization’s accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes. Liaises with external auditors.
  • Prepares financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns and audit financial results.
  • Determines depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items, and advises management on actions regarding the purchase, lease, or disposal of such items.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
  • Provides direction and assistance to other organizational departments regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, efficient control, and utilization of financial resources, and required external financial reporting for fundraising purposes.
  • Oversees cash management including the receipt of cash and checks, deposit funds and cash flow.
  • Leads staff training and development in budgeting and financial management areas. Maintains current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
  • Provides financial analysis for Grant Writing.
  • Delivers to deadlines, own day-to-day work.

SERVES AS CORPORATE OFFICER

  • Prepares all financial statements and necessary schedules as needed for NDI New Mexico’s Treasurer, Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Implements policies, procedures, and protocols as set by the Board of Directors related to finance, investment, and compliance.
  • Ensures that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance and understands the terms, conditions, and limitations of the insurance coverage.
  • Attends and effectively communicates and presents formal reports to the Board of Directors for quarterly Board meetings.
  • Attends the Executive Committee meetings.
  • Attends and staffs Finance, Investment, and Audit Committee meetings.
  • Executes contracts on behalf of the organization.

COMPLIANCE, LEGAL, AND RISK MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

  • Responsible for the documentation and maintenance of written procedure manuals for financial and compliance
  • Responsible for protocol and policy for information and communication systems and security.
  • Directs the management of legal requirements related to intellectual property, licenses, warranties, trademarks and copyrights, real estate, technology, and other legal issues as required.
  • Annually audits NDI New Mexico’s compliance processes and ensures requirements are met.
  • Manages NDI New Mexico legal affairs and contracts, liaises with external legal resources as required.
  • Manages NDI New Mexico capital contracts and projects.
  • Provides leadership to NDI New Mexico Senior Leadership Team regarding compliance issues related to Risk Management, Facilities, Human Resources, and Security.
  • Proactively identifies and evaluates risks to the organization’s people (students, staff, donors, volunteers) property, finances, goodwill, and image. Recommends or implements measures to manage risks.
  • Manages NDI New Mexico insurance policies, renewals, and relationships. Partners with insurance brokers to ensure appropriate insurance coverage.
  • Coordinates with Executive Director and Human Resources regarding administrative and human resouce compliance issues.

DIRECTS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Oversees analysis and expenditures regarding office systems.
  • Directs the information technology strategy, budget, and resources of NDI New Mexico.
  • Responsible for IT policies including data use, data security, and use of personal information.
  • Plans, monitors and organizes technology information.
  • Advises the Executive Director on budgeting and expenditures with regards to the purchase and maintenance of IT systems, software, and hardware.
  • Provides executive sponsorship and direction of IT projects as needed. 

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

  • Manages Dance Barns Facility Manager.
  • Oversees bi-weekly facility meetings.
  • Directs building safety and security processes and procedures.
  • Directs compliance with OSHA Safety Records Retention, MSDS Data Books, and Worker’s Comp Inspections.

OTHER

  • Other duties as required.

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Duties 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 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires 7-10 years minimum experience in job-related duties including significant accounting and financial leadership, and a background in monitoring business systems, project management, and compliance oversight.
  • Exceptional managerial skills
  • Excellent accounting, financial planning and analysis skills, including financial modeling in EXCEL, complex analysis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field (preferably MBA or CPA).
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office and QuickBooks Pro.
  • Leadership, supervision, management experience.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

CORE NDI NEW MEXICO EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Believes in the mission of the organization.
  • Strives for excellence in this job with a “Can Do”.
  • 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 Development Manager

Reports to:

Supervises:

ABQ Director of Development

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 Development Manager Role:The Albuquerque Development Manager is responsible for fund development in Albuquerque. This position consistently articulates NDI New Mexico’s mission by direct donor solicitations, overseeing donor cultivation events, including the organization’s premiere annual fundraising Gala and assists with marketing and promotional materials as needed. The Albuquerque Development Manager is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Development & Events

  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a personal portfolio of gift prospects and donors (75-100).
  • Works with the ABQ Director of Development to identify prospects for annual giving and gala sponsorships.
  • Initializes planning and communications for activities related to the annual campaign, alongside marketing/development staff.
  • Manages and executes fundraising activities and communications and meets with the ABQ Development Committee and ABQ Gala Committee to plan for cultivation and stewardship opportunities which promote fundraising.
  • Coordinates and executes development events, inclusive of invitation creation and mailings, event flow, catering and decorating.
  • Responsible for executing gala by recruiting, motivating, and managing volunteers for the ABQ Gala Committee, setting Gala meeting schedule and agendas, leading meetings with committee Chairs and ensuring minutes and assignments are sent out promptly to committee members for appropriate follow up.

Administrative & Financial:

  • Tracks and reports fundraising goals, strategizing variances and re-setting goals against current and future accomplishments.
  • Works with ABQ Director of Development and Executive Director to set attainable financial goals annually for Annual Fund and Gala.
  • Coordinates event-related activity within the database by partnering with the ABQ Development Associate to handle setup and manage event invitations, RSVPs, attendee tracking and registration, and other donor relations.
  • Prepares and manages budgets and projections for special events with consideration of fundraising goal objectives.

Other:

  • Supports Development, PR and Marketing departments as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

Working Conditions, Environment & Physical Requirements:

  • Performs his or her functions in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, Albuquerque and Albuquerque schools, residency sites and other locations such as donor homes and event venues.
  • Requires reimbursable in-state travel to NDI New Mexico locations, participating schools, and residency sites.
  • Requires some weekend and evening hours.
  • May be required to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • College degree.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fund development, with demonstrable experience in direct gift solicitation, event planning and execution.
  • Strong organizational, computer, and smart-phone skills, including strong development database skills, 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.
  • Willingness to assist with whatever needs to get done for the success of the organization including weekly donor visits and networking/cultivation events outside the office, trips to Santa Fe, and other support duties, as necessary.

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:

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:

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 Mark Castillo at (505)557-6036, or mcastillo@ndi-nm.org.


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