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


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:

Director of Finance and Administration

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Santa Fe Bookkeeper/Office Manager, Albuquerque Senior Accountant/Office Manager, Dance Barns Facilities Manager, and IT contractors
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 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 Exectutive 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

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” 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 Technical Director

Reports to: NDI New Mexico Artistic Director
Supervises: Part-Time, Contract, and Volunteer Technical Staff
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 Dance Barns Technical Director Role:

The Dance Barns Technical Director is responsible for the management and technical operation of the theater and studios at The Dance Barns in Santa Fe, and for the technical direction of NDI New Mexico productions held at The Dance Barns, including maintenance of theatre, and hiring and supervision of technical crews. The Dance Barns Technical Director is responsible to the Artistic Director for carrying out the mission and the policies of NDI New Mexico. The Dance Barns Technical Director is a member of the Artistic Administrative Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical Direction

  • Responsible for all technical aspects of NDI New Mexico performances at The Dance Barns.
  • Attends production meetings with artistic staff.
  • Hires, trains and supervises part-time and contract technical crew and outside designers as needed and in conjunction with Program Directors and within budget.
  • Coordinates rental and return of technical equipment.
  • Manages strike and restoration of facilities post-event.
  • Performs lighting/sound design, scene rigging, and control board operation for smaller performances and events.

Theater Management:

  • Assists with creating annual, repair and maintenance, and long range budgets for The Dance Barns theater.
  • Oversees regular theater maintenance and safety including the repair and replacement schedule.
  • Creates, updates, and oversees The Dance Barns Theater policies and procedures manual and sets standardization of processes in coordination with The Hiland Technical Director.
  • Inventories, cleans, and maintains theatrical equipment used by on-site and off-site programs.
  • In conjunction with Artistic Director, creates long range plan and budget for theater and technical aspects of The Dance Barns including consulting on theater improvements.

Day to Day Theater and Studio Operation:

  • Schedules Dance Barns programs in master calendar and coordinates theater needs with Artistic Program Directors and Facilities Manager.
  • Creates, maintains, and is responsible for The Dance Barns use and coordination of studios A-F and scene shop and ensures that cleaning, set-up, and tear-down is performed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains and orders sound equipment in studios.
  • Assists Facilities Manager with facilities maintenance and improvement as it relates to theater and studio operations.
  • Manages all theater and studio rentals from initial contact through approval by senior management, rental, and final exit review.
  • Loads and unloads props for multiple program sites and performs minor repair/maintenance to props between events.
  • Maintains, stores, and assembles props and banners for Santa Fe programs.

Other

  • During events and other scheduling issues, will work split shifts in order to assist the team with locking up the building.
  • Schedules regular office hours that are appropriate and in consideration of the needs of The Dance Barns programs and current productions.
  • Attends workshops and staff meetings as appropriate to position or as requested by the Artistic Director.
  • Coordinates the sharing of equipment between The Dance Barns and The Hiland.
  • 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 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements

  • Requires 2-5 years of experience in job related duties –theater management, lighting, sound, props/set construction.
  • Experience hiring, supervising, and training technical theater crew.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater Production or related area of study or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent skills with technical equipment including light board, sound board, projection, etc.
  • Solves problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and bringing issue to resolution.
  • Coordinates multiple program and performance requirements and needs with large staff and multiple directors and producers.

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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