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:

The Hiland Artistic Director

Reports to: NDI New Mexico Artistic Director
Supervises: The Hiland Program teaching staff, The Hiland Program Producer, The Hiland Artistic Associate. Provides secondary oversight of Albuquerque Costumer, Technical Director, as pertains to The Hiland productions.
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 Program Director:

The Hiland Program Artistic Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision for the Hiland Program and ensuring artistic, financial, and administrative success of all Hiland Program activities, including: programming, scheduling, curriculum, and productions; management of staff; and carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence.  The Hiland Program Artistic Director is a member of the organization’s Artistic Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Artistic Program Oversight and Development

  • Directs all artistic aspects of the Program including; programming, scheduling, curriculum, choreography, and performances.
  • Manages all Program faculty.  Runs regularly scheduled staff meetings; establishes and oversees curriculum, classes, programming, and productions; watches classes and rehearsals and provides feedback, and conducts annual performance evaluation with full time and part-time staff.
  • Develops and implements extension programming designed to further engage students from NDI New Mexico’s Advanced Training (SWAT and Celebration Teams) and Outreach Programs.
  • Works with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director in annual planning including reviewing evaluation of program and incorporating recommendations.
  • Creates an annual operational plan that incorporates objectives, priorities, timelines and responsibilities aligned with the organization’s mission.
  • Develops and implements summer and college study assistance program.

Directing, Teaching and Choreography

  • Teaches a regular schedule of classes per week and is available to sub other classes when needed.
  • Directs and choreographs for Program productions and performances.
  • Directs, choreographs, and implements artistic programming for Hiland Advanced Companies (Company XCel, Apprentice Company, and Junior Company) including scheduling and running weekly company rehearsals; directing/choreographing special events and performances; and selecting appropriate repertoire.
  • Excellent skills in the following competencies: classroom management, connection with students, modeling, pedagogy and curriculum, choreography, professional conduct and communication, achieving the mission.

Administration and Fiscal Oversight

  • Responsible for creating a strategy to ensure Program enrollment meets strategic and operational goals and generates annual income to meet budget projections.
  • Manages administrative aspects for Program including scheduling, registration, record-keeping, tuition processing, volunteers, and event production.
  • Provides written reports to the Artistic Director for quarterly Board meetings and as needed.
  • Participates in the creation of annual Program budgets in conjunction with the Artistic Director and Director of Finance and Administration.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management, reporting, and reconciling of Program budgets with Bookkeeper and Director of Finance and Administration

Co-Leader of Organizational Culture

  • Works with management team 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 management team.
  • Collaborates as a cross-departmental leader and member of the management team to ensure alignment in the execution of the organization’s strategy.
  • Actively models an empowered culture through intentional team meetings and team building.
  • Communicates regularly with NDI New Mexico Artistic Director through regular meetings.
  • Communicates effectively across the entire organization.
  • Influences staff and helps to drive forward necessary agendas or initiatives. 

General Duties:

  • Coordinates and assists with other artistic programs and related programs.
  • Schedules regular office hour time in conjunction with Hiland Artistic Associate and Hiland Producer.
  • Attends and participates in 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:

  • Performs functions in a variety of environments including: NDI New Mexico offices, studios, theater, 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 with emphasis in ballet
  • College level education preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in job-related duties – experience organizing, directing, and choreographing for performances
  • Ability to teach, direct, and choreograph in a various styles of dance
  • Experience in staff development and management
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Public speaking experience
  • 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:

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:

Grant Writer

Reports to: Director of Grants and Evaluation
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 Grant Writer Role:
The Grant Writer supports fundraising goals to meet NDI New Mexico objectives through writing successful grant applications and receiving grant awards. In addition, the Grant Writer works independently and successfully in research of new grants and manages the administrative aspects of record-keeping in the NDI New Mexico database and source document files both electronically and hard-copy files. The Grant Writer is part of NDI New Mexico’s development staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Grant Writing:

  • Writes and submits 60 – 75 grant applications to foundations, corporations, government entities and other associations or organizations per year.
  • Works closely with Director of Grants and Evaluation to ensure that grants and reports reflect the tone and messaging of NDI New Mexico.
  • Coordinates all aspects of grant application process.
  • Writes and submits grant reports.
  • Creates new and inspiring language to effectively convey the impact of NDI New Mexico’s work.

Administrative:

  • Manages all documentation regarding grants, grant submissions, grant contacts and deadlines in data base, electronically, and hard-copy.
  • Maintains and updates grant opportunities in Salesforce.
  • Responsible for compliance of funders’ requirements regarding use of logos, acknowledgements, reporting, etc.

Research and Cultivation:

  • Researches foundations, corporations, government agencies, and organizations which make grants, and identify prospects which might fund programs and needs of NDI New Mexico.
  • Communicates with funders, as needed, during the grant process.

Other:

  • Supports development events and activities such as Founders’ Circle and Gala.
  • 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:

  • BA in English, Communications, Humanities or related field.
  • 3-5 years grant writing experience for non-profit organizations.
  • Proven excellent creative and technical writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and Salesforce database.
  • Ability to cultivate new funding sources.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines for grant opportunities.

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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