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.

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Current Job Openings


Title:

Major Gifts Manager

Reports to: Executive Director, 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 Major Gifts Manager Role:

The Major Gifts 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. 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 Major Gifts Manager directly reports to the Executive Director and is managed on a daily basis by the Albuquerque Managing Director. This position is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff.

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.
  • Meets or exceeds personal fundraising goals as assigned by the 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 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 primary goal of increasing attendance at the annual Gala, 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:

  • Responsible for managing the Albuquerque Gala Committee.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates Gala event-related activity within the database to handle setup and manage event invitations, RSVPs, attendee tracking and registration, and other donor relations.
  • Oversee third-party Gala logistics coordinator.

Financial:

  • Have a working knowledge of the entire development annual budget and overall organizational budget.
  • Works with the 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.

Other

  • Redularly attends and participates in other committee meetings managed by other team members: Albuquerque Development, 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 3-5 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 iPhone 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 problems

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:

Residency Music Director

Reports to: Residency Artistic Director
Supervises: N/A
Status: Part-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 Residency Music Director:

The Residency Music Director is responsible to the Residency Artistic Director for ensuring the quality of music for all residency programs and performances, and for carrying out the mission of the organization with excellence. The Residency Music Director receives secondary oversight from the NDI New Mexico Music Director, and is a member of the organization’s Artistic Staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Oversight and Administration:

  • Oversees quality and consistency of musical accompaniment and performance for Residency Program
  • Provides music and audio technical support for related performances and classes

Directing, and Accompanying:

  • Music Director for Residency performances duties include:
    • Creates arrangements for all residency program music
    • Works with choreographers on music needs for pieces
    • Contracts and rehearses Event band and prepares necessary materials
    • Conducts band during all performances
    • Works with Dance Barns/Hiland Technical Directors, and Technical Directors of outside venues, to ensure that the technical needs of the band are met and that the performances have high sound quality
  • Accompanies classes in Residency Program
  • Accompanies Summer Institute
  • Accompanies rehearsals and performances for related special events
  • Available to substitute or assist apprentice pianists as needed

General Duties:

  • Supports Residency Artistic Director and Music Director to ensure that the organization’s mission and artistic needs are met
  • Attends all enrichment workshops and meetings, including Residency staff meetings
  • Compiles and maintains program reference materials, including event scores
  • 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 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 require lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • May be required to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in job-related duties – experience organizing, directing, and playing for professional performances
  • Experience with music editing and notation software
  • Sight reading and improvisational skills required
  • 1-3 years of experience playing in and directing NDI New Mexico (or related) programs preferred
  • College level education preferred
  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational 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:

Senior Account/Office Manager, Albuquerque

Reports to: Director of Business and Administration
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 Albuquerque Senior Accountant /Office Manager:
The Albuquerque Senior Accountant/Office Manager is responsible for administrating all aspects of NDI New Mexico’s Albuquerque office, accounting and bookkeeping needs.  The Albuquerque Senior Accountant/Office Manager supports the Director of Business and Administration by providing information and documentation on an on-going basis, and providing excellent customer service to all NDI New Mexico staff members, vendors and contacts.  The Albuquerque Senior Accountant/Office Manager is part of NDI New Mexico’s administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounting / Bookkeeping Duties:

  • Prepare monthly organizational financial statements and variance analyses
  • Inputs organizational budget into accounting software
  • Prepares budget reports for all departments monthly
  • Reconciles the ABQ General Operating budget with the Director of Business and Administration
  • Prepares account reconciliations as directed by the Director of Business and Administration
  • Assists the Director of Business and Administration with preparation of the audit and Form 990 schedules
  • Analyzes budget variances as requested by the Director of Business and Administration
  • Sets up vendors in Accounting software
  • Electronically manages deposits of checks and credit card receipts
  • Prepares invoices for receivables
  • Records deposits into Accounting software
  • Maintains and reconciles ABQ Petty Cash box following NDI New Mexico cash handling protocol: reconciles all other program cash boxes on a regular basis
  • Reconciles credit card statements
  • Reconciles the accounting records with the development income records in conjunction with Development staff.
  • Interfaces with ABQ Program Directors, ABQ Producers and ABQ development staff in handling bookkeeping and accounting needs for programs and fundraising

Office Management:

  • Coordinates and maintains office equipment,
  • Submits timesheets to HR Specialist
  • Maintains and schedules additions and changes for The Hiland facility phone system
  • Manages repair and maintenance of office equipment to include copiers and printers
  • Coordinates computer needs and repairs with the SF Bookkeeper
  • Purchases office supplies and assists with vendor orders as needed for all ABQ programs and development staff
  • Coordinates mail receipt and delivery, including opening of all mail with another staff member and proper handling of check receipts
  • Scans and/or forwards all original documents to Santa Fe personnel, including payroll, billings, and deposits

General:

  • Maintains regular office hours
  • Attends all meetings as needed, including joint staff meetings and Business Team meetings
  • Other duties as needed

Working Conditions, Environment and Physical Requirements:

  • Performs his or her functions primarily in NDI New Mexico offices, with some duties requiring visits to Post Office, Bank and Attorney offices; other locations as required
  • Requires occasional weekend and evening hours to support NDI New Mexico events
  • Requires ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Requires ability to navigate stairs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements: 

  • Minimum of Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and QuickBooks
  • Customer service attitude
  • Problem-solving ability – identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, generating possible solutions, making recommendations, and resolving problems

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:

Senior Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Santa Fe Director of Development, Albuquerque Director of Development, Director of Grants and Evaluation, and Development Associate
Status: Exempt

Job Description and Qualifications

Organization Mission

The 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 Senior Director of Development:

The Senior Director of Development is responsible to the Executive Director for overseeing the organization’s fundraising function including creation and implementation of the organization’s development plan; cultivation and solicitation of donors; oversight of staff, events, grants and record keeping; and management of pertinent development fiscal and financial goals. The Senior Director of Development is a member of NDI New Mexico’s senior management leadership team.

Primary Responsibilities

Development

  • Responsible, with executive staff and the NDI New Mexico Board of Directors, for achieving the organization’s annual, capital, legacy, and endowment development goals as established through the annual and long-range planning process.
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the Development Staff and Board Development Committees, to create an annual plan for achieving above goals including supporting all fundraising committees.
  • Responsible for working with Development staff (team of approximately 8) to set priority goals and work plans, achieve fundraising goals, ensure successful communication strategies and overall coordination and support of organizational long range plan, priorities, and objectives.
  • Responsible for developing new sources of contributed income including individual, corporate, foundation, and government program services funding.
  • Creates and maintains a personal annual portfolio of approximately 150 individual and corporate prospects and donors. Donor strategies include: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors via one-on-one meetings, telephone conversations, written correspondence, and emails.
  • Works with board members to maximize the portfolio process and build major donor activity in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, with the goal of increasing membership in the Founders Circle and Circle of Excellence and meeting the annual giving goals.
  • Coordinates with Marketing and Communications team on marketing and PR activities including a Communications Calendar, press releases and all collateral materials (Newsletter, Program Book, Press Kit, Website, etc.).

Management, Board, and Administration

  • Oversees Development staff including direct reports: Santa Fe Development Director, Albuquerque Development Director, Director of Grant and Evaluation, and Development Associate, and sets the direction for additional team members including Grant Writer, Santa Fe Development Manager, and Albuquerque Development Manager.
  • Regularly cultivates and communicates with the Board of Directors.
  • Participates and supports the preparation of quarterly board meetings including the development of the board packet and writing reports as needed.
  • Sets goals and oversees board development committees including SF Development, Public Funding, ABQ Development, Corporate Council, and others as needed.
  • Attends and participates in Executive, Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees as needed.
  • Works with Executive Director and HR Manager to determine development staffing needs.

Financial

  • Prepares annual development budgets and income projections in conjunction with Director of Business and Administration.
  • Tracks income and development expenditures to ensure budget compliance.
  • Ensures grants reporting, compliance, and coordination with Director of Business and Administration and Director of Grants and Evaluation.
  • Signs contracts, checks, and other documents 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; the position of Senior Director of Development is full-time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Job Specific Requirements:

  • College Degree
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in fund development and currently working in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser.
  • A minimum fundraising track record of $5 Million annual and $15 Million capital.
  • Oversight of 7–10 fundraising and marketing staff.
  • A willingness to collaborate with the Executive Director on meeting organizational goals.
  • Knowledge of New Mexico market extremely helpful.
  • Experience working for an organization with multiple locations extremely helpful.

Core NDI New Mexico Employee Requirements:

  • Believes in the mission of the organization
  • High energy
  • Desires to strive for excellence in job
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds and ages
  • Supports teamwork and collaboration
  • Behaves ethically and with personal integrity
  • Operates in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Willingness to assist with whatever needs to get done for the success of the organization
  • Professional appearance and phone manner
  • Exhibits strong leadership and management skills
  • Communicate effectively through clear speaking, writing, and effective listening
  • Exercises excellent judgment and makes decisions weighing importance, urgency, and risk, making clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Demonstrates adaptability through a willingness to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Applies knowledge of human resources, financial and project management

Title:

Technical Director, The Dance Barns

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 the 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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