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RIOULT DANCE NY - FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, is a New York City-based modern dance company dedicated to supporting the creation and performance of dance works by choreographer Pascal Rioult, and to educating and expanding modern dance audiences. Over the last 25 years, RIOULT has amassed a rich repertory of nearly 50 works and reaches over 20,000 individuals annually through its NY season performances, national and international touring, and a spectrum of dance education and community engagement programs.

In October 2018, RIOULT Dance NY opened the doors to the RIOULT Dance Center in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens. A much-anticipated permanent home for the Company, the Center positions RIOULT as a major asset to the dance community at large through its offering of affordable studio rentals, schedule of public dance technique and fitness classes, and high-caliber dance training for young people at the newly formed RIOULT Dance School.

RIOULT Dance NY is seeking a full-time Finance and Operations Director to join our growing team. The Finance and Operations Director, who is part of senior management, manages the facility, financial, administrative, human resource, and IT systems and related staff and also works with outside consultants. The ideal candidate is highly organized with attention for detail, prior experience in financial management and/or bookkeeping and a facility with learning new systems and software and creative problem-solving. This candidate also demonstrates a commitment to RIOULT Dance NY’s mission, is flexible, and effective in a fast-paced and evolving environment.



Job Responsibilities

Finance and Administration

Supervise contract bookkeeper ensuring accurate and up-to-date records of financial transactions, including day-to-day bookkeeping and training staff on relevant systems.

Produce regular financial reports that support the organization’s cash flow management, foundation budgeting and reporting, and government contracts.

Oversee the annual audit and filing of required tax forms.

Collaborate with Executive Director in the annual budgeting process, financial forecasting, and internal controls.

Serve on finance and audit committees

Human Resources  

Maintain personnel policies and employment records for all staff.

Oversee payroll preparation and onboard all new employees.

Negotiate benefits packages for staff and provide support with health and retirement benefits administration.

Facilities and Operations Management

Oversee basic facilities management, including off-site storage.

Manage relationship with landlord and building management. 

Manage organization of both digital and analog files and create a record retention policy.

Act as liaison with insurance vendors and brokers as needed and obtain insurance certificates when requested by staff.

Manage, monitor, and maintain building systems (HVAC, security, etc.), office equipment and supplies.  

Work with ED to identify and address ongoing infrastructure needs.

IT & Digital Security

Oversee relationship with external IT consultants. 

Act as the organization’s point person for cyber security policies, procedures, and troubleshooting.

Maintain and evaluate the IT needs of the organization, working with staff, vendors, and IT consultants to identify and resolve issues and recommend repairs and upgrades.

Handle day-to-day IT issues, including adding users to digital accounts, managing permissions, and troubleshooting problems as they arise. 

Qualifications

The Finance and Operations Manager must have:

A working understanding of bookkeeping, budget management, internal controls, and non-profit accounting practices;

Proficiency with QuickBooks and Excel, and the ability to quickly learn and use other finance-related tools as needed;

A minimum of 4 years administrative/financial experience, preferably in a non-profit environment;

Experience with various aspects of HR, including benefits administration and compliance;

Experience supporting organizational IT needs;

Resourcefulness and creativity in troubleshooting obstacles as they arise;

The ability to design and implement operational systems that foster efficiency; and

The ability to work independently.

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June 30, 2019

RIOULT Dance NY, founded in 1994, is a New York City-based modern dance company dedicated to supporting the creation and performance of dance works by choreographer Pascal Rioult, and to educating and expanding modern dance audiences. Over the last 25 years, RIOULT has amassed a rich repertory of nearly 50 works and reaches over 20,000 individuals annually through its NY season performances, national and international touring, and a spectrum of dance education and community engagement programs.

In October 2018, RIOULT Dance NY opened the doors to the RIOULT Dance Center in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens. A much-anticipated permanent home for the Company, the Center positions RIOULT as a major asset to the dance community at large through its offering of affordable studio rentals, schedule of public dance technique and fitness classes, and high-caliber dance training for young people at the newly formed RIOULT Dance School.

“I see the RIOULT Dance Center becoming a destination of endless possibility and enrichment for not only our Company’s dancers but for the local Queens community, the New York City dance community and for the art of Dance,” said Pascal Rioult, Artistic Director of RIOULT Dance NY.

​In order to support RIOULT’s expanding programs, RIOULT Dance NY is seeking a dynamic and accomplished Executive Director to contribute to the strategic vision and provide oversight for all aspects of the organization’s operations.  The successful candidate will work closely with the board and staff on fundraising and finances. The Executive Director will design a robust, creative and sustainable plan to raise the public profile of RIOULT Dance NY and secure the resources to advance its artistic mission and programs.

Position Summary

RIOULT is at a key inflection point and with the opening of the Dance Center and expansion of RIOULT’s programs and mission, this is an extraordinary opportunity for an innovative and energetic leader.

The Executive Director is responsible for driving the implementation of RIOULT Dance NY’s vision and strategic plan.   Fundraising, developing and maintaining relationships with funders and community stakeholders are essential aspects of the position.  The Executive Director will manage budgeting and oversee financial management, Center operations and personnel.  The Executive Director will be supervised by the Board of Directors and work in close partnership with the Artistic Director.

Skills and Experience

A minimum of eight years of leadership and operational experience in an arts-related organization.

A management track record serving multiple constituencies.

Strong understanding of finances and experience with budgets, audits and financial reporting.

Fundraising experience with particular emphasis on the identification and cultivation of major donors.

Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with non-profit and philanthropic organizations.

Ability to lead a strategic planning process across RIOULT, encompassing the dance company, the education program and RIOULT as a community asset.

Superior written and verbal communications skills.

Personal Qualities

A passion for the mission of RIOULT both as an artistic endeavor and a community resource.

A team builder who thrives in a fast-paced and diverse working environment.

Confidence to work closely and successfully with artistic leadership, artistic personnel, staff and the Board of Directors.

A sense of humor.

Benefits

Staff get full health benefits after three months.  No contribution required.  Staff must cover full cost for family benefits.

Savings plan (tax-sheltered annuity) through AXA.  No employer contribution.

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