Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Feb-2021 to 28-Feb-2021
  • - Indianapolis Ballet, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time


Indianapolis Ballet seeks a seasoned, motivated executive leader with a proven record of successfully securing financial resources to lead the next stage of IB's growth and advance classical ballet in our community. Reporting to the Board of Directors but working closely with the Artistic Director, this position is responsible for developing and managing all funding functions for the company, school of ballet, and productions, as well as managing and overseeing all financial, administrative, facility, and human resource functions. For a full-length summary, please visit 


The Indianapolis School of Ballet is Indiana's premier destination for professional dance instruction'centrally located in the heart of downtown. We pride ourselves on our world-class training, dynamic performances, and excellent placement of our students in elite university dance programs and professional companies across the nation.

With the launch of Indianapolis Ballet in 2018, the presence of a professional resident ballet company returned to the Circle City for the first time in over a decade. Focusing on making extraordinary ballet and dance performances accessible to all, the company serves as a home to exceptional talent with local, national and international ties as well as an inspiration to the next generation of talented dancers growing up in Central Indiana.


Indianapolis Ballet embraces the history and future of classical ballet through dynamic performances, visionary new works, extraordinary training, and by providing transformative community outreach programs to the widest possible audiences. Indianapolis Ballet (IB) and the Indianapolis School of Ballet (ISB) believe in a culturally diverse environment and the physical, intellectual, emotional, and artistic growth of all dancers.



Indianapolis Ballet, Inc. aims to keep in step with the advancement of American dance in the 21st century. Victoria Lyras, Artistic Director and Founder of both Indianapolis Ballet and the Indianapolis School of Ballet, envisions:

  • placing particular emphasis on a structured ballet curriculum based on a fusion of training approaches that typifies the dynamic physicality of American classicism;
  • creating a vital teaching/learning environment through meticulous, concentrated instruction in classical ballet technique and exposure to other appropriate dance forms; and,
  • providing Central Indiana with world-class performances that are accessible to all, enrich the audience and further ingrain this timeless art form in our community



  •  Lead development and monitoring of annual budget. 
  • Review monthly financial statements and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Facilitate financial review and preparation of 990 documents with accountant.
  • Lead financial forecast preparation in cooperation with Finance Committee, generate monthly cash flow projections for Board of Directors.


  • Develop and lead fundraising strategies to cultivate relationships and steward donors, individual and corporate sponsors.
  • Supervise grant writing initiatives, compliance, and report preparation.
  • Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors, sponsors and funding sources.
  • Collaborate with Artistic Director, Board members, Manager of Development Operations and Director of Marketing and Communications to develop goals and strategies.
  • Participate in Development committee meetings and recruit members.
  • Attend performances to establish and maintain relationships with patrons.
  • Develop special event initiatives and goals with Ballet Guild volunteers and Board members.

Board Relations and Community Involvement

  • Foster innovative culture within the organization; seek new methods and approaches for achieving IB's goals.
  • Collaborate with the Board and staff to evolve the organization's vision and refresh its strategic plan.
  • Define, communicate, and lead the execution of major initiatives; coordinate staff support of those initiatives.
  • Serve as principal liaison between IB staff and the Board; provide transparent and forthright updates to the Board on successes and areas needing support.
  • Provide guidance to the Board and committee leadership on governance and policies.
  • Serve as an ambassador for IB, ensuring engagement with a wide stakeholder group, including funders, media, policy makers, the public, and other philanthropy-serving organizations.
  • Strengthen ties with other organizations consistent with IB's mission; help IB take a leadership role in the broader collaborations and partnerships in which it participates.

Office and Facility Management

  • Develop, implement, and enforce organizational policies and procedures.
  • Maintain positive relations with dancers, students, faculty, parents, Board members, and patrons through timely, accurate communications.
  • Supervise Director of Marketing and Communications, Development and Operations teams. 
  • Oversee facility management and operations.

Human Resources

  • Ensure compliance with state and federal employment procedures and regulations.
  • Oversee employment policies and maintain employee handbook.
  • Maintain personnel files.
  • Supervise unemployment and worker's compensation claims.
  • Oversee administration of employee benefits. 
  • Lead staff review process.
  • Create contracts for resident and guest artists, contractors.



  • Four-year degree and 10+ years of relevant professional work experience, with at least 5 years managing a nonprofit. Experience in or knowledge of the performing arts industry strongly preferred.
  • Significant, demonstrated experience in fundraising, grant writing and relationship building. 
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills are required.
  • Experience with non-profit financial management and performance metrics.
  • Experience implementing organizational strategies.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.
  •  Knowledge of QuickBooks, Studio Director, and Bloomerang preferred.
  • Demonstrated ease using databases.
  • Strong program and project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience interacting with volunteers and Boards of Directors.
  • Possess the following traits:  flexible, professional, collaborative, shows initiative, demonstrates leadership and vision, follow-through, team and consensus building.
  • A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential is preferred. 

Click the APPLY button to submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by February 28.

Indianapolis Ballet is an Equal Opportunity employer.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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