Grant & Budget Analyst

405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA Req #135
Friday, May 20, 2022


Founded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is one of the world’s premier dance companies and America’s largest modern dance organization. The nonprofit Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is the umbrella organization which supports five main program areas: AAADT; Ailey II; The Ailey School; Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs; and Ailey Extension. 


  • The Ailey organization’s permanent home is in midtown Manhattan at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, the largest complex dedicated solely to dance in the city, which includes 16 dance studios, two academic classrooms, and a 270-seat black box theater. 


  • Since 1958, AAADT has performed in 71 countries for more than 25 million people at venues across the globe, as well as tens of millions more via films, TV, and online platforms. The Company’s repertory includes more than 250 works by more than 100 choreographers. In 2008 AAADT was declared a “vital American cultural ambassador to the world” by a resolution of the U.S. Congress. Before Alvin Ailey’s death in 1989, he named legendary dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison as his successor. She led the Company to new heights for 21 years before she, in turn, selected the renowned choreographer Robert Battle to become Artistic Director in 2011. 


  • Founded in 1969, The Ailey School (originally called Alvin Ailey American Dance Center) offers pre-professional and professional training to thousands of students ages 3 to 25 annually, including a Bachelor of Fine Arts program in dance offered in association with Fordham University. 


  • Launched in 1974, Ailey II (originally called Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble) is now universally known for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Ailey II is comprised of 12 promising young dancers who stay for 2-3 years before moving on to other dance companies or the commercial dance sector.


  • Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs provide thousands of people of diverse ages and backgrounds the chance to explore their creative potential through a range of programs, including workshops, residencies, performances, and AileyCamps. 


  • Founded in 2005, Ailey Extension offers dance and fitness classes open to the public in a variety of techniques, including ballet, West African, Horton, and Zumba. 


The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, currently led by Chairman Daria L. Wallach and President Anthony S. Kendall. Artistic Director Robert Battle and Executive Director Bennett Rink jointly oversee an artistic and administrative team of about 100 full-time employees and about 300 part-time or seasonal staff, including the dancers from both companies, and teachers and musicians for the School, Extension, and Arts In Education programs.








We are seeking a Grant and Budget Analyst. This position will report to the Director of Finance.  Primary responsibilities include developing project and grant budgets, financial reporting (including monthly operating reports), investment reporting and assisting with ad hoc reports as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Development staff to create budgets for grant proposals and financial reports on grant funded activities.
  • Prepare monthly operating reports that show the financial and budgetary effects of Ailey’s various operating segments.
  • Respond to industry surveys and questionnaires such as DataArts, and Dept of Commerce.
  • Prepare quarterly financial statements for external banks and rating agencies.
  • Coordinate with department heads and staff to ensure the accurate completion of all operating reports and budgets.
  • Track and monitor investment performance.
  • Maintain data and workbooks for the annual organization operating budget.
  • Assist with daily Finance department tasks as needed.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, budgets, and projections.
  • Expertise in Salesforce, Business Intelligence tools and Excel.  
  • Strong multi-tasking, critical thinking, and ability to organize and prioritize independently based on competing timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Eye for detail with the ability to see the big picture.



  • MBA/MPA with 2 years experience in not-for-profit or media/entertainment.


We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits which include health/dental insurance, flexible spending medical and dental, retirement plan, and savings on transit/parking.

To apply for this position click on the apply link and upload one file (accepted formats include .doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf) that contains the following items: 

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references


Applications will not be considered without these items.

No phone calls please.

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