New England Conservatory of Music Executive Director of Expanded Education in Boston, Massachusetts
New England Conservatory, an independent not-for-profit institution, is recognized internationally as a leader among music schools, educating and training musicians of all ages from around the world. With music students representing more than 40 countries, NEC cultivates a diverse, dynamic community for students, providing them with performance opportunities and high-caliber training by 225 internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars. NEC pushes the boundaries of making and teaching music through college-level musical training in classical, jazz, and Contemporary Improvisation. It offers unique interdisciplinary programs such as Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances & Partnerships that empower students to create their own musical opportunities. As part of NEC's mission to make lifelong music education available to everyone, the Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education delivers training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students, and adults. NEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. New England Conservatory (NEC) has determined that the highest possible rate of COVID-19 vaccination offers the best assurance of safeguarding the health of all members of our community. Therefore, NEC is requiring all employees to receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 3, 2021. All newly hired employees at NEC must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. Additionally, all members of the NEC community are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster by February 1, 2022, or within fourteen days of eligibility. For more information, please contact NEC Human Resources. JOB SUMMARY: The inaugural Executive Director of Expanded Education will oversee the expansion of NEC’s pre-college, adult, summer, and digital learning programs, in service of NEC’s commitment to music for all. The Executive Director will drive new and expanded educational offerings through partnerships, satellite, and digital learning, and develop and execute a business model that amplifies NEC’s reach and impact, benefits the communities it serves, and increases revenue to support the mission of the conservatory. NEC seeks an accomplished, dynamic, innovative leader with a passion for expanding access to music education at all levels, proven initiative and business-development skills, and expertise in community-based, preparatory, digital, and avocational music education. The successful candidate will demonstrate capacity to understand academic, Boston, and online markets, keen analytical insight, cultural competencies, and compelling communication skills to develop, grow, and steward relationships towards advancing strategic goals. This position provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Creates and executes a strategy for establishing and expanding access to music education through pre-college, adult, summer, and digital learning programs. • Leads the business operations of extension programs, instilling a mindset of growth and impact, and emphasizing program expansion, new ventures and partnerships, innovative methods of delivery, market differentiation, operational efficiency, and revenue growth. • Oversees the creation and implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven marketing plan. • Develops and implements strategies to attract, support, and retain students, faculty, and staff. • Collaborates with faculty and staff across the institution to identify new courses, programs, and opportunities, including professional opportunities for college students and alumni. • Collaborate with Community Engagement and Professional Studies (CEPS) in the development of NEC’s Institute for Music Education and Teaching Artistry. • Partners with the Advancement team to ensure philanthropic investment. QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong background in business development and marketing, with a background in music education preferred; • Proven ability to grow revenue, successfully cultivate new business relationships, and meet revenue targets; • Strength in working collaboratively and communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing; • Dynamic interpersonal skills, including nuanced management skills, capacity to steward institutional relationships, and ability to solve problems creatively; • Demonstrated success in organizing and balancing multiple and concurrent projects; • Relevant budgetary skills; education and experience commensurate with the expectations of the position; • Exceptional judgment, discretion, and integrity when working with students, faculty, and staff in an educational environment; • Demonstrated cultural competencies and commitment to advancing NEC's values of cultural equity and belonging. BENEFITS: • 35 Hour Work Week • Medical Plans • Dental • Vision • Retirement Savings Account Annual Clery Report In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. This report will provide the reader with a record of statistics regarding crimes that were reported in the NEC community during the previous three years as well as College policies and procedures, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.This report may be accessed here View the report. A paper copy can be requested by contacting NEC's Director of Public Safety at 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.