New England Conservatory of Music

Vice President for Finance


The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance.

Founded in 1867, NEC is the oldest independent school of music in the U.S. and a cultural icon of national and international standing. In delivering a superlative educational experience to over 2,700 students across its College, Preparatory School, and School of Continuing Education, NEC draws on the deep reservoir of talent and experience of its 484 distinguished faculty (full- and part-time), a group of internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars who work across the Conservatory’s three divisions. At all levels, an NEC education is at once rigorous and nurturing. Staff, faculty, and students alike attest to the power of the distinctively inclusive, encouraging, and supportive community one discovers upon arriving at NEC.

The Next Vice President for Finance will oversee the financial aspects of the NEC. She/he will develop a culture of financial awareness and accountability while ensuring the efficient utilization of resources and appropriate decision making for strategic growth and technological investment to maximize operating margin and return on investments.

The Vice President for Finance will work collaboratively with the Board and institution leadership on strategic financial decisions and serves as a member of the leadership team at the business unit and institution levels. A purposeful leader, the VP for Finance will support effective collegial relationships with internal and external constituents to ensure optima operating effectiveness and strategic positioning.

The Global Education Practice of Korn Ferry is assisting the New England Conservatory with this important search.  The priority deadline for the submission of applications is November 5, 2018.  Applications should include 1) a detailed resume and 2) a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant’s motivation to apply.

To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence to:  

Paul Chou and Melissa Hurst, Ph.D.

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

New England Conservatory of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic make-up, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other Conservatory-sponsored activities.