New England Conservatory of Music

290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
August 13, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts

Public Relations/Marketing


Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy



New England Conservatory's Department of Marketing and Communications is a central resource for the NEC community, fostering lasting, impactful relationships among a diversity of constituents spanning professions, talents, and continents.

The Marketing and Communications unit is comprised of an exceptionally talented team of professionals spanning all aspects of the marketing and communications arena, including design, content, digital, and strategy.

The Office is currently seeking a Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, a crucial position that provides strategic oversight of the institution's marketing and communications strategy, oversight of the Office's project management and operations, and manages relationships with partner offices and departments spanning the institution. The Director assesses business needs and develops strategies for meeting those needs, including the marshaling of personnel and financial resources, intake activity, and the identification and assessment of outcomes.

The Director of Brand Strategy leads the Strategy team.

The Director reports to the Vice President for Communications and serves in a crucial senior leadership position in the Office.


· Develop and lead a comprehensive account management model to serve partners across the organization.

· Develop and lead a holistic project management paradigm that incorporates business process redesign principles to streamline strategic and tactical aspects of the operation.

· Manage the department operating budget, including oversight of vendors and contractors.

· Develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with colleagues and partners across the institution, and serve as the chief client officer of the department.

· Oversee marketing operations, including planning, assessment, and analysis of all aspects of the department's work.

· Manage the Strategy team and provide professional development coaching and learning opportunities to staff.

· Serve in a key management capacity for emergency and crisis communications, including evening and weekend availability.

· Perform other duties as assigned.



· Bachelor's degree required.

· Minimum 7 years of experience in a senior marketing strategist position in corporate, agency, education, or non-profit contexts.

· Substantial project management experience, with demonstrable successes in a complex organization.

· Substantial experience with project management software (e.g. Asana, Wrike).

· Exceptional diplomatic skill, with demonstrable successes building and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and partners in a complex organization.

· Experience collaborating with a diverse team of professionals in an environment of partnership.

· Successful track-record of continual assessment, analysis, and repositioning of work to meet evolving organizational needs.

· Desire to mentor, cultivate, and manage a team of professionals of varying experience and expertise.

· Ready understanding of client needs, including the ability to translate occasionally unspecific feedback into concrete objectives, improvements, or modifications.

· PMI certification a plus.

How To Apply:
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September 19, 2019
About this Organization:
New England Conservatory is a living laboratory, built on 150 years of innovation, openly pushing the boundaries of making and teaching music. We educate and train musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talent and deep reservoir of experience of our distinguished faculty. We are dedicated to inculcating the highest standards of excellence and nurturing individual artistic sensibility and creative growth. Understanding that music is one of the transcendent expressions of human civilization, NEC aspires to ensure it a central place in contemporary society.