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Associate Director of FP&A

Company: New England Conservatory of Music
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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 Associate Director assists the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with financial modeling and data analysis relevant to institutional research. The Associate Director also manages financial functions essential to the operation of the College's academic program, including faculty contracts, payroll, and budget.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Data Analysis:

  • Utilize NEC systems to compile data and prepare reports/dashboards/analyses to support and inform decision-making. Maintain and provide user support for Power BI dashboards related to Business Office, Admissions, and the Prep School.
  • Collaborate with College department leaders to ensure mutual understanding of reports/data needed on regular basis
  • Prepare/update evaluation forms for semester evaluations of College courses, ensembles, studio, in conjunction with college academic administration. Review data for integrity of responses.
  • Collaborate with Registrar/Director of Institutional Research on annual reporting as needed (e.g., IPEDS)
  • Assist Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration with accreditation and other related reports, including those for NECHE, NC-SARA, and MA-SARA
    College Faculty Contracts/Payroll:

    • Manage the College faculty contracting process in collaboration with Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration. Prepare, produce, and distribute contracts.
    • Prepare hiring paperwork for College faculty and serve as liaison with Human Resources
    • Maintain and update College faculty model, including contract data, payroll worksheets, annual budget and forecast data, and departmental and other analyses
    • Prepare monthly faculty payroll, including adjustments and one-time payments, and communicate with Payroll office in timely manner. Collaborate with Human Resources on leave-related adjustments (e.g., short-term disability). Communicate payroll information to faculty and respond to inquiries.
    • Research, compile, and analyze faculty compensation data
    • Communicate with Registrar, Admissions staff, faculty, and academic/performance departments regarding any discrepancies in registrations as related to payroll
      College Budget Management:

      • Provide oversight for College budget departments (-50) and serve as resource/primary liaison between Finance Office and College budget managers on budget development, monitoring, and forecasting
      • Develop, monitor, and update projections for College faculty salary budget (-$12m annually)
      • Prepare budget/financial reports and analyses, including those related to restricted funds. With department managers, plan for use of College spendable funds in accordance with available balances and donor restrictions
      • Collaborate with College administration to develop annual tuition and fees proposal, including research and analysis of peer institution comparative data
      • Monitor budgets during the fiscal year, communicate with budget managers and college administration regarding significant variances, and assist in researching trends and transactions

        • Master's degree (MBA preferred), or Bachelor's degree with minimum 5 years of experience in a professional position with responsibility for budget management and financial/data analysis
        • Experience in budgeting, working with financial information, and data analysis required
        • Experience in an academic and/or musical environment strongly preferred
        • Welcoming and professional demeanor
        • Exceptional use of judgment, discretion, and ability to maintain confidentiality
        • Patience, resourcefulness, and demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills
        • Strong attention to organization, detail, and follow-through
        • Strong computer skills; proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Excel and Word essential. Proficiency with visualization software (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, etc.) required.
        • Familiarity with Slate, Power Campus, Power Plan, and SQL server preferred
        • Ability to work with diverse constituencies
        • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
        • Exceptional judgment, discretion, and integrity when working with students, faculty, and staff in an educational environment
        • Understanding of and commitment to NEC's values of cultural equity and belonging

          • 35 Hour Work Week
          • Medical Plans
          • Dental
          • Vision
          • Retirement Savings Account
            Annual Clery ReportIn 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 . A paper copy can be requested by contacting NEC's Director of Public Safety at 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

Keywords: New England Conservatory of Music, Boston , Associate Director of FP&A, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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