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Accounts Payable Coordinator

Description

JOB TITLE:  Accounts Payable Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Finance

REPORTS TO:  Accounts Payable Senior Coordinator

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Facilitate payment to vendors and employees while protecting company assets.  Ensure that there are no of duplicate payments, and that payments are made timely to capture discounts, if offered.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assigned vendors
  • Enter invoices and contact vendors
  • Research and resolve discrepancies
  • Follow-up on all vendor inquiries
  • Assist staff with related issues when necessary
  • Keep meaningful notes of all actions taken, and make AP Manager aware of any problems and/or potential problems
  • Participate in weekly and monthly check processing and distribution.
  • Participate in month-end processing.
  • Maintain weekly Age PO report on Excel Spread Sheet.
  • File and maintain all vendor files.
  • Back up co-workers when they are out of the office.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with vendors and peers.


QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years of accounts payable related experience.
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel, mandatory.
  • Computer Knowledge – Colleague System preferred, but not necessary.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Admissions Counselor

Description

Job Description:                  Admissions Counselor

Department:                      Admissions

Reports to:                         Associate Director of Admissions

 

Position Overview:         Engage, counsel and enroll prospective students who will benefit from matriculation in the degree programs of the College.  Represent the College at recruitment events across the country while working independently and as member of a team.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a primary contact for prospective students and applicants to the College. Counsel students, conduct portfolio reviews and promote the various undergraduate programs at SVA. Maintain in-depth knowledge of the curriculum, facilities, faculty and alumni for each program.
  • Perform administrative office duties such as data entry, filing, receiving phone calls and answering a high volume of email.
  • Support Associate Director of Admissions as needed with customized outreach strategies that engage prospective students and applicants.
  • Schedule and deliver in-depth presentations about the College at high schools and two-year colleges across the country. 
  • Represent the College at National Portfolio Day events, college fairs and other recruitment events. Weekend work and travel is required throughout the fall and winter.
  • Accurately maintain prospective student and applicant records in Salesforce— tracking contact points, outreach and application materials.
  • Evaluate and critique applicant portfolios. Review completed applications for admission and scholarship consideration.  
  • Review applications for transfer admission and evaluate transcripts to award transfer credit. Assist Manager of Transfer Admissions as needed.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with instructors and department chairs at educational institutions across the country. Assist with the development and planning of teacher workshops, tours and events.
  • Maintain good working knowledge of policies across campus in order to assist applicants through the enrollment and registration process.
  • Address inter-departmental staff and Department Chair inquiries as they arise.
  • Maintain flexibility to perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in studio art or related field required; BFA preferred
  • Two-to-three years related, full-time work experience
  • Interest and commitment to the goals of higher education in the arts
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking; strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel; flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as office or travel needs dictate
  • Administrative and data entry experience; ability to work accurately and consistently with detailed information
  • Knowledge of art, design and visual culture and the ability to discuss these subjects with high school/college students
  • Adaptable in stressful environments; responds well under pressure
  • Familiarity with both PC and Mac platforms; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Keynote and social media platforms
  • Valid driver’s license is required

 

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Assistant Studio Manager (NIGHT)- BFA Photography

Description

DATE UPDATED:                 June 2015

JOB TITLE:                          Assistant Studio Manager (Night)

DEPARTMENT:                    BFA Photography

STATUS:                              Exempt

REPORTS TO:                      Studio Manager & Director of Operations

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:      Oversee the daily evening operations of the photography facilities and equipment hub. Supervise and manage photography technician staff and ensure daily performance tasks are met. Communicate regularly with Assistant Studio Manager (Day) to ensure a smooth transition between shifts. Hours are 6pm – 2am, Sunday through Thursday.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Manage the nightly operations of the photo hub, working with the students and faculty in a cooperative manner
  • Oversee and perform closing tasks and ensure conditions of the facilities, studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are left clean, orderly and properly functioning and chemistry levels are fully stocked
  • Summarize and issue a nightly closing report for daytime managers
  • Delegate and supervise tasks of studio assistants and part time student workers
  • Provide support to the Studio Manager as needed and assist with the general management of the photography department.
  • Resolve staff and student conflicts as they arise
  • Assist in the development, communication and enforcement of departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintain working knowledge of Photography Studio Technician staff roles and responsibilities, assist and fill-in (provide schedule coverage) as needed
  • Create and maintain work schedule calendar for Photography Studio Technicians and student workers
  • Coordinate and keep an updated database of student equipment insurance coverage
  • Maintain classroom and studio usage calendar, resolve space scheduling conflicts as they arise
  • Train new full-time and part-time staff in department operations, policies and procedures
  • Supervise staff maintenance of department Filemaker database for accuracy, consistency and functionality
  • Supervise staff maintenance of an accurate barcode inventory for all photography equipment and assets
  • Conduct ongoing physical consumables inventory including: chemistry, seamless paper, Polaroid materials, bulbs, foam core flats, fill cards & batteries, and prepare order forms as needed
  • Request quotations from vendors and follow up on back order items as needed
  • Create purchase requisitions for equipment and consumable items, based on vendor quotations
  • Assess facility and equipment maintenance and report to Studio Manager
  • Assist Studio Manager in organizing and overseeing semi-annual maintenance periods
  • Oversee receipt and transfer of chemistry deliveries from loading dock to proper storage areas
  • Conduct and/or assist Studio Manager with employee performance appraisals as needed
  • Participate in the interview and hiring process for Photography Studio Technician candidates and /or student worker staff as needed
  • Maintain up-to-date Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) logs
  • Process “Access Forms” for security, resolve access issues as they arise
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report major issues to security, Studio Manager and Director of Operations
  • Provide support in preparation, installation & de-installation of the “Mentors” and “Foundation” student shows
  • Oversee facility preparation and clean up for special events including Open House, Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation & Accepted Students Day
  • Carry out task requests from Director of Operations, Asst. to the Chair & Special Projects & Programs Coord.
  • Attend management meetings
  • Schedule and conduct staff meetings on a regular ongoing basis
  • Provide support to the Chair, Director of Operations and Studio Manager on special projects as needed

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • BFA Degree or equivalent, preferably in photography or related field
  • Advanced communications, interpersonal relationship and customer service skills
  • 1-2 years previous management experience
  • Ability to take initiative and must be detail oriented with excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills, creative thinker and problem solving, and able to work under pressure
  • Advanced knowledge of photography (digital and analog) and related studio equipment and accessories
  • Advanced ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with high-end digital capture using a variety of cameras and digital backs and related software (Capture One & Lightroom)
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues when shooting tethered both hardware and software
  • Experience with video and audio capture using Canon DSLR camera systems and associated grip required
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, as well as in a group environment
  • Able to lift fifty pounds over one’s head
  • Digital Tech Certification desired

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - MFA Design for Social Innovation

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: May 2015

JOB TITLE: Communications and Marketing Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: MFA Design for Social Innovation

REPORTS TO: Department Chair

STATUS: Part-time

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for global outreach for the program: growing and maintaining a robust community of partners and potential applicants; identifying and developing recruiting and partnership opportunities; representing MFA Design for Social Innovation with the media and social organizations; and writing all marketing materials in order to grown DSI’s visibility and reach.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop and implement actionable plans to drive bigger and more engaged audiences across various social media channels.
  • Serve as an ambassador to the DSI program, identify new opportunities for recruiting and partnerships, maintain relationships with current partners
  • Write and oversee implementation of marketing materials for the program
  • Represent the voice of DSI across all social media channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Support and maintain content of DSI website, including image and design development.
  • Contributing to weekly editorial meeting.
  • Implement student recruitment efforts, promotion, and special events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BFA required, with a minimum of 3 years of strategy, communications or marketing experience with demonstrable history of success.
  • Experience in and significant knowledge of social innovation: the issues, current developments and social organizations participating helping to form it. 
  • Master of social media and an avid participant
  • Superior written and oral communication skills required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Strong organization skills; detail oriented; ability to work independently and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • An outgoing personality who is comfortable in social situations and comes away with new friends and partners for the program.
  • Excellent computer skills are required to manage calendars, contact information, mailing lists and e-mail accounts.
  • Collaborative spirit -- pitching in, helping out, and investing is an imperative attribute of our team.
  • A willingness and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend events.
  • Creative thinker -- the answers are rarely written anywhere – think "outside of the box" and take risks to make bold new things happen.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Coordinator - Career Development

Description

 

DATE AVAILABLE:  August 2015

JOB TITLE:  Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:  Career Development

REPORTS TO:  Director, Career Development

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Serve as the first point of contact for students and alumni seeking career assistance as well as for company representatives seeking employees. Support the director and career development staff in providing career assistance and with general administrative tasks.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receive, direct or assist all visitors to the External Relations group
  • Verify qualifications of walk-in students, alumni and employers seeking to use career services; provide general information and support
  • Oversee the SVA online job site, including the registration of students and employers, and verification, i.e. “quality control,” of all information pertaining to the site
  • Stay in contact with employers regarding their employment postings
  • Assist students and alumni with resume and cover letter development
  • Manage the SVA online internship program website and work with career staff to review internship applications, troubleshoot any issues with the system, answer questions from students and employers, and update site as necessary
  • Inform students of requirements for the Internship for Credit program and help them  with the registration process
  • Perform data entry for internship for credit program
  • Maintain and regularly update career development Web pages, including www.sva.edu, SVA’s intranet (using SVA content management system), LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Assist with research projects such as identifying industry contacts for career events
  • Assist with annual projects and events such as the graduate survey, database updates, career resource and office manual updates, semester reports, portfolio reviews, career fairs and industry guest visits
  • Handle incoming calls and emails, mail distribution, maintenance of office equipment, and general administrative functions
  • Participate in select workshops by giving presentations on the internship program, introduction to the career office, and represent career development at Accepted Students’ Day.
  • Work with the Administrative & Network Services team to arrange web-based support for career fairs and other events.
  • Order and manage inventory of office supplies for External Relations group
  • Maintain weekly updates of office bulletin boards
  • Draft and distribute emails, event fliers, office promotions, mailings, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 2-3 years professional experience in the career-services field, higher education administration or teaching preferred. Experience or strong interest in the visual arts.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; detail-oriented problem-solver
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven administrative skills, including professional writing skills, articulate phone manner, attention to detail and resourcefulness
  • Comprehensive computer skills: Microsoft Office a must.
  • Strong skills in using social media

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Coordinator- Student Health and Counseling Services

Description

Job Title:          Coordinator, Student Health and Counseling Services

Department:     Student Health and Counseling Services, Student Affairs

Reports to:       Associate Director, Student Health and Counseling Services

Position Overview:       The position oversees the SVA-sponsored student health insurance and implementing the requirements of the New York State Department of Health regarding Post Secondary Immunizations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Insurance

  • Administer the SVA-sponsored student health insurance plan.
  • Actively disseminate information about the policy to students and their families.
  • Assist students with filing insurance claims.
  • Maintain positive working relations with SVA-sponsored student insurance carrier and insurance agent.
  • Monitor insurance plans and procedures at other comparable institutions.

 

Immunizations

  • Daily data entry of all immunization information received.
  • Initiate communication and correspondence with incoming students in order to assist them with becoming compliant with immunization requirements.
  • Outreach to SVA staff regarding immunization compliance.
  • Develop improved communication processes and mechanisms to establish 100% immunization compliance.
  • Run monthly immunization reports and follow-up with students and their academic advisors.
  • Print/purge immunization records as needed.

 

Administrative

  • Assist students will accessing appropriate physical and mental health services.
  • Sensitivity and discretion regarding confidential services and records.
  • Implement student programs on various physical and mental health issues. 
  • Maintain information on MySVA.
  • Attend staff meetings and be an active team member.
  • Attend conferences and workshops as needed.
  • Provide office coverage and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, listening, and oral and written communication skills. Meticulous attention to detail required.
  • Accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and perform well under pressure.
  • Able to use initiative and work independently.
  • Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekend and evening hours as necessary.
  • Preference given to those with health and customer service experience.
  • Preference will go to candidates with long-term interest in working in college health and student affairs.

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Department Assistant - Office of Student Accounts

Description

Job Title:  Department Assistant

Department: Office of Student Accounts

Reports to:  Associate Director

Scope of Position: Support the Office of Student Accounts via customer service and various clerical office duties.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer the office’s main phone line, retrieve and respond to all messages.
  • Provide customer service to assist all office visitors.
  • Collect all cash receipts (checks, money orders) and post credit cards payments.
  • Print billing invoices and accounts receivable financial reports upon request.
  • Follow up on all returned mail, including noting the account.
  • Dispense work-study and refund check(s) to students.
  • Post the equipment fines submitted to the office and handle all related correspondence.
  • Process the office’s various orders: supplies, stationary, etc.
  • Keep an office calendar tracking all staff days off, meetings, deadlines etc.
  • Run the holds reports and remove holds as directed.
  • Update all forms on a yearly basis, as needed. ie: Estimated Worksheets, Lab Fees, Accepted Students Day forms, Orientation forms. Assist with updating tuition and fees on all written resources yearly.
  • Provide administrative support to the office through placing necessary notes on accounts summarizing student/parent interaction, scanning and filing various reports, applying payment plans and fees as directed.
  • Keep logs of incoming phone and in-person contact, as well as daily duties.
  • Provide back-up for lockbox upload, cash receipt posting and bank deposits, as needed.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Director in day to day activities and special projects as assigned.

 

 Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred. High School diploma required.
  • Must have excellent customer service, mathematical, organizational, and communication skills. Must specifically have the ability to resolve disputes and inquiries in writing with polish and poise, as well as proper grammar and a good vocabulary.
  • Must work well under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Must work quickly and accurately with a poised, calm and professional demeanor.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Word and Excel; knowledge of the Colleague database system a plus.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime as office needs dictate.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades.  With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Editorial Associate

  • Title Editorial Associate
  • Department Academic Affairs
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jul 15, 2015

Description

JOB TITLE: Editorial Associate

DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs

REPORTS TO:  Senior Editorial Associate 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The individual in this position will support the senior editorial associate and curriculum coordinator with organization, preparation and maintenance of professional faculty profiles for College’s main website and print publications. The position includes working on other publications as needed, such as bulletins and curriculum materials.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily maintenance of faculty profiles on the College’s main website.
  • Correspond with faculty and administrative personnel regarding issues pertaining to publication of faculty profiles, as well as other SVA publications, including bulletins and curriculum materials.
  • Coordinate administrative and faculty mailings for office.
  • Coordinate preproduction of the faculty profiles for archival records.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and professional phone manner.
  • Good personal interaction skills.
  • Strong English language and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to work independently, maintain focus and manage detail in a busy environment.
  • Macintosh computer skills – Microsoft Word, InDesign, Excel.
  • Willing to work additional hours, when necessary, to meet production timetable.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Lab Assistant - Visible Futures Lab

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: August 2015

JOB TITLE: Lab Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Visible Futures Lab / MFA Products of Design

REPORTS TO: Lab Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Provide support for maker lab operations

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain lab operating hours including evenings and weekends
  • Maintain lab facilities and equipment
  • Provide support for students, artist in residence and faculty with equipment usage
  • Assist in the setup of new equipment & maintenance of existing equipment
  • Assist in the stream-lining of lab workflow and procedures
  • Assist with special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Supervise, attend, assist, and guide graduate students and faculty in the Lab on safety procedures, techniques, and best practices as needed.
  • Provide feedback, assistance, instruction, and mentorship to Graduate Students and Faculty as they develop prototypes and class projects

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in technology or design based fields
  • Minimum 3 years of shop, set and/or fabrication experience
  • Experience in working with a variety of materials and tools
  • Fabric and sewing machine knowledge a plus
  • 3D and/or 2D design software proficiency a plus
  • Electronics design and microcontroller experience a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Safety minded

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Lab Manager - Visible Futures Lab

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: August 2015

JOB TITLE: Lab Manager

DEPARTMENT: Visible Futures Lab

REPORTS TO: Lab Director

POSITION OVERVIEW: Manage daily operations of Visible Futures Lab

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain lab operating hours including evenings and/or weekends
  • Maintain lab facilities, equipment and workstations
  • Develop lab workflow, policies and procedures
  • Oversee special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Supervise, guide and assist graduate students, artists in residence and faculty on Lab policies and safety procedures
  • Provide support for students, artist in residence and faculty with project planning, design and fabrication considerations
  • Train and manage student workers
  • Operate tools including CNC routers, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printer/cutters, sewing and embroidery machines, table saw, band saw, mill and lathe
  • Maintain tool and materials inventory, and accounting records
  • Update website content

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in technology or design based fields
  • Minimum 3 years of shop and/or fabrication experience
  • Experience in working with a variety of materials and tools
  • 2D & 3D CAD and CAM software proficiency
  • Electronics design and microcontroller experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Safety minded

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Loan Coordinator

  • Title Loan Coordinator
  • Department Financial Aid
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 01, 2015

Description

Job Title:   Loan Coordinator

Department: Financial Aid

Reports to:  Associate Director of Financial Aid of Data Management

 

Scope of Position: Responsible for the administration of the Federal Direct and Federal Perkins Loan Program. This includes all facets of entrance and exit interviews through assignment, collection, skip tracing and aversions.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Federal Direct Loan and Perkins Loan Programs
  • Conduct entrance/exit interview sessions
  • Update FAM systems upon completion of Stafford & Perkins entrance / exit interview
  • Update third party servicer and system of demographic changes
  • Update FAM systems regarding default and exit holds
  • Reconcile the Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Act as a liaison to lenders and servicers
  • Assist in reviewing and resolving NSLDS error reports
  • Initiate all correspondence to students regarding the signing of promissory notes, entrance and exit interviews
  • Assist in collection phone calls and letter series on delinquent loan borrowers as required by federal due diligence regulations
  • Prepare mailings correspondence to students, lenders and servicers
  • Counsel default preventions to students
  • Travel to meeting, training sessions and conferences as required
  • Work evening hours as necessary
  • Participate in College events

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree preferred or 5 years financial aid experience
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Familiarity with the Datatel software preferred
  • Ability to crunch numbers and troubleshoot
  • Extensive knowledge of all applicable financial aid regulations
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Maintenance Technician

Description

POSITION TITLE: Maintenance Technician

DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant

REPORTS TO: Superintendents/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

                                         

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Repair and treatment of floor, showers, sinks, walls, roofs and carpets
  • Cleaning of roof gutters
  • Performing minor repairs and adjustments of locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets, door hinges
  • Performing minor plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as light carpentry
  • Set up classrooms for use
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Changing light bulbs and ballasts
  • Moving furniture and equipment
  • Responding to web-based service requests
  • Responding to emergency calls
  • Maintaining work logs
  • Processing service request
  • Assisting with special construction projects
  •  

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in repair, maintenance and replacement in the areas of carpentry, painting, plumbing, glass replacement, masonry, appliance repair, HVAC, and electrical wiring
  • Ability to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lifting and carrying boxes, tools, equipment and building materials
  • Ability to maintain and utilize a variety of hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to building and construction
  • Ability to read blueprints is helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Entry level computer skills
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work overtime on an as needed basis

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Manager of Student Activities & Student Affairs Events

Description

DATE: May 2015

JOB TITLE: Manager of Student Activities & Student Affairs Events

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Student Affairs


POSITION OVERVIEW: Facilitate a comprehensive program that promotes student leadership, engagement and development. Lead and support student organizations, campus traditions, and leadership development programs, including VASA Officers (Student Government), student clubs and organizations, community outreach, and other student-led initiatives. Manage all Student Affairs events, programs and activities.   

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate Student Activities Coordinator.
  • Oversee daily operations of the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), Student Center, Radio Station (WSVA) and Student Clubs.
  • Hire, train and supervise student workers/leaders, including Orientation Leaders, Student Center desk monitors and Student Ambassadors.
  • Senior Event Planner for SP/FA Orientation and other Student Affairs events.
  • Facilitate and liaise with departments for campus-wide events, programs and activities that focus on academic/social development and community involvement.
  • Promote all events and programming hosted by Student Affairs and Student Activities.
  • Maintain multiple operational and salary budgets, including Student Activities, VASA, WSVA and Orientation.
  • Maintain and update Student Affairs and Student Activities information on the SVA website.
  • Assist the Associate Director of Student Affairs with other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Manager must have excellent advising and program planning skills that aim to provide students with enriched mentorship and development opportunities.
  • Masters degree required (concentration in higher education or related area preferred).  
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Three or more years of event planning and student life experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and work flexible hours as needed (evening hours required).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Manager of Transfer Admissions

Description

Job Description: Manager of Transfer Admissions

Department: Admissions

Reports to: Associate Director of Admissions

 

Position Overview: Serve as primary resource for establishing and maintaining positive and active relations with key two-year colleges throughout the country with the goal of promoting transfer enrollment.  Work independently and as a member of a team to identify, counsel and enroll prospective students who will benefit from matriculation in the degree programs of the college.  Represent the college at recruitment activities and events and counsel transfer students from prospect to enrollment.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary contact for prospective transfer students and applicants.
  • Travel to college fairs, portfolio days and recruitment events to interview students. Intensive recruitment travel spans weekends throughout the fall and occasional outings in the spring.
  • Arrange and conduct dynamic presentations at key feeder and two-year colleges throughout the country.
  • Address questions and inquiries received from faculty and department chairs at key schools in an expedient manner.
  • Assess and streamline transfer application review process with departmental goals, efficiency, and staff resources in mind.
  • Oversee the evaluation and re-evaluation of applicant transcripts and the awarding of transfer credit.
  • Ensure transfer credit policies align with yearly curriculum updates.
  • Communicate with SVA department chairs and academic advisors regarding transfer students.
  • Develop a broad working knowledge of undergraduate file review practices including those related to the freshman applicants, the ESL Studio program as well as re-entering and special students.
  • Work with Associate Director of Admissions to designate key colleges. Compile and maintain a database of such institutions to strategize outreach and plan visits.
  • Establish and monitor articulation agreements with key colleges where possible.  Maintain up-to-date records of related policies and procedures.
  • Conduct transfer file review training for admissions counselors.
  • Plan on-campus counseling sessions for transfer applicants.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings, training programs, and open house programs.
  • Maintain positive working relations with the Offices of Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, the Registrar, and Student Accounts, among others. 
  • Submit travel & expense reports regularly.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in studio art or related field required, BFA preferred.
  • Two-to-three years related full-time work experience.
  • Interest and commitment to the goals of higher education.
  • Knowledge of art, design and visual culture and the ability to discuss

these subjects with college students and their professors.

  • Interest and sensitivity toward the needs of transfer students.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Adaptable to change and ability to respond well to pressure.
  • Exceptional presentation skills and comfort with public speaking.
  • Ability to work well with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to work independently and as member of team.
  • Computer literacy including familiarity with PC platforms and knowledge of MSWord, Excel, FileMaker Pro helpful.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 

 
 

Production Office Evening Assistant

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Production Office Evening Assistant

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:    Reports to and supports:

                                                Production Office Evening Supervisor (Directly)

                                                Production Office Film / Video Managers (Directly)

                                                Director Of Operations

                                               

Supports the daily afternoon and evening operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment are in working order and properly inventoried.

 

Work Schedule:           Monday-Thursday                    2:30pm - 10:30pm

                                    Friday                                      11:00am - 7:00pm

                                    Saturday                                   (If needed)

                                   

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Production Office Evening Manager in hours preparing equipment packages for students and class productions (includes heavy lifting of equipment to and from shelves).
  • Assure that all evening class, faculty, and students needs are met; assist evening manager in preparing class packages for the following day.
  • Assure proper tracking of equipment inventory.
  • Assist evening manager delegating tasks to student workers.
  • Assist in trouble shooting problem situations that may arise in our facilities.
  • Responsible for allotting ample time for securing facilities and closing the office.
  • Individually assist second, third and fourth year student checkouts. Procedure includes:

checking proper lens focusing, scratch test magazines, evaluating power sources and accessories, checking sound equipment recorders, microphones, and advanced preparation of lighting and grip.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year experience working with film and digital equipment
  • Familiar with some aspects of motion picture production in film & digital
  • Must have the following Equipment/Technical knowledge:
    • 16mm / S-16mm cameras: (Arri-S, Arri-SR I, II and 3)
    • HD Video cameras: (Panasonic, Sony, Canon and RED Digital)
    • Digital audio recorders
    • Lighting & Grip
    • Video & Audio digital post-production.
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC: Filemaker, Microsoft Word.
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs.
  • Diplomacy

           

             

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

             

 
 

Residence Hall Director (George Washington Building)

Description

JOB TITLE:  Residence Hall Director (George Washington Building)

Department: Residence Life

Reports to: Associate Director of Residence Life

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Assist in the development and implementation of a residence life program.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall that houses approximately 540 residents.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision and evaluation of 15 Resident Assistants.
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings; organize staff development activities
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with student staff.
  • Maintain office hours at the Office of Residence Life
  • Oversee building maintenance and repairs, maintain building inventory, and key logs.
  • Implement and oversee building check-in and check-out processes.
  • Organize and implement yearly room inspections, set standards for student billing, and provide information to facilities for cleaning and upkeep for all student rooms.
  • Develop and enforce standard of living policies in the residence halls.
  • Serve on an on call basis and respond to any crisis or emergency situations.
  • Responsible for crisis intervention, conflict mediation and regulated follow up procedures.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for judicial and disciplinary cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Two or more years residence life experience
  • Supervision experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Residence Hall Director (New Residence Building)

Description

JOB TITLE:  Residence Hall Director (New Residence Building)

Department: Residence Life

REPORTS TO:  Associate Director of Residence Life

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Assist in the development and implementation of a residence life program for the First Year Residential Experience.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Responsible for the overall administration of a first year student residence hall that houses approximately 325 first year students.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision and evaluation of 10 Resident Assistants.
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings; organize staff development activities
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with student staff.
  • Maintain office hours at the Office of Residence Life
  • Oversee building maintenance and repairs, maintain building inventory, and key logs.
  • Implement and oversee building check-in and check-out processes.
  • Organize and implement yearly room inspections, set standards for student billing, and provide information to facilities for cleaning and upkeep for all student rooms.
  • Develop and enforce standard of living policies in the residence halls.
  • Serve on an on call basis and respond to any crisis or emergency situations.
  • Responsible for crisis intervention, conflict mediation and regulated follow up procedures.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for judicial and disciplinary cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Two or more years residence life experience
  • Supervision experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA visit: www.sva.edu/about-sva/working-at-sva .

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Secretary - BFA Computer Art

Description

JOB TITLE:   Secretary

DEPARTMENT: BFA Computer Art Secretary

REPORTS TO:  Department Chair, Director of Operations

STATUS:          Non-Exempt

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Computer Art Department and coordinating film festival and promotional entries for BFA Computer Art students and alumni.

 

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains office systems and communication. 

  • Greets and assists faculty, students and visitors.
  • Keeps office files in order.
  • Distributes, sorts and reviews mail and rosters.
  • Answers office phones/takes messages and routes calls.
  • Replenishes office supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains the student film archive and data collection to use as promotional material
  • Maintains accurate department calendar of programs, events, and academic schedule

  • Assists the director of operations in the scheduling and support of faculty, including: confirming faculty members’ course schedules, updating faculty bios, collecting syllabi, preparing mailings and organizing faculty meetings and events.
  • Assists students in the attainment of insurance and permits for shooting necessary to produce their theses.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings with Chair and other departmental meetings as necessary

Data Entry

  • Responsible for data entry involved with the departmental faculty, student, alumni and industry contact databases: keeps list current, and adds/deletes entries at the discretion of the chair.
  • Maintains curriculum and room schedule databases.
  • Administers and summarizes departmental class evaluations.

Assists Department with promotions and events

  • Assists with the organization and running of departmental events, such as Open House and end of the year events (including invitations, catering and greeting visitors).
  • Provides copies of student work to industry contacts, Career Development, Admissions and Visual Arts Press.
  • Acquires, creates, proofreads and edits content for Computer Art website and blogs.
  • Work with the Assistant to the Chair to secure reservation space in appropriate    SVA venues for departmental functions and secure required A/V equipment
  • Distribute employment and internship opportunities
  • Assists chair’s assistant with film festival submissions, internship resources and applications for end of term exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with chair’s assistant to increase global outreach
  • Assists with various departmental projects as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BFA degree
  • Strong organizational ability and professional phone manner
  • Team player with good personal interaction skills
  • Ability to maintain focus on several projects in a busy environment
  • Mac skills required
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office, Google docs and Adobe CC preferred

All cover letters and resumes should be sent to working@sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Sep 01, 2015

Description

JOB TITLE: Security Officer

STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Shift Commander, Supervisor, Manager, Associate Director and Director

 

WORK SCHEDULE:    Full-time 35 hours/week (40 hours/week minus 5 hours /week for meal breaks)

 Must be available for two of the three shifts.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: To protect the students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of SVA.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow and carry out all instructions of the shift supervisors or other security management.
  • Detect unusual circumstances and/or suspicious individuals
  • Detect defective doors, windows, locks, lights, and fire safety equipment while making periodic checks of the entire building.
  • Respond quickly to emergency calls, alarms, disturbances and potentially hazardous conditions and/or activities.
  • Deter unlawful entry onto the premises by undesirables and individuals with negative intentions.
  • Deter smoking on the premises and the perpetration of unlawful acts against the College and its community such as vandalism, burglaries, assaults etc.
  • Report to supervisors all activities or observances that would or could allow harm to the people or property of the school or interfere with the duties and responsibilities of an officer.
  • Be presentable in a neat & clean uniform when stationed at a point of entry to a building/premises.
  • Provide necessary information to visitors and affiliates of the College such as directions and location of facilities, at all times displaying an acceptable degree of respect, professionalism, courtesy and tolerance
  • Provide constant vigil on surveillance equipment (CCTV monitors) and alarms.
  • Log in entries in daily activity logbook every hour or upon the occurrence of irregular/abnormal situations/circumstances
  • Gather date, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Provides meal relief for one hour to other security officers as needed

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Walk and stand for extended periods while on duty
  • Ability to patrol building, covering long distance rapidly in case of emergency
  • Climb stairs, conduct foot patrols, and able to lift up to 50lbs

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or an equivalent education
  • NYS Security Guard License
  • 2+ years of security-related experience
  • 1+ years of customer service experience
  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to operate a computer
  • NYC Fire Safety Director Certification preferred
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Available for overtime and to cover vacations, sick/personal days, etc.

 

OTHER:

  • All security officers are responsible for renewing their license each year to maintain employment.

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu.  No walk-ins or calls please.

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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