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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.

 
 

Associate Director of Financial Aid of Operations

Description

Date: October 2014

Job Title: Associate Director of Financial Aid of Operations

Reports to: Director of Financial Aid

 

Scope of the Position: Reports and is responsible for providing administrative support and management assistance to the Director, and providing supervision and training to the staff in day to day operation as well as providing supervision to the Office Manager.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Train staff and review staff’s work on a daily basis
  • Update financial aid information from federal application database to mainframe.
  • Maintain and supervise ongoing review of students’ awards on system to identify and resolve problems within time limits established by regulations.
  • Counsel students and parents as to available funds and budgeting options
  • Review student appeals for standards of academic progress and expedite special appeals for professional judgment adjustments to awards and dependency status
  • Act as liaison for Institution with students, parents, school administrators, faculty, lenders and servicers
  • Prepare staff evaluations
  • Determine and develop individual student financial aid packages
  • Oversee the Federal Work Study program
  • Certify and expedite various loan programs
  • Develop, edit and update correspondence to students, parents and financial aid community
  • Expedite various special projects or inquires originating from President’s Office, Executive Vice President’s Office and Department Chairpersons
  • Conduct workshops at institutional events as well as education community events
  • Assist with entrance/exit interviews for Perkins and Stafford loan recipients as needed
  • Assist Director in the interview and evaluation of potential hires
  • Respond to telephone and in person inquiries
  • Attend conferences and training workshops in order to keep abreast of changing regulations and keep staff informed
  • Review student awards for over awards and adjustments based on internal and external funding
  • Prepare electronic re-transmission of Pell Grant, TAP and financial aid programs
  • Maintain and update external and internal financial aid web pages
  • Authorize release of schedule, registration and financial aid holds

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7 years financial aid experience with increasing responsibility
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Familiarity with Colleague software preferred
  • Ability to crunch numbers and troubleshoot
  • Extensive knowledge of all applicable regulations
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Ability to train and motivate

 

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.

 
 

Benefits Manager

  • Title Benefits Manager
  • Department Human Resources
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 05, 2015

Description

DATE:                                    January 2015                                     

 

DEPARTMENT:                  Human Resources

 

TITLE:                                   Benefits Manager

 

REPORTS TO:                    Associate Director of Human Resources

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  This position is responsible for the administration of most of SVA’s benefit plans - medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, AD&D, FSA, Workers Compensation, FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA,.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Ensures that the day-to-day administration of administrative staff and faculty benefit programs are properly carried out.
  • Processes all benefit changes for staff including, adds, changes, or cancellations.  Enter the appropriate deduction codes into the HRIS, submit information electronically to carrier/broker, and distribute COBRA notifications.
  • Recommends changes to upper management to ensure benefit programs remain cost effective and competitive, meet the needs of a diverse workforce, and are in compliance with all legal requirements
  • Monitors legislative changes regarding benefit-related laws such as COBRA, HIPAA, and FMLA and provides the HR department, senior management and employees with necessary updates to ensure compliance.
  • Tracks, monitors, and adjusts faculty premium rates resulting from changes in contact hours and insurance premiums; communicate changes to faculty.
  • Coordinates the open enrollment process.
  • Compiles information and ensures the timely filing of the annual Welfare Plan’s 5500.
  • Maintains separate database of retirees and COBRA recipients to and communicate plan changes/modifications as needed.
  • Evaluates benefit programs and recommends alternatives for the most effective utilization of financial resources in relation to the short and long-term needs of the employees and the College.
  • Brainstorms with the Associate Director to discover new solutions and approaches to old problems. 
  • Analyze existing practices to isolate areas in need of improvement or enhancement.
  • Supervise a staff of one, benefits assistant.
  • Supervises benefits billing and payment transfers, prepare monthly deduction reconciliation, and the processing of online and “mail-in” benefit premium payments.
  • Oversees the processing of workers’ comp, short-term and long-term disability claims, and tracking workplace injuries and preparation of OSHA 300 log.
  • Oversees COBRA notification distributions and payments
  • Conducts benefits presentation for new hire orientation, as needed.
  • Works closely with the Associate Director to ensure company benefit programs and policies are administered consistently across the organization.
  • Provides guidance to employees, management and HR representatives on the interpretation of policies. Assure plans are in compliance; serve as “privacy officer”.
  • Build strong vendor relationships. Hold vendors accountable, leverage their strengths in establishing strategies and programs proactively, address issues and service gaps.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • 5-7 years of benefits experience and 3-5 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with self-funded insurance plans preferred.
  • Knowledge & experience administering health, life, disability, 401(k), Pension, Def Benefit plans in-house.
  • Ability to maximize the use of technology for better efficiency.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to work flexible and extended hours.
    Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills, including presentation skills
  • Must be hands-on, work independently, and innovative. 
  • Capable of prioritizing and identifying solutions with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and manage tight deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge of HRIS’ and databases. Strong command of Excel and ability to provide data analysis.
  • Basic understanding of healthcare financials and funding arrangements and ability to recommend cost containment strategies.
  • Ability to handle confidential data.

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.

 
 

BFA Photography

  • Title BFA Photography
  • Department Senior Systems Administrator
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Nov 01, 2014

Description

DATE UPDATED: November 2014

JOB TITLE: Senior Systems Administrator

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography

STATUS: Exempt

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm

 

REPORTS TO: Digital Lab Manager, Director of Operations, and Chair of the Department

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:   Works independently to install and configure server systems, create system client images and deployment for Macintosh based network architecture and maintains Open Directory database. Responsible for daily operations, implementation, maintenance and continuous operation of all technology related issues for the 500+ students, faculty and administration of the BFA Photography department while maintaining supportive, positive and professional relationships.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                                               

Server, Network and Systems Administration:

  • Recommend, plan and implement future computer lab expansions and technological
  • Departmental growth pertaining to networking, server and client systems
  • Develop, deploy and test server and local and networked client systems
  • Configure and maintain Open Directory data base
  • Install, configure and maintain DNS/DHCP servers and related network hardware
  • Maintaining FileMaker server and database
  • Recommend and plan departmental network architecture and equipment needs
  • Liaison between networking department and BFA Photography department
  • Coordinate with Digital Lab Manager to analyze and evaluate networking, server and client system usage
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and update installs on servers, local and networked client systems
  • Create and maintain back up of Departmental digital assets

 

 Technical Support & Maintenance:

  • Assist in implementing and maintaining Extensis Portfolio digital asset management system
  • Installation and maintenance of all software, hardware, and peripherals such as; Imacon and flatbed scanners and desktop and large format printers
  • Provide computer hardware and software support for digital labs, administrative, students, faculty, staff and dept. chair within the department
  • Address and solve student issues in respect to desktop, software, hardware and peripheral equipment needs
  • Enforce policies and procedures for computer lab facilities
  • Assist with managing off site equipment repairs
  • Advanced hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Assist students with lab related technologies
  • Assist with maintaining a color management system for student and faculty use 
  • Ensure compatibility of all software, hardware, RIPS and plug-ins

 

 Departmental Support:

    • Streamline and determine digital submission requirements for various student projects and opportunities
  • Maintain departmental and special projects website
    • Maintain a digital archive and database of all matriculated student and alumni artwork
    • Liaison with outside vendors; Filemaker, Apple products and other server solutions
    • Update departmental and special projects websites
    • Attend meetings with managers, department head and IT department           


Training:

  • Conduct workshop for incoming students on digital lab policies and procedures
  • Train lab assistants in hardware/software installation, effective communication methods, general troubleshooting, promoting a more effective and efficient working environment

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional training.
  • Expert knowledge of Apple OSX and OSX Server required
  • Knowledge or UNIX and Windows 2008 a plus
  • 5-7 years experience preferred
  • Apple Certification preferred
  • Educational environment experience preferred
  • Expert Knowledge of Apple Remote Desktop
  • Essential skills include creating system images, deploying images over a network and creating custom scripts and application to handle preference, hardware and software conflicts
  • Expert knowledge of standards-based web design methodologies and technologies
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware a must
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe products, Microsoft products and other similar digital imaging packages
  • Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut Studio, After Effects and HDSLR related equipment
  • Working knowledge of Casper Suite is helpful
  • Experience with traditional and digital photography
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students and faculty to resolve problems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Flexible with one’s work schedule (Schedule is subject to change)
  • Working knowledge of Extensis Portfolio

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Communication Coordinator

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:     February 2015

JOB TITLE:               Communication Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:          SVA Communication

REPORTS TO:            Director of Communication

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provide professional administrative support to the director and staff of SVA Communication

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as initial contact for SVA Communication via telephone and email
  • Maintain digital archive of press clips; create monthly and project-based media clipbooks
  • Update and maintain media database and media activity report
  • Compile, write and send out listings of all campus events/exhibitions; serve as primary media contact for events and student exhibitions
  • Create and distribute monthly calendars of events as handout, poster and e-calendar
  • Post events and press releases to SVA’s website
  • Write/edit press releases for student exhibitions; write blog posts and Visual Arts Journal articles as required
  • Update content for campus-wide digital info screens
  • Conduct social media campaigns in consultation with Assistant Director of Digital Content and Social Media
  • Conduct media campaigns for select events in consultation with Publicist
  • Prepare monthly Keynote presentations for Director
  • Facilitate catering and space reservation for Communication events
  • Provide administrative support for Emergency Management Committee meetings
  • Perform administrative tasks to include: filing; completing time sheets, check requests and purchase orders
  • Manage periodical subscriptions
  • Track budget and invoices
  • Serve as liaison to other departments at SVA
  • Contribute ideas in brainstorming sessions with Communications team
  • Attend exhibition openings and evening and/or weekend events as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Communications, English, Journalism or related field; interest in public relations, communications, art and education preferred
  • 3+ years previous office experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, writing and editing skills
  • Blog and web publishing/CMS experience preferred
  • Ability to manage time and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated with ability to take direction
  • Creative, problem-solving outlook
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong computer skills essential, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Coordinator of Student Activities

Description

DATE POSTED: November 2014

JOB TITLE:  Coordinator of Student Activities                   

DEPARTMENT:  Student Affairs

REPORTS TO:  Manager of Student Activities & Student Affairs Events

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: We seek enthusiastic applicants who are looking to assist in the growth and management of a student-centered activities program that fosters connections among students, leadership development and academic achievement.  The Coordinator will partner with other Student Affairs colleagues to promote a campus community which values actively engaging students socially, artistically and interpersonally.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support and maintain a comprehensive student engagement program model that fosters the academic, artistic and interpersonal development of students.
  • Partner in the supervision and development of student leaders in the SVA student government, the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), the Student Senator program and the student-run radio station, WSVA. 
  • Coordinate and manage the student government election process.
  • Assist in the supervision, training and evaluation of all student workers including Orientation Leaders, Student Center staff, WSVA staff and Student Ambassadors.
  • Partner in coordinating all Student Affairs-sponsored events and programs including the Student Leadership Series, New Student Orientation, Accepted Students Day and Open Houses.
  • Support the development and maintenance of community service opportunities for members of the SVA community.
  • Attend and supervise all Student Activities and VASA-sponsored events.
  • Serve as an active Student Affairs liaison to other administrative and academic units of the College working collaboratively to accomplish common goals.
  • Manage and facilitate requisitions and payments for services rendered.
  • Procure event space reservations, group rate tickets and other opportunities for student engagement, activities and entertainment.
  • Manage, update and edit related media on the SVA website.

 
 

 QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Master degree strongly preferred
  • Two or more years of student life or related experience
  • Student supervisory and development experience
  • Interest and experience in student leadership and development
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and the willingness to work flexible hours as needed
  • Strong computer and web management skills
  • Experience and/or interest in working with art students
  • Experience with program design and implementation
  • Experience and/or interest in advising student clubs/organizations and student government bodies
  • Strong office management skills and the desire to work daily in a student-centered office.

 

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 

 
 

Exhibition Coordinator

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: November 2014

JOB TITLE: Exhibition Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: SVA Galleries 

STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO: Exhibition Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily participates in all aspects of installing and removing exhibitions.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support exhibition manager to plan, organize, execute installation and removal of exhibitions
  • Provide technical support, especially video-related, for exhibiting students, artists and curators
  • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with department chairs, students and curators
  • Supervise student assistants who work on exhibitions, ensuring their safety
  • Maintain orderly storage facilities, with adequate inventory of tools, supplies and equipment
  • Construct walls and other structures as needed for exhibitions
  • Produce CAD-generated drawings and renderings of exhibition designs
  • Help coordinate production of signage and wall text for exhibitions
  • Staff opening receptions and other after hours events at galleries
  • Install and staff off-site exhibitions as needed
  • Maintain professional appearance of galleries and exhibition within them
  • Keep abreast of latest museum and gallery exhibition techniques, standards and procedures

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum two years experience installing exhibitions (carpentry, construction, lighting and art handling)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; working knowledge of contemporary art preferred
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD software, Photoshop, MS Office Suite programs
  • Working knowledge of production and presentation of AV and digital media artworks
  • Familiarity with exhibition design and gallery administration
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, balancing, and handling of materials.  This is an essential function of the job
  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 50 lbs.  This is an essential function of the job
  • Strong sense of responsibility, organizational skills, and thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, always maintaining professional demeanor and appearance
  • Available to work occasional evenings and Saturdays

 

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.

 
 

Learning Technologist

  • Title Learning Technologist
  • Department Office of Learning Technologies
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Oct 01, 2014

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: October 2014

JOB TITLE: Learning Technologist

DEPARTMENT: Office of Learning Technologies

REPORTS TO: Director

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The School of Visual Arts seeks an experienced Learning Technologist to report to the Director of the Office of Learning Technologies. The incumbent will advance the educational goals of the College through meaningful use of technology and new media. This position works closely with faculty and staff to design effective online and hybrid learning experiences for students and faculty and provides training and technical support to end-users.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with faculty and administrative staff to develop, design, and create online courses, applying instructional design oversight and active learning principles in the development process.
  • Designing and delivering instructor workshops (in-person and Web-based) on a variety of online tools and media services; serving as subject matter expert for designated workshop content.
  • Staying abreast and writing about emerging learning technologies and evolving standards in educational practice and design.
  • Supporting effective systems for cross-unit communication and collaboration, and effective client feedback systems; compiling statistical reports and other metrics.
  • Participating in outreach efforts to faculty and students; working with faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and perspectives on the use of technology in a variety of learning environments.
  • Providing front line support for general teaching and learning technologies such as LMSs (Canvas by Instructure), WordPress blogs, wikis, and survey tools, etc.
  • Assisting the director in developing and promoting new programs to support teaching and learning at the School of Visual Arts.
  • Managing administrative tasks as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of related experience required (or an equivalent combination of education and experience); knowledge of pedagogical concepts and the use of instructional technology.
  • Strong and demonstrated project management and organizational skills; ability to both create and manage deadlines in long-term projects with multiple delivery dates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; solid stand-up training skills.
  • Extensive experience using Mac OS with digital authoring, multimedia presentation, and instructional software tools; knowledge of current Web technology and proficiency with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript; experience with Canvas by Instructure (preferred) or Moodle or other module-oriented CMS; familiarity with research tools and data analysis.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree; familiarity with programming concepts and techniques; experience

   designing and developing for mobile devices; experience with multimedia authoring and multimedia presentation software; knowledge of visual arts training techniques preferred.

 

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.

 
 

Maintenance Technician

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: November 2014

POSITION TITLE: Maintenance Technician

DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant

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

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:    Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

WORK SCHEDULE:    Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to 12am / subject to change

                                         

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
  • Cleaning and replacement of filters on various HVAC units
  • Installing and servicing kitchen appliances
  • 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
  • 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.

 
 

Office Assistant - Continuing Education

Description

Job Title: Office Assistant - Continuing Education            

Reports to and supports: Associate Director

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 9 AM–5 PM

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain general continuing education office needs and functionality, including but not limited to ordering office supplies, maintaining fax logs, and sorting and distributing mail.
  • Answer general questions and route inquiries regarding the Division of Continuing Education received via e-mail, mail, telephone, and walk-in.
  • Maintain bulletin requests database.  Retrieve and input catalog requests received from the 1-800 bulletin request line, online web requests, e-mail, mail, telephone, and walk-in.
  • Coordinate continuing education bulletin mailings, including the initial, faculty, and daily mailings.
  • Coordinate CE e-mail announcements. Distribute reporting information from e-mail campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain database of previous and current continuing education instructors.
  • Assist associate director and executive director with special projects.
  • Process guest lecturer and medical withdrawal forms.
  • Notify registrants of cancellations and curriculum changes.
  • Send repair notices to maintenance and report office equipment malfunctions.

 

Key Required Skills:

  • College degree
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; work well as a part of a team
  • Computer skills – administrative (Mac), MS Office
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously and set priorities
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed

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.

 
 

Photography Studio Technician

Description

JOB TITLE: Photography Studio Technician

DEPARTMENT: BFA Photography

STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Studio Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:       To provide assistance and technical support to photography students and faculty with equipment and facility usage. Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained and in working order.  Provide support for department exhibitions, programs and projects and overall mission.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Open and/or shut down photography facilities as scheduled
  • Assist students and faculty with troubleshooting and/or proper use of photographic equipment and accessories and studio equipment
  • Check out darkroom, studio and digital equipment to students and faculty using department database
  • Check in equipment and ensure items are returned in working order
  • Troubleshoot and perform routine equipment maintenance with a variety of camera formats (analog and digital), various studio lighting kits and grip, Pocket Wizards and flashes
  • Communicate departmental policies and procedures to students and faculty, regarding equipment sign-out, gallery reservations, studio booking and general facility use
  • Check silver recovery and chemistry, mix or transport as needed, and communicate the status of such to co-workers
  • Maintain the silver recovery systems for B&W chemistry
  • Ensure that the conditions of the studios, darkrooms, and equipment areas are kept neat, clean, orderly and properly functioning at all times
  • Train new hires with day-to-day departmental policies and procedures
  • Align and maintain integrity of enlargers
  • Receive, verify, and stock deliveries
  • Maintain Alternative Process darkroom: ensure cleanliness and safety, monitor and replenish chemistry and consumables, and track chemical inventory
  • Barcode new equipment and enter into database as needed
  • Maintain department Filemaker database with current and accurate information
  • Create monthly equipment inventory reports
  • Preparing and installing the “Freshman” and “Mentor” and all other departmental exhibitions, as well as maintaining the conditions, lighting and supplies for gallery spaces
  • Perform daily and seasonal facility maintenance and repair
  • Provide support for Special Programs and Projects as required
  • Troubleshoot emergencies and report any major issues to a manager on duty
  • Work closely with fellow Photography Technicians, using professional communication to maintain smooth, successful daily operation of the BFA Photography Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree in photography related field
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills a must
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (digital and analog) and related studio equipment required
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical and/or mechanical issues with cameras and photo studio equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge of studio lighting and accessories such as multi-max Pocket Wizards and ProFoto strobe equipment
  • 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
  • Intermediate mechanical skills desired
  • Knowledge of printing software and troubleshooting issues with large format printers preferred
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, ability to think creatively and work independently
  • Flexible work schedule and willingness to work nights and weekends

 

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.

 
 

Program Coordinator- Division of Continuing Education

Description

Job Title: Program Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director

Department: Division of Continuing Education

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee CE Course advisors
  • Coordinate advertising and promotional efforts including, processing print and electronic publication requests, scheduling of all CE email announcements. Act as liaison between executive/associate directors and part-time social media staff.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of the ¿Hablas Diseño? Program, including curriculum and all related web and print publications. Coordinate ¿Hablas Diseño? public series which include lectures and panel discussions.
  • Input and maintain online Continuing Education bulletin and online student galleries.
  • Assist in editing the continuing education bulletin in print and online.
  • Coordinate the CE Information Sessions.
  • Curate, publicize and organize the installation of the Continuing Education display cases.
  • Verify, process and report employee/faculty tuition waivers.
  • Assist executive and associate directors with reports and special projects.
  • Order supplies for specific courses.
  • Assist with general office duties as needed.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized and proactive with the ability to work on several tasks
  • Ability to work within deadlines without compromising attention to detail
  • Computer skills – administrative MS Office (Mac)
  • Social media channel management and content creation experience

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Bilingual, Spanish
  • College administrative experience
  • Experience with Lightroom

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.

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Oct 01, 2014

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.

 
 

Student Advisor- MFA Interaction Design

Description

Date Available: October 2014

Job title: Student Advisor

Department: MFA Interaction Design

Reports to: Chair, Interaction Design

Status: Part-time, three days per week

 

The Student Advisor is responsible for creating the conditions for a stimulating, supportive, and healthy learning environment and culture that synthesizes the intellectual, creative, and social development of the interaction design graduate students. Working with the department chair, the responsibilities are the following:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Mentor students throughout their tenure
    in the program.
  • Establish activities and events that complement the learning and development of students inside the classroom.
  • Establish the conditions for a culture where students exercise leadership, own their actions, and practice active learning.
  • Maintain an active role in student development and their progress in the courses and larger curriculum.
  • Find, recommend, and connect students with learning and development opportunities.
  • Coordinate with other departments and College constituencies in developing and maintaining new learning opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain, with department chair, student policies related to student activities, particularly related to intellectual policy and disciplinary measures.
  • Work with Student Affairs to maintain connections to outside services as needs arise.
  • Promote innovation and collaboration among students in the department and beyond.
  • Serve as student ambassador to staff, alumni, partners, and the College at large.


Qualifications:

 

  • Master’s degree required with at least 3-5 years of student advising, student affairs, teaching, or commensurate experience in an art or design institution.
  • Background in the field of interaction design required.
  • Marked leadership and managerial skills and the capacity to be judicious.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, fair, and patient in the face of stressful circumstance.
  • Passion for creating creative conditions.
  • Superior communication skills across media, specifically in interaction design.

 

 

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.

 

 

 
 

Therapist

  • Title Therapist
  • Department Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Sep 01, 2014

Description

Date Available:  September 2014
 
Job Title:   Therapist
 
Department:      Student Health and Counseling Services, Student Affairs
 
Reports to:   Associate Director, Student Health & Counseling Services
Psychiatrist
 
Position Overview: Oversee programming and outreach particularly directed to students at risk and international students. Provide individual psychotherapy sessions to SVA students and be an active member of the Student Health and Counseling Services team. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:                  
 
Patient care 
  • Provide short-term psychotherapy sessions for international students.   
  • Take an active role in crisis intervention as required.        
 
Administration and Community Outreach
  • Conduct case management and outreach for students at risk and international students.
  • Coordinate mental health programming for international students.
  • Create and conduct identifying and referring trainings for staff, faculty and Resident Assistants.                                         
  • Consult with staff, instructors and parents while maintaining confidentiality on best practices in serving international students.
  • Coordinate mandated sessions for students.
  • Actively participate in biweekly case meetings with Student Health and Counseling Services team.
  • Maintain relationships with outside referral sources and develop the diversity of community based referral resources for international students
  • Attend conferences, lectures and coursework as needed.
  • Contribute to Student Health and Counseling Services’ reports as needed.
  • Other duties as need arises.
 
 

Qualifications:                  

  • Licensed mental health care provider in New York State
  • Clinical experience working with adolescents and young adults 
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Crisis intervention experience
  • Experience in working with international and diverse populations
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

                               

Preferred:

  • Fluency in Korean
  • Fluency in Chinese
  • Postgraduate training
  •  Experience working with college students

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 
 

Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)

Description

 JOB TITLE:  Weekend/Evening Librarian (part-time)

DEPARTMENT:  Visual Arts Library, School of Visual Arts

REPORTS TO:  Head of Reference Services

 

SCHEDULE:

  • Fall and Spring semesters only (September to May, no summers)
  • Hours: Saturday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) and Sunday afternoons (2pm to 6pm); plus one weekday evening 6pm to  9pm (specific weekday may vary semester to semester)

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provides reference service in the Visual Arts Library on weekends and one weekday evening. Participates in specialized cataloging projects. Provides support to circulation supervisors as needed.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with library navigation and use of online catalog and electronic resources. 
  • Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the technical services/systems librarian.
  • Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
  • Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
  • Performs administrative-related tasks in reference services as required.
  • Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
  • Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.   

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • MLS degree and subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
  • Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening 
  • Experience using online art and design databases
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills
  • Cataloging experience, preferably with a variety of formats, in an academic environment
  • In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC
  • Experience with OCLC Connection and ExLibris Voyager preferred
    • Ability to work independently
    • Detail oriented, with ability to maintain focus on long-term projects.

 

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA.  Visit http://www.sva.edu/workingatsva

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.

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