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Academic Advisor

  • Title Academic Advisor
  • Department Academic Advisement
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Mar 16, 2015

Description

JOB TITLE:  Academic Advisor 

DEPARTMENT:  Academic Advisement

REPORTS TO:  Coordinator of Academic Advisement

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Advises undergraduate students in academic matters including the construction of class schedules and core curriculum, major and elective requirements.  Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals and to be perceptive and understanding of student concerns.  Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information and a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Register full-time, matriculated students and make course adjustments to their programs during the drop/add period.
  • Monitor students’ progress towards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • Maintain individual student files containing notes of meetings, discussions, course changes, class schedules, transcripts, attendance records, correspondence, etc.
  • Counsel students considering an interruption of studies and process the interruption as appropriate.
  • Inform the Department Chair of potential student problems (academic and/or personal) including unsatisfactory work and excessive absence reports.
  • Monitor attendance and academic progress of students on academic probation.
  • Review transfer credits of accepted students with the Coordinator of Academic Advisement as necessary.
  • Visit classrooms regularly to observe students, instructors and the educational process at work; submit report of visits to Coordinator.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree minimum requirement.
  • Commitment to the School of Visual Arts’ mission and educational objectives.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer information systems.
  • Patience, compassion and maturity when dealing with students, parents, instructors and staff.

 

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.

 
 
 

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

 
 

Admissions Receptionist

Description

JOB TITLE:  Admissions Receptionist

DEPARTMENT:  Admissions

REPORTS TO:  Assistant Director of Visitor Services

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Provide general office support and serve as the primary contact for all phone calls and visits from prospective students, their parents, and the general public to the Office of Admissions.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer all incoming calls from the general public to the Office of Admissions; transfer calls as necessary and provide callers with names and numbers of admissions counselors.
  • Receive and screen all visitors to the Office of Admissions.
  • Distribute SVA materials to the public as requested.
  • Monitor and maintain office supply of catalogs and recruitment materials.
  • Schedule portfolio interviews on daily basis.
  • Receive and input catalog requests for Graduate and Undergraduate programs.
  • Provide general information on new student application policies and procedures with regard to admissions, financial aid, housing and special programs.
  • Monitor email inquiries and retrieve voice mail messages daily.
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail to appropriate staff.  Flag materials for immediate attention.
  • Participate in undergraduate recruitment events as needed.
  • Train student workers for phone coverage.
  • Maintain appearance of Admissions lobby.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; 1 to 2 years of related work experience required.
  • Interest in the goals of higher education.
  • Strong listening, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and busy phone activity in a professional, patient, and friendly manner.
  • Accurate data entry skills. 
  • Good computer skills: experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Datatel Colleague are helpful.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, as office needs dictate.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Assistant Manager

Description

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Manager

DEPARTMENT: BFA Animation

REPORTS TO:  Animation Manager, Director of Operations , and Film Chairman

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Assists the Animation Manager in overseeing all day-to-day activities related to Animation Department and facilities.

HOURS:    Monday – Friday 11:00am – 7:00pm

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assisting the Animation Manager in the daily functions of the Animation facility and overseeing the implementation of department policy and procedures.
  • Assist the Animation Manager and Systems Administrator with implementing technology needs in the facilities.
  • Assist students and faculty with technical issues as needed.
  • Supervise student workers, assist in hiring and organizing scheduling of the student workers.
  • Create and continually update the animation class schedules.
  • Responsible for inventory control of animation equipment.
  • Help with department Orientation and Open House sessions.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork for the security department regarding students’ overnight stays and studio requests.
  • Prepare all equipment checkout forms, sign-out books and student mailboxes.
  • Assist in organizing the end of the year class screenings.
  • Assist in organizing and preparing materials for Animation judges for the annual Dusty Film Festival.
  • Accept and coordinate delivery of supplies for the Animation Department.
  • Secure all facilities prior to leaving shift.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:          

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle more than one assignment at a time; ability to prioritize, anticipate, communicate effectively.
  • Familiarity with Animation production workflows, DSLR cameras, and AV equipment.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Mac OSX.
  • Knowledge of Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro is a big plus.
  • Team player, ability to work as a team with department co-workers, students, teachers and the SVA community.

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.

 

 
 

Assistant to the Chair

  • Title Assistant to the Chair
  • Department MFA Design for Social Innovation
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 01, 2015

Description

 JOB TITLE: Assistant to the Chair

DEPARTMENT: MFA Design for Social Innovation

REPORTS TO: Department Chair

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for assisting with all aspects of administering the program as well as outreach and community engagement

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide full administrative support; act as a coordinator. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: e-mail, phone support, written and digital correspondence, schedule/confirm appointments, manage communication with faculty and students, and assist in special events.

• Provide administrative support on annual projects including: orientation, curriculum, budget, petty cash and office expenditures, exhibitions, year-end events and other departmental projects as required.

• Serve as contact, liaison, and representative for the department and coordinate special faculty needs. Facilitate communication with departmental staff, other SVA staff, faculty, students, student workers, and outside contacts via e-mail, letters and in person.

• Work to maintain content and events on the department website, including minimal design and content development.  Review industry and faculty news and update website as appropriate.

• Maintain department press kits and materials.

• Assist with ordering all office supplies and stationery.

Develop and implement actionable plans to drive bigger and more engaged audiences across social various media channels

Ideate and oversee social media experiments to innovate our knowledge of social media best practices

Collaborate cross functionally to develop new tools, metrics and reports that enable the team to understand progress related to our goals

Monitor and integrate the latest social media trends and best practices

Research new spaces related to the school where we should be visible (conferences, events, workshops, media, etc), make recommendations for action with metrics for discerning success

Facilitate with potential students engagement through answering emails, speaking to students on the phone, conducting tours and follow up calls

• Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA or BFA required. 

• Minimum of 3 years of strategy, business analysis or marketing experience with demonstrable history of success

• 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.

• Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.

• Mac skills required, including: Pages, Excel, basics of HTML, Photoshop

• Excellent computer skills are required to manage calendars, contact information, mailing lists and e-mail accounts.

• Experience with web or interaction design preferred.

• Highly analytical -- having a strong desire to know the numbers and dig deeper for insights is important

• Collaborative spirit -- pitching in, helping out and investing in others is part of our culture

• 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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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- 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

 
 

Customer Service Representative

Description

Job Title: Customer Service Representative

Department: Office of Student Accounts

Reports to:      Associate Director

Scope of Position:       Support the Office of Student Accounts with daily activities and functions related to cash receipt posting and all customer service related duties involved in assisting our students and parents.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily Lockbox upload of cash receipts and reconcile all postings.
  • Post all cash receipts received by mail or in person.
  • Prepare daily lockbox direct deposit.
  • Complete the Higher One credit card and online payment upload process.
  • Download bank report daily; research and post bank transfers; research unknown payments.
  • Research and post returned checks and returned online payments, posting necessary fees and notifying the various parties involved of the returned payment.
  • Post fees daily, including enrollment fees and any others assigned.
  • Upload new IDs, daily, to Higher One.
  • Complete the sending of the daily “Payment Received” email notifications.
  • Monitor payment receipt for all special payment arrangements.
  • Answer the office’s main phone line.
  • Assist at the front desk with customer service.
  • Answer overflow from office email account, as needed, as well as any emails from parents, students or staff.
  • Release department holds on accounts based on resolved outstanding balance.
  • Place necessary notes on accounts summarizing student/parent interaction.
  • Scan and file various reports, as needed, keeping updated files of all paperwork collected.
  • Assist with summer program account maintenance and billing.
  • Assist Director and Associate Director on assigned special projects as needed.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred. High School diploma required. 
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word.
  • Strong mathematical and verbal skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and multi-task is essential.
  • Poised, calm and professional demeanor.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime as office needs dictate.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Database Manager

  • Title Database Manager
  • Department Alumni Affairs and Development
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Mar 01, 2015

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: February 2015

JOB TITLE:  Database Manager

DEPARTMENT:  Alumni Affairs and Development

REPORTS TO:  Director of Alumni Affairs and Development

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Directly responsible for the overall management and daily operation of the Alumni Affairs and Development database (Raiser’s Edge), which tracks alumni, alumni engagement and activities, student award recipients, donors and contributions, prospects, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations, and events. This position provides technical and strategic insight, establishing and monitoring policies for database use, data entry, and data integrity and health. A high level of technical expertise is required, as is the ability to analyze and synthesize information between different organizational areas.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Function as primary administrator for Alumni Affairs and Development Raiser's Edge database.
  • Function as office administrative point of contact, responding to daily requests via email, phone and in-person.
  • Maintain constituent records, including researching alumni employment information and working with other departments to obtain updates.
  •  Provide analytical and strategic insight.
  • Advise on database best practices in Raiser’s Edge and update documentation of best practices, policies and procedures. Train staff in database procedures.
  • Develop and generate simple and complex queries, exports, reports, metrics tracking, and other ad hoc requests as needed for fundraising, alumni engagement, career development and other department requests as required.
  • Enter all gifts into the database and prepare donor acknowledgement letters.
  • Assist with thorough documentation of communications and interactions with alumni in individual constituent notes records.
  • Assist with the development and tracking of alumni engagement statistics and reporting.
  • Prepare mailing lists, including annual appeal and event invitation lists, as well as email lists for electronic communication.
  • Assist with event rsvp’s and attendance tracking, including the preparation of the Raiser’s Edge Events module and NetCommunity registration pages.
  • Perform advanced data functions including merging records, clean-up, global changes, and special import projects and reporting.
  • Execute the import and export of data between Raiser's Edge and other database programs, including liaising with the Office of the Registrar to manage import of annual graduating class and to obtain student information from Colleague student system.
  • Maintain current, and implement and maintain new database modules and technology. Current system includes the Raiser’s Edge Events module and NetCommunity content management system.
  • In coordination with IT, oversee updates and upgrades to the Raiser's Edge database and NetCommunity as required.
  • Maintain integrity of data health and perform advanced maintenance, organization and cleanup of database records, and other analytic functions as needed.
  • Conduct data enrichment activities such as NCOA/address updates and related data services.
  • Liaise with development bookkeeping regarding gift revenue and related items, including scholarships.
  •  Provide assistance to Director as needed and complete projects and duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 plus years experience managing development and/or alumni databases; certified in the Raiser's Edge and/or proven track record and demonstrated expert level of proficiency in the Raiser’s Edge required.
  • Strong knowledge of database best practices and procedures.
  • Fluency in Blackbaud’s suite of products including NetCommunity and the Raiser’s Edge Events module. 
  • Fluency in internet research and social media.
  •  Experience supporting comprehensive fundraising functions (major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, special events, online giving and stewardship.) 
  • Familiarity with alumni engagement tracking metrics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, project management, verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.    
  •  Must exhibit a high level of initiative and follow through, including the ability to work independently and collaboratively as required.
  • Propensity for creative problem solving and the ability to juggle multiple projects on tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word required.
  • Familiarity with visual arts industries preferred.
  • Able to work some extended hours on evenings and weekends, as required, including department events.

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.

 
 

Director of Operations

  • Title Director of Operations
  • Department MPS Fashion Photography
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 01, 2015

Description

 JOB TITLE: Director of Operations

 DEPARTMENT: MPS Fashion Photography

 REPORTS TO:       Department Co-Chairs

POSITION OVERVIEW:     Responsible for developing, setting-up, and running the department facilities and operations with the department Chairs. Assists the Department Chairs with special projects, curriculum changes, and student/staff issues and development.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:    M-F, 11:00am - 7:00pm (Full Time)

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop the operating and administrative budgets. Maintain the department’s finances and monitor the budget accordingly, as well as working with vendors and placing all purchase orders.
  • Build out and manage the department’s studios, classrooms, and offices.
  • Manage the department calendar and faculty events & Schedules. 
  • Manage admissions process: including student recruitment, application coordination as well as leading and planning recruitment and retention activities. Acting as the first point of contact for potential applicants throughout the year.
  • Develop process for scheduling courses, visiting artists, and activities with external organizations.
  • Organize and facilitate the London College of Fashion partnership both domestic and abroad.
  • Develop relationships with external fashion brands and organizations.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and implement new curriculum and workshops.
  • Coordinate and manage all departmental personnel paperwork.
  • Work with personnel in the department to identify equipment and facility needs.
  • Lead marketing initiatives by creating department promotional events, branding opportunities, act as the social liaison & advertising through the development of both print, digital media, and online mailing lists.
  • Manage, schedule, and help curate the annual graduate exhibition.
  • Function as the departments Academic Advisor: daily interaction with students in order to monitor progress. Working along side the registrar. Register students for classes for both the spring and fall semesters and working with student accounts to ensure all financial holds are dealt with accordingly. Commencement duties including clearing students for graduation. 
  • Manage both the SVA & department website with the help of the System Support Specialist. Generate and manage content for all social media platforms. 
  • Professional outreach for recent graduates.
  • Assist the Co-chairs with professional and academic work
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 5 - 7 years related experience
  • Thorough knowledge of photography and the fashion industry required
  • Previous managerial experience
  • Knowledge of photography equipment and related studio equipment
  • Excellent leadership abilities and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must be able to represent the college and the department in a professional manner

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Director of Operations

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:                May 2015

POSITION TITLE:                  Director of Operations

DEPARTMENT:                     Facilities

REPORTS TO:                       Executive Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:                 

The Director of Operations reports to the Executive Director of Facilities and manages the College’s facilities assets including but not limited to the following: daily operations, facility planning and space utilization. Manages a team of assistant directors, supervisors, and vendors in the performance of all tasks required to operate the existing buildings and grounds, renovations, and major system replacement projects. 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, additional hours as needed to meet project deadlines. On call 24/7 via cell phone as needed.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner and meet with the Executive Director of Facilities to review the current state of the facilities to provide solutions for difficult problems affecting the smooth operation of the campus and related financial issues.
  • Supervise a team of Assistant Directors and facilities staff to ensure that all aspects of the operation and maintenance of all facilities related assets are running smoothly including, but not limited to:  buildings, grounds, HVAC systems, and general facility equipment.
  • In partnership with the staff, develops intermediate and long-range facilities goals, objectives, and execution strategies for the facilities.
  • Work with the Facilities staff on the preparation of a list of existing capital improvements, related to the facilities department, needed on an annual basis.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director during the interview process for potential vendors.  Inspect and approve work and payment of invoices for related projects.
  • Develop and maintain the deferred maintenance report for the institution’s facilities.
  • Review and propose deferred maintenance items and new projects for approval.
  • Develop budget for day-to-day operations within established institution guidelines. Monitor and adhere to departmental budgets and immediately advise the Executive Director of significant variances.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Evaluate and modify the use and implementation of technology for day-to-day operations, as needed (i.e. SchoolDude, WebAdvisor, Synoptix and Colleague).
  • Direct oversight for bringing all facilities in compliance with local, state and federal codes and regulations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related discipline.
  • 5-10 years finance experience
  • Prior Higher Education management experience
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and work with staff at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.
  • Possess skills to prepare and develop budgets, purchase orders, technical planning and supervisory skills for third party vendors.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.  Prior hands-on experience with Building Maintenance software preferred.
  • Prior experience with all or one of the following preferred: SchoolDude, WebAdvisor, Synoptix and Colleague
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Director of Operations- MFA Social Documentary Film

Description

DATE:   July 2015

JOB TITLE:      Director of Operations

DEPARTMENT:     MFA Social Documentary Film

 REPORTS TO:    Department Chair

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:         Responsible for developing, setting-up and running the Department facilities and operations with the Department Chair. Ensures the Department provides the necessary facilities, materials and support for the Social Documentary Film Department.  Assists the Department Chair with special projects, curriculum changes, and student/staff issues and development.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Work with the Department Chair to develop the operating and administrative budgets; maintain the department’s finances and monitor the budget accordingly.
  • Arrange promotional events, social liaisons, and branding opportunities
  • Build out of department studios, classrooms and offices
  • Student recruitment, admissions and application coordination
  • Coordinate and manage departmental personnel paperwork
  • Work with personnel in the department to identify equipment and facility needs
  • Lead the process of creating department marketing and development literature
  • Manage the academic student services process
  • Lead the planning recruitment and retention activities
  • Assist the chairperson(s) with professional and academic work
  • Coordinate the scheduling of events, workshops, presentations and student activities
  • Manage and update website, blog and social media  outlets
  • Write announcements and descriptions of activities and projects associated with SocDoc
  • Assist with faculty and curriculum management
  • Student advisement and registration
  • Staff management – Equipment Production Manager, Sr. Systems Admin, Assistant to the Chair
  • Curate, schedule and moderate the weekly guest lecture series
  • Alumni management and coordination.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline from an accredited institution required.
  • 5 - 7 years related experience in film production or academia.
  • Knowledge of the documentary film production process
  • Computer literacy in Mac OS
  • Excellent leadership abilities, communication skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Understanding of the protocols and objectives of higher education.
  • Previous managerial experience.

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.

 

 
 

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.

 
 

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.

             

 
 

Program Coordinator

  • Title Program Coordinator
  • Department Visible Futures Lab
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Feb 02, 2015

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: February 2015

JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Visible Futures Lab

REPORTS TO: Lab Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Coordinate activities and communications for the VFL

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

-          Coordinate the scheduling of events, workshops, presentations and activities

-          Update website, blog and social media with current events, promotional information, photos and video.

-          Maintain and circulate calendar of events

-          Maintain active mass-mailing list

-          Write announcements and descriptions of activities and projects associated with the lab

-          Liaise with graduate departments, industry professionals and community leaders to develop events and activities that promote the  VFL and establish its presence within SVA and the design/arts/maker communities

-          Develop annual, seasonal and monthly plans for activities the best utilization of various communication channels

-          Assist with event planning and execution, including logistics, expenses and  guest outreach

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

-          College education with emphasis on communications, writing and /or public relations

-          Demonstrated experience developing content for blogs and various social media outlets

-          Knowledge of digital media and graphic design platforms such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro is a plus

-          Knowledge of WordPress, client resource management and mass-mail platforms such as HootSuite or TweetDeck a plus

-          Please send three examples of your writing and/or successful social media implementation

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.

 
 

Senior Publicist

  • Title Senior Publicist
  • Department Office of Communication
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 16, 2015

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: February 2015

 

JOB TITLE:  Senior Publicist

 

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Communication

 

REPORTS TO:  Director, Communication

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Supports the Director of Communication in efforts to generate public awareness of SVA and its departments, exhibitions, events and programs by leading day-to-day media relations and advising the Director on institutional outreach and special projects. Actively contributes to external positioning efforts to advance the reputation of the College.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceptualizing and implementing strategies to position SVA in the media as the leading training ground on the East Coast for creative professionals
  • Conceptualizing and implementing strategies to place faculty members in the media as quoted experts
  • Assist in developing a plan to cultivate international media contacts and place stories in support of overseas recruitment efforts
  • Actively seek out placement opportunities by monitoring key New York and national media outlets and editorial calendars
  • Work closely with departments to identify media targets and generate story ideas
  • Research, write and distribute press releases, backgrounders, story pitches, media alerts
  • Pitch stories by phone and e-mail
  • Develop targeted media lists and cultivate new contacts, including via social media
  • Sustain strong relationships with senior-level members of the media and influencers
  • Oversee media database management
  • Vet and respond to media inquiries
  • Facilitate media interviews and manage photo shoots and/or broadcast tapings
  • Stay current with changes and trends in the arts and/or design fields
  • Monitor media coverage of the College and its competitors, as assigned
  • Contribute creative ideas in brainstorming sessions with communication team
  • Prepare timelines and schedules and meet strict editorial and publication deadlines
  • Oversee press kit assembly, mailings, e-mail/fax blasts and publishing of content on SVA’s Web site
  • Contribute ideas and write stories for institutional publications
  • Represent College at gallery openings and events

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in English, Communications, Journalism or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years publicity experience in the arts, design or culture sectors
  • Possess strong relationships in the media, particularly in the art, design and education press
  • Aggressively cultivate new contacts in the art, design and education press
  • Possess an active and established presence on social media that is leveraged on SVA’s behalf
  • Demonstrate a track record of leveraging social media for client visibility, media cultivation and press coverage
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems, while collaborating with teammates—especially the assistant director of digital content and social media—

 and utilizing all resources available

  • Must be highly self-driven, demonstrate great initiative, exude high energy and show attention to detail.
  • Must be a confident, flexible, multi-tasker, and be able to work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A record of major print, broadcast and Web placements
  • Familiarity with Vocus, Cision or other Web-based media service
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines essential
  • Outstanding people skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Focused and self-motivated, yet flexible and a team player
  • Cover letter, writing samples and media placements required

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Senior Systems Administrator

Description

Job Title: SENIOR SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Department: MFA Interaction Design

Reports to: Chair, MFA Interaction Design

Status: Full time

 

The Senior Systems Administrator is a full-time role responsible for overseeing the planning, coordinating, integrating, and monitoring all technical and digital aspects for the graduate Interaction Design department, both internally and externally facing.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide full technical support to the department and chair’s office. Daily activities include, but are not limited to: email, computer, printing, network, and server support for students, faculty, and staff; troubleshoot technical issues in the classrooms and studio; and assist in special events.
  • Support graduate students, faculty, and staff; serve as primary technical liaison for the department for all parties both internal and external.
  • Provide support on annual projects including: orientation, public lectures, in-class guest lectures, year-end events, graduation, student conferences, and other departmental projects as required.
  • Oversee the department website, managing any design and functional updates to the website, as well as the workflow for content and asset updates.
  • Oversee the publishing of email newsletters, working with department staff to gather content and assets to publish on a regular basis.
  • Oversee and manage media on the department social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, and emerging platforms as they become available.
  • Oversee department video recordings of public lectures and Livestream of public events.
  • Oversee event websites (e.g., Thesis Websites), managing content and asset gathering from students to ensure an on-time delivery by end of year.
  • Oversee the department assets on Dropbox, working with staff and students to instruct and answer any questions.
  • Participate with chair in determining department strategy for developing new digital communications and maintaining existing communications; work with chair and/or department interns, as appropriate, to execute those strategies.
  • Work closely with chair in estimating budget for new hardware/software purchases.
  • Responsible for installing, setting up, maintaining, and servicing servers and client stations.
  • Responsible for installing and configuring software on client stations prior to each semester’s start and maintaining updates as needed.
  • Perform routine system backups; install and maintain Mac applications; diagnose and resolve hardware and software issues.
  • Review industry trends and faculty news to maintain foresight to keep staff and department as current, providing updates in weekly meetings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years technical administrative or technical project or product management experience.
  • Experience in higher education or experience with interaction design, industrial design, web design, or IT highly desirable.
  • Must have two to four years of administrator experience in an organization of similar size or environment.
  • Must have experience in managing websites, and be an active participant in social media.
  • Must be trained and/or have demonstrated analytical and technical skills and installing, configuring, and administering Mac file servers and/or Linux application and data servers and/or work stations, as well as performing back up and restore services. Ability to manage and communicate tasks, status, and deadlines, while being self-directed about own schedule.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals via email, over the phone, and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, be detail oriented, and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.

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

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Student Accounts Coordinator

Description

Job Title: Student Accounts Coordinator

Department: Office of Student Accounts

Reports to:  Associate Director

 

Scope of Position: Oversee entire refund process from research to check reconciliation; Support and help manage the Office of Student Accounts in its daily operations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run refund reports on weekly basis, researching all accounts with credit balances to properly determine refund codes, balance transfers, corrections, errors and complete each action until all necessary credits are handled.
  • Research and process all void and stop payments requests.
  • Responsible for the process of uncashed checks, unclaimed refunds and unclaimed funds. Maintain all refund checks returned by mail as per federal and internal regulations.
  • Work with the Office of Residence Life regarding housing fees and refunds.
  • Responsible for researching and posting all returned checks (including online checks) by researching via lockbox/bank reports/Higher One website and posting all returns. Post all necessary fees and notify students/parents of returned checks in writing.
  • Provide support with phones and office visitors.
  • Respond to student/parent inquiries via phone, email and in person.
  • Manage the Honors waivers for account accuracy.
  • Oversee the distribution, reporting and reconciliation of petty cash.
  • Oversee yearly Graduation Clearance list, reporting necessary clearance as directed.
  • Serve as the back-up for the office email account during peak season and as needed.
  • Serve as a back-up for the daily cash update, lockbox and direct deposit process, as needed.
  • Assist Director and Associate Director on assigned special projects, as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree required.
  • Strong mathematical, written and organizational skills.
  • Prior Higher Education experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with MS Excel/Word.
  • Knowledge of Colleague preferred.
  • Poised, calm and professional demeanor.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime as office needs dictate.

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.

 
 

Web Designer and Developer

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: April 2015

JOB TITLE: Web Designer and Developer

DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Press

REPORTS TO: Lead Web Designer and Developer

POSITION OVERVIEW: Web design and programming support for the Visual Arts Press, SVA’s publication and design studio. Being a leading institution of art and design, we take great pride in our work and we’re constantly looking to push boundaries and explore new ideas.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Design and develop features and functionality for SVA.edu and satellite sites
  • Initiate ideas and innovative solutions to resolve design and technical problems
  • Design and develop responsive web solutions for integration with 3rd parties (Vimeo, Salesforce, “second screen” experiences)
  • Help manage large projects
  •  Customization and maintenance of existing Wordpress installations
  • Assists Senior Multimedia designer with web job list
  • Occasional server management

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors in Design, Computer Science, or related.
  • Must have experience with the MVC paradigm
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in related job
  • Full Stack Web Designer/Developer with extensive skill in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Extensive technical skill in open source MVC web development frameworks, preferably Symfony2.  Experience with open source CMS frameworks, such as Wordpress or Drupal, is a plus.
  • Extensive experience with responsive design and related frameworks
  • Comfortable with Git and Unix
  • Appreciate and love good design

 

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.

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587