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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.

 
 

Administrative Assistant- Facilities

Description

DATE:  November 2014

POSITION TITLE: Administrative Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Facilities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Facilities this position provides administrative and secretarial support for the Executive Director of Facilities and the Facilities department. 

 

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for all administrative functions for the department: sort and distribute mail, field inquiries, prepare departmental communications.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for all members of the department.
  • Create presentations for the Executive Director of Facilities and the Facilities department.
  • Establish, develop, maintain and update departmental database and library of trade journals and magazines.
  • Additional projects as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree required, bachelor's degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of related higher education experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

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 Director of Facilities

Description

DATE: November 2014

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Facilities

DEPARTMENT: Facilities

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Facilities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Assistant Director of Facilities in collaboration with the Superintendents will be responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of all SVA buildings and leased space to ensure the health, safety and comfort of all institutional and non-institutional personnel and to maintain the entire facilities department with optimum effectiveness and economy.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Daily Maintenance and Operations of Buildings and Grounds:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Facilities to establish, implement and maintain systems to deliver an efficient and effective operational program. 
  • Assist in the implementation of procedures for the receipt and generation of the work orders.
  • Procurement of materials utilizing an approved vendor list.
  • Oversee and maintain inventory.

 

Systems Maintenance and Operations:

  • Responsible for ensuring that all preventive maintenance contracts are adhered to by vendors. 
  • Supervise the completion of all campus work order requests for set ups, breakdowns etc.
  • Work closely with the Director of Facilities, Superintendents, and on-staff Fire Safety Directors to ensure that the institution maintains complete compliance with all fire code requirements.
  • Work with the Director of Environmental Health and Safety to ensure full compliance with all OSHA rules and regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or related experience in Construction Management, Zoning, Code Compliance or related field.
  • Possess leadership skills and knowledge of public and private agencies engaged in expediting.
  • Ability to work effectively with all Facilities personnel.
  • Possess skills to prepare budgets, technical planning and supervisory skills for third party vendors.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

  • Monday to Friday:  4 pm to 12 am
  • On call 24/7

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.

 
 

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

 
 

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

 

 
 

Database Manager- Alumni Affairs and Development

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: October 2014

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perform additional data entry and prepare related reports and paperwork as required.
  • Provide assistance to Director as needed, and complete projects and duties as assigned.
  • Work some extended hours on evenings and weekends, as required, including department events.

 

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. 
  • Knowledge of internet research and social media.
  • Familiarity and experience in supporting comprehensive fundraising functions (major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, special events, online giving and stewardship.) 
  • Familiarity with alumni engagement tracking metrics.
  • Experience with exporting, importing, queries, and reporting required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a sense of humor desired.
  • Strong organizational, project management, verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.

 

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.

 

 
 

Digital Services Librarian

Description

DATE:  October 2014

TITLE:  Digital Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT:  SVA Library

REPORTS TO:  Associate Library Director

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  This technologically adept, service-oriented librarian  integrates quality information resources and services via Web programming. Manages electronic resources, integrates discovery service, maintains library website and blog.  Assists with development of library content within course management system. Directs team of librarians providing reference via in-person consultation, email and chat. Participates in library instruction, departmental liaison and collection development programs.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Digital Resources and Services:

  • Maintain library website, library blog and other social media. Makes updates and plans enhancements
  • Maintain all database subscriptions and makes recommendations for new selections and cancellations
  • Communicate with vendors and SVA IT department to troubleshoot database access problems
  • Maintain electronic subscription budget. Collects and analyzes database usage for budget planning
  • Assist in implementation of discovery service
  • Develop outreach initiatives, including social media, special library events and programming
  • Communicate library interests and contributions in relation to campus-wide technology initiatives (institutional repositories, resource sharing, etc.)

 

Reference/Library Instruction:

  • Coordinate team of reference librarians, including development of online guides, tutorials and surveys 
  • Schedule reference services, and participates as part of reference team
  • Work one weekday evening until 8pm at the reference desk
  • Supervise part-time evening/weekend librarian

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in library-wide collection development program
  • Participate in library liaison program. Has responsibility for outreach to selected undergraduate and graduate departments
  • Serve on special library committees, e.g., space planning, technology, new website planning
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations; attends relevant conferences, symposia and classes

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum two years of reference and library instruction experience in an academic, public or special library setting
  • Demonstrated web programming experience
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in libraries
  • Strong service orientation with commitment to outreach and campus relations
  • Self directed, with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • Academic background in the history of art or general humanities

 

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. 

 
 

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.

 
 

Front Office Manager

  • Title Front Office Manager
  • Department BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Special Effects
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Sep 22, 2014

Description

 DATE AVAILABLE: September 2014

 JOB TITLE:  Front Office Manager 

DEPARTMENT:  BFA Computer Art 

STATUS:  Non-Exempt 

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Responsible for managing the daily frontline operations of the Computer Art Department.  This requires a proactive, professional approach to all of the activities outlined below. 

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday - Thursday 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM, 12 noon-8 PM or 4 PM - 12AM depending on the day of week. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Greet all students and visitors and enforce access policies to the facility and individual labs.
  • Sign up students and instructors for restricted access to post-production stations.
  • Perform equipment check-in/out of production equipment, accessories, and reference materials.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance and repair of production cameras, projectors, tripods and light kits and/or oversee the process of sending the broken items out for repair.
  • Responsible for inventory, testing, and bar coding of all A/V production equipment.
  • Open and facilitate the readiness of the entire department for classes on a daily basis.
  • Answer telephones and retrieve general voicemail for the department.
  • Coordinate and distribute instructor evaluations at the end of each semester.
  • Order supplies for front offices including toner, ink, paper, general offices supplies, etc.
  • Maintain active inventory of all student production equipment and inform the Director of Operations when inventory is low (bulbs, spare parts, etc).
  • Maintain library of software manuals, DVD’s, CD-ROMs and videotapes.
  • Prepare and conduct equipment demonstrations.
  • Assist the director of operations in all day-to-day operations of the department, including exhibitions, orientations, and other departmental special events.
  • Act as a point of contact with respect to necessary building repairs (i.e., plumbing, lights, electrical) in Computer Art facilities.  Apprise Director of Operations as to problems, and progress of current repairs.

  

QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Administrative and/or managerial experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of basic cross-platform computer skills required; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and FileMaker Pro experience preferred.
  • HTML, Dreamweaver and other web languages/programs preferred.
  • Internet and e-mail proficiency a must.
  • A/V experience and equipment management 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.

 

 

 
 

International Student Advisor

Description

DATE: October 2014

JOB TITLE: International Student Advisor

DEPARTMENT: International Student Office

REPORTS TO: Associate Director
 
POSITION OVERVIEW:Work independently and as a member of a team under

moderate supervision to advise and support international students regarding immigration status and related matters.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise international students on their rights and responsibilities under the law for nonimmigrant status (primarily F-1 and J-1) to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for walk-in advisement, phone calls, e-mail and in-person inquiries.
  • Provide comprehensive advisement and counseling on financial, personal, cultural and academic concerns to assist international students successfully adjust to life at SVA.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO): conduct routine to complex business with U.S. government officials of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program; Citizenship and Immigration Services; Customs and Border Protection and others.
  • Serve as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO): issue the Certificate of Eligibility, DS-2019 forms and advise exchange students in J-1 status.
  • Issue the Certificate of Eligibility, I-20 forms (initial, continued attendance, change of educational level, transfer, program extension and shortening program).
  • Review eligibility for employment authorization and process Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students.
  • Maintain an accurate student file by documenting advisement, and follow other standard record-keeping procedures.
  • Counsel students who are considering an interruption of studies; identify students of concern and make appropriate referrals; monitor progress and conduct follow-ups.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of International Student Orientation events.
  • Assist with workshops and information sessions; conduct occasional presentations as necessary.
  • Manage the International Buddy Program.
  • Assist with implementing cultural activities and events to help international students acclimate to the College community.
  • Work closely with parallel offices on matters relating to international students.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Attend professional development and training programs as needed.
  • Handle other routine administrative duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree required. 
  • Two-to-three years of related work experience.
  • Accurate data entry and record-keeping skills; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills; must have a strong command of business English.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and prior experience living abroad or facility in a second language, preferred.
  • Must be able to work well and develop rapport with individuals of diverse cultures and ethnic groups with varying levels of English proficiency.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, be well-organized and task-oriented, perform effectively under pressure and adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Basic knowledge of current U.S. federal regulations and SEVIS functions pertaining to F-1/J-1 nonimmigrant status.
  • Familiarity with Datatel Colleague (training will be provided); MS Word, Excel, and social media.
  • Interest and commitment to meeting the needs specific to international students. 
  • U.S. federal regulations require a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) to be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.

 

Preferred:

  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese or Korean

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

Security Supervisor

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

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:             October 2014

JOB TITLE:                          Security Supervisor

REPORTS TO                      Director of Security/Associate Director/Manager of Security

DEPARTMENT: Security Services

STATUS: Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Assist with the training of staff and the enhancement of job performance while enforcing the college’s security programs and procedures to ensure the well-being of the college.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Prepare and oversee work schedules (post assignment, relief provision, and overtime assignment).
  • Monitor the various workstations to ensure proper security measures are being followed.
  • Maintain routine dialogue with security officers and set guidelines so that the department’s goals can be met within prescribed parameters.
  • Provide on the job training and acquaint new staff with the college and its mission.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and handle discipline issues.
  • Review incident reports to ensure all safety and security protocol were used.
  • Recommend procedures to increase safety by reducing accidents, vandalism and loss.
  • Meet regularly with the Associate Director and/or Director for updates and instruction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

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 required; College a plus.
  • At least 3 years security experience, preferably in an academic environment.
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Intermediate communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekend and evening hours.
  • Valid driver’s license

 

OTHER:

  • All security supervisors must have a valid and active license or provide documentation that a license is pending at the time of hire.
  • All security supervisors 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.

 

 

 

 
 

Video Specialist

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

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:  October 2014

JOB TITLE:  Video Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Office of Learning Technologies

STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Learning Technologies

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The video specialist will shoot and produce video and audio media for a variety of online deployment opportunities.. S/he will assist in maintaining equipment, software updates and provide general office assistance as needed.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for shooting, editing and producing digitized videos for online deployment with tight deadlines and for a wide range of clients and settings (e.g. demos, events, etc).
  • Produces and records presentations using iShowU or similar screen recording software; instructs and provides support to SVA faculty on using this process for their classes.
  • Stays abreast of improved digital workflows, technologies and video production setups; participates in discussion and planning of improved upgrades and software deployments.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with a wide variety of clients, from internal SVA colleagues to visiting guest lecturers.
  • Assists in managing queue to post videos and Podcasts to web portals and LMS system.
  • Other tasks as needed and assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Bachelor's degree and 4-6 years of related experience (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Proficiency with video and audio shooting and editing and workflow using Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, among other relevant programs
  • Familiarity with Mac presentation software (Keynote, PowerPoint and QuickTime), screen recording software (iShowU and others), and web publication routines (Flash development and programming a plus)
  • Ability to manage large workloads on tight schedules, and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Flexible work schedule: must be able to work nights (often) and occasional weekends.

 

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

 The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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