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Assistant Director, Digital Content & Social Media

Description

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director, Digital Content and Social Media

DEPARTMENT: Communication

REPORTS TO: Director of Communication

POSITION OVERVIEW: Contributes to the overall efforts of SVA Communication to promote the College and its position as a leader in the education of artists by developing, editing and posting digital content for internal and external audiences, including: sva.edu, e-newsletters, social media channels and blog. Serves as a strategic and creative leader within the Communication team and on related collaborative efforts with other departments. Provides social media guidance to other College departments. Hires and supervises freelance/student writers.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop and implement strategies to engage internal and external audiences through SVA website and social media properties
  • Curate, aggregate, edit and/or write online news posts
  • Monitor and analyze readership trends and traffic to sva.edu, SVA Insider (staff blog), and enewsletters. Report findings and leverage results to guide future content decisions
  • Manage SVA’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

○       Develop and execute social media strategies for special events, exhibitions, etc.

○       Repurpose posts from other SVA feeds

○       Monitor comments

  • Monitor and analyze social media channel activity. Report findings and leverage results to guide future social media plans
  • Monitor submissions to [email protected] and offer appropriate tips for weekly staff discussion, items for social media posts, or referrals to departments for requests
  • Maintain publishing calendar for sva.edu, planning content 4-6 weeks ahead
  • Collaborate with SVA Admissions and creative studio on developing strategies for SVA promotions, including video features and social media campaigns
  • As a member of the Web team, investigate ways to improve and promote SVA website
  • Stay abreast of best practices for social media and web-based communications in an educational setting
  • Consult with and offer workshops to other SVA offices and departments in regard to social media best practices
  • Coordinate with Web team and IT to ensure maintenance of e-newsletter subscriber databases
  • Manage, edit and assign articles to freelance writers for SVA Insider
  • Curate and disseminate monthly SVA Insider newsletter
  • Work with Coordinator on lineup, production and distribution of daily enewsletter SVA Today, weekly enewsletter SVA Now and monthly eCalendar
  • Manage and mentor student editorial workers throughout the year

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 5-7 years experience in digital/web content development, writing and editing
  • 5-7 years experience developing social media strategies and messaging
  • Knowledge of current and future digital technologies and trends
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write quickly, accurately and intelligently
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to hire, schedule projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to hire, schedule and direct writers

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Assistant Manager of Undergraduate Admissions

Description

Date Available:  November 2017                                                                               

Job Description:  Assistant Manager of Undergraduate Admissions

Department:   Admissions

Reports to:  Manager of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions

Position Overview:  Assist Manager with developing processing policies and procedures, process all enrollment fees and housing deposits, provide support running decision letters, oversee student workers and temporary workers, and assist Manager in supervising Undergraduate Coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the supervision and training of Undergraduate Admissions Coordinators and Admissions Student Assistants.
  • Receive and process application fees, enrollment deposits and housing deposits and track deposits for targeted maximum enrollment numbers for the college.
  • Notify and follow up with applicants regarding declined payments and wait list status.
  • Work with the Manager to develop policies and procedures for processing mail and applications.
  • Assist with running and packaging decision letters.
  • Meet and greet visitors to processing office and receive all incoming mail and deliveries.
  • Assist with data entry as dictated by workflow including: prospect entry, transcripts, test scores, portfolio submissions, international student documents, withdrawals, deferrals of admission, etc. 
  • Liaise with staff from other departments including Student Accounts, International Students Office, Academic Advisement, and Residence Life.
  • Edit and prepare acceptance and registration packet documents, annual edits for the Undergraduate catalog, and CollegeNet edits for the online application.
  • Monitor the receipt and uploading of electronic applicant materials, including transcripts, evaluations, test scores, and online applications.
  • Attend and assist with promotional events.
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:              

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Interest in the goals of higher education, preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accurate data entry skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Datatel Colleague, preferred.
  • Confidence in technology and learning new software and web interfaces.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience supervising staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and perform well under pressure.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as office need dictates.

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Financial Aid Office Assistant

Description

Job Title: Office Assistant (Temporary)

Department: Financial Aid

Reports To: Operations Manager

Position Overview: Primarily responsible for office communications (telephone, e-mail, and in-person) as well as clerical support for the office.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive, review and respond to phone calls and correspondence (including departmental email and voice mail messages)
  • Coordinate the flow of student traffic in the office
  • Provide word processing support for the director, associate director, operations manager, and federal work study coordinator
  • Process incoming and outgoing correspondence for the department
  • Data entry in our FAM systems
  • Maintain file management, record keeping and document imaging
  • Represent the department at special events (Open House, Orientation, Acceptance Student Day, Workshops, Etc.)
  • Participate in special projects on as-need basis, including compiling data and preparing reports
  • Serve as office liaison to the SVA community and external departments
  • Work evening and weekend hours as necessary

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree preferred or 2-3 years financial aid experience
  • Financial aid experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Datatel software preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Solid computer skills and superior knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Ability to manage multi task and work independently

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Description

Job Title:                                Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Department:                          Admissions

Reports To:                             Manager of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions

Position Overview:                Process a high volume of prospective student inquiries, applications and applicant materials to the college’s graduate programs. Answer inquiries received by phone and email. Track applications and applicant data for review and respond to applicant questions. Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office by providing general office support.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Input undergraduate applications and materials into the College’s Salesforce CRM and Colleague database.
  • Develop and maintain prospective student records.
  • Perform other data entry and data cleansing tasks related to Graduate Admissions.
  • Answer inquiries received by phone and in the general Graduate Admissions email account.
  • Provide support to applicants throughout the application and enrollment process.
  • Meet and greet visitors to processing office and receive all incoming mail and deliveries.
  • Track and complete all applications for graduate applicant pool.
  • Prepare applicant files for committee review.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the Admissions Office, providing general office support to Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions including filing, photocopying, mailing projects, data entry and digital imaging/archiving of enrolled student files.
  • Input and maintain records of attendees to various promotional events, such as Graduate Information Sessions, campus tours, and Portfolio Days. 
  • Attend and assist with Graduate and Undergraduate promotional events as needed.
  • Assist with the training and supervision of temporary and student workers.
  • Track ongoing processing changes and update the Admissions Processing wiki.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Significant data entry experience, excellent computer skills and an ability to learn new programs with ease.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, flexible and hard working.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaboratively interact as a member of a team.
  • Effectively multi-task, prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as office needs dictate.

 

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Maintenance Technician

Description

Job Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities

Reports To: Building Engineer/Assistant Director of Facilities & Director of Facilities

Position Overview: Responsible for performing mechanical repairs

Hours: Hours vary by shift assignment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Frequently check the SVA maintenance work order system
  • 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
  • Perform janitorial tasks as needed including trash removal and cleaning and maintenance of trash compactors
  • Perform snow removal using hand tools and/or snow removal equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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, electrical wiring and basic locksmith knowledge
  • 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 up to 50 lbs., 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
  • Accept training to obtain necessary certificates
  • Able to speak, read and understand English

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Payroll Coordinator

  • Title Payroll Coordinator
  • Department Human Resources
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Oct 26, 2017

Description

Job Title: Payroll Coordinator 

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: Payroll Supervisor

Position Overview: Performs a variety of payroll-related clerical duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and import non-exempt employee weekly timesheets into Colleague via Kronos or via spreadsheets completed and approved by departments. As well as, maintain an attendance controller for each administrative employee.
  • Collect, enter and verify timekeeping information for student employees from the employment to the termination phase.
  • Responsible for updating employee changes (ie: address changes, banking, name changes and tax information).
  • Maintain payroll records according to record retention policy by shredding and scanning of payroll files for input into Perceptive software.
  • Responsible for annual notification of W-4 renewals for those claiming “exempt”.
  • Responsible for monitoring the payroll e-mail account and responding to all inquiries.
  • Print, sort and distribute payroll checks for on-cycle and off-cycle check runs. Also, responsible for the collection and updating of garnishment checks.
  • Collaborate with Benefits on the monitoring employee paid and unpaid leaves.
  • Prepare and or assist with the processing of employee/computer loans.
  • Ensure an adequate stock of all payroll supplies (i.e. checks, advices, W-2, envelopes, etc.).
  • Support the payroll process to acquire skills and knowledge of SVA payroll to ensure continuous operations in the absence of payroll supervisor.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned by management.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with the Kronos integration project, training, import/updating balances, etc.
  • Research and resolve questions from managers, employees and third-party vendors received in writing or verbally related to the processing of payroll, PTO, banking, garnishments, employment verifications, workers compensation, retroactive pay calculations, tax questions and other changes.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree required.
  • Two to four years accounting clerical or payroll experience required.
  • Kronos Time and Labor experience strongly preferred. Prior experience using Ellucian’s Colleague.
  • In-house payroll experience a preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate numerical ability.
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor, and the ability to handle with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Residence Hall Director

Description

Job Title: Residence Hall Director for 23rd Street Residence

Department:  Student Affairs

Reports To: Associate Director of Residence Life

Position Overview: Assist in the development and implementation of a residence life program for the 23rd Street Residence

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Security Officer

  • Title Security Officer
  • Department Security Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Feb 25, 2016

Description

DATE AVAILABLE: Ongoing

JOB TITLE: Security Officer

STATUS: Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Security Services Supervisory and Management Staff

 

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

 

Must be available for two of the three available 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 required
  • NYS Security Guard License required
  • 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.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Studio Manager

  • Title Studio Manager
  • Department MPS Branding
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Sep 18, 2017

Description

POSITION TITLE: Studio Manager

DEPARTMENT: MPS Branding

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations

POSITION OVERVIEW: Manage and maintain administrative responsibilities for the Masters in Branding Program. Manage and maintain organization of The Branding Studio.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Director of Operations in managing department administration
  • Oversee management of budget, payment of check requests, purchase orders, guest lecturers and expenses through the department and Accounts Payable
  • Oversee new hire faculty paperwork
  • Correspond with faculty to submit updated syllabi to the Provost office
  • Update faculty bios, curriculum and reading lists
  • Manage maintenance of The Branding Studio
  • Manage events in the Branding Studio 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-2 years administrative experience required
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Systems Administrator

  • Title Systems Administrator
  • Department Digital imaging Center
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Mar 15, 2017

Description

Job Title: Systems Administrator 

Department: Digital Imaging Center

Reports to: Manager of the Digital Imaging Center

Position Overview: The Systems Administrator manages the Digital Imaging Center’s computer infrastructure and is responsible for planning, testing, deployment, operations, maintenance, monitoring, and support of all workstations and servers.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Address and solve user issues in respect to desktop, software, hardware and peripheral equipment needs.
  • Plan, install, maintain, repair and support all software, hardware, and peripherals (printers and scanners).
  • Conduct software and hardware research, testing, and implementation, as well as log and troubleshoot print services.
  • Design solutions that conform to institutional policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Research, plan, test, and implement future computer technological departmental growth pertaining to networking, server, and client systems.
  • Develop, deploy and test server and local and networked client systems.
  • Install, configure and maintain servers and related network hardware.
  • Recommend and plan departmental network architecture and equipment needs.
  • Coordinate with IT department to configure and implement Network services and administer PaperCut.
  • Liaise with outside vendors and coordinate with Manager on purchase requests.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals by reviewing requirements for the product to select the most appropriate vendor.
  • Evaluate, implement, and manage appropriate software and hardware solutions to ensure system integrity.
  • Develop test scenarios appropriate to the changes being implemented to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled in a meaningful way.
  • Perform and supervise routine maintenance checks and updates on servers, local and networked client systems.
  • Build, maintain and ensure the backup of key systems, and provide technical assistance to staff members.
  • Provide user support for SVA owned Apple hardware, including Macintosh desktops and laptops, iPads, and AppleTVs.
  • Perform software upgrades including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination
  • Oversee daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Work closely with Manager in ensuring consistent operations at the Digital Imaging Center.
  • Keep staff informed of software status, hardware status, and any known issues.
  • Enforce policies and procedures for computer lab, print room and studio desktops.
  • Stay abreast of current and future software/hardware developments by attending related conferences.
  • With IT, manage card access to classrooms and labs for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Assist with train and supervising junior technical support staff.
  • Create and updated as needed instructions and tutorials to aid in the use of managed services available at the Digital Imaging Center.
  • Follow and maintain IT security awareness and best practices as appropriate in order to deliver secure solutions to users.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager and CIO.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and three years related experience required.
  • Extensive knowledge of Mac OS X hardware, operating systems and software applications, network environments, hard drives, RAM, laser printers, scanners, iOS and all software and hardware related to administrative office workflow.
  • Working knowledge of all Adobe software, i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects; FinalCut Pro; Apple Remote Desktop; Casper Suite; PaperCut; HTML and other web scripting languages.
  • Appropriate training or certifications a plus.
  • Art or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments.
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking, analytical reasoning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to identify issues and be proactive in driving solutions.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff to resolve problems.
  • Willingness to work additional hours as needed

 

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Technical Manager

  • Title Technical Manager
  • Department BFA Interior Design
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Sep 26, 2017

Description

JOB TITLE: Technical Manager

 

DEPARTMENT: BFA Interior Design

 

REPORTS TO: Chair, BFA Interior Design Director of Operations

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Manage technical operations of the School of Visual Arts Interior Design department.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Management and Planning:

 

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of department technologies.
  • Manage support mechanism with SVA Network, Administrative Services to jointly manage server control.
  • Manage and develop technical budget; create and oversee the department’s technical leases.
  • Supervise part time technical staff; includes Systems Admin Assistant and Digital Assets Assistant.
  • Manage design and production of departmental promotional materials such as: SVAID annual portfolio, exhibition flyers and various departmental initiatives.
  • Manage design and implementation of all departmental online and multi-media projects including: department website, social communications and department educational technology.
  • Manage and support department special projects, annual thesis and department exhibitions.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with other departments acting as principal technology and communications liaison.
  • Research technology and assert recommendations for classes, labs and administration.
  • Conduct department surveys using direct communication and other survey tools.

 

Server, Network and Systems Administration:

 

  • Recommend, plan and implement future computer technological departmental growth pertaining to networking, server and client systems.
  • Develop, deploy and test server and local and networked client systems.
  • Install, configure and maintain servers and related network hardware.
  • Recommend and plan departmental network architecture and equipment needs.
  • Coordinate with Director of Operations to analyze and evaluate networking, server and client system usage.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks and update installs on servers, local and networked client systems.
  • Establish security measures to protect systems and data from intrusion/unwanted data change.
  • Supervise back up of Departmental digital assets.
  • Supervise department keycard access system.

 

Technical Support & Maintenance:

 

  • Address and solve student, faculty and staff issues in respect to desktop, software, hardware and peripheral equipment needs.
  • Installation and maintenance of all software, hardware, and peripherals (printers and scanners).
  • Provide computer hardware and software support for computer lab, print room, studio desktops, faculty, administrative staff and dept. chair.
  • Propose and coordinate technical upgrades during annual departmental Capital Improvements.
  • Enforce policies and procedures for computer lab, print room and studio desktops.
  • Manage off-site equipment repairs.
  • Coordinate with IT department for advanced hardware and software troubleshooting.
  • Assist students and faculty with questions related to web-specific class projects and related technologies.

 

Departmental Support:

 

  • Manage a digital archive and database of all matriculated student and alumni class work.
  • Support department CIDA accreditation process.
  • Liaison with outside vendors and coordinate with director of operations on purchase requests.
  • Coordinate departmental support with staff from various administrative and educational departments in the college.
  • Maintain repair records, inventories of hardware/software.
  • Maintain an organized and clean workspace.
  • Attend weekly meetings with director of operations and department chair.

 

Training:

 

  • Conduct workshops for incoming students on computer lab, print room and studio desktop policies and procedures.
  • Train and supervise work-study assistants in hardware/software installation, effective communication methods, general troubleshooting, promoting a more effective and efficient working environment.
  • Conduct Technical workshops for department students, faculty and staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent management abilities, communication skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to represent the college and the department in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of Windows OS and Windows Server required; knowledge of Apple OS systems a must.
  • Essential skills include creating system images, resolving hardware and software conflicts.
  • Knowledge of standards-based web design methodologies and technologies.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware a must.
  • Working knowledge of all Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom, AutoDesk Design suite, I.e. AutoCAD, Revit, 3-DMax, Rhino Software.
  • Design or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments in the design art field a plus.
  • Ability to work independently be detail oriented, and understand basic design principles.
  • Diplomacy and professionalism when working with individuals via e-mail, over the phone, and in person.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to identify issues and be proactive in driving solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students and faculty to resolve problems.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Available to work scheduled department evening events.
  • Flexible with one’s work schedule (Schedule is subject to change).

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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