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Accounts Payable Coordinator

Description

Job Title:  Accounts Payable Coordinator

Department: Accounts Payable/Finance 

Reports To: Accounts Payable Supervisor

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assigned vendors.
  • Enter invoices and contact vendors.
  • Research and resolve discrepancies.
  • Follow-up on all vendor inquiries.
  • Responsible for review of daily voucher processing.
  • Assist staff with related issues when necessary.
  • Keep meaningful notes of all actions taken, and make AP Supervisor aware of any problems and/or potential problems.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly check processing and distribution.
  • Maintain weekly Check Request, Guest Lecturer, and T&E Reports.
  • Maintain weekly A/P Aging on Excel Spread Sheet.
  • Maintain on-line update of all vendor files.
  • Maintain paid vendor files, including vendor email addresses in Colleague.
  • Generate and maintain report registers.
  • Work on special projects as required.
  • Assist in 1099 preparation.
  • Assist in Image Now conversion.
  • Back up co-workers when they are out of the office.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with vendors and peers

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in accounting preferred
  • 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.
  • Experience with image capture software preferred

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.

 
 

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 Admissions office; transfer calls as necessary and provide callers with names and numbers of admissions counselors.
  • Receive, screen and obtain information on all visitors to the Admissions office.
  • Distribute SVA materials to the public as requested.
  • Monitor and maintain office supply of catalogs and recruitment materials.
  • 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.
  • Participate in Undergraduate recruitment events as needed.
  • Assist in the planning of on-campus recruitment events.
  • 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. 
  • Strong computer skills: experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Salesforce are helpful.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, 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.

 
 

Assistant to the Chair

  • Title Assistant to the Chair
  • Department BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 20, 2017

Description

Job Title:  Assistant to the Chair

Department:  BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects

Reports to:  Chair

Position Overview:  Responsible for assisting the chair with all aspects of managing the undergraduate computer art department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative

  • Provide full administrative support to the chair’s office and act as a coordinator for the chair.
  • Annual projects requiring administrative support include: student orientation, faculty meetings, curriculum, budget, exhibitions, year-end events, archiving student work and other departmental special projects.
  • Daily activities for the chair include: telephone support, sorting mail/email, preparing written correspondence, scheduling/confirming appointments for the chair, maintaining the file system & database, and working closely with the chair, curriculum coordinator and secretary.
  • Promotions for the program includes; reviewing and coordinating content and execution of design, promoting program through communications and printed materials, creating and managing new and innovative promotions.

Communication

  • Serve as a liaison for the chair, facilitating communication with departmental staff, faculty, students, lab assistants, student workers and outside contacts as well as interdepartmental SVA communications.  This includes: providing general reception for the department, arranging tours, planning student, faculty and staff departmental events, conducting mass mailings, coordinating A/V and faculty needs, posting announcements, locating exhibition opportunities, competitions, conferences, and venues and keeping up-to-date contact information for industry, faculty, students and alumni.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BFA degree required.
  • A minimum of 3 years administrative experience; management experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to maintain focus on several projects in a busy environment.
  • Mac computer literacy
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator 

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.

 
 

Associate Director of Student Accounts

Description

Job Title: Associate Director

Department: Office of Student Accounts

Reports To: Director

Position Overview:  The Associate Director assists in the supervision of Student Accounts staff, procedures, collections and cash management functions as well as oversight of office functionality.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the daily operations of the Student Accounts office including daily cash processing, reporting, staffing, training, and supervising professional and support staff.
  • Assist in establishing and implementing department goals, objectives, and strategies to improve Student Accounts operations.
  • Continue to support the growth of the College and provide unsurpassed customer service to our students and parents.
  • Manage student refunds, withdrawals, non-negotiated checks, unclaimed funds, Veteran programs and GI Bill processes, ensuring compliance.
  • Manage the collections process, including but not limited to creating and monitoring A/R aging, preparing accounts for collections, working directly with collections agency, evaluating agency performance and bad debt.
  • Manage the Student Accounts website to ensure accurate and effective communication of information to the SVA community, as well as any other online and print resources and update the Policies and Procedures Manuals.
  • Monitor federal and state laws and regulations. Evaluate policies and procedures to ensure SVA’s compliance under federal and state laws and regulations such as cash handling, refunds, privacy, and fair credit reporting.
  • Assist the Director with responsibilities including but not limited to tuition and fee billing, 1098T processing, and internal/external reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Accounts.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; and experience in Student Accounts or similar field
  • 5-7 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency in Excel required
  • Knowledge of Ellucian Colleague software desired, or similar systems
  • Solid skills in the following areas: conflict resolution, problem-solving, innovation,  organization and planning
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills; the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for individual needs
  • Strong written and interpersonal skills; must have the ability to resolve disputes and inquiries in writing with polish and poise
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounts receivable principles, methods, and standards with ability to adapt established methods to varied accounting transactions
  • Poised, calm and professional demeanor
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime 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.

 
 

Casting Coordinator

  • Title Casting Coordinator
  • Department Model Registry
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jun 27, 2017

Description

Job Title: Casting Coordinator

Department: Resource Management

Reports To: Model Registrar

Position Overview:    To coordinate the day-to-day tasks of the Casting Office which books and recruits talent for numerous academic instructors.  This position will work with the instructors to provide talent utilized in animation, photo and film classes in an effort to support an inspiring classroom experience as required by the students and faculty of the School of Visual Arts.  Requires sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information, as well as a professional, proactive and organized approach to the responsibilities outlined below. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the scheduling of actors for  various classes, student films, and instructor projects
  • Answer phones, take messages and handle inquiries from instructors,  talent (models/actors/dancers) and students
  • Contact instructors, students and talent regarding assignments and class needs
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of qualified independent contractor actors available to cover SVA’s needs.
  • Maintain a detailed FileMaker Pro database which includes course, booking, instructor and actor information
  • Assist with the coordination of casting mixer and casting readings; including the preparation of forms, orientation and follow up interviews.
  • Coordinate payment of actor invoices with the Model Registry and Accounts Payable Office, including check distribution and direct deposit.
  • Responsible for running actor usage monthly reports for multiple departments and provide departments with guest actor expenses and allow for forecasting
  • Collect and analyze actor reviews to facilitate booking the most appropriate actor for each assignment by providing the best talent possible based on instructor and student needs.
  • Work with student, in-class and privately to assist with the casting process for student films and projects
  • Conduct auditions to add talent to the database and mock auditions with students so they may learn the basics of the process, including best practices. 
  • Coordinate with SAG-AFTRA to assist the students in filing their films with the guild.
  • Attend industry and talent showcases to find and recruit new talent
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work with a diverse group of people with poise and maturity
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Working knowledge of computerized databases or scheduling systems and of FileMaker Pro (database software), MS Word, Excel (PC platform).
  • Experience in an artistic/academic environment a plus.

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.

 
 

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Description

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 and 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.

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.

 
 

Coordinator of Special Projects

Description

Job Title: Coordinator of Special Projects

Department: MFA Photography, Video and Related Media

Reports to: Chair and Director of Operations

Position Overview: Provides support to Chair and Director of Operations in the administration of all affairs related to video/web-based technologies, guest lectures, department and public events and special projects. Participates in recruitment, admissions and thesis (panel reviews, exhibition and screening). Maintain effective liaison between students, administration, faculty and extra-departmental personnel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain current department website, social media accounts and redesign/update when necessary (conceptualize dynamic interactive content)
  • Develop Thesis Exhibition, Video Screening website and all web-based publications
  • Support Senior Systems Administrator with general technical problems
  • Research, advise, purchase and maintain inventory of video, installation media and exhibition technology in consultation with Senior Systems Administrator
  • Develop and implement new courses and workshops supplementing current curriculum in fields of video, web, new media and installation.
  • Research and develop relationships with contemporary artists to generate guest lecturers and new faculty.
  • Assist with all aspects of Thesis Orals including equipment set-up and scheduling
  • Assist with all aspects of admissions and recruiting including committee participation, scheduling fair visits, meeting with potential students and following-up with applicants
  • Regularly update Video Equipment Cage portion of Orientation Manual and lead, with other staff, an orientation discussion on cage procedures and equipment
  • Design and manage program lecture series with Chair and manage event details such as scheduling, payments, equipment needs, advertising and budget maintenance.
  • Manage Thesis Exhibition and Screening process
  • Assist with training and management of department assistants
  • Support students and faculty as needed
  • Research, plan and develop budget for special projects and lectures
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two to fours years of similar experience required
  • Strong communication and organization of public guest lecture program, student exhibition and video screenings
  • Extremely well organized
  • Expert knowledge of Mac OS, Microsoft Word, Filemaker Pro and HTML
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut (Da Vinci a plus)
  • Basic MAC environment maintenance (hardware & software error diagnosis and correction; hardware and software installation and integration)
  • Familiarity with Smart Classroom technologies
  • Experience trouble shooting AV equipment

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.

 
 

Day Manager

  • Title Day Manager
  • Department Visual Futures Lab
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 05, 2017

Description

Job Title: Day Manager

Department: Visible Futures Lab

Reports to: Lab Director

Position Overview: Manage daily operations of Visible Futures Lab

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain lab operating hours from 10am to 5pm M-F
  • Maintain lab facilities, equipment and workstations
  • Develop lab workflow, policies and procedures
  • Oversee special events, presentations and exhibitions
  • Supervise, guide and assist graduate students, artists in residence and faculty on Lab policies and safety procedures
  • Provide support for students, artist in residence and faculty with project planning, design and fabrication considerations
  • Train and manage student workers
  • Assist Director with managing staff
  • Operate tools including CNC routers, 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl printer/cutters, sewing and embroidery machines, table saw, band saw, mill and lathe
  • Maintain tool and materials inventory, and accounting records
  • Update website content & assist with social media development

Qualifications:

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

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.

 
 

Director of Curatorial Research

Description

Date:                                      November 2016

Job Title:                                Director of Curatorial Research (Part-time)

Department:                          MA Curatorial Practice

Reports To:                            Chair

Position Overview: The Curatorial Practice Research Director’s primary functions are the researching and programming of events for the Department, developing partnerships with cultural institutions, researching and working on grants from foundations for the department, and identifying significant art world figures to invite to the Department as speakers, partners or faculty.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Researches and develops with Chair curatorial issues for all public programming, including panels, talks, conferences, and other Department activities for students and the public.
  • Identifies and works with local, national, and international institutional partners to collaborate on programming in all of the above areas.
  • Researches and executes grant writing for department research-based projects.
  • Assists Chair in the development and execution of fundraising for the Department.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by Chair.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in curating or Ph.D. in art history preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years as an active curator with a portfolio of public exhibitions in museums, alternative spaces or commercial galleries preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of the international art world, a visible profile in it, and a network of international curatorial connections.
  • Ability to work independently and detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Diplomacy and professionalism when working with individuals via e-mail, phone, and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management and solution-oriented skills.

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.

 
 

Director of Operations

Description

Job Title: Director of Operations

 

Department: MFA Design Criticism

 

Reports to: Department Chair

Position Overview: Responsible for running the Department facilities and operations with the Department Chair.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilites:

  • Works with the Department Chair to develop the operating and administrative budgets;
  • Maintains the department’s finances and monitors the budget accordingly;
  • Coordinates student recruitment, applications, and admissions;
  • Provides an editorial lead on the departmental website and Twitter account, department communications and promotional initiatives, and regularly updates social media outlets;
  • Produces and coordinates department events such as lectures, book launches, conferences, and recruitment events;
  • Liaises with faculty, and coordinates class visits, readings, books, guest critics and lecturers;
  • Assists the Department Chair with curriculum changes and syllabus modifications;
  • Facilitates all faculty and student meetings;
  • Identifies and resolves issues, including student and faculty visas, opportunities for financial aid;
  • Manages registration and clearance for graduation;
  • Manages TAs and event volunteers;
  • Provides full administrative and scheduling support to the Chair’s office;
  • Maintains smooth operation of the Department, including classroom set up, cleaning, general maintenance;
  • Oversees configuration and maintenance of all department equipment, hardware and software, recommends hardware/software purchases;
  • Works with purchasing department to develop leases for equipment, coordinate and accept deliveries with vendors;
  • Communicates internship, fellowship and employment opportunities for students and alumni;
  • Proactively pursues scholarship and award programs with vendors and industry companies, and other professional affiliations for the department.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA or BFA required.
  • 5-7 years administrative or project management experience.
  • Excellent leadership abilities, communication skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to represent SVA and the Department in a professional manner, and interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with emphasis on diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to work independently; detail oriented and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to Mac skills required, including:  Word, Excel, HTML, Photoshop, database software.
  • Excellent computer skills are required to manage calendars, contact information, mailing lists and e-mail accounts.
  • Sophisticated organization, time management, and solution-oriented skills.
  • Ability to work independently, be detail oriented and understand basic design principles.

 

 

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.

 
 

International Student Advisor

Description

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) 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the International Student Office Cultural Partner 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. 
  • 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 nonimmigrant status.
  • Familiarity with Colleague (training will be provided); SEVIS-batch processing software; 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) to be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.

 

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.

 
 

IT Project Manager

  • Title IT Project Manager
  • Department Administrative & Network Services
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From Jan 03, 2017

Description

Job Title: IT Project Manger

Department: Administrative & Network Services

Reports to: Director of IT

Position Overview: The central IT project manager will be responsible for the initiation, management, and communications of cross-functional projects spanning the various disciplines that underpin technology at the college. While rooted in the central IT group that drives college-wide technology investments and development for students, faculty, and staff, this role will interface directly with stakeholders from Academic IT, Learning Technology, Facilities, AV Services, and Campus Security. The role will develop relationships with administrative and academic departments to effectively communicate project mission, goals, scope, timeline and budget detail.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with IT management and project stakeholders to facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas
  • Assist in evaluating best approach for delivery, e.g., waterfall versus agile
  • Work closely with IT management to coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Strategize with IT management on selection of projects that address the strategic vision of the college
  • Assist in preparation of RFPs and conducting necessary meetings to facilitate selection
  • Organize and manage all project phases to ensure that projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget; develop a detailed project plan to track progress
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Manage the ongoing dissemination of project details to the community via various communication channels such as dashboards, email updates, blog posts, and social feeds
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Develop and manage QA Testing procedures for new projects and continuous delivery
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Develop schedules and methods for measuring results
  • Assist in periodic strategic analysis across the entire IT project portfolio
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience, preferably in the fields of computer science or engineering
  • 5-10 years in technology leadership role, managing one or more concurrent projects involving others
  • Proven work experience as a project administrator in the information technology sector
  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in web development and IT infrastructure technologies
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of modern project management tools such as Wrike, Trello, Slack, Jira, and GitLab
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus 

 

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.

 
 

Registrar Assistant

  • Title Registrar Assistant
  • Department Office of the Registrar
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 31, 2017

Description

Job Title: Registrar Assistant

Department: Registrar

Reports To: Academic Records Archivist

Position Overview: This position responsible for activities related to the digital imaging of academic documents, including scanning, indexing, and verifying document data. The position will also provide general information and services to students, staff, and faculty members, such as processing Continuing Education registrations and processing enrollment verifications and transcripts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Academic Records Archivist to coordinate document digital archiving activity in Perceptive Content, the College’s imaging software system. Responsibilities include:
    • Scanning, indexing, and verification of physical records
    • Management and maintenance of image indexing queues
    • Providing technical assistance to users regarding scanning and indexing processes
    • Organization and maintenance of physical records, as well as responding to requests to locate archived files
    • Assist with new document imaging initiatives and developments
    • Receive and process Continuing Education and non-matriculated student registrations via telephone, fax, mail, or in person, and process associated payments (including credit card authorizations)
    • Assist students, staff, and faculty with general information and the processing of course adjustments (add/drop), enrollment verifications, transcripts, address changes, student schedules, and roster maintenance
    • Assist with daily office duties; answer telephones, place direct calls, filing, etc.
    • Review and proofread registration publications (Registration Book, Continuing Education Bulletin) for accuracy and make necessary adjustments to course offerings in the student information system
    • Manage the photo ID card process; create new and replace lost cards
    • Specific duties as assigned, which may include one or more of the following:
      • Curriculum Management - update course section information (dates, times, locations, etc.) in the student information system, assign classrooms and faculty lockers
      • Roster Coordination - grade and attendance roster processing, distribution, collection, and maintenance
      • Data Management - changes to student programs, processing of interruption of study forms, and processing transfer credits
      • Communication Management – respond to inquiries received through departmental email accounts, send relevant information to students and faculty regarding registrar-related matters, assist with veteran affairs billing and degree audit processing

 

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing superior customer service.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other team members.
  • Advanced computer skills (proficiency in MS Office, Google Apps preferred).
  • Working knowledge of relational database systems preferred, but not required (Ellucian Colleague preferred).
  • Working knowledge of digital imaging software platforms preferred, but not required (Perceptive Software preferred)
  • Ability to work on several tasks simultaneously and set priorities.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work weekend and evening hours.
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

 
 

Senior Systems Director

  • Title Senior Systems Director
  • Department BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Available From May 23, 2017

Description

Job Title: Senior Systems Director

Department:  BFA Computer Art, Animation, and Visual Effects

Reports to: Chair

Position Overview: Responsible for overall facility support and continuous daily operation of the Computer Art, Computer Animation & Visual Effects Department

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, establish and maintain professional relationships within the SVA community and with hardware and software vendors to insure successful technical and facility functions.
  • Daily assessment of FACILITY readiness to support instruction.
  • Responsible for the research, development, acquisition, installation and contract maintenance of all software, hardware, networks, sound and HD video equipment.
  • Establish and oversee in-house training for staff lab assistants and part-time staff on any/all new technology initiatives being implemented with Director of Operations.
  • Annual preparation and daily management of the departmental budget, including but not limited to the following: monthly reports, quarterly reconciliations, budget research and budget forecasting.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations regarding room schedules and assist with other curriculum issues as needed.
  • Supervise and review performance evaluations for Systems Administrators.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with Systems Admins   
  • Stay abreast of current software and hardware developments and keep Director of Operations and Chair appraised of appropriate innovations.
  • Manage and Supervise FO Managers in their duties of:
  • Daily operations and upkeep of classrooms.  (Projectors, opening/closing of dept., monitor AC, be aware of technical problems)
  • Ensure students follow policies
  • Web site and internal wiki maintenance
  • Inventory, maintain and Check-in/Check-out of equipment and library resources
  • Schedule, train, and evaluate Lab Assistants in coordination with Director of Operations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MA or MFA and/or production experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated success
  • Broad knowledge of computer art software and hardware, including PC, MAC, 3D, Video & Sound
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Ability to interact with administration, staff, faculty and students
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills

 

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.

 
 

Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator

Description

JOB TITLE:  Coordinator of Student Engagement and Leadership                        

DEPARTMENT:  Student Affairs

REPORTS TO:  Manager of Student Engagement and Leadership

POSITION OVERVIEW: We seek enthusiastic applicants who are looking to assist in the growth and management of a student-centered activities program that fosters engagement 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.
  • Hire, train and supervise the Student Affairs Student Assistant (SASA), responsible for supporting event planning efforts and other Student Engagement and Leadership initiatives.
  • Partner in the supervision and development of student leaders in the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA: SVA student government), the Student Senator program, the student-run radio station (WSVA) and the student run art publication, The Visual Opinion. 
  • Oversee and manage the student Club registration process through the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
  • Attend and supervise Student Engagement and Leadership and VASA-sponsored events, including off-campus and weekend events.
  • Coordinate and carry out the SVA Student Leadership Series each academic year.
  • Coordinate and manage the student government election process.
  • Assist in the hire, supervision, training and evaluation of student workers including Orientation Leaders, Student Center staff, WSVA staff, and VASA staff.Partner in coordinating and staffing of all Student Affairs-sponsored events and programs including New Student Orientation, Accepted Students Day and Open Houses.
  • Support the development and maintenance of community service opportunities for members of the SVA community.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.
  • Assist with the management of the Student Engagement and Leadership office and support Student Affairs administration with all other duties as assigned.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

Weekend Librarian

  • Title Weekend Librarian
  • Department SVA Library
  • Job Type Part Time
  • Available From Aug 01, 2017

Description

JOB TITLE: Weekend/evening Librarian

DEPARTMENT: SVA Library

REPORTS TO: Digital Services Librarian

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

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Has primary responsibility during weekends and one weekday evening for assisting undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members with information needs.
  • Works on special cataloging projects under the supervision of the head of technical services.
  • Develops LibGuides and other research aids.
  • Writes blog posts and maintains social media accounts on weekends.
  • Presents occasional weekend library instruction sessions.
  • Provides support to weekend and evening managers with student supervision, resolution of patron issues, facilities problems, etc.
  • Reports any patron or staff problems/issues to supervisor. Recommends weekend and evening service improvements.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS degree and subject knowledge of the humanities, art & design history
  • Ability to work 10 hours per week, including weekends and one weekday evening 
  • Experience using online art and design databases
  • Proficiency in cataloging standards such as AACR2, MARC21, and RDA
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills
  • Ability to 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.

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