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Academic Systems Engineer

Description

Date Available:           February 2016

Job Title:                    Academic Systems Engineer

Department:              Administrative Computing

Reports To:                Chief Information Officer

 

POSITION OVERVIEW: Primary systems engineer and technical support for various Graduate Academic Departments. Translates the functional needs of department workflows into technical requirements. Acts as liaison between IT initiatives, department chairs and executive administration. Responsible for implementation, maintenance, and continuous operation of systems relevant to those departments. Routine meetings with senior management to review goals and objectives with action plans. Works closely with other members of IT and outside vendors to achieve goals. Assists with special project as needed.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

Design and implement solutions by meeting with end users to observe and understand current processes and the issue(s) related to those processes. Provide written documentation of findings to share with the end users and other IT colleagues.

  • Design solutions that conform to institutional policies, standards, and guidelines.      
  • Answer questions and perform initial triage on problem reports.
  • Document each end user interaction by keeping notes.
  • Provide timely and effective resolution to support requests.
  • Provide ongoing, regular updates to executive management to keep them apprised of progress toward problem resolution.
  • Technical assistance for hardware, software and/or applications.
  • Create and update technical documentation.
  • Providing onsite installation and other professional services as needed.
  • Participate in off hours and on call support as needed.
  • Evaluate, implement, and manage appropriate software and hardware solutions by using best practices for the environment to ensure system integrity.
  • Implement and manage a schedule of system backups and archive operations by using best practices for the environment to ensure data/media recoverability.
  • Perform software upgrades including planning and scheduling, testing, and coordination by following documentation and departmental standards to provide a stable product for the environment.
  • Audit and maintain user access and authorization by following access and authorization documentation to provide for system security.
  • Follow and maintain IT security awareness and best practices by understanding security principles as they pertain to environments supported in order to deliver secure solutions to customers.
  • Implement changes by adhering to the change management policies and procedures for any given project to communicate to all parties the nature, significance, and risk factors of the solution.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals by reviewing requirements for the product to select the most appropriate vendor.
  • Develop test scenarios appropriate to the changes being implemented by following testing guidelines to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled in a meaningful way.
  • Test all changes by using the appropriate test scenarios to ensure all delivered solutions work as expected and errors are handled in a meaningful way.
  • May participate in Institutional and Departmental committees and initiatives.
  • Provide user support for Apple hardware, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, Time Capsule, printers, scanners, Macintosh desktops and laptops
  • Work closely with department administrators regarding the operation the offices and systems
  • Assist staff with software and hardware support, problems and questions
  • Keep the department administration informed of software and hardware status, problems, and needs
  • Stay abreast of current and future software/hardware developments by attending related conferences.
  • Assist with the training of staff assistants by running workshops on a wide variety of software and hardware topics additionally provides edited tutorials
  • Build, maintain and ensure the backup of keys systems, and all staff computers and provide technical assistance to staff members.
  • Conduct software and hardware research, testing, and implementation, as well as log and troubleshoot peripherals printers and print services.
  • Support and monitor executive needs pertaining to software, equipment and assistance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree or IT certification.
  • Six years related experience. Additional education can be substituted for experience.
  • Ability to work well in a team atmosphere.
  • Solid knowledge 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.
  • Art or creative production background and knowledge of technology trends and ongoing developments.
  • Ability to self-direct research and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Must work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
  • Flexible work schedule with willingness to work overtime as needed to maintain 24/7 operation of the facility 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.

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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Academic Technical Support Specialist

Description

Date Available:          March 2016

Job Title:                    Academic Technical Support Specialist

Department:              Administrative & Network Services

Reports to:                 Academic IT Manager

Position Overview: This position will be part of the Academic IT group providing quality helpdesk support to the academic community (staff, faculty, students) and maintenance of related systems based on industry best practices and service-level management standards.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for quality end user support and proactive preparation and maintenance of desktop, studio, and classroom technology (hardware/software/peripherals)
  • Works with ITIL ticket tracking system to manage all steps of support cycle.
  • Liaisons with Audio/Visual technicians for classroom support.
  • Responsible for the updating and maintenance of an asset database including data entry, tracking warranty and service contracts and the registration of all hardware and software purchases.
  • Works with vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems.
  • Works with Active Directory, MDM and other service delivery systems.
  • Assists with minor and major office moves, adds, and changes and acts as liaison between the IT Department and other offices.
  • Trains and orients end users on the use of hardware, software and telephone systems.

 

 Qualifications:

  • Expert level knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating system technologies and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems. Apple ASCP or Certified Associate certifications preferred.
  • Working level knowledge of mobile platforms (iOS / Android)
  •    3-5 years experience in setup, configuration and troubleshooting desktop, laptop, and mobile systems.
  • Familiarization with OS X Server and Linux based services (SMB, Apache, VPN, Mail)
  • Familiarization with modern imaging and management techniques. (DeployStudio, Casper Suite, Munki, Puppet)
  • Familiarization with ITIL ticket tracking systems (WebHelpDesk, TrackIT)
  • Ability to assess, analyze, respond to, and satisfy end user requests.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate responsibilities.
  • Fluency in standard desktop and creative applications iOS, Android, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, FileMaker, Acrobat, Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, and Gmail.
  • Fluency with HTML/CSS/Javascript and related light-scripting web languages.
  • Ability to write routine documentation, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent people and communications skills.
  • B.A. or B.S. or equivalent experience in computing or service related field.

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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Assistant Director of Media

Description

Job Title: Assistant Director of Media 

Department: Admissions

Reports to: Director of Admissions

Position Overview:   Produce, edit, post and manage content, including motion-based media, for undergraduate recruitment efforts. Develops and coordinates engagement for recruitment, while assessing efforts for effectiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Admissions to determine target marketing needs, domestically and internationally
  • Manages day-to-day marketing operations for Admissions, including compiling and analyzing information and reports for management review
  • Develops and administers marketing calendar and video production schedule
  • Create promotional videos highlighting undergraduate departments, faculty and alumni
  • Develop promotional presentations for niche audiences (art magnet schools, international students and parents)
  • Work with the Associate Director of Admissions to develop tailored portfolio development presentations for key high schools
  • Create New York City specific media and digital video for promotional purposes
  • Conduct student, faculty and alumni interviews on-camera
  • Develop content for media displays in the Admissions lobby and interactive tour introductions
  • Maintain Admissions promotional content on Social Media sites
  • Produce promotional introduction reels for Open House and Accepted Students Day events, including theatre marquee designs
  • Repurpose departmental work; compile, coordinate, and distribute student work in a timely fashion; and post-edit-curate content for the web year-round
  • Working with the Visual Arts Press, oversee the design of html e-Blasts for diverse audiences
  • Management of third party venue vendors to develop design, lighting and concept for Admissions events
  • Oversee scheduling and coordination for all student workers, photographers and contracted production assistants
  • Actively participate in recruitment events on an as-need basis
  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, BFA preferred. Background in film, motion graphics or related field
  • Three-to-five years of professional experience in related field, including significant admissions experience (preferably at a regionally accredited college of art)
  • Demonstrated success in film production
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Commitment to the goals of higher education
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong writing skills and comfort with public speaking
  • Computer literacy.  Knowledge of information technologies helpful
  • Flexibility and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as office needs dictate
  • Willingness to travel

 

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 
 

Associate Library Director

Description

Job Title: Associate Library Director        

Department: Library     

Reports To: Library Director

Position Overview: Assists Library Director in management, supervision, and administration to provide quality library services to the SVA community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the first line manager and supervisor for daily library operations
  • Manages the library when the Director is absent
  • Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library goals and objectives
  • Supervises 2 professional librarians and 2 circulation managers
  • Participates in reference service at the public reference desk and via email, chat
  • Conducts general and specialized library instruction classes
  • Contributes to library acquisitions
  • Participates in the library liaison initiative
  • Works with library director to establish ongoing weeding program
  • Oversees library donations including policy and procedures
  • Responsible for statistical reports, assessment and other data compilation as needed
  • Assists in the preparation of the library’s annual operating budget
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity
  • Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed or determined by the Director
  • Participates in professional activities and maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in the field especially those involved with art & design, and academic librarianship, at both the local and national level

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Strong background in the history of art and design preferred
  • Three years supervisory experience of professional librarians and other library staff
  • Three years reference experience in an academic, public or special library setting
  • Experience with formalized library instruction or teaching
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Leadership ability
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills
  • Must be highly professional, responsible, and respectful of confidentiality and privacy issues
  • Experience with budget preparation and statistical reports

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Director of Facilities

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:               April 2016

POSITION TITLE:                 Director of Facilities

DEPARTMENT:                     Physical Plant/Facilities

REPORTS TO:                      Executive Director of Facilities

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:                 

 

The Director reports to the Executive Director and manages the College’s facilities assets including but not limited to the following: facilities daily operations, facility planning and space utilization. The Director supervises a team of assistant directors, building engineers and building supervisors in the performance of all tasks required to operate the existing buildings and grounds, renovations, and major system replacement projects.  The individual is also responsible for the scheduling and supervision of maintenance and repair activities, contracted services and custodial services and ensuring the physical operation of the college meets budgetary and strategic objectives.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the maintenance and operations of the College’s physical plant to include, but not limited to, custodial, maintenance, grounds, facility day-to-day operations, snow removal and repair projects.
  • Monitor local, state and federal codes and regulations regarding facilities and provide the Executive Director and staff with necessary updates to ensure compliance.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and selection process for open positions. 
  • Direct, assign and evaluate the daily work of the staff. 
  • Responsible for staff training as it relates to work procedures, standards and safety practices. Prepare annual staff performance reviews, as well as address any disciplinary matters.  Administer per departmental and college policies, rules and procedures.
  • Communicate matters involving personnel and facilities in a current and timely manner with the Executive Director of Facilities.
  • Provide professional leadership including effective deployment of the staff, effective forecasting, planning and analysis, project management, scheduling and budget development and control.
  • Develop and monitor ongoing Preventive and Deferred Maintenance programs for all major mechanical and electrical systems college wide.
  • Work closely with key administrators regarding issues related to safety, space inventory, capacity ratios, facility modifications and future construction.
  • In partnership with the staff, develop intermediate and long-range facilities goals, objectives, and execution strategies for the facilities.
  • Review and approve work performed by third-party vendors and process invoices for payment for related projects.
  • Develop and manage departmental budget.  Ensure adherence to the budgets within institutional guidelines; and immediately communicate significant variances to the Executive Director.
  • Effectively service the needs of the College through the College’s work order system, to include response coordination, status updates of maintenance requests and needs of eh College.
  • Direct oversight for bringing all facilities in compliance with.
  • Regularly perform building inspections and submit findings to the Executive Director in a weekly report.
  • Perform special projects and other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • On call 24/7 via cell phone.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Field of study: Facilities Management, or a related field.  Engineering/architectural or facilities management background is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Must be hands-on, work independently, and innovative.
  • Ability to maximize the use of technology for better efficiency.
  • Advanced organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Prior experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and prior hands-on experience with Building Maintenance software preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, manage tight deadlines and willingness to work flexible hours (on-call 24/7 via phone). 
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in Higher Education, with 3+ years of supervisory, leadership, delegation and motivational experience.

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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Fine Arts Digital Lab Assistant (P/T)

Description

Job Title: Fine Arts Digital Lab Assistant (P/T)             

Department: Fine Arts

Reports to: Digital Lab Senior Systems Administrator

Position Overview: The Fine Arts Digital Lab (FADLAB) Assistant will aid in the daily maintenance of the lab to ensure its continued smooth operation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and maintenance of the large format digital print workflow using Epson 4900, 7900, and 9900 series printers.
  • Tracking print orders from submission to completion, including soft- and hard-proofs, communication with students/clients, billing, and logging print orders.
  • Color managing the entire print workflow, including scanners, cameras, computer monitors, printer profiles, and paper profiles.
  • Tracking inventory of print expendables, such as ink, toner, maintenance tanks, and paper stocks for large format and departmental laser printers.
  • Assist students and faculty with their use of the lab facilities.
  • Ensure the integrity of the lab during shifts. Assistant is responsible for opening the lab in a reliable and timely manner at the start of her/his shift and for ensuring that everything is shut down and locked at day's end. 
  • Assist with the daily operation of the lab by performing routine maintenance tasks assigned by the Systems Administrator. This includes installing software, running network services, installing and trouble shooting hardware, resolving hardware and software issues.
  • Responsible delegation of tasks to student lab assistants.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of color-critical digital prepress and print workflow, including hardware/software color management, media profiling, printer queue scheduling, printer troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Apple OSX.
  • Very strong interpersonal and time management skills. English fluency is a must; Korean, Chinese, and or Spanish language skills are a plus
  • A strong interest in an experimental, non-traditional approach to the use of digital technology in a Fine Arts context is essential.
 
 

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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Payroll Supervisor, Faculty Contracts

Description

DATE AVAILABLE:                               April 2016

JOB TITLE:                                          Payroll Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:                                     Human Resources/Payroll

REPORTS TO:                                      Associate Director of Payroll / Payroll Manager

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Specialist is responsible for processing semi-monthly Faculty payroll, generating and distributing approximately 2,200 contracts for all undergraduate, graduate and continuing education Faculty, ensuring accuracy and adhering to deadlines. 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process semi-monthly Faculty payroll for over 1000+ employees using our in-house payroll system, Colleague by Ellucian.
  • Responsible for the full-cycle Faculty contracts process (creation, review, distribution, update, and maintenance).
  • Create and maintain Faculty contract database to ensure all exceptions are captured and documented.
  • Set-up new hire profiles in the payroll system for Faculty pay group.
  • Ensure all required faculty new hire documents have been received and filed in compliance with company policy and DOL regulations. 
  • Work with Associate Director to set up employee tax profile in the payroll system ensuring government compliance.
  • Enter contract payments and revisions into the payroll system.
  • Update and maintain Faculty sick leave balances using SVA’s MyTime tracking system.
  • Provide support in processing Faculty absence reports and calculate substitute payments and deductions based on report.
  • Work with Associate Director/Payroll Manager to maintain necessary payroll reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for creating and adhering to a contract timeline established by management, to include the following: distribution dates, President’s review, and payroll processing.
  • Support Payroll Manger in maintaining clear and constant communications with academic department assistants, contacts in the office of the registrar and continuing education.
  • Deliver training to academic departments on faculty contracts process.
  • In charge of editing the Faculty Quick Guide on an annual basis to reflect current benefits, policies and procedures. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years in-house experience processing payroll for over 1000+ employees using a computerized automated payroll system.
  • Prior experience with payroll tax set up for new employees.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. (oral and written)
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel, and hands-on Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential materials
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and willingness to work flexible hours during peak periods with autonomy.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please. 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Production Office Day Technician

Description

Job Title: Production Office Day Technician 

Department: Film, Video and Animation

Reports To: Production Office Manager and Director of Operations

Position Overview: This position supports the daily operations of the production office by ensuring all equipment is in working order and properly inventoried. To prepare, check in and return all student and class equipment orders. This position requires heavy lifting of equipment.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Occasional Saturday and shift change when requested.                        

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing equipment packages for student and class production needs.
  • Check student and class equipment returns.
  • Organize office for 9:00am class order equipment pickups.
  • Assist in training student workers and new full time staff members.
  • Open Production Office and all studios in the morning.
  • Assisting in special events-Open House, Accepted Students Day, Dusty Awards.
  • Occasionally assist in maintaining film studios and audio post lab.
  • Assisting, individual student checkouts. Procedure includes: pre-testing all camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment. Assuring all equipment is scanned into database and contracted.
  • Handling inventory controls including: bar-coding, verification of equipment returns, noting any missing or damaged equipment, assuring serial numbers and proper amounts, and writing contracts.
  • Supports the production office manager in trouble shooting student and class problems. Assisting in the daily operations of the production office. Contribute ideas for the following year equipment budget needs.
  • Contribute to a rotating schedule at the Production Office front window.
  • This would include handing out equipment, keys and general assistance to students and instructors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production.
  • Strong knowledge of professional film, digital, sound, lighting and grip equipment.
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC. FileMaker, Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel software.
  • Strong communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Diplomacy.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

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 working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

 

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Senior Audio Visual Engineer

Description

Job Title: Senior Audio Visual Engineer

Department: Audio Visual Services

Reports To: Audio Visual Manager

Position Overview: Provide day to day technical support, maintenance, and up-keep of projection, computer, Network, and related equipment housed in new and existing SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities. Participate in the planning process of new Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities that have yet to be installed

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The general maintenance and up-keep of Extron control panels, switchers, and related Extron equipment used in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • The general maintenance and up-keep of projection and computer equipment in SVA Smart Classrooms, and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to work directly with SVA IT staff to ensure all SVA Classrooms and the equipment housed therein are consistently on and remotely viewable on the SVA Network via Extron Global Viewer Enterprise.
  • The ability to trouble shoot and resolve projection and user based control issues in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities.
  • The ability to program and configure Extron control panels, and Touch-Link control panels for use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Work with the AV Manager to provide first tier immediate tech support to SVA Faculty, Administrators, Staff, and the end users of SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Creation and implementation of interfaces that is required for the Extron control and Touch-Link panels in use in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities
  • Help the AV Manager and IT Director in the design of new SVA Smart Classrooms and Facilities.
  • Flexible schedule including the ability to work weekends and evenings on occasion.
  • Assist the SVA AVS staff in the maintenance of all computer terminals both portable and hard-wired that are used for presentations in SVA Smart Classrooms and Screening Facilities for classes and events.
  • Assist  with the training of SVA Faculty, Administrators, and user base in the use of Extron equipment, projection gear, computers (Mac and PC), as well as digital and analog audio/video, control., recording, and playback devices.
  • Ability to fill in for other FT AV Staff when required

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extron Audio Visual Associate Certification required
  • Passing Extron Configurable Control System exam required
  • Extron Control Professional Certification required
  • General knowledge of computer Networking required
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Viewer Enterprise required
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Configurator required
  • Prior experience working in a professional educational environment preferred
  • Being adept in the use of  Auto-Cad Software
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, floors plans, and technical wiring diagrams
  • Extensive audio visual experience required
  • Very Strong computer skills, both in the area of Systems Administration and general office computer usage
  • Knowledge of all software and hardware used in SVA Smart Classrooms, Screening Facilities, and Administrative Offices
  • Knowledge of Audio Visual, Computer, Presentation, and Control Terminology
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve scheduling conflicts in advance
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical user base
  • A proactive approach to all responsibilities and duties
  • Must possess exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain focus and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, reliable and punctual
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work a flexible and fluctuating work schedule – including weekend and evening hours, as dictated by the needs of the college.
  • Live event experience is preferred but not required

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Senior Web Developer/Webmaster

Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Web Developer/Webmaster 

DEPARTMENT: Administrative Network Services

REPORTS TO: Director IT

POSITION OVERVIEW: We are searching for an outstanding front-end web developer / programmer to be responsible for developing innovative, reusable Web-based content and tools for our various backend systems in production. The developer would be closely working with the CIO and Director of IT as well as various other offices such as the Office of Communications and Visual Arts Press, to strategize, recommend, design and develop program code for new applications and customize existing applications. Graphic design, operating systems (Windows and Linux), database (SQL and MySQL) administration are all elements of this position.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with CIO and Director of IT to develop detailed specification documents with clear project deliverables and timelines, and to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations.
  • Alert colleagues to emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and activities.
  • Maintain all areas of web sites functionality, including server OS, CGI and Java/JavaScript, PHP, and custom applications.
  • Manage holistic view of all web services and technologies employed by the college and adjust and recommend future initiatives and integrations accordingly.
  • Manage college-wide website analytics and reporting for senior management and web teams.
  • Monitor system performance and security of servers.
  • Track and report web sites usage; provide analysis to determine how to develop more efficient user experience.
  • Attend IT general staff meetings, web task force meetings, and others as necessary.
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Candidate will be judged on ability to work effectively with project teams. The position requires constant communication with colleagues.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative and fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail Experience in planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.
  • Experience working on issues that impact design, product success, or address future concepts, products, or technologies.
  • Committed to deliver projects on time according to requirements and business needs.
  • Able and willing to effectively mentor junior team members and contribute to a collaborative team environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in computer science or a related field, or significant equivalent experience
  • Experience using Windows, Linux and Mac OS X/Applications
  • 5+ years experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS
  • 5+ years of web development, including expertise in HTML/XHTML, CSS,
  • AJAX, Java/JavaScript and libraries like JQuery
  • 5+ years Web programming experience, including PHP, ASP or JSP
  • 5+ years experience working with Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Apache.
  • Proficiency in HTML, XML, JavaScript (NodeJS), MeteorJS, AngularJS, JSON or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of IIS, Nginx, and Apache
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and mobile development (iOS, Android)
  • Experience with Adobe CS highly desired
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google AdWords
  • Experience with Server-side scripting is a plus
  • Development experience using extensible web authoring tools
  • Experience developing and implementing open source software projects
  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills  
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Student Accounts Department Assistant

Description

JOB TITLE: Department Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Student Accounts

REPORTS TO: Director and Associate Director

POSITION OVERVIEW: Support the Office of Student Accounts via customer service and various clerical office duties.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer the office’s main phone line, retrieve and respond to all messages.
  • Provide customer service to assist all office visitors.
  • Collect all cash receipts (checks, money orders) and post credit cards payments.
  • Print billing invoices and accounts receivable financial reports upon request.
  • Follow up on all returned mail, including noting the account.
  • Dispense work-study and refund check(s) to students.
  • Post the equipment fines submitted to the office and handle all related correspondence.
  • Process the office’s various orders: supplies, stationary, etc.
  • Keep an office calendar tracking all staff days off, meetings, deadlines etc.
  • Run the holds reports and remove holds as directed.
  • Monitor payment receipt for all special payment arrangements.
  • Update all forms on a yearly basis, as needed. ie: Estimated Worksheets, Lab Fees, Accepted Students Day forms, Orientation forms, directories and reception area bulletin board. Assist with updating tuition and fees on all written resources yearly.
  • Provide administrative support to the office through placing necessary notes on accounts summarizing student/parent interaction, scanning and filing various reports, applying payment plans and fees as directed.
  • Keep logs of incoming phone and in-person contact, as well as daily duties.
  • Provide back-up for lockbox upload, cash receipt posting and bank deposits, as needed.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Director in day to day activities and special projects as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION:

  • College degree preferred. High School diploma required
  • Must have excellent customer service, mathematical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must specifically have the ability to resolve disputes and inquiries in writing with polish and poise, as well as proper grammar and a good vocabulary
  • Must work well under pressure in a busy environment
  • Must work quickly and accurately with a poised, calm and professional demeanor
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Word and Excel; knowledge of the Colleague database system a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to work overtime and weekends as office needs dictate

 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu 

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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