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To maintain a healthy and productive workforce, SVA offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. Below are just a few of the highlights. 


SVA offers its employees the opportunity to save for their retirement by contributing to a defined contribution plan on a pre-tax basis. The plan offers immediate vesting and an employer match.


SVA offers a pre-tax payroll deduction to offset mass transit commuting expenses through Premium TransitChek.  This benefit allows staff to save money whether they take the train, subway, bus or ferry to work.


SVA offers dental insurance through the Aetna Freedom-Of-Choice plan. Employees can choose from a DMO or PPO plan, and have the flexibility to switch between plans each month.

Employee Discounts

SVA employees can take advantage of numerous discount opportunities around New York City, to include savings at SVA's computer store, free admission to museums and discounted gym memberships.


SVA provides company-paid life and long-term disability insurance for administrative staff.  Employees may also carry over unused sick days to be used for a certified short-term disability.


SVA offers a comprehensive subsidized health insurance plan through CIGNA healthcare. Three plan options allow employees the flexibility to choose a coverage level that best suits their personal needs.

Paid Time Off

SVA encourages a healthy work-life balance, and therefore offers a generous paid time-off policy that includes vacation, personal, sick days and holidays.


SVA offers tuition waivers for both credit and non-credit classes taken at SVA. Additionally, the College provides generous assistance towards classes taken at other accredited colleges and universities.

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