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Department: Academic Advisement
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Jan 01, 2020
Reports To: Director

Position Overview:

Advises undergraduate students in academic matters including the construction of class schedules, core curriculum, and elective requirements. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals, to be perceptive, and have understanding of student concerns. Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information with a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor student progress towards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
  • Register full-time, matriculated students and make course adjustments to their programs during the course adjustment periods
  • Maintain individual digital student files containing notes of meetings, discussions, course changes, class schedules, transcripts, attendance records, correspondence, etc.
  • Counsel students considering the interruption of their studies, and process the Interruption Form when appropriate
  • Informs the department chair of potential student problems (academic and/or personal) including unsatisfactory work and excessive absence reports
  • Monitors attendance and academic progress of students on academic probation
  • Reviews transfer credits of accepted students with the director of academic advisement as necessary
  • Visit classrooms regularly to observe students, instructors and the educational process at work; submits reports of visits to director of academic advisement


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as minimum requirement
  • One to two years administrative experience, preferably in a collegiate environment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Patience, compassion and maturity when dealing with students, parents, instructors and staff
  • Commitment to the School of Visual Arts' mission and educational objectives

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit sva.edu.

Learn more about working at SVA.

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. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.