School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 65000 per year Salary commensurate with experience
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits after 30 days of employment.

Department: Office of the President, School of Visual Arts

Reports To: Executive Assistant to the President

Position Overview: This position requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information. Perform administrative duties as outlined below.

Work Schedule: The position is in-person only.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Assistant to the President in the following and ad hoc duties.
  • Receive and announce visitors.
  • Answer telephones - screen calls, take messages, respond to queries as appropriate.
  • Process mail - open, date, sort and flag materials for immediate attention.
  • Proofread documents.
  • Draft and type brief memos and letters as requested.
  • Scan documents for archives and maintain related charts.
  • Review and distribute "Appointment to the Faculty" forms.
  • Review and file faculty contracts.
  • Verify faculty degrees and input them into Colleague database.
  • Maintain the faculty files and general records of the Office of the President
  • Maintain and order supplies, stationery, SVA publications for office.
  • Errands and deliveries as needed.
  • Operate and oversee proper functioning of photocopier, computer, and other office equipment and repairs
  • Organize P-Card receipts; prepare online statements
  • Complete weekly timesheet


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least 2 years of administrative support experience required, preferably in higher education and/or in an executive office
  • Professional demeanor
  • High level of sensitivity and handling of confidential information
  • Poised, pleasant telephone manner
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Strong communication (oral & written) and organizational skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency: MacOS, Word and Excel experience

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

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No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.

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