School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 58500 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits after 30 days of employment

DEPARTMENT: Academic Advisement

REPORTS TO: Director of Academic Advisement


A full-time in-office position to advise 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, be perceptive, and have an understanding of student concerns. Requires extreme sensitivity and appropriate handling of confidential information with a professional approach to all responsibilities as outlined below.


  • 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 the Director of Academic Advisement.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as a minimum requirement
  • 1-2 years of 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 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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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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