School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 38220
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Department: Student Affairs

Reports To: Associate Director of Residence Life

Position Overview:

Assist in the development and implementation of a residence life program for the 23rd Street Residence

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall administration of a first-year student residence hall that houses approximately 325 first-year students.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision, and evaluation of 10 Resident
  • Assistants.
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings; organize staff development activities
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with student staff.
  • Maintain office hours at the Office of Residence Life
  • Oversee building maintenance and repairs, and maintain building inventory and key logs.
  • Implement and oversee building check-in and check-out processes.
  • Organize and implement yearly room inspections, set standards for student billing, and provide information to facilities for cleaning and upkeep all student rooms.
  • Develop and enforce a standard of living policies in the residence halls.
  • Serve on an on-call basis and respond to any crisis or emergencies.
  • Responsible for crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and regulated follow-up procedures.
  • Serve as a hearing officer for judicial and disciplinary cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree required
  • Two or more years of residence life experience
  • Supervision experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy

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, a 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.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal-opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core principles of the College. SVA enjoys a community representing 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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