Position Overview: The Operations Manager role includes management of the Office of Academic Affairs day-to-day activities. This position serves as the primary point of contact and serves as the liaison between the needs of academic personnel and the Provost’s programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide complex administrative and project management support to the Provost and Associate Provost.
Collect, analyze, organize and manipulate data to formulate data driven reports in support of the vision and strategic plans of the institution and Academic Affairs.
Provide project management and support as needed for selected priority projects: including accreditation reviews, Chair meetings, Faculty meetings, and other committees as assigned.
Maintain the Provost’s calendar.
Assist in managing and submitting all required reports including accreditation and the Annual Reports as well as coordinate and provide support for accreditation site visits.
Assist in maintaining and updating various governing documents including Faculty and Student Handbook.
Monitor trends and top issues in academic affairs, including advisement, recruitment and retention, and student appeals; and make appropriate recommendations.
Maintain database of all faculty.
Coordinate Provost’s travel and expense management.
At direction of Provost, provide budget support.
Update and maintain archive of all institutional media and complete media activity reports.
Assist Associate Provost in analyzing and interpreting policies.
Serve as liaison to other departments at SVA.
Additional projects as assigned.
Bachelors’ degree required; Masters’ preferred and prior experience in an academic environment preferred.
5-7 years previous office management experience required.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management.
Excellent oral and written communications skills; excellent organizational skills; with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
Proactive and professional; strong interpersonal and communication skills with a pleasant, personable demeanor.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential, and difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
Strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Forward thinking, self-motivated professional with ability to take direction.
About School of Visual Arts
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.