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Position Opening for:

Business Office Specialist

Memphis College of Art is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced individual to fill the position of
Business Office Specialist. This position will report to the Director of Accounting and Payroll Services to
manage student and other receivables to support the college’s mission and goals. We are looking for a
motivated professional to take total responsibility for all aspects of accounts receivable.

At the direction of the Director of Accounting and Payroll Services, the Business Office Specialist will
oversee all receivable activities of the college and meet all of the following responsibilities:

    • Ensure timely, complete and accurate invoicing of new and continuing graduate and
      undergraduate students each semester.
      Initiate and enforce student and parent payment plans to ensure timely collection of student
      tuition and housing revenue.
    • Proactively identify students accounts with likely payment/collection problems and coordinate
      with other departments as needed, such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Services and
      Registrar’s Office to resolve such problems prior to the start of the term, with the goal of
      minimizing risk of bad debts to MCA. Collection efforts are to continue throughout the semester
      by repeated follow-up and efficient use of third party collection agencies, if warranted. Exercise
      judgment to identify paying capacity or the need for additional aid to maintain appropriate
      balance between revenue collection and student retention.
    • Accurately report accounts receivables (traditional and continuing), collections, and bad debts to
      support the preparation of financial statements.
    • Ensure accurate posting of all financial aid and timely reconciliation of general ledger financial
      aid accounts with Financial Aid department records. Reconciliation also encompasses the
      accurate drawdown and disbursement of federal and state financial aid, as well as outside
      scholarships.
    • Provide accurate and timely disbursement of credit balance or advance checks to students.
    • Project a service-oriented attitude to students, parents, faculty and staff in person, via phone
      and email in the course of routine transactions or special projects such as the annual Horn Island
      expedition and exhibit, spring trip, student art sales and fundraising events.
    • Provide accurate recording and timely reconciliation of general ledger accounts within the
      responsibility of this position, such as petty cash, miscellaneous receivables, postage accounts,
      sales tax accounts, etc.
    • Reconcile scholarship and loan accounts.
    • Process cash, check and credit card deposits accurately and reconcile with bank records or third
      party system information, such as Talech, Active Net, etc.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor degree is preferred, but on-point job experience and proven track record will be considered.
    • Accounts receivable and collections experience, with preference given to student accounts and
      collection experience.
    • Highly motivated self-starter with initiative, who can work with minimal supervision
    • Exceptional verbal communication skills, ability to serve as a professional representative of the
      college with both students and parents.
    • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with various departments.

Interested candidates should send a resume to Anne-Marie Harrell at aharrell@mca.edu. Phone calls
from applicants will not be accepted.

Position Opening for:

Campus Safety Officer

Under the general supervision of the VP for Operations, the Campus Safety Officer is a member of a team of campus safety specialists responsible for providing personal safety for members of the college community through proactive, courteous, and professional actions. This position provides a highly visual deterrent to campus crime through a variety of means including vehicle and foot patrols while protecting the property and assets of the college. This position could be assigned to work one of each of the three shifts (day shift, evening shift, or overnight shift) or overlap two shifts. Weekends and special details may be required.

Position Accountabilities

      • Provides security for persons, buildings, and assets of the college through a variety of security techniques and methods.
      • Responds to requests for assistance and information in a helpful and courteous manner.
      • Patrols the grounds and facilities of the college in a manner consistent with Departmental SOP and College Policy.
      • Enforce appropriate college regulations and policies including, but not limited to parking and traffic regulations.
      • Routine involvement in directing vehicular or pedestrian traffic in a variety of situations.
      • Assists other designated CSO’s in their campus law enforcement duties.

Position Requirements

      • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
      • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable.
      • Prior security experience preferred.
      • Computer literacy a must.
      • The ability to demonstrate good judgment in enforcing college regulations and security policies and practices, while maintaining confidentiality in all campus safety matters.
      • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing – through security reports, complaint and witness statements, and in assisting and providing general information to the college community and visitors.
      • High degree of tact and diplomacy dealing with the college community under a variety of difficult situations. This position requires the incumbent to provide helpful general information to the community and in other situations when “instructions” may have to be given to violators of college regulations.
      • Sensitivity toward the cultural diversity of the campus community.
      • 24/7 “on-call” availability for emergencies.
      • Ability and willingness to work a full 40-hour schedule with availability for overtime.

Physical Requirements

      • Physically fit to withstand the challenges of extensive walking and climbing, descending numerous interior and external stairs and campus grounds including multi-level building facilities and all adjoining park and college-owned land, and have the ability to lift and move objects up 50 lbs.
      • Officers must be able to operate a college motor vehicles and be capable of responding to emergency situations including providing basic first-aid/CPR.

Apply in person at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Avenue, or send resume and references with a subject of Campus Safety Officer Search to jwelden@mca.edu.

Memphis College of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or other status protected by law.
MCA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing information regarding campus safety, is available for view on our website at http://mca.edu/about/contact-us/. A paper copy of the report will be provided on request by contacting Jonathan Welden, jwelden@mca.edu.

Position Opening for:

Community Education Instructor

Memphis College of Art seeks Community Education Instructors for the Summer of 2017. Instructors report to the Director of Community Education and is primarily responsible for providing visual arts instruction for youth and/or non-degree-seeking adults.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

      • Plans, prepares and implements visual arts courses for youth and/or non-degree-seeking adults
      • Understands and applies best practices in art education
      • Provides a safe environment for students
      • Interacts with students, parents and the public on behalf of CE department
      • Demonstrates the proper use of facilities, equipment, supplies and resources
      • Complies with safe studio practices and EPA/OSHA regulations

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

      • Participates in program evaluation
      • Reviews and retains student records
      • Records student attendance
      • Completes required in-person training
      • May be required to assist with installation of student exhibitions
      • Performs other various duties as may be assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge and Experience:

      • BFA in visual art (MFA or MAT preferred)
      • Background in art and/or art education preferred
      • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience or public program experience
      • Understands and promotes student learning outcomes in youth development or lifelong learning
      • Current adult and/or pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certification preferred
      • Experience in customer service, communication and working in a team environment preferred

Physical:

Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Typically bends, stoops and crouches on a regular basis. Constantly moves about to coordinate work. Frequently reaches with hands and arms. Frequently communicates, verbally and in writing. Requires ability to talk, hear and see.

Environmental:

While performing the job the employee may be exposed to fumes or odors related to art materials and processes. The noise level is occasionally moderate to loud.

Other:

Must be able to participate in online video-based training. Must pass a national criminal background check.

 

The above job description is intended to describe the general content, identify the essential job functions, and set forth the requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of job functions or requirements.

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply

 

Memphis College of Art is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, or other programs or in the context of employment. The Title IX Coordinator for the College, who is responsible for handling all inquiries concerning Title IX, is the Associate Vice President for Operations, who can be contacted at 1939 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, or by telephone at 901-272-5121.

The College:

Memphis College of Art, an independent professional art college, is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art & Design and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The school is located within a picturesque 342 acre wooded park in Midtown Memphis and is adjacent to the Brooks Museum of Art and the Memphis Zoo.

MCA offers BFA degree programs in Digital Media, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Graduate studies include an MFA program in traditional studio practice or an individually tailored interdisciplinary emphasis and education program leading to either an MAT or MAArtEd.

New faculty will join a distinguished body of artists, designers, scholars, and educators who are committed to mentoring the next generation of artists who will be shaping the course of artmaking in the 21st century.

Memphis College of Art is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, or other programs or in the context of employment. The Title IX Coordinator for the college, who is responsible for handling all inquiries concerning Title IX, is the Associate Vice President for Operations, who can be contacted at 901-272-5121, or 1939 Poplar Avenue, Room 116, Memphis, TN 38104.
MCA’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing information regarding campus safety, is available for view on our website at http://mca.edu/about/contact-us/. A paper copy of the report will be provided on request by contacting Jonathan Welden, jwelden@mca.edu.

 

Memphis College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Additional Information