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Southern College of Optometry is one of the nation’s leading optometry colleges. Founded in 1932, SCO leads the profession of optometry by educating some of the country’s top optometrists.


The devotion of our faculty and staff resulted in SCO being named one of the Top Work Places in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal four years in a row. The college was additionally recognized with the highest satisfaction with benefits of any organization in Memphis. Join SCO’s winning team of dedicated faculty and staff as we serve our students, alumni and patients in fulfilling our mission of excellence.



POSITION TITLE: Student Services and Admissions Officer

DEPARTMENT: Student Services

DATE: 5/24/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Student Services and Admissions Officer who assists in recruiting and provides support to admissions and student services as required.

Duties include:

  • Provides support to SCO recruitment efforts both locally and selected out of state/area campuses.
  • Assists with planning and implementing of recruiting and student services special events.
  • Performs initial review and evaluations of applicants provides input to Director-Admissions & Enrollment Services and Director-Student Recruitment on promising applicants/prospective applicants.
  • Communicates with applicants regarding status, requirement completion and any associated deficiencies. Tracks inquiries from prospects and undergrad advisors.
  • Acts as initial point of contact for student organizations and processes various actions (e.g. leave requests, check requests).  Maintains student organizational files and officers’ lists.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Three years administrative experience preferably in direct student counseling in a higher education environment.
  • Experience in a student services organization is highly preferred.


Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to hrd@sco.edu with Student Services and Admissions Officer in the subject line.   Internal applicants should complete the SCO internal application and submit with a resume to hrd@sco.eduPLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.


POSITION TITLE: Accounts Payable

DEPARTMENT: Accounting

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

DATE: 5/16/17


Southern College of Optometry, the nation’s leading institution of optometry, is seeking an accounts payable specialist to maintain accurate account payables and provide clerical support services to the Accounting department.

Position duties include:

  • Receives and distributes invoices to appropriate department for approval and coding.
  • Receives and enters all approved invoices from departments for payment.
  • Acts as initial point of contact for department via phone and in person. Performs other administrative duties.
  • Enters data, processes and files all documents needed to prepare payables checks.
  • Transmits EFT notices and creates all necessary paper payable checks.
  • Maintains, complies and retrieves data to generate and complete monthly sales tax reports and payments.
  • Responds to requests from vendors, staff and students regarding payments, past due invoices/accounts, missing/cleared checks, asset equipment, purchase order requests, etc.
  • Coordinates inventory of fixed assets
  • Maintains vendor files and corporate account files.
  • Assists with annual budgeting process.
  • Prepares and distributes monthly departmental reports.


A Bachelor’s degree is preferred and 3 years of related experience or equivalent training and experience.   Experience with Microsoft Office is also required. 

Qualified candidates should submitted their resume via email to:  hrd@sco.edu with Accounts Payable in the subject line.

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer.


POSITION TITLE: Campus Security Officer


DATE: 2/24/17

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Security Officer.  The position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provides security for employees, students, facilities and visitors and patrols assigned locations.
  • Monitors campus via use of surveillance equipment.  Responds to emergency/non-emergency situations.
  • Writes reports, work orders, citations as necessary.
  • Provides customer service by responding to phone and in-person inquiries.


The successful candidate will possess:

-High School diploma or equivalent

-1 or more years of security experience required

-Licensed as a non-commissioned unarmed officer for state of TN or ability to obtain licensure


External candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to:  hrd@sco.edu with Security Officer in the subject line. Candidate must have the ability to work extended hours when necessary.  Shift is Thursday, Friday and Monday 3PM-11PM, Saturday and Sunday 7AM-3PM.


SCO offers a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short and long term disability, PTO accrual based on years of service, 403b retirement program and life insurance after 1 year of service, and a generous holiday schedule.