What's Next?

Human Resources helps provide benefits and other services to our employees and recruits outstanding employees to fulfill SCO’s mission.

From time to time, we’re actively looking for outstanding additions to our faculty and staff. Check our Career Opportunities page to see when opportunities for employment arise.

The Human Resources Department Mission Statement:

Supporting those who educate and serve the students of SCO.

To be the best Human Resources Department possible requires a commitment on the part of HR staff to work together as a team, fully devoted to our pledge to provide quality personnel services. We believe our Department purpose and philosophy is best achieved through:

Service and Products

Our support services and products must be of superior quality - the very best we can provide. We refuse to offer a product or service in which we do not believe and cannot take personal pride.


Faculty and Staff

Our customers are the foundation of our purpose. Our only true asset is our ability to support our customers. In all of our dealings we will be honest, truthful, and strive to support the best interest of our customers and Southern College of Optometry. We are committed to a user-friendly office. We enthusiastically support the mission of our customers and seek only to enhance their effectiveness.

Performance Standards

Our Human Resources team accepts as its mission a commitment to excellence, a proactive face-to-face philosophy of communications intervention, elimination of unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, a commitment to same day response to all inquiries, and an uncompromising commitment to principles that protect the integrity of Southern College of Optometry Human Resources policies and practices.

SCO Participates in Live Local Effort - Employees Eligible for Purchase & Rental Programs

As a member of the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC), SCO is one of several organizations participating in the Live Local effort. SCO's involvement means that employees may be eligible for up to $2,000 toward a new apartment lease and up to $15,000 for a home purchase in centrally located neighborhoods in and around the Medical District.

To be eligible, SCO employees must be full time, having a .75 FTE or greater, and must be in good standing.  To receive the purchase incentive, an individual would also have to be employed with SCO for at least 1year. Students are not eligible to participate in the program. ​​​​​​​

Visit www.mdcollaborative.org/sco to view more information about SCO's participation and other requirements. 

You may also contact Jan Frazier-Scott in Human Resources for additional details. Meanwhile, 2016 numbers show that the MMDC launched and supported 18 events, made improvements to eight public spaces and assisted in the launch of five new businesses, with Live Local 901 being the newest initiative in the first year of the organization's work. 


Jan Frazier-Scott

Human Resource Generalist

[email protected]