Ranney School seeks a Network & Systems Administrator who can assist with the ongoing maintenance of our campus computer systems and help plan the future growth and expansion of our computer network. The Network and Systems Administrator will be responsible for maintaining our current network and server systems and work closely with our IT Desktop Support for desktop troubleshooting and staying updated on the latest support tools and processes. The ideal candidate for this position is networking certified and is well-versed in cloud computing solutions (primarily Google G-Suite services and G-Suite administration). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience at the enterprise networking level and can also work well with legacy systems.
Our campus technology is advancing quickly and Ranney School is looking for a candidate who is meticulous and able to balance Network and System Administration responsibilities while offering additional administrative support to end-users around campus. The position will require supporting technology needs from an entire campus perspective as well as individual departments throughout our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools as well as our Administrative departments.
Candidates will ideally have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science or engineering related field and experience in a role maintaining corporate or school networking infrastructure and end-user support.
Key Skills and Qualities:
3+ Years successful network troubleshooting experience
Cisco CCNA, CCNP or related certification(s)
Must be able to complete complex projects while maintaining day to day operations
Proven experience managing large and complex networks
Highly adept in firewall and network system configuration
Effective problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
Strong safety record and a history of establishing safe work practices
Must have a ‘front-end’ personality with strong interpersonal communication skills should be service-oriented
Adept at building relationships with colleagues and should have a collaborative spirit
Ability to support software and hardware needs of both students and faculty/staff
Ability to support the back-end needs of the technology department (installing, maintaining and supporting school hardware; supporting a wide array of student and faculty technology needs)
Candidates will ideally have significant experience supporting G-Suite environments,
Blackbaud systems (On-Suite, FE, RE) and Microsoft networks (or similar).
The ability to learn new technological systems quickly and then support the needs of a wide array of users is critical.
Highly skilled in Microsoft Windows Server environments (2008, 2012, 2016, +) with technical knowledge handling Domain Controllers, DHCP, Active Directory, Group Policy, File Server and other Windows Server features
Programming background is a plus.
Linux experience is a plus.
Computer Science teaching experience could offer a unique opportunity.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Support the ongoing work and advancement of the technology department
Determine organization networking/system needs and ability to install and configure all network systems and security.
Maintain networking systems and ensure all systems are operating correctly and maintain security profiles.
Work closely with departmental managers and employees to determine future network needs and plan for network changes.
Develop methods and tools to be used to test and implement new LAN/WAN equipment.
Maintain and monitor server infrastructure using advanced RMM software
End-user hardware and software support
Train users on the proper use of hardware and software
Create projects that are designed to add functionality required by the school
Address network failure issues
Engage in regular network troubleshooting activities to resolve network issues.
Ability to climb ladders to inspect ceiling and wall cabling and replace/run new wiring through ceilings and conduit, when necessary.
Program switch ports and maintain network infrastructure backups
Maintain school data backup systems and perform data backups and disaster recovery operations for both on-site & off-site data.
Should be capable of being present to support the school network in emergency scenarios, if they occur, after-hours.
Operate master consoles in order to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
Maintain and diagnose issues with a wide variety of hardware and software problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.
Monitor network performance and recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
Maintain an inventory of parts for emergency repairs
Coordinate with vendors to facilitate purchasing
Assist with writing Acceptable Use Policies and Service Level Agreements
Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Director of Technology, Dan Moller (email@example.com). The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be contacted without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney School Network & System Admin Application.”
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.