Solebury School seeks a highly qualified Network and Systems Specialist to begin July 1, 2018. An ideal candidate would have a thorough knowledge of network and server management, as well as an interest in technology as it relates to a school setting. This position also entails working with the entire faculty and staff to help develop competency and skills in the area of technology use.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. The school’s administrative schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, the need for IT support and a fully functional infrastructure often includes evening and weekend hours.
Set up, install, and maintain servers and network operating systems
Create, document and implement IT-related Standard Operating Procedures for operations and disaster recovery
Develop appropriate GPO and desktop settings deployment systems for the variety of school machines and users
Work with the Director of Technology to establish IT policies and systems that align with the school’s academic program and overall mission and to discover and propose technological solutions for existing issues or improvements
Regularly inspect/evaluate equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems
Research and recommend new products and/or systems for potential purchase
Build and maintain relationships with other key people/organizations:
School administration to discuss progress and priorities related to curriculum and overall school mission
Facilities Management Team to discuss, maintain and constantly improve the school’s IT, automated control and fire safety systems, and general facilities management infrastructure
Director of Finance to provide detailed project and budget analysis
IT staff to project goals, establish deadlines and outcomes
Hardware and software vendors
Relevant and demonstrated experience working with computer networks & systems administration and implementation of appropriate security measures, along with the ability to balance these with the business and academic needs of the school
A professional qualification or demonstrated competence in the following technology specialties: Firewall, Networking, Wireless, Switching, Servers, Services, Applications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work both as a team member and individually on projects
Ability to work under pressure and to deliver effective and high quality solutions to problems
Experience working in a school setting a plus
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: lifting (up to 50 lbs), carrying, pushing and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; and significant fine motor dexterity
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, deal with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines and work with a varied and diverse array of people
Please submit cover letter and resume to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin mid-March. Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are a coeducational boarding and day school serving 235 students in grades 7-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
About Solebury School
Solebury School is a co-ed private, college preparatory, day and boarding school with 235 students, grades 7 - 12, located on a bucolic 90-acre campus in New Hope, PA.