The System Network Administrator is responsible for maintaining the technological infrastructure of the school. Consistently requires use of administrative, independent judgment and decision making over 50% of job responsibilities. This includes monitoring, maintaining and upgrading all major components of the wired and wireless network (switches, routers, access points, and cabling), the academic and administrative servers, security and backup systems. Working closely with the Director of Technology, the Network Administrator supports and implements the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Mirman Technology Department.
Essential Job Functions:
Install, maintain, and upgrade network wiring, switches, and wireless network
Manage firewall and network security
Monitor and manage network health and network bandwidth usage and policy
Administer IP address framework including public and private addresses, DNS, & DHCP
Research and recommend infrastructure improvements
Manage email system
Monitor and report regularly on health of network, servers, security, backups, and internet service
May require evening and weekend work
Hardware Maintenance and Installation
Install, setup and repair printers, Apple and Windows servers, desktops, Apple laptops, and student Chromebooks
Upgrade and maintain hardware components (memory, hard drives, drives, etc.) as required.
Software Maintenance and Installation
Create, test, and maintain images for our desktops, laptops, and Chromebooks
Manage software installation and upgrades on servers, desktops and laptops.
Help Desk and Desktop Support
Troubleshoot networking, software, printer and hardware problems submitted to Mirman Help Desk
Follow up with users, recommend upgrades, and coordinate with vendors for parts and repairs.
Service, maintain and repair AV equipment.
Monitor and manage the service, upgrade, and repair of interactive whiteboards
As needed, assist with audio visual needs of school-related events
Assistance to Technology Director
Assist with network planning, design, and implementation
Assist Technology Director to install, maintain, upgrade, and manage administrative databases and related software
Serve, with Director of Technology, as technical contact to vendors when necessary and accompany and verify vendor onsite work and support.
Collaborate with Director of Technology to create a Disaster Recovery Plan
Assist Director of Technology in communication of policies and procedures to end users
Work on special projects as requested by the Director of Technology
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses.
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements.
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy.
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job, with or without assistance, and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:
May require working more than 40 hours per week.
Have the ability to stand, walk, lift, bend, reach, see, sit, and exercise mental concentration.
Ability to meet onsite attendance requirements as necessary to carry out the job functions.
Ability to work long hours at required times.
Potential exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses.
Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions.
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities.
Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times.
About Mirman School
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.