Reports to: Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration
Department: Information Technology
FLSA Category: Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 40
The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for daily IT operations that inform short and long-term goals and outcomes, including maintaining and configuring computer systems and network servers, and leading IT projects. The Senior Systems Administrator is a generalist rather than a specialist, and will have the opportunity to engineer customized solutions in a cross-functional environment.
The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible to:
- Align information and technology systems with institutional needs including hardware, software, network, telecom, and classroom A/V.
- Create and maintain business intelligence solutions to support the data needs of The Seattle School, including data access, data security, data integrity, and data retention.
- Provide technical support for escalated help desk and desktop requests.
- Mentor team members and educate users.
- Develop, document, and communicate security policy and assign security permissions on the network accordingly.
- Create and maintain scripts or executables to automate department functions.
- Stay abreast of, research, and implement new technology and software advancements as needed.
- Negotiate and manage relationships with technology vendors and service providers.
- Research, communicate, and present complex data and concepts in user-friendly ways.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree preferred in a technology-related field or equivalent experience.
- At least 4 years of IT experience, management experience preferred.
- CompTIA A+, Network+, or Server+ is preferred.
- CCNA, MCSE, or other certification is preferred.
- Experience in higher education is preferred.
- Commitment to the mission, vision, and ethos of The Seattle School.
- Demonstrated ability to be resourceful and take initiative and possess strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated success in project management, including the ability to manage conflicting priorities.
- Familiarity with routing, network security, and firewalls.
- Familiarity with cloud-based computing and major platforms (Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.).
- Advanced knowledge of computer science (including scripting and database management), operating systems, software systems, and development concepts, as well as networking and distributed computing concepts and protocols.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft admin tools (M365, Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL), Google Workspace, and server virtualization, storage, and disaster recovery design and deployment.
- Proficiency with Student Information Systems (SIS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems preferred.
- Experience with data privacy laws, IT regulations, and requirements that impact higher education, including GLBA, FERPA and GDPR, is a plus.
- Highly attentive to data ownership and security.
Compensation & Benefits
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology provides a competitive total compensation package (salary, benefits, time off and more), aligned with the nonprofit market. The range for this position is $70,000 – $100,000 annually. For this full-time position we offer generous paid time off, retirement benefits, a bus pass subsidy, tuition assistance benefits, medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance and a Health Savings Account. We also offer a flexible, supportive environment with colleagues committed to a common mission. Hours and schedule are negotiable, and can be done in a combination of remote and on campus hours.
To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and completed Employment Application (Statement of Faith included) to email@example.com. The posting will remain open until filled, but preference will be given to applications receive by December 11, 2022.
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.