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 Network Administrator

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Job DescriptionAdvancement Services, develops and implements technology solutions to supporting all business processes.


As a key member of Advancement Services, this position is responsible for all aspects of network administration including servers, desktop systems, communications hardware/software and office systems.


This position reports to the Director of Advancement Services and periodically works with all development staff.

  • Network administration (including backup, security management, user account management, e-mail systems including e-mail web server, internet access, office systems and applications support).
  • Supports server, network and desktop hardware, software and applications.
  • Performs technology needs analysis.
  • Rolls out hardware and software to ensure optimal deployment of resources.
  • Plans, implements, and supports the network and computing infrastructure plan.
  • Manages small to medium sized projects according to agreed upon budgets and schedules.
  • Assists with technology planning through ongoing research.



Diploma in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Business Administration; supplemented with one or more courses in current technology.


Considerable (5 years) and current experience as an Administrator on a medium sized network of servers, desktop systems and communications devices using current technologies.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows servers and desktop products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of setting up remote access for users.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer a 250+ node network including firewalls.
  • Demonstrated ability to support networked printers and photocopiers.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of current communications devices and protocols, server and desktop technologies.
  • Orientation and training of new staff.
  • Ability to negotiate hardware/software service and technical support contracts with vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Supervising, coaching, and mentoring of network services assistant position.
  • Facilitation and change management skills.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications.
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