IT Support Specialist - Wharton Executive Education
- University of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania, United States
- Salary Not specified
- Posted Date
- Mar 20, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
IT Support Specialist - Wharton Executive Education
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
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Posted Job Title
IT Support Specialist - Wharton Executive Education
Job Profile Title
Information Technology Support Specialist B
Job Description Summary
The Client Technology Services - Client Support team provides high-level, user-focused, technical support services to Wharton administrative departments. We work with an emphasis on triage and escalation, initial assessment, research, and resolution of incidents and requests to minimize disruption of Wharton business. We are always seeking to find new ways to deliver the highest level of support and technical guidance possible for the staff members, events, and initiatives we support.
IT Support Specialist position's responsibilities:
As an IT Support Specialist, you will diagnose and resolve technical problems with computing hardware, software, and network services, and complete project work as assigned. You will strive to create a positive customer support experience and build strong relationships through deep problem understanding, ensuring timely resolution, communicating promptly on progress, and handling clients with a client-focused professional attitude. It is your job to ensure the end-to-end customer experience is as positive and pleasant for those we work with and for and provide a single point-of-contact for the client. Collaboration across the Client Services and rest of the Client Technology Services team is expected.
Occasional weekend and off-hours support for special events, including alumni weekend, and graduation may be required. On-call contact may be required during non-business hours as well, to respond to urgent, high priority, and escalated service issues or outages. This includes the potential for both evening and weekend hours.
Senior IT Support Specialist position's responsibilities:
In addition to the above duties, you will be a senior member of the team and will function as an escalation-point for more complex issues as well as provide a higher level of technical capability and curiosity. You will also be tasked with identifying issues as high impact or ongoing problems and be responsible for assessing, handling, and developing resolutions. Assist the Solutions Development and Implementation team with deployment, administration, and maintenance of servers and shared services for the administrative staff of the Wharton School.
You will be encouraged to participate in cross-department and cross-university teams to evaluate, establish, and/or deploy new technologies and processes for the school, such as participating in evaluation teams, the Super User Group, special interest groups, service teams, and more.
- Experience with a variety of desktop operating systems,
including Windows and Mac OS; mobile operating systems, and a wide
variety of software applications, including Microsoft Office,
anti-virus, and software utilities.
- Effective interpersonal skills, excellent social skills,
independent problem-solving and decision-making, self-direction,
and ability to handle a complex workload all while keeping
integrity at the forefront.
- Excellent customer service with the ability to exercise
excellent judgment, tact, confidentiality and diplomacy in all
interactions with the Wharton community.
- ITIL/ITSM experience a plus.
IT Support Specialist:
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year of experience in a computer / user support environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated technical troubleshooting ability.
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
Senior IT Support Specialist:
- Proven advanced technical troubleshooting ability.
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a computer / user support environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrated advanced technical troubleshooting ability.
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team as well as taking a leadership role when required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$43,919.00 - $90,263.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.
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Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn
offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health,
dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your
family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending
accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care
expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition
benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get
tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also
eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to
help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and
Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a
pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment
options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a
substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the
year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal
affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with
family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth
Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family
members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the
costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community
or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you
won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to
underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always
provide proof of good health and are subject to
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to
supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing
demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide
variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health,
your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an
array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community,
you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as
cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the
University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our
arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at
Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest
music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn
Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member
of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the
excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these
activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and
entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great
deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and
cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission
and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy
substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars
from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie
tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer
creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance
between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use
of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable
loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or
currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for
closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible
employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal
adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up
to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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