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IT Help Desk Specialist

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

Job Details

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

Under the supervision of the IT Help Desk Manager, this position provides user support and customer service on technology related issues. This position troubleshoots problems and advises on appropriate action, communicates with other IT personnel on problem resolution and status of open cases, and performs other tasks as assigned by the Help Desk manager.

This person is expected to learn emerging technologies and resolve any issues involved in integrating new technologies with existing systems.

This position works closely with the Goodwin IT Department and all of its parts – including the Technology administration team, as well as the Help Desk team for ongoing support and in evaluating current systems and aligning business objectives with the strategy for technology.

The hours for this position are Monday through Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm, with occasional Saturdays (rotation schedule).

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Assist University’s faculty, staff and students in solving computer and system issues
  • Responds to users seeking technical assistance via ticketing system, email, telephone calls, and walk-ins.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be very organized, pro-active and self-directed
  • Must have very strong abstract thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Determines the best solution based on the information provided.
  • Directs unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel.
  • Communicates with users and IT personnel on status of open cases.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Help Desk manage
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity
  • PC and MAC Hardware and Software troubleshooting
  • Windows Operating system – including XP, 7, 8, 10 and Server OS
  • MAC OS – including iOS for mobile devices
  • Microsoft Office 365 suite
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Printer support – Toner, basic troubleshooting, Network connectivity
  • A+ certification a big plus
  • Familiarity with a Computer Imaging process for recovery or new installations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals
  • Strong communication skills; able to explain technical issues to non-experts
  • Strong diagnostic, evaluation, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Resourcefulness


Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Requires a High School diploma or GED.
  • A.S or higher education preferred
  • Experience in the field of Information Technology preferred
  • Customer Service experience
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Drivers License and Insured Vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Salary Range:
  • $38,000 - $40,000 annually depending on experience
Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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