Systems Administrator

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time

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 :

The Systems Administrator handles all aspects of the configuration and maintenance of our computer systems. This position diagnoses and resolves problems quickly. The primary goal is to ensure that the College’s technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :
  • Performs daily monitoring and availability for all servers and resources.
  • Maintains and verifies the backup operations and procedures.
  • Creates and maintains the user accounts in Active Directory and email, among other areas.
  • Builds and rebuilds servers and other hardware as required.
  • Acts in a Tier 2 and 3 Helpdesk support role as needed, and as a backup to the Tier 1 Helpdesk roles.
  • Responds to and presents information to inquiries and/or complaints from all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Acts as oversight for Systems Specialists duties to ensure established standards and policies are consistently being followed.
  • Leads technical discussions and solution design.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • 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 :
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals
  • Ability to lead colleagues in technical discussions and solution design
  • Strong communication skills; able to explain technical issues to non-experts
  • Strong diagnostic, evaluation, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Resourcefulness

Education, Training, and Experience:
  • Requires a A.S. and/or 2 to 4 years of related experience, preferably in an educational environment
  • MCSE is highly desirable, as is administrative experience with Kaspersky, Microsoft SCCM, MS-SQL server, VMWare and other systems
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)

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

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

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)

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

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

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
  • Flexible work schedules
(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.)

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