Head-Royce School, an independent co-educational day school in Oakland, California, is seeking a skilled systems and network specialist to join our Technology department in managing, troubleshooting, and building IT systems and networks in support of the daily operations of the School. We hope to find a candidate who can work alongside our existing team in protecting our critical systems, building and documenting new hardware and software solutions, as well as helping to maintain and utilize our existing systems.
It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent school requires. We seek someone who possesses an appreciation for a K-12 educational environment, an interest in working with a range of products and services, and a commitment to a collaborative approach.
The systems and network specialist will collaborate with other technology team members and stakeholders in the School in developing strategies for improved processes utilizing reliable and appropriate technology solutions. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with a growth mindset, a proven record of taking on new challenges and eager to use and grow her or his technology skills. This is a full-time 12 month position reporting to the Director of Technology while working closely under the guidance and direction of our Associate Director of Infrastructure.
Demonstrated understanding of account management in both Active Directory and G. Suite for Education
Experience supporting and troubleshooting VOIP, WiFi access points, and switches
Help ensure the stability and functionality of a wide suite of technology hardware and software including access control systems, IP cameras, servers and VMs, emergency alert systems, RAID implementations, as well as backup/recovery planning, testing, and execution
Strong collaboration, documentation, and communication skills, with a willingness to share a highly varied workload
Troubleshoot issues and outages
Responsible for daily operations and maintenance of servers, switches, APs, IP cameras
Collaborate with other team members to assist in troubleshooting, identifying root cause of issues, and providing technical support when needed
Participate in infrastructure projects such as in the evaluation, selection and deployment of new solutions
Perform other duties as assigned
3 to 5 years supporting technology, preferably in an educational institution
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment
Ability to manage short and long-term projects
Demonstrated commitment to students and faculty
Experience interacting effectively and tactfully with faculty with a wide background of technology expertise.
Very strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Head-Royce School Overview Located on a 12-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 132-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning & pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of & respect for diversity that makes our society strong & to encourage active & responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls 890 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle & Upper Schools — & provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance & well-being & carefully stewarding our resources.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools Location: Oakland, California Travel: (minimal) Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) a plus Start Date: Immediately Website: headroyce.org
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to Jobs@headroyce.org with the subject line “Systems and Network Specialist.”
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.