The Rectory school was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.
The Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. Average class size is 10 and the student teacher ratio is 4:1. Rectory School is a multi-platform environment (Google, PC and Apple).
The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related structures. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This position works with the Director of Technology and Department Leads to define needed, benefits and technical strategy. Part of this position’s role is to install, configure, and maintain desktops, tablets, laptops, peripheral equipment, and software. Additionally, the SA oversees and contributes to Help Desk operations in an effort to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolutions of end user issues. Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.
Responsibilities include the following:
SA Engineering and Provisioning
Engineering of SA related solutions for various project and operational needs.
Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and operational requirements.
Evaluate hardware and software for classroom or administrative needs.
Remain current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, training and maintenance.
Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
Contribute to and maintain system standards.
Assure the health and effective operations of the School’s network and support infrastructure (ex. fiber optics, T- I line, classroom connections.) including hardware (network, server, classroom, computer lab, administrative, and laptop computers), Intranet, Internet connection, website, and software (virus control, software coordinator, software support, etc.).
Provide technical documentation regarding hardware usage, software applications, computer technology and the general instructional use of technology in the classroom.
Oversee and contribute to Help Desk operations to ensure courteous, timely, and effective resolutions of end user issues.
Supply tech support needed for after-hours School events (Concerts, Fall Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Board meetings, etc.).
Provide on-call tech support as needed.
Work with the Facilities Committee, the Headmaster, the Director of Innovation, and other school administrators in the long range planning, facilities design, school construction issues, and budgeting with regards to technology.
Support the Director of Technology in the development, monitoring, and periodic evaluation of a five-year technology plan for Rectory.
Work with the Director of Technology to establish system-wide software and hardware standards, requirements and specifications.
Coordinate, evaluate, and recommend hardware and software purchases and replacement. Prepare proposals and solicits bids for system technology needs.
Consult with administrators and teachers to define equipment and training needs.
Manage vendor relationships, including maintenance, hardware and software upgrades, and ongoing development work with the system and users.
Develop, update, and maintain the School's inventory of hardware and software.
Develop and maintain relationships with other area schools, school technology, and other relevant sources.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology
Network design and optimization
Network monitoring and troubleshooting
Management of wireless technologies
Managing firewalls and spam filters
Imaging software and deployment
Closed circuit camera security systems
Basic programming skills
VMware virtual environments
OS X and Windows Servers
Backup disaster implementation
Manage and maintain voice and data network infrastructure
Experience with cloud based services
Experience with Google, PC and Apple platforms
Various education based software
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (or equivalent experience)
At least 5 years experience in technology-related work, preferably academic technology.
An ability to work in a collaborative, efficient, collegial work team.
Professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
Client support based philosophy.
Strong organizational skills.
School-centered, service oriented disposition.
The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents.
Must be able to lift & move computer equipment up to 50 pounds.
Interested parties are asked to email a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information to Diana Richardson, Assistant to the Headmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org