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Position Title:System Administrator
Posting Number:1314
Department:Information Technology
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:12 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in:

  •    Research and Education
  •    Prototyping
  •    Management
  •    Commercialization

The System Administrator is responsible for assuring the operational integrity and connectivity of servers, and deploying integrated solutions to solve customer needs and requests. As a System Administrator, the person in this position is expected to provide technical leadership, the application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications.  

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.

Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard working team, we welcome your application for this position as a System Administrator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and project planning, and communication related to the application of systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with users, to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications.    
  • Perform Operating system and application installation, customization, and maintenance.    
  • Perform data base management including optimization, version currency, and patch levels.    
  • Technical administration and support including backup, disaster recovery, security, and troubleshooting.
  • Establish and monitor quality control and performance levels.        
  • Respond to CSR and other customer issues.        
  • Write and maintain documented procedures.        
  • Other duties as assigned.     


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline, and minimum two to three years experience in server administration required. A minimum of three years experience in troubleshooting hardware and software problems, and knowledge of and experience with networks and networking devices are preferred. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of Server operating systems.  Knowledge of C, C++, REXX, Perl, PHP and Java programming languages desired.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:08/02/2018

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