IT Systems Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Administrator / Manager (of network or database)
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Network / Systems

Since 1852, under the direction of the Basilian Fathers, St. Michael's College School has been educating young men in goodness, discipline, and knowledge for lives of leadership and service, and forming them in faith to present the face of Jesus Christ to a world that is in need of his grace and his peace.

We are Canada's only Catholic, Basilian, faith-based independent school. We educate young men from Grades 7 to 12 in a university-preparatory programme. Our scholastic environment for all boys is well designed and suited to their particular strengths, aptitudes, and needs. It provides a unique learning and growing experience during which a boy develops the framework of his character and builds the foundation for his life as a man. 

In graduating young men who change the world through lives of faith, character, and service, 
St. Michael's College School brings integrity, unity, and healing to a fractured and uncertain world.

Whatever the role at St. Michael's College School, it is more than a job – it is joining a community of likeminded colleagues who embrace the school's values and deliver those values in everything that they do. 

Position Available: 

The IT Systems Administrator is responsible for planning, developing, installation, configuration, and maintenance of corporate hardware, software and any related infrastructure. This includes the creation of all plans for ensuring functionality, data consistency, security, and usability of systems aligned with the organization's priorities and enabling St. Michael's College School's employees and students to do their work effectively. The IT System Administrator is responsible for diagnosing and resolving performance issues to ensure optimal performance and reliability. He or she will also be accountable for planning updates and maintenance of hardware and software resources to mitigate limitations and combat obsolescence. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Reports to: Information Technology and Innovation Manager

Supervises: N/A

Position: Full time position; Monday to Friday; some evening and weekend work may be required.

Rate of Pay: Salary is commensurate with experience. Remuneration includes a comprehensive benefit package and access to participate in the organization's defined contribution pension programme.


Duties include: 

  • Install, maintain, evaluate and upgrade all computer hardware and software.

  • Administer and maintain all networks as well as connections to the Internet and peripheral equipment.

  • Ensure daily backup operations are complete and plan, perform, and assist with emergency recovery operations.

  • Manage user accounts: creating, updating, and removing access as necessary.

  • Provide technical support to end users as part of shared Help Desk responsibilities

  • Test and install issued patches in conjunction with software providers and vendors or other third parties.

  • Research and recommend improvements to the organization's hardware, software, and associated infrastructure. Ensure hardware is adequately sized and configured; conduct capacity planning scenarios to meet future needs.

  • Monitor and assess systems to ensure that processes are operating as designed.

  • Develop, administer, and maintain policies and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of all systems.

  • Develop and maintain expertise through professional development opportunities.

  • Act as a technical resource during other projects as required.

  • Other duties as assigned


What you bring to this role: 

  • A commitment to the vocation of Catholic education as it is embodied in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers and in the mission and vision of St. Michael's College School;

  • University degree in computer science, software engineering, or computer engineering, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

  • At least two years of direct work experience in systems administration, including Windows Server, Hyper-V, PowerShell, Office365, Apple technology, networking devices and SAN

  • Systems Administration and/or System Engineer certifications in Unix and Microsoft are assets.

  • Strong knowledge and application of system design, installation, backup, recovery, storage management, methodologies, processes, and tools.

  • Knowledge and application of service level agreements and customer service standards

  • Able to interpret the operational requirements of end users, project managers, and other stakeholders and determine appropriate solutions.

  • Ability to write concise and accurate technical documentation.

  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware, software, and network issues.

  • Effective deadline management and project management skills.

  • A passion for learning and a keen eye for improvement opportunities

  • You welcome and integrate constructive feedback

  • As an effective communicator, you possess excellent listening, written, and verbal skills

  • Upbeat and friendly, you strive to find solutions for your stakeholders

  • You are a reliable team member, and you can also work independently

  • You are a self-starter, and highly motivated to suggest creative and proactive system changes

How to apply: 

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at 
St. Michael's College School by email to indicating "IT Systems Administrator" in the subject line.

Deadline for this application process is Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

We thank all candidates in advance. However, we will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls or agencies, please.

To work at St. Michael's College School, all employees must provide a Police Vulnerable Sector check and review and complete the Child Protection Policy Questionnaire. Please click here for more information.

St. Michael's College School will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.