Network Administrator

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

Westridge School is an independent day school for girls located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1913, the school has an enrollment of approximately 500 girls in grades 4 through 12 and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Westridge is committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. Westridge is a vibrant and diverse community that is grounded in the commitment to goodness in all aspects of life and learning. Students are encouraged to learn and thrive in new ways, to try new things, and to be resilient. The school balances challenging academics and a focus on leadership development with a deeply engrained culture that prioritizes physical and emotional wellness and treating oneself, others, and the world with integrity, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.

Westridge is seeking a skilled and highly-capable professional to serve as the network administrator. Reporting to the senior IT manager, the network administrator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the connections and communications across computers, servers, network devices and other computer equipment. They maintain daily operational availability of all network assets and monitor network performance, while providing troubleshooting and configuration services as needed.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Building and setting up computer networks by physically installing, connecting, and configuring equipment and software

  • Managing Microsoft 365 and online Exchange

  • Managing Microsoft School Data Sync and Microsoft Teams Class platform

  • Administering the user and computer accounts, including email, group policies, and security rights and permissions (Active Directory)

  • Maintaining network performance by conducting network monitoring, analysis, and performance tuning, troubleshooting network issues and escalating problems as appropriate

  • Securing the network by developing network access protocols, monitoring, and evaluating access and performance Manages OPSWAT Impulse network access control system and Kaspersky virus and malware protection.

  • Planning, scheduling, and implementing patches and updates to all network devices and software

  • Administering and maintaining the telephone/paging system

  • Managing small to mid-size projects per agreed upon schedules and budgets

  • Documenting systems and policy changes

  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours availability for emergency support

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned


  • Implementing cybersecurity training and procedures

  • Working with the Systems Administrator to maintain network security, cybersecurity and disaster prevention and recovery plans to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized access, damage, modification, or disclosure of data

Mobile Device Management

  • Providing expertise and direction in the development and modification of mobile solutions to enhance performance and availability

  • Monitoring, tracking, and updating incidents and trouble calls in tracking system in support of efficient procedures and excellent customer satisfaction

  • Troubleshooting and resolving mobile device wireless connectivity issues

  • Planning, creating, maintaining (through inventory management) and deploying mobile security and mobile device management policies and conducting periodic security audits on mobile devices and infrastructure to ensure compliance to security standards

  • Planning and managing policies and security. Researching new mobile solutions and enhancements to our existing mobile solutions and tools; determining how those changes affect our strategies and bring potential benefits to our current mobile device environment

  • Testing and deploying updates and fixes for all devices

  • Evaluating and recommending new hardware for device renewal and replacement

  • Help Desk Support and Administration and Training

  • Provides primary support for Office 365

  • Provides as-needed technical assistance to end-users and the Help Desk

  • Provides end user training on hardware and software and other equipment

  • Works closely with Help Desk Manager and Senior IT Manager to develop and maintain efficient procedures in order to provide a high level of customer support and satisfaction to users

Asset Management

  • Manages receipt of equipment, inventory of software licenses, software, hardware, and other IT supplies

  • Manages printing services and supplies

  • Evaluating, recommending, and purchasing software, hardware and other IT supplies

New Hire and New Student Administration

  • Manages creation of accounts for new users (network, copier, LMS, Wifi, etc.)

  • Trains new users on software, internal systems, and hardware

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information systems, Computer Science, or a related field

  • 3 years experience in enterprise level network administration role

  • Hands-on experience analyzing logs, network data, and other attack artifacts in support of unauthorized access incident investigations

  • Industry Technical Certification, MCSE, CISSP, CCNA, or CCNP a plus

  • Proven network engineering, network operations, and network performance analysis skills

  • Hands-on technical troubleshooting capabilities

  • Knowledge of computing infrastructures

  • Familiarity with virtual server management and monitoring tools

  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving ability

  • Proficiency with scripting languages

  • Strong interpersonal skills to assist non-technical individuals with complex technical issues

  • Committed to understanding and meeting the technology expectations of internal clients

  • High degree of technical aptitude in the areas of networking, audio visual, software and hardware

  • Strong comfort with technology: new software, new hardware and challenges associated with their use

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills

  • Ability to embrace a collaborative work style and interact in a positive and proactive manner with all school constituencies

Physical Demands (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):

  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors as required, ability to work at heights and in confined spaces, ability to work extended periods of time both walking and/or standing, ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

This is a full-time non-exempt position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Include “Network Administrator” in the subject line.
Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information: