Network Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems

Job description

Position: Network Administrator

Reports to: Kim McCormack, Director of Technology

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range:$60,000 - $85,000

Contact: Kim McCormack, Director of Technology,; 805-684-4127 ext. 268

Network Administrator POSITION PURPOSE:

The Network Administrator under the direction of the Director of Technology designs, supports, maintains, and evaluates computer networking and telecommunication systems; installs, configures, and maintains both physical and virtual computer servers; maintains faculty/staff/student network and e-mail infrastructure. Performs other related duties as assigned.


The essential functions of the position include:

  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of an Academic network environment including hardware/software support & training.
  • Ensures a high level of system availability including monitoring and remediation of system issues that might arise. This would include servers, networking, and Internet connectivity events.
  • Special projects planning, design, and implementation of both physical plant network and foundation software operating systems and application installation.
  • Assists in coordinating special projects including network-related wiring plans, LAN/WAN hardware/software purchases, system installation, backup, maintenance, and problem-solving.
  • Maintains LAN documentation including hardware/software applications, support logs, and other related information.
  • Monitor analyze, and troubleshoot network logs and track the nature and resolution of problems along with monitoring usage to ensure the security of data and access privileges.
  • Establishes and maintains user accounts, profiles, file sharing, access privileges, and security.
  • Monitor and ensure daily server backups are occurring at all times.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating, and consulting with vendors for hardware/software purchases, installation, product services, and support.
  • Plans, recommends, and assists in the design, installation, and support of telecommunications systems; troubleshoots and resolves telecommunications-related problems.
  • Creates systems and support by analyzing needs and projects; documenting and tracking
  • Create failover systems by crosstraining within technology and other departments
  • Supports the Technology Department during some weekend and evening events including but not limited to, Fall Family Weekend, Spring Family Weekend, Commencement, and Sunset Ceremony.

Training and Experience

Experience in all areas of local and wide area network management and administration including system configuration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, designing, implementation, and user support; experience installing and supporting Microsoft server technologies; experience supporting telecommunications equipment.

Education and Experience

  • minimally a BA
  • relevant experience in a high-achieving environment
  • knowledge of relevant technology and ability to use a learning management system

Key Competencies

  • self-motivated
  • values diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • high energy level
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • careful attention to detail
  • high work standards
  • problem solver
  • decision maker and collaborator within a team
  • organized
  • growth mindset
  • tolerance for stress
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • initiative

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques
  • Ability to sit, stand, and/or move around the applicable working environment as needed
  • Ability to travel safely and comfortably around our campus
  • Ability to use a keyboard (or an alternative input device) and other office equipment
  • Ability to read information in printed material, on a computer screen, and/or on a mobile device/laptop for extended periods of time

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Cate School is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender, gender identity, genetic information or any other category protected under federal or local law.

Interested candidates should send a CV and three names of references to Kim McCormack, Director of Technology, at

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year



  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance




  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed




  • Network administration: 5 years (Required)


Ability to Commute:


  • Carpinteria, CA 93013 (Required)


Ability to Relocate:


  • Carpinteria, CA 93013: Relocate before starting work (Required)


Work Location: In person

How to Apply


Kim McCormack, Director of Technology

805-684-4127 ext. 268