Network Administrator

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

The Network Administrator is responsible for oversight of Shady Hill’s multi-platform campus network serving 18 buildings. The network is compromised of 30+ virtualized servers (VMware ESXi 5, Mac OS X 10.8, Windows 2003-2008R2, CentOS & Ubuntu Linux), and approximately 400 user computers (desktops and laptops) running Mac OS (10.9), and Windows (7). All Windows servers are running in a VMWare VSphere 5.5 virtualized environment utilizing HP servers and storage. Backups are done through Veeam 8.0 and PresSTORE Archiware 5 utilizing Drobo storage devices.

Reports To: Chief Information Officer
Department: Technology
Type: Full-time
FLSA: Exempt
Date Updated: 3/4/2015

Job Responsibilities:
Installs, maintains, updates, and repairs all campus servers, networking, and telecommunications equipment.
In conjunction with the Chief Information Officer and other technology personnel, plans and assists in building, testing and implementing new images for deployment to desktops and laptops.
Installs, supports, maintains, updates, monitors and repairs campus network connections (ISP devices, switches, routers, wireless access points, network cabling).
Maintains, updates, and repairs campus firewalls, including monitoring associated log files.
Configures, updates, and maintains the campus computer network in ways that involve system down time at night, over school vacations and/or during the summer to reduce impact on the user experience.
Employs strategies to minimize desktop support by centralizing and standardizing using server technology resources, and rapid deployment techniques (for example, images, package push out from a centralized source).
Manages Macintosh clients via Jamf Casper configuration profiles
Provides input to Chief Information Officer on network-related hardware and software purchases.
Ensures critical campus systems are secure and stable through the use of data backup, virus protection, battery backup, power backup, surge protection, and other appropriate means.
Develops, recommends, and implements strategies for network growth, security, and enhancement by maximizing functionality of network equipment.
Develops and administers network disaster recovery plan to maintain LAN/WAN network systems operation.
Maintains current and comprehensive network documentation to include easily understood and well-organized configuration descriptions, security information, written overviews of functionality, clear descriptions of process and procedure, network diagrams and any other information necessary to maintenance of the organization’s computer systems.
Interfaces and negotiates with vendors and suppliers to ensure adequate delivery and maintenance of equipment and services.
Proactively performs network analysis to identify and correct issues before they become problems, to include continual monitoring of system notifications.
Performs routine and emergency maintenance of all data center equipment.
Provides resolution of complex problem tickets escalated from the other members of the technology department.
Works with other technology personnel to ensure that computer inventories are kept accurate and up-to-date.
Remains “on-call” to handle network-related emergencies.
Responsible for daily monitoring of network-related HelpDesk ticket flow and resolution of network related HelpDesk tickets. Assures a 24-hour turn around in communication to users regarding problems.
Provides desktop support and audio/visual coverage when needed.
Additional duties may be assigned by the Chief Information Officer as required.

Core technologies / skills:
Mac OS X Server 10.8
Mac OS X 10.9
HP Servers & Storage Appliances
Windows Server 2003-2008R2
VEEAM 8 and PresSTORE (Archiware)
Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu Server)
Active Directory
Apple Open Directory or OpenLDAP
VMware vSphere 5.5
Aerohive HiveManager Enterprise 6.1
Google Apps Administration
Scripting (bash, AppleScript)
HP Procurve Switches
Sonicwall NSA 2400
Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008
Rapid Deployment/imaging technologies (Jamf Casper, WSUS, WDS)
Avaya IP PBX (IP Office 500)
Nagios 3
Sophos Enterprise Console 5.2.2
Filemaker Server 11 & 12 Administration
iOS mobile device deployment and management

Education and Experience Required:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and 3-5 years experience in computer systems administration. Experience working in a school environment is beneficial.

How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should apply online at
Please be prepared to provide both a cover letter and resume, which will be requested in two different steps of the application process. When asked for your resume, please paste the text AND upload the original file.

About Shady Hill School:
For over eight decades, Shady Hill, with 500 students (PS-8) and 170 full and part-time employees, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire faculty and staff who share our vision. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information on Shady Hill please visit us at