Network and IT Security Manager

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

Friends Academy, a Quaker Independent Day School, PS-12th grade, is seeing a full-time Network and IT Security Manager.

Essential Duties of the Position Include:

  • Manage the daily operation of the school’s core network infrastructure including Cisco firewall and switches, Meraki wireless hardware, fiber and copper infrastructure, and dual internet connections.

  • Implement, monitor and manage real-time network traffic and security monitoring tools to ensure the electronic/cyber and physical security of the computer network and overall network efficiency.

  • Conduct periodic network scans to find any vulnerability and report all anomalies and events to the Director of Technology and the Director of Finance, Operations and Strategic Projects.

  • Implement, manage and monitor network data protection, encryption, and access control tools to prevent data loss and/or inappropriate access.

  • Maintain network hardware and software through regular application of all recommended firmware and software patches

  • Plan for network hardware, infrastructure, and software upgrades.

  • Participate in regular professional development to stay up to date with latest network and security best practices.

  • Develop and update comprehensive Incident Response Plan and IT Policies and Procedures documents for school and develop strategies to respond to and recover from a security breach.

  • Conduct awareness training of school employees on information security standards, policies and best practices.

  • Implement cyber-security initiatives and protections including monitoring and remediation software on servers and endpoints to guarantee data and user security.

  • Monitor daily, weekly and monthly onsite and offsite network server and data backups.

  • Resolve issues with school infrastructure, wireless network, physical and virtual servers, network printing and copying, VOIP telephone system, and security camera and door systems.

  • Carefully organize and document all work, and, facilitate a comfortable working relationship between the IT and all other departments within the school.

  • Provide technology support to Faculty, Staff and Students in the Network Center, in classrooms, and, support technology for special events and groups as needed, occasionally including evening or weekend events.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
Demonstrated technical proficiency with and knowledge of network hardware, software, operating systems, cybersecurity, and current trends and practices. Effective communicator and ability to work collaboratively with the technology team, problem solve and plan and execute projects under pressure. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and while handling challenges and multiple tasks.

  • Bachelor's degree in Network Management information Services.

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years hands-on experience in Network Management.

  • Candidate should have a solid understanding of cybersecurity risk, prevention, remediation, and user education on these topics.

  • RelevantCisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft Certifications highly recommended.

  • Experience with Cisco and Meraki hardware/software, Microsoft servers and operating systems; VMWare; Veeam and BackupExec Software; various SAN hardware; Microsoft Windows 7/10; Apple OSX; and Google Apps for education.

  • Experience working in a school environment preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently lift up to 30 lb. of network or computer equipment

  • Install network and computer equipment, including crawling under or around furniture, climbing ladders, and/or reaching to perform tasks.

  • Work in standard office conditions and climate.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Friends Academy offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package as well as extensive professional development and tuition reimbursement.

Friends Academy is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references with a range of the salary desired to

Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated employees of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally protected classification.