Senior Network Administrator

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

The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 450 students in grades 6 through 12, including international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse and equitable workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Northwest seeks a Senior Network Administrator who is responsible for planning, designing, monitoring, supporting, and integrating enterprise network systems. They are also occasionally called upon to provide direction to the other members of the IT team. The Senior Network Administrator makes decisions and takes action to help ensure the stability of the network infrastructure.

Essential Functions:
This role will assist in providing technology support (in-person, electronically, or by phone) and consultation to faculty, students, and partners, including computer, audiovisual, mobility, telephony, network connectivity, and various software applications
Installs, manages, and supports all campus technology equipment and resources including, but not limited to, VMware environment, Windows Server, Nimble SAN, Juniper switches, Fortigate firewalls, Mist Wi-Fi, and Mitel VoIP telephony
Monitors and improves systems, applications, and network security
Plans and coordinates installations and upgrades of software and hardware
Coordinates with vendors to troubleshoot and rectify applications, systems and network issues
Works in coordination with the IT director and the rest of the IT staff on-site to take care of crisis situations as they arise
Cultivates positive working relationships with colleagues
Works with campus IT staff to support classroom computing needs


Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the schools mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related field) and 3 or more years of system and network administration support experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Experience with SaaS systems such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace as well as a other software applications for both productivity and collaboration
The position requires excellent problem solving and analytical skills including a logical and structured approach to troubleshooting and decision making with an emphasis on superior customer service
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals
The Network Administrator must be adept and passionate about learning new technologies and services

Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with education and experience. The Northwest School offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life and accident insurance coverage, fully paid for employee only coverage. A retirement program matches up to 6% of an employee's salary after one year of service in a 403(b) plan. An intentional, mission focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or marital status.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume online:
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