System Administrator

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


San Jose, CA

Almaden Country School seeks a full-time System Administrator, effective June 2015. This is a 12-month position reporting directly to the Head of School.

Position open until filled: APPLY IMMEDIATELY

Position Outline:


● Manage and administer the IT environment including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux OS's

● Vendor liason and manager (Veracross, Finalsite, Comcast, CDWg, various other vendors)

● Diagnose and correct day-to-day technology needs that arise among users school-wide (laptops, iPads, printers, projectors, interactive white boards)

● Test and deploy software patches and updates for Mac laptop fleet through reposado and munki tools

● Manage GAFE changes

● Staff and help lead the Tech Committee in weekly meetings; help maintain and advance the school’s Technology Plan

● Assist with new school year device preparation and management during the school year

● Finalsite website management

● Manage server and network infrastructure

● Manage help requests through an online helpdesk

● Provide and manage internal administrative and external user facing tech documentation and documentation tools



● Familiarity and ability to work with Mac platform laptops and address routine system-wide maintenance and administration

● Manage the tech needs of the Windows platform servers and laptops used in the Finance Office

● Basic understanding of how databases work

● Ability to work cooperatively and patiently with teachers, Advancement office staff, school administrators, and parent volunteers

● Capacity to multitask, prioritize, and manage caseload within parameters of the assignment

● Familiarity with implementing standard troubleshooting methodologies

● Conscientious with attention to detail


• Experience working in a K-12 school environment

• Experience with training technology users of various levels

Almaden Country School is an independent, nonprofit, pre-K through 8th grade school located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. To learn more about Almaden Country School, candidates are encouraged to visit our website at

To apply, send a letter of interest and a current résumé in pdf format to:

Olaf Jorgenson, Head of School and Janet Richardson, Associate Head