Systems & Network Administrator

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

Position Overview

The Network & Systems Administrator is responsible for the various aspects of the school’s technical infrastructure and adjacent systems/platforms; including but not limited to, network infrastructure (wired and wireless), physical and virtual server hardware, platforms, and associated software, on-premise VoIP system, mobile device management system(s).  The qualified individual will serve as a member of the Technology team and will need to serve as one of the top tiers of customer support and troubleshooting.

Reports to:​ Director of Technology
Terms: ​Full-time, exempt, 12-month position

Job Responsibilities
The following list is not comprehensive but serves as a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities.

Systems & Network Management

  • Shares responsibility for the uptime, maintenance, and security of various servers, services, and systems at the school, such as: physical fiber optic and copper network cabling, Cisco router(s)/switches/access points, Cisco security appliances, VMWare ESXi virtualized environment, Cisco VoIP & Unified Communications Manager
  • Responsible for management of user/device domains, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Active Directory/Azure, Google Workspace for Education, Apple School Manager
  • Supports and manages the Mobile Device Management solution, JAMF Pro, for all macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices
  • Collaborates with departmental and school leadership to ensure a supportive environment for teaching and learning as it relates to technology
  • Participates in lifecycle and strategic planning of infrastructure hardware/software upgrades/replacements in partnership with the Director of Technology
  • Assists with evaluations of new software & hardware, including integration and interoperability with existing systems and infrastructure
  • Participates in cyber security planning and implementation, ensuring infrastructure, data, and users are protected from potential risks
  • Writing internal technical documentation and end-user documentation
  • Continues professional development to better understand the technical infrastructure as well as keep pace with changes and trends in the industry
  • Serves the Graland community as an active, participating member of the Helpdesk
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology and school leadership team

Community Support

  • Answer technology support questions from Graland parents, reset passwords or redirecting questions to technology vendors
  • Actively participate in the school community and assist with other duties such as carline, recess monitoring and others that help maintain the safety and security of the school
  • Actively support the different users of the school

Team Player
A collaborative and supportive member of the Graland Community who:

  • Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
  • Provides a safe environment for students.
  • Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive educator.
  • Represents school in position and in community.
  • Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset, open to feedback and new learning.
  • Supports collective efforts of the school on instructional and non-instructional sides in addition to team responsibilities.
  • Offers support during after-hours and other technology team responsibilities.
  • Approaches situations with flexibility and creative thinking to identify solutions. 
  • Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.    

Prefered Education & Experience                        

  • 5+ years with IT experience
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) desired, demonstrable experience in network protocols and administration required
  • Experience and proficiency with JAMF Pro or similar MDM that manages macOS, iOS, tvOS devices
  • Experience with managing Windows Server and the Active Directory stack
  • Experience managing virtualized systems architecture, specifically with VMWare
  • Experience and familiarity with Google Workspace
  • Successful history managing diversified systems with minimal downtime.
  • Degree in related field preferred

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Culturally competent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • Work in tight spaces, under desks, and/or on ladders will be required from time to time

About Graland

A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. ​Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and
 middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
While so much in the world is changing, the school’s focus remains the same: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.

Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.

Our Mission
Achieve intellectual excellence,
build strong character,
enrich learning through the arts and athletics, 
and prepare our students to be
engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
Our Motto: ​Ascende Omnem Montem - Climb Every Mountain 
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary is between $70,000 and $82,000. Benefits include professional development, employer-paid health, vision, dental and life insurance, vacation, sick and personal time off, as well as participation in a retirement plan. Daily free lunch, access to an on-campus workout facility and opportunities based on availability for subsidized on-site child care. 

Graland Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
It is the policy of Graland Country Day School to comply fully with all laws barring discrimination against employees, or applicants, for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military discharge status or physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, discipline, demotion, rates of pay or other compensation, employee benefits, tuition assistance programs and termination of employment.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to All applications are to be submitted electronically.