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Information Technology
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Chief Information Officer

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Job Summary

Wilberforce University seeks a Network Administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and take responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the university’s IT department.  We are looking for a Network Administrator to maintain a reliable, secure, and efficient data communications network. The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain, and monitor all active network equipment to ensure smooth network operation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fully support, configure, maintain, and upgrade networks and in house servers
  • Install and integrate new server hardware and applications
  • Assist in network design and implementation
  • Provide network support with a variety of operating systems
  • Install and configure computer network equipment
  • Support and administer third-party applications
  • Maintain network connectivity of all computer workstations
  • Provide network support to users
  • Maintain servers and associated hardware, applications, services, and settings
  • Develop and monitor policies for the use of network resources
  • Implement and manage disaster recovery and back-up
  • Evaluate and recommend security improvements, system upgrades, and server system administration
  • Monitor network to ensure optimal performance (availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency) and test for weaknesses
  • Create and maintain user accounts, permissions, and passwords
  • Test release of products to minimize user impact and ensure compatibility
  • Create technical support documentation for systems and applications
  • Resolve problems reported by end user
  • Define network policies and procedures

Network Administrator Qualifications/Skills:

  • Fundamental knowledge of networking concepts
  • Proven network administration, network engineering, network operations, and network performance analysis skills
  • Hands-on technical troubleshooting capabilities and hands on experience in networking, routing, and switching
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of computing infrastructures
  • Familiarity with server management and monitoring tools
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Proficiency with scripting languages
  • Strong interpersonal skills to assist non-technical individuals with complex technical issues
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of server infrastructure
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies
  • Great at organizing, prioritizing, and multitasking

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a network administration role
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016 preferred
  • Previous experience with Cisco switches and routers preferred
  • MCSE certification a plus
  • Juniper, Cisco, CWNA or BCNE training, CISSP, CCNA, or CCNP certification a plus

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Network Administrator position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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