TKA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally, TKA has an HSA and FSA plan, Employee Assistance Program, 403(B) base with matching contributions, basic life insurance, paid time off, and paid professional development.
4 Year Degree
Job Title: Network and Systems Administrator
Job Status: Full-Time, 12 Months
Department: Information Technology
Reports to: Information Technology Director
The primary responsibility of the Network and Systems Administrator is to provide a reliable, secure, highly available network and wireless infrastructure, to continuously monitor network and server nodes and proactively take action based on alerts from our network monitoring tools to minimize downtime.
Essential Job Functions
Design, Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot:
Wireless infrastructure and Mobile Device Management
Proactively monitor TKA’s server and network hardware and software, and respond to alarms in a timely manner
Maintain network and server security by configuring access control lists, VPN policies, antimalware/EDR solutions as well as network and host based intrusion detection systems and respond to threats
Ensure network, server, third party software and endpoint patching and updates are performed in a timely manner
Responsible for maintaining LDAP/AD, Identity Management, RADIUS, and Single Sign-On solutions
Responsible for user account and group creation in different user databases
Responsible for the school’s Adobe and Autodesk management
Maintain existing and run new Ethernet/Fiber cabling
Maintain complete and up to date inventory information of all school hardware and software technologies and licensing
Troubleshoot network outages and performance related problems
Monitor IT and security policies set forth by the IT Director, ensure compliance, and report non-compliant users and devices immediately
Provide end-user technical support,desk-side assistance, and respond to help desk tickets in a timely manner
Communicate professionally and ensure end-user satisfaction
Provide support to staff, students and parents as needed
As needed, assist the database specialist in configuring, managing, and troubleshooting the school SIS
Documentation & Training
Create, update, and maintain all IT documentation
Create, update and maintain network diagrams
Provide training for staff and faculty
Provide department specific training
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field
5+ years experience as a network engineer preferably in a school setting
Industry standard certifications (e.g. Cisco, Microsoft, Network+, Security+, ITIL,, etc.)
Database systems: ability to maintain and troubleshoot the school’s Student Information System
Scripting and programming languages (e.g Bash, PowerShell, Python, etc.)
DNS, DHCP, Active Directory
Data backup and disaster recovery principles
Cloud computing and infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google)
Server virtualization technology
Client/Server operating systems (e.g. Mac, Windows, Linux)
Network design, configuration, monitoring and administration
Familiar with cyber Security frameworks, standards, best practices and compliance in education
Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership qualities and mentoring skills
Excellent skills in communicating both orally and in written form
Automation and process improvement skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc
Able to work both independently and in a team setting
Committed to continuous learning and improving by acquiring industry standard certifications and keeping up with new technology
Commitment to loving and serving Jesus Christ
Ability to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at a time and meet strict deadlines
High emotional intelligence
Positive, flexible, resourceful and solution-oriented
Must be active in a local Christian body of believers or at least pursuing community with other Christ-followers
Must have compatible theology on significant issues of TKA's Statement of Faithand Lifestyle Agreement
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Required to use the computer throughout the day
Work will be performed from the campus
Will move throughout the campus during the day
May occasionally have to lift up to 30-pounds, climb ladders and work under desks
Work is generally performed year-round, Monday-Friday (7:00am to 3:30pm or 7:30am to 4:00pm)
This position will occasionally require you to work nights, weekends and overnights (for trips/events). As much advance notice as possible will be provided.
Salary & Benefits
TKA offers acomprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally, TKA has an HSA and FSA plan, Employee Assistance Program, 403(B) base with matching contributions, basic life insurance, paid time off, and paid professional development.
Pay Grid: Network & Systems Administrator
Pay Grid Range: $41.23 to $62.50 per hour
This position is paid based on a preset salary grid, and the actual salary will be determined by applicable education and experience as determined by the Human Resources department. The starting pay listed reflects this position's minimum experience and education requirements. The top pay range represents the top of the pay grid for this position. It is rare for a candidate to enter this position at the top of the pay grid. Most candidates can expect to enter in the lower to middle section of the pay grid, depending on experience and education.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; therefore, this job description is subject to change.
The King’s Academy is an independent, college preparatory school for grades 6-12 serving 950 students. The school's mission statement guides everything we do: "The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered school that inspires academic excellence, servant leadership, and enduring relationships."
The King’s Academy is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TKA was ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Christian High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, and #7 in California.
TKA is looking for the best Christian educators! Every staff member at The King’s Academy is vital to the school’s number one mission which is ministry to our students. We know that the quality of the staffs' character inevitably establishes the professional and spiritual quality of the school and has an enormously significant and life-changing influence on the development of the students' confidence and character. That is why, first and foremost, all of The King's Academy staff members are Christ followers who have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and discipling junior high and high school students.
As part of ...a comprehensive spiritual life program, staff members at TKA have the privilege of mentoring students in a variety of ways. Staff serve alongside students on annual service trips to locations in the U.S. and abroad, participate with students in yearly off-site weekend retreats, and lead small home groups and chapel discussions. The King’s Academy teaching staff includes 76 members, with a total staff of nearly 150. Approximately 90% of classes have less than 25 students, allowing for individual attention and support.
TKA welcomes diverse people at all levels of campus life to support the diversity of our student body. We have bright and dedicated faculty and staff who work in a supportive environment characterized by a desire to serve God and a commitment to mutual respect and collaboration. The King’s Academy provides a competitive salary and benefits package including excellent medical, dental, life and 403B plans. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.
Consider joining The King's Academy team and help us prepare students for college, life, service and eternity. For more information about TKA, please visit www.tka.org.