System/Server Administrator
(Minneapolis or St. Peter, MN)

Online Application Form

  • Type: Full-time, exempt
  • Location: Minneapolis or St. Peter, Minnesota

The System/Server Administrator is a critical role that designs, implements and supports the core infrastructure to include servers, networks, virtualization, storage, data center and PCs. This is an exciting opportunity to create a broader impact to the organization and directly contributes to Scholarship America’s mission.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supports and configures hardware including servers, storage and networks
  • Troubleshoot problems as reported by users
  • Participate in the design of the infrastructure and lead identified projects to completion
  • Seek continuous improvement opportunities to streamline business or IT functions and build standardization into the environment
  • Create and maintain detailed and current documentation on all aspects of network infrastructure, server infrastructure and architectures
  • Maintain backups and execute failover strategies for disaster recovery and business continuity of all servers and virtualized environments, and related infrastructures
  • Monitor system performance recommend improvements/optimizations proactively
  • Create standards of the system environment and processes to ensure efficient execution
  • Manage and fulfill helpdesk requests

Functions Required of All Scholarship America Positions

  • Perform miscellaneous, special projects and ad hoc duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties and miscellaneous tasks as required
  • Adhere to Scholarship America policies and procedures.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years in IT systems administration
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server or Linux operating systems
  • Experience with virtualization technologies
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office tool suite of products
  • Preferred: Experience with support networks including routers, switch and firewalls, automation scripting, LAMP stack, VOIP systems and ITIL

Requirements for All Scholarship America Positions

  • Appreciation for and commitment to Scholarship America’s stated Values:
    • Accountable for behaviors and results that create impact.
    • Responsive, serving all constituents with the highest quality standards.
    • United, working together to create the best results for all.
    • Relevant, always evolving processes, products and communications.
    • Integrity. Operates in the most ethical manner, always with students at the heart of our work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, effectively and cooperatively with other people; positive attitude.
  • Strong command of the English language, with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail in order to produce the highest quality work, including follow up and follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
  • Ability to analyze information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas presented.

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

To Apply:
Complete the Online Application Form.

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