East Asia Institute IT Technician

East Asia Institute IT Technician


The IT Technician helps to oversee the local technology infrastructure and cloud-based service to ensure seamless delivery of academic and administrative systems in East Asia Institute (Kepha Institute). This role will provide technology support (in-person, electronically, or by phone), training, and consultation to faculty, staff, students, and partners, including computer, audiovisual, mobility, telephony, network connectivity, cyber security, data analysis and various software applications. Some remote work is possible; however, some on-campus time is needed.


  • Maintain integration and system security/integrity.
  • Set up, maintain, and ensure the smooth operation of course sites, either Moodle or Canvas.
  • Set up, maintain, and ensure the smooth operation of Student Information System, either Jenzabar or Populi.
  • Provide support to faculty in online content creation.
  • Diagnose IT-related problems and glitches that are particular to the region (China), and offer advice and solutions to students in the programs.
  • Support the roll-out of new hardware and/or business applications. Respond to IT Support requests and general inquires.
  • Support faculty, students, and staff in utilizing all learning management frameworks. Support faculty, students in course assessment process and analysis.
  • Encrypt data wherever necessary.
  • Provide consultation and technical support to students and faculty members.
  • Establish resource center for Kepha programs (i.e. electronic library, etc.).
  • Answer questions regarding hardware, software, network etc. 
  • Set and reset email accounts for students and faculty members.
  • Work closely with CIU IT department, to fulfill various responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Fluent in English and Chinese.
  • Knowledge on Advanced network skills, cloud computing required.
  • Some Azure Administration certificates required, e.g., Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals; Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals; Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate: Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate; Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, etc.
  • Experience supporting connectivity, AV, personal computers, OS X and Windows desktops and laptops in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with support software such as SharePoint, and Microsoft Outlook and other Microsoft applications as well as a portfolio of software applications for both personal productivity and collaboration.
  • Experience with Moodle or Canvas, Jenzabar or Populi is required.
  • A passion for providing an end user self-help experience is required. The position requires a logical and structured approach to troubleshooting and decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing in a creative and fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate to and communicate with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external communities.
  • Ability to present a professional image on behalf of the Kepha Institute.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Positive attitude and high energy.
  • Commitment to professional integrity, including knowledge of and commitment to upholding federal confidentiality guidelines regarding confidentiality of student academic information.
  • Commitment to maintaining best practices in service, innovation, and efficiency.
  • Commitment to a collaborative work environment.
  • Awareness of and aptitude to understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments appropriately and effectively
  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to biblical education, Christian higher education.
  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity.
  • Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goal.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, Information Technology.
  • 5+ years of related IT experience required.


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • 80% paid membership in the Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate

Interested and qualified candidates will complete the CIU Employment Application.

Columbia International University
Information Technology
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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