Systems Administrator I

Systems Administrator I


The Systems Administrator provides second level technical assistance for campus network and server infrastructure.  This person also coordinates and deploys faculty/staff workstations and printers, and provides technical support for computer hardware, software, phones, printers, and peripherals.


  • Coordinate all phases of computer hardware, computer software, & printer deployments (fac/staff & student computers).  Provide computer/software training and computer hardware and peripheral inventorying.
  • Provide first level support to supplement help desk when needed. Coordinate escalation/assignment procedures of issues and initiate resolution of technical problem areas indicated by queues.
  • Perform second level computer hardware/software support, configuration/deployment under coordination of systems administrator via local or remote support methods.  Work with hardware/software vendors for troubleshooting or repair.
  • Provide server administration support (GPO settings, Office 365, ADS, Print management) under the direction of the systems engineer.
  • Provide network administration support for campus infrastructure (routing and switching, wireless access, firewalls) under the direction of the systems engineer.
  • Assist systems engineer in emergency systems shutdown to communicate to end users, restore and validate system functionality. 


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to include interaction with public, students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to work under pressure and with deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment regarding proper troubleshooting procedures and protocols.
  • Broad knowledge and proven aptitude for working with various computer hardware and software.
  • Able to research and resolve complex technical issues with limited supervision.
  • Able to document changes made or steps followed to implement systems or resolve issues.
  • Ability to follow procedures in great detail and work with little supervision when needed.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Microsoft operating systems, Cisco switching, Office 365.
  • Minimum two-year college or equivalent experience in information technology support role. 
  • Certification in A+, Network +, Cisco and Microsoft strongly preferred.


CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • 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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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

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