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Catlin Gabel School

At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work as educators. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school’s success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.

Catlin Gabel’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.


Position Title: Network Administrator
Department: Technology

FTE: 1.0 (Exempt, Level 2)
Reports to: Director of Technology
Calendar: 12 Months


The Network Administrator will manage and maintain the network and related server infrastructure for Catlin Gabel’s primary campus as well as the CENTER located in North Portland. The Network Administrator will be responsible for ensuring the health of Catlin Gabel’s technology infrastructure as well as being the main person responsible for providing access and services to Catlin Gabel’s end users.



Plan, test, recommend, implement, and manage secure, effective, and efficient network systems and infrastructure including but not limited to switches, routers, wireless access controllers and access points, cabling, and wireless access control systems. Manage hardware and software upgrades. Troubleshoot connectivity problems
Provide end-user workstation hardware and software technical support, particularly troubleshooting and workstation-network interactions, for faculty, staff, students, and parents
Manage VOIP phone and voicemail system, including maintenance, support and upgrade (as needed). Maintain proper configuration of phone numbers, extensions, ports, call routing, and voicemail options. Ensure emergency alert system is tested and maintained regularly
Provide backup support and maintenance of Catlin Gabel’s Windows server environment
Respond to technical requests from the Director of Technology and other Technology staff in a timely manner. Regularly communicate project status and take responsibility for project completion
Provide backup support and fill-in assistance to the Systems Administrator including performing routine systems and maintenance checks when necessary. Complete network and server maintenance work after hours and on weekends when necessary
Research and test new innovative and creative technologies for integration into Catlin Gabel set of technology tools
Maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities on new and emerging technologies that improve efficiency and effectiveness included but not limited to new networking technologies, methods, systems, hardware, and software. Make recommendations for proceeding in new directions where appropriate
Create and maintain internal network systems documentation including hardware and software maintenance records, inventory records, procedures, configurations, troubleshooting methods and tools used. Maintain an organized and up-to-date library of online resources
Develop and maintain inventory of all Catlin Gabel owned/leased technology
The Network Administrator is primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the school’s networking environment. The successful candidate must adapt to the academic calendar and its seasonal priorities, be comfortable with and adept at multitasking, exercise sound judgment in establishing priorities, regularly communicate with other members of the technology staff, participate in shared decision-making, and work independently and effectively manage his/her time. The ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting with teachers, students, administrators, and parents of widely varying skills and abilities is critical.


This is not a supervisory position


Daily interaction with the Catlin Gabel community including: faculty, staff, students and parents. Communications include face-to-face, phone, and electronic interactions.



Bachelor’s degree or industry network certification, or equivalent experience
Experience with configuring, deploying, managing and troubleshooting network equipment. In-depth knowledge of OSI model, and routing and switching
Minimum 3 years experience working in a Microsoft Windows Server based environment
Experience managing application and network services such as Windows Server 2008/2012, Hyper-V, VMWare, IIS, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, SQL, Exchange, Azure, and Office365
Experience securing wireless network for varying levels of access
Knowledge of network security best practices
Experience working in network hardware CLI
Basic knowledge and utilization of scripting language, specifically shell, Python or PowerShell
Analog phone system, Junos OS. VOIP, and Aruba knowledge desired
Experience with SQL, Linux administration, VMWare, SCCM, MDT, MacOS, Veeam, and Mobile Device Management a plus

Ability to easily navigate and manage Windows Server, Windows 10
Ability to configure and support local area network hardware
Ability to manage, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot laptops and mobile devices
Ability to configure and manage VOIP systems
Ability to configure VOIP on networking equipment
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks successfully with strong attention to detail
Ability to work with a wide variety of people who have a wide range of skill levels and abilities
Ability to quickly identify and troubleshoot problems
Ability to explain problems in non-technical terms
Ability to work independently, smoothly, even when under pressure with several issues needing attention
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively on team projects with the other members of the Technology Department
Flexibility throughout projects to work as both a team member, and independently where needed
Motivated and driven to learn on the job
Innovative problem-solver who can adapt current systems, and explore new opportunities as technology changes
BS/BA in Information Services/Technology, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent previous experience with network administration and individual in-person support.


Occasional heavy lifting up to 50lbs. Walking required between multiple buildings on campus. Interface with young children through adults. Time spent on phone. Working with people in person. Time spent working on computers.


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