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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Information Systems/Technology
4 Year Degree
Position: Administrative Systems Manager Full time, 12 months
Reports to: Director of Technology Services
General position description: The Houghton College Technology Services department is committed to serving Christ and the College Community by providing network, telecom, and computer support with integrity, perseverance, and professionalism. The Administrative Systems Manager supports this mission by providing support for, and integration between, Administrative Software systems for offices across the College.
Troubleshoot software and system problems.
Apply fixes, enhancements to software systems.
Install upgrades to software systems.
Maintain database and web application servers for administrative applications.
Aid users in developing auxiliary applications for reporting and diagnostics.
Assist in research and evaluation of new software products and applications.
Maintain regularly scheduled backups of administrative data.
Advise and train users in equipment and software usage.
Review existing systems for enhancements, design new systems deemed feasible.
Optimize server storage and software/hardware performance.
Maintain user accounts and permissions/access for administrative systems.
Maintain and improve web and database applications which are based on admin. server data.
Design and implement solutions related to the integration of various administrative systems.
Manage, organize and maintain internal documentation of administrative systems
Document security permission changes for administrative systems
Individuals ideally suited for this position will exhibit the following behaviors and competencies:
Excellent Multi-tasking: The Network Administrator must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, prioritizing the most critical or urgent as appropriate.
Adaptable: The Network Administrator must be able to adapt to changing priorities and flexible to handle frequent interrupts or emergencies.
Constantly Learning: The Network Administrator must be willing to continually learn new technologies and software, to order to support new college systems.
Statement of Requirements
Experience with computer systems, databases and programming (Window 20xx Server, SQL Server 20xx preferred)
Management and organizational abilities
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of computer server systems and personal computers
Integrity in dealing with confidential college material
Knowledge of on-line database systems.
Knowledge of SQL Server, SQL programming language, PowerShell, MS Access databases, Visual Basic and VBScript, Java Script, HTML.
Knowledge of Windows Server operating systems, and Windows Personal Computer OS
Requires extensive keyboarding.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Please provide a brief description of your journey to Christian faith. In what ways are you currently participating in a local church or fellowship?
Review the College’s Vision for a Common Life statement. Based on your reading, what resonates deeply with you?
Based on your reading of the Vision for a Common Life, what would most challenge you about our learning community?
If you have significant concern with one of Houghton’s beliefs or practices, how would you work with the concern to preserve both the community’s integrity and your own?
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.