Are you tired of your corporate IT job? Would you like an opportunity to work with a small energetic team of IT professionals whose responsibilities go beyond a single application, system, or piece of hardware? If so, the Technology Department at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has openings for IT professionals interested in joining our systems administration team that supports the college’s nonprofit arts education mission.
We offer a flexible and comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental and 403(b) pension plan. We enjoy a dynamic work environment that includes a generous holiday and vacation time accrual. After six months of service, you will receive free MCAD tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependent children, and your dependents may be eligible for free tuition at more than 600 colleges nation-wide.
To apply, e-mail your cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to:
Provides planning, setup, operational management, security, and documentation for the college’s school-wide Windows hardware and software infrastructure. Manages the MCAD’s Google Apps for Education infrastructure.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary Windows Administrator:
Microsoft Active Directory Domain Policies and Services
Microsoft SQL Server
Server hardware administration
Departmental file server administration
Tier 3 desktop support
Other MCAD supported Windows systems
Primary Windows Build Administrator:
Microsoft SCCM build administration
Windows client hardware purchasing and maintenance
Other specialized builds and software installation as required
Primary Google Apps Administrator:
Google Apps for Education domain administration
Google Groups administration
Other services, as enabled
Primary Backup Administrator:
Backup compliance and facilitation
Backup support for all Windows software applications
Backup support for Citrix XenServer infrastructure
Common Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Manage third-party support vendors
On-Call (primary and secondary) for responding to and resolving issues occurring outside of business hours
Write and maintain MCAD IT documentation
Desktop support and departmental technical service requests
Basic hardware maintenance, which requires some lifting
Department cross-training and coordination
Oversee and advise MCAD community regarding technology data structures, policies, standards, procedures, methodology, etc.
Other projects as assigned by supervisor.
Education: BS in MIS, or equivalent technical experience.
Experience: Three years work experience in Active Directory management as well as administration of Windows-based information systems and client workstations, preferably in an educational environment. Comprehensive and documented knowledge of the Windows operating system (Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 and up), Windows Firewall, ODBC, User Account Control, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL server, and Active Directory. Some experience with the following is preferred: enterprise virtualization technologies (eg., XenServer), directory servers (eg., LDAP), Google Apps for Education administration, multi-server backup applications (eg., Retrospect), and programming languages (eg., PowerShell, Batch).
Skills: Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals. Facility in identifying, prioritizing and solving problems within a deadline. Ability to work effectively in a team. Detail-oriented and self-starter. Active sense of humor preferred.
Additional Requirements: On-call for responding to and resolving issues occurring outside of business hours.
Other: This position has been identified as security sensitive, and as such will require a background check. At the discretion of the college, various background checks may be done during the course of employment.
Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit teaching institution located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. MCAD is an independent, accredited institution with 14 BFA degree programs in Design, Fine Arts, and Media Arts. It also has a BS degree in Entrepreneurial Studies, an MFA program, and online degrees. Dedicated to the creative and professional success of it...s students, MCAD is an important participant in the Twin Cities’ thriving cultural community. Minnesota enjoys a long history of cultural community, furthered by the generous support of numerous private foundations. Notable cultural institutions include Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Weisman Art Museum. The Twin Cities host abundant live theater, music venues, galleries, art film festivals, and are home to many celebrated international advertising and design companies. Major sports teams in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey complement the arts. Bicycling Magazine recently named Minneapolis the most bike friendly city in America. The Twin Cities frequently rates as one of the best places to live in the United States. In June 2014, CBRE rated Minneapolis as the greenest city in the nation. Ranked as the 14th largest metropolitan area in the nation, the area hosts 19 Fortune 500 Companies and seven of the largest private companies in the country.