Assistant Systems Administrator (Staff Assistant)


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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
375 Church Street


Company Description:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Assistant Systems Administrator (Staff Assistant)
North Adams
Full Time
IT Network Administrator
Bachelor's Degree

The Computer Support Services department seeks a staff assistant to assist senior Information Technology team members with installing, maintaining, reviewing and modifying the College's computer systems.


  • Install and manage physical and virtual servers and storage systems in a virtualization environment including patching, upgrades, and security monitoring.
  • Participate with application experts and third-party support in the installation and management of server-based application software.
  • Configure and administer on-premises and cloud-based system software including tools for managing and distributing physical and virtual PCs.
  • Support the desktop and network/telecommunications team in the development and troubleshooting of projects that utilize server resources.
  • Develop technical design specifications based on system/functional needs and specifications.
  • Maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, functional and technical team members, and users.
  • Perform other systems administration activities as required.
  • May serve in the on-call duty rotation by responding to emergencies in accordance with the department's emergency response procedures.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or 4 years of related experience in the field.
  • Experience in building and supporting complex, software systems.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals across the college.
  • The position works, or has the potential to work on, the Criminal Justice Information Services system and is subject to periodic criminal background checks and fingerprinting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years experience with database systems (SQL Server, MySQL, etc.)
  • Familiarity working with a higher education ERP system, Banner preferred.
  • Two years experience working as part of an information technology team.
  • Experience with common programming languages such as C, Java, etc. 
  • Experience working with UNIX and Microsoft scripting languages.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time position in the APA bargaining unit.  The salary range for this position is $55,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience.  The position will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, including booster, is required of all individuals hired by MCLA, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Christopher Hays
Interim Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer for Employees
Phone: (413) 662-5597
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights 
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424 
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172 


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