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Position description

Position title: Network Administrator

Reports to: Associate Vice President of Integrated Technology

Position summary:

The Network Administrator is responsible for the physical and logical data networks at the university. The position is responsible for the design and implementation of the network with an emphasis on a secure and stable implementation. The position will participate in the architecture and capacity planning of the network. Other significant areas of responsibility also include wireless (WIFI) networks, and VoIP telecommunications. The position is also responsible for the day-to-day support activities related to the network including management of user access, remote access, troubleshooting network issues, and the definition of new end points. The scope of the responsibility includes cable plant, switches, routers, firewalls and other network devices.

Mission and strategic plan

The Network Administrator is a key to the execution of Saint Martin’s service. Students, Faculty, and stall all rely on the network for key components of their jobs, both in and out of the classroom. The network supports all extended learning initiative and connects the campus(s).

Level of supervision and supervisory responsibility

General Supervision: The employee carries out recurring assignments without specific instruction. The supervisor intercedes and provides direction for only new or unusual problems which involve deviations from normal policies, procedures and work methods. The employee’s work is reviewed upon completion and only periodically to verify compliance with policies and procedures.

Responsibilities and essential functions

  • Collaborate with ITS team in the maintenance of settings and processes in the University’s network systems.
  • Act as the University’s Information Security Officer. Provide leadership in the management of user accounts, permissions, anti-spam, anti-virus, and intrusion protection.
  • Document and diagram the University’s network and network operating procedures. Maintain up-to-date documentation in the University's knowledgebase.
  • Implement network usage standards to improve the quality of service within University and with the Internet. Take an educational role in training staff on network usage standards and quality assurance reporting.
  • Provide written and verbal training to staff and faculty to facilitate use of enterprise network systems.
  • Draft, publish, and communicate network security policy, standards, and practices.
  • Facilitate and participate in the testing/debugging of system upgrades and new functionality. Diagnose and resolve problems occurring in multiple software and database platforms.
  • Communicate with and participate in technology planning with other university staff. Analyze needs, propose and develop solutions.
  • As a member of the ITS staff, assists in planning and setting policies and procedures for the department.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Possess a "big picture" understanding of the University's business needs, processes and departments.
  • Ability and self-discipline to pursue training to maintain and expand knowledge of network administration skill, as well as applications and other skills needed to perform duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, manage, and complete projects within required deadlines.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and set priorities based on established goals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and staff in units across the university.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated self-starter skills with the ability to research, troubleshoot, and acquire additional skills.
  • Must be supportive of the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit for long periods: Willing and able to work sitting for 4 or more hours per day.
  • Move about the campus to assist end users at their workstation.
  • Operates a keyboard and a variety of standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements.
  • Reading, writing, speaking, hearing, standing, bending, sitting.
  • Learning and comprehending.
  • Requires visual concentration on detail.
  • Manual dexterity and precision required for keyboarding.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.