Senior Network Administrator

New York, NY
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Salary: $85,000 - $95,000
Created: July 8, 2024


The Senior Network Administrator (Network Admin) oversees the steady operation of the Center’s IT and network infrastructure and systems, supporting all technology facets of the 135,000 square foot public facility, which includes a museum, library, archive, auditorium, and office space. Working in collaboration with the Director of Operations, the Network Admin will configure, maintain, and upgrade all elements of the Center’s tech infrastructure, including on-site servers, switches, security appliances, and storage devices. The Network Admin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the IT department, ensuring they are effectively managed to provide an exceptional environment for staff, researchers, and guests.

Working with limited supervision, the Network Admin will exhibit considerable initiative – often making prompt, clear decisions which may involve tough choices or considered risks; takes responsibility for actions, projects, and people; acts with confidence and works under their own direction. The Network Admin works strategically to set and realize operational goals, and help identify, develop, and act on opportunities for process improvement and documentation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Help Desk staff to maintain all elements of the Center’s technology infrastructure
  • Collaborate with webmaster, maintaining several websites with various DNS configurations
  • Support the Metadata team and various archive and library systems
  • Monitor server, VPN, and firewall activity and performance
  • Maintain Active Directory and Azure cloud integration for system, security, and group policies
  • Manage user groups in Egnyte, Avaya Cloud Office, other shared systems
  • Configure system backups and perform tape rotations, backup verifications, and restores
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual IT operating and capital budgets
  • Enter IT department invoices for payment and submit credit card expense reports
  • Write and maintain up-to-date documentation of the network infrastructure and procedures
  • Move computer and printer equipment weighing up to 45lbs. to facilitate equipment installations


  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in IT, computer science, or business administration; or
    • High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 8 years’ enterprise experience, with progressive responsibility managing IT and networking systems and teams
  • Minimum five years’ experience supporting users and servers in a business environment
  • Fundamental understanding of networking protocols, firewalls, and network security
  • Experience supporting users on Windows Active Directory, with Azure integration
  • Administrator experience managing Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft 365 Suite
  • Experience with data backup and disaster recovery procedures
  • Extensive experience in Windows Server environments and basic understanding of Linux
  • Experience with VMware or similar workload virtualization technology
  • Ability to multitask and provide good customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue goals without daily supervision
  • Attention to detail

Company Benefits

  • 15-21 federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick and personal days.
  • Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions.
  • Free life insurance and long-term disability coverage.
  • Flexible spending account and commuter benefits.
  • Generous 403b retirement benefits.

The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply


Please submit a cover letter and resume to


Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 16:31 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2024 16:31 UTC