About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Regional IT Manager, this position will be housed on the Toronto campus and will provide technical support to the Toronto campus staff, faculty, and students.
The IT Support Specialist helps to oversee the local technology infrastructure to ensure seamless delivery of academic and administrative systems in Toronto. This role will provide technology support (in-person, electronically, or by phone), training, and consultation to faculty, staff, students, and partners at Northeastern, including computer, audiovisual, mobility, telephony, network connectivity, and various software applications.
Responsibilities: Working with the Regional IT Manager and liaising with Boston-based information systems staff, the IT Support Specialist will provide troubleshooting and new technology implementations, perform technology upgrades, manage telephone programming and repairs, and maintain and track tech inventory.
The IT Support Specialist assists in managing all the campus technology equipment and resources. In addition to individual technology for faculty and staff, the position also manages printers, copiers, digital signage, and telephony on campus.
The IT Support Specialist must be adept and passionate about learning new technologies and services. They must be passionate about supporting customers. To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the IT Support Specialist will be required to work outside his/her regular working hours and on some university holidays.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related area and possess 2 - 4 years of experience. Experience supporting connectivity, AV, personal computers, OS X and Windows desktops and laptops in an enterprise environment. Experience with support software such as SharePoint, and Microsoft Outlook and other Microsoft applications as well as a portfolio of software applications for both personal productivity and collaboration. ITIL, Mac, and Microsoft product certifications are a plus.
A passion for providing an end user self-help experience is required. The position requires a logical and structured approach to troubleshooting and decision making with an emphasis on superior customer service. Familiarity with service desk applications and/or incident management environments desired. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required. A flexible schedule is a must as the work hours may include evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Salary Grade: 11
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.