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Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments We've got a job going for Network Manager in our school in Baku!

Here's the details and if you're interested pm me for the email of where to apply.


Position description:
The IT Network Manager plans, develops, implements, evaluates and maintains a high-functioning, dependable technological infrastructure for the school that is aligned with the developing needs of the students, teachers, staff and administration. The IT Network Manager coordinates closely with IT Director and school administration to ensure alignment with the educational aims and the academic programs of the school. The IT Network Manager reports to the IT Director.

The main responsibilities of IT Network Manager include:

Network Operations:
Analyse the state, effectiveness and suitability of current IT systems and develop a map of IT system development that will meet the evolving needs of the whole school.
Prioritise and implement the IT system plan, as agreed upon with the school administration.
Install, upgrade, configure and maintain computers, servers and related equipment to ensure that the computing and network infrastructure performs well in these key application areas: communication/email, IP telephony, internet and Wi-Fi networks, school security cameras, document and data storage, management, sharing, core system backup, virtual learning, educational technology, library cataloguing, business operations, human resources and other applications deemed necessary by school leadership.
Maintain a user management system that meets the evolving needs of the school.
Ensure the school is compliant with all relevant data protections laws relating to IT.
Develop, document, implement and maintain a plan for the protection of key data and IT systems. This includes items such as firewall configuration, cryptographic protocols, virus protection, spam protection, disaster recovery planning, and on-going staff training and awareness-raising.

Administrative Computing:
Prepare and present reports on technology issues as directed by school administration.
Take responsibility for equipment and software license inventory maintenance, repair and disposal.
Select, and allocate IT system-related equipment and software within the approved IT strategic plan and budget.
Develop, communicate and maintain core IT procedures for students, faculty, staff and administration.

Educational Technology:
Work with the IT Director in supporting the educational technologies in the school.
Participate in the management of software licensing, in collaboration with the IT Director.
Other similar tasks assigned by the Head of School and/or IT Director.

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in technology or IT management or ITIL certification
Cisco certification
Experience with IT management in a medium-sized institution, at least Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) qualifications
Apple certification highly desirable
SQL Database management expertise
General leadership experience managing a department or team
Strong organisational skills
English fluency

Candidates should be able to demonstrate that they are:
Aligned to the Mission, Vision and Values of the school;
Committed to high standards of teaching and learning;
Inter-culturally aware with well-developed interpersonal skills;
Innovative, team player, flexible.


message 2: by David (new)

David Manuel | 1147 comments Once again reminded of the error of majoring in the Humanities and spending a life in pursuit of non-technological learning. (sigh)


Gingerlily - The Full Wild | 36808 comments Yeah, but I used to work in IT and I am completely unqualified for this job...


Michael Cargill Cargill (michaelcargill) | 2998 comments I currently work in IT and am woefully under qualified for this job.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Damn. I was hoping it'd suit you, Mike.

We'd have a hoot if you lived here!


message 6: by Michael Cargill (last edited Nov 05, 2014 06:50AM) (new)

Michael Cargill Cargill (michaelcargill) | 2998 comments "The network's just gone down... is Cargill pretending to be Justin Bieber again?"


message 7: by David (new)

David Hadley | 4873 comments You need these people:

http://youtu.be/iDbyYGrswtg


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Michael wrote: ""The network's just gone down... is Cargill pretending to be Justin Bieber again?""

The kids in primary would love that. Unfortunately.


message 9: by Jim (new)

Jim | 21943 comments I assume the ability to walk on water and raise the dead are in there, they seem to want everything else
It strikes me that they want a pretty impressive person


message 10: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Anyone with all that lot has clearly been spending all their time getting certifications and not doing the job!


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