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IT Support Specialist

China
Technology

About Avenues

Begin by thinking of Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues Online, Avenues London. Avenues is one school with many campuses, providing transformative, world-focused learning experiences to students around the globe. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

Avenues Shenzhen

The newest campus of Avenues: The World School, and its first in China, Avenues Shenzhen opened in Fall 2019. It offers a unique early childhood program for students from 2 to 6 years old, with plans to expand to serve students through 12th grade in coming years. Suffused with natural light, surrounded by greenery and seamlessly integrating educational technology, the campus is an urban oasis where architecture inspires learning and curiosity. Avenues Shenzhen is led by a growing, world-class team of passionate and experienced educators, including faculty and administrators from Avenues New York. The curriculum features language immersion, learning through play and interdisciplinary study in a state-of-the-art early childhood facility. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The IT Service Specialist is responsible for the implementation and support of technology infrastructure including hardware, software, and office/classroom systems. The IT Systems Support Specialist must effectively diagnose issues and correct problems as well as provide the primary help desk support to end users with exceptional customer service. In addition, this role will be responsible for the development and coordination of defined technical projects within their assigned expertise.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will bring proven abilities to contribute in the following ways: 

Support

  • Diagnose and resolve issues related to technical difficulties with hardware, software, VoIP telecommunication equipment, AV equipment and the network.
  • Maintain, monitor and troubleshoot workstations, servers, and other IT equipment.
  • Receive and respond to incoming calls, e-mails and tickets regarding and/or hardware, software, VoIP telecommunication equipment, and the network hardware problems.
  • Track, prioritize and document requests using an IT support request system.
  • Verify with the customer that the issue has been resolved and update the Helpdesk ticketing system.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation of hardware, software and systems.
  • Conduct research on computer products in support of procurement and development efforts. Evaluate and recommend hardware products for purchase.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform PC, hardware and peripheral equipment improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future computer hardware needs.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of hardware and equipment contracts and supervise contract-based installations.
  • When necessary, work with third-party support and equipment vendors.
  • Assist with onboarding procedures, equipment, account set-up. 
  • Actively contribute to ongoing process improvement.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned 

Infrastructure Responsibilities

  • Classroom technology maintenance/support
  • Apple macOS devices including MacBooks, MacMinis
  • Apple iOS devices including iPads
  • Apple tvOS devices including AppleTV
  • Security cameras and door access systems
  • Digital Signage
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Classroom technology includes projectors / camera / document cameras
  • Printer maintenance
  • VoIP telecommunication equipment
  • Connectivity
  • Systems account management
  • Google Apps

At Avenues, we place a high priority on hiring individuals who are:

  • Collaborative – Works well in a highly collaborative environment; is humble, respectful of others, and a good communicator
  • Accountable – Delivers high quality and accurate results; displays a high level of ownership; can be counted on to deliver on commitments
  • Resourceful – Highly effective and disciplined in achieving goals; shows initiative and good judgment
  • Adaptive – Comfortable with ambiguity and change; able to set priorities in a changing environment; flexible and open to new ideas
  • Courageous – Willing to speak your mind and make tough decisions; passionate about our work and our mission
  • Committed to learning – Committed to personal growth, as well as to helping your colleagues and the organization improve

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates should have most, if not all, of the following: 

  • Mac and iOS hardware/software
  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
  • MAC certified preferred
  • 3-5 years in similar role
  • Previous experience in schools’ IT support.  Added advantage in international schools
  • Language: Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English, Cantonese an added bonus
  • Familiarity and/or willing to learn – VoIP telecommunications 
  • Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage and ensure the completion of multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. This will include maintaining appropriate priorities as needed
  • Burning intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong initiative, and aptitude to make recommendations to management to enhance current environment as needed

To Apply

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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