Senior System Administrator

Date Posted: 03/30/2023
Type/Department:Administrator in Information Technology
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Hampshire College

Department: Information Technology

Job Title: Senior System Administrator

Position Type: Full Time

Schedule: 35 Hours a week

Pay Range/ Status: $82,000 - $90,000 / Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Associate Director of Information Technology

Anticipated Start Date:  June 2023

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. The information technology department collaborates with the rest of the community to further the College’s mission, as well as providing a wide range of academic and administrative technology support and services to the Hampshire community. As part of the information technology (IT) team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!


The senior system administrator provides primary support, maintenance, configuration, planning, upgrading, and implementation of the college's server and storage infrastructure. This position is responsible for providing the technical implementation and enforcement of written policy regarding server and storage infrastructure.

This position is essential to the student and community service & experience. As a member of the IT team, the incumbent must feel comfortable working in an evolving, face-paced organizational framework with shifting responsibilities. This position collaborates with other IT staff, and a variety of offices to meet the departmental goals, and further the mission of the department and of the College. This position participates as a committed member and leader of the IT team in college and division work, projects, meetings, events and overall community development. As part of the IT department, this position may work to support other department projects, tasks, and events as necessary and as assigned. This position is on call unless otherwise arranged, and may be required to work odd hours in order to complete necessary duties. Option for hybrid work if located in the state of MA.


  • Ability to learn and implement new solutions quickly.
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux and related services, programs and protocols, e.g. Apache, Samba, RAID, DHCP, SMTP, DNS etc.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Inventiveness, creativity, and ability to create in-house solutions to meet our custom needs.
  • Expert knowledge of VMWare or equivalent virtualization technologies.
  • Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Leadership, planning, and managerial skills.
  • Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment.


  • Working knowledge of Windows server OSes and their upkeep.
  • Familiarity with current storage technologies and strategies
  • Basic working knowledge of networking concepts, protocols, and operating systems (IOS, JunOS or equivalent).


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years’ job-related experience

Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be considered as equivalent qualifications to include military service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional programs and experiences related to the position.


Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at


Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We’re particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.


Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.