Choate Rosemary Hall — Senior Network System Administrator

The Senior Network System Administrator is responsible for managing the day-to-day network operations and works with IT personnel and teams to ensure that the School’s computer systems and networks remain secure and reliable. This position also takes a high-level overview of information technology needs while maintaining computer networks, monitoring network availability, and collecting data to enhance security and reliability.

This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position and is benefits eligible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Device Access and Security

  • Oversee the wireless networks in terms of registration of devices, access, speed, and security, and monitor overall performance.
  • Supervise the registration of all devices.

Deploy and Configure Networks

  • Establish and configure networks for organization-wide use.
  • Determine the School’s data management and information technology needs and decide how to set up the network and provide users and the organization as a whole with constant access to servers and data storage sites.

Maintain System Integrity

  • Maintain reliable system performance through active monitoring of error logs and user-reported network issues.
  • Conduct regular tests to ensure that the system meets expectations for speed, security, and reliability.

Improve System Performance

  • Develop and deploy performance-enhancing measures throughout the network.
  • Make recommendations on key hardware and software decisions to improve network security, reliability, or speed.

Develop Back-end Network Architecture

  • Work with the team to design and oversee the installation of network-wide malware protection software, the development of firewalls, and the configuration of databases and access on the back end.


  • 3-years minimum of network experience.  Previous experience in a help desk, application support, or customer service is highly desired.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Most work is performed in a typical computer center or office environment with good lighting and ergonomic workstations.
  • Lifting: This position is physically active and includes lifting of components, occasionally up to fifty pounds.

To apply:

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.