Position Purpose: The ITS Technical Support Specialist provides technical hardware and software support for the Universities computers, printers, classroom technology and related devices. This position will demonstrate customer service skills when responding to students, faculty and staff technical problems received via a ticketing system, phone, and email and in person. This position is based at the Aurora, IL campus and oversees services at all university locations.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs troubleshooting of AU desktops, laptops and peripherals on Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems and applications, providing remote and desk side technical support.
Creates and maintains technical support documentation.
Interacts with vendors to facilitate repairs of hardware, i.e. printers, laptops and desktops.
Develops and deploys end-user device images by designing, testing, and documenting the image to be deployed.
Implements hardware and software patches in accordance with security policies and deployment procedures.
Works proactively with AU personnel to on-board new employees and prepare hardware and software for those employees, and assists in the training and orientation of new staff in use of hardware and software.
Be a role model to student workers, including the areas of accountability, performance, attendance practices, and maintaining a positive work environment.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
Network+, A+ or MCP preferred
At least 1 year of full-time work experience in information technology and/or related function
Minimum one year experience in desktop support role
Imaging of operating systems using software such as Clonezilla, Fog, WDS, and MDT
Working knowledge of Active Directory
Knowledge of client / server and cloud based technologies
General TCP/IP troubleshooting
Experience with working in an environment with print management solutions
Knowledge of change management processes
Experience supporting projectors and smartboards in a classroom environment
Solid understanding of Microsoft and Apple operating systems
Sound judgment and prioritization skills
Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
Quick learner with great prioritization skills
Ability to work independently and be dependable
Ability to accept divergent views while maintaining a constructive working relationship with other team members
Ability to work day, evening or weekend shifts as appropriate based on staffing needs.
Must be able to work the following schedule: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Absolute trustworthiness with high standards of personal integrity (demonstrated by an unblemished career history, complete lack of criminal convictions, etc.), and willingness to undergo vetting and/or personality assessments to verify this.
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl while installing hardware
Ability to move about campus and travel to alternate sites as needs demand
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.