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 TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SPECIALIST - San Francisco, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: KIPP Foundation 
Hiring entity type: Educational Svcs. 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Service/Skilled - Technician
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: High School 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Job code: / Latpro-3775497 
Date posted: Mar-05-2021
State, Zip: California, 94105


Position Overview
Do you have a strong passion for new technology, learning and growing? Do you like helping others? This role is designed to fuel your growth in tech!

As a key member of the IT Operations Team, the Technology Support Specialist will work closely with the rest of the IT team to deliver world-class desktop and application support to KIPP Foundation staff, as well as the teachers, leaders and external partners who leverage our technology. This individual will play a crucial role in supporting our teams as we pursue aggressive goals in service of our students and alumni.

The Technology Support Specialist reports to the Director, IT Operations.

To be successful, the Technology Support Specialist is someone who can use their customer and technical service skills to dazzle while also open to learning new technologies in a mission driven organization.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Help Desk Support

Monitor and prioritize the help desk queue (email and phone)
Respond to user support requests in person, virtually and by email
Diagnose and resolve technical hardware and software issues
Research issues while informing end users of status
Escalate issues to other members of team as needed striving for resolution of all open issues
Stay current with system information, changes, and updates
Create end user and internal documentation to proactively reduce number of help desk requests
Follow existing and develop new standardized processes
New Hire Set-Up and Onboarding/Offboarding Support

Setup and configure new laptops including imaging and installation of necessary software following standard procedures
Setup new user accounts and mailboxes in Active Directory and Office 365
Ensure proper offboarding steps for departing staff members
System Administration

Administer Active Directory user accounts
Provision accounts in Office 365
Manage group membership permissions
Participate in the testing and implementation of new hardware and software
Workstation Management

Configure, install, and troubleshoot laptops
Work with appropriate hardware vendors for warranty work, including ordering, coordinating, and swapping field replaceable units
Manage IT hardware and software inventory


Two plus years of relevant tech support experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Knowledge of Microsoft 365 Suite
Microsoft Teams
Experience supporting cloud applications
Implementing, maintaining, and supporting Windows 10
Technical knowledge of laptop hardware, printers, and basic networking
Bonus Skills:
Experience utilizing a ticketing system (Zendesk, Remedy, etc.)
Knowledge of scripting languages (PowerShell)
Superior customer service skills
Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, and support end-users
Demonstrate ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
Demonstrate ability to multi-task well under pressure and possess attention to detail
Self-directed and results-oriented with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Resourceful. Willingness to seek feedback, adapt practices and continuously learn and evolve.
Demonstrate ability to handle constantly changing flow of traffic: remain productive during slow times, be able to multitask effectively during busy times, exercise patience and professionalism during stressful situations
Positive attitude, sense of humor and eagerness to learn
Passion for KIPP’s mission and values
Ability to occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds
Full-Time, exempt role based in the San Francisco office, with potential 5% travel inside the US (post pandemic). Currently, this role is remote with the occasional need to go into our San Francisco office
Key Competencies

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Gathers information from multiple relevant sources and stakeholders when problem-solving. Analyzes, reflects upon, synthesizes, and contextualizes information.
Achievement Orientation: Follows through on commitments and promises with an appropriate sense of urgency. Demonstrates flexibility when plans or situations change unexpectedly. Effectively adjusts plans to achieve intended outcomes. Demonstrates tenacity, persevering through significant challenges to reach goals.
Planning and Execution: Methodically backward plans to achieve short- and long-term goals. Accurately scopes and secures resources needed to accomplish projects. Regularly compares actual progress to planned milestones and adjusts plans, accordingly, holding him or herself and others accountable for achieving intended outcomes.
Self-Awareness: Understands his/her own strengths and weaknesses. Seeks constructive feedback and other opportunities for self-development.
Continuous Learning: Continuously and humbly seeks opportunities for personal and organizational improvement. Proactively solicits and willingly accepts assistance.


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