Information Technology and Audio Visual Support Specialist

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Date New Hire NeededJob TitleInformation Technology and Audio Visual Support SpecialistDepartmentInformation Technology ServiceJob Summary

This position is a member of a team of information technology professionals that are the initial point of contact for all technology services provided to employees and students of the College. The specialist is responsible for receiving, documenting, prioritizing, actively resolving, and escalating requests and will provide support through remote access tools, phone, e-mail, and in-person visits (where and when safe to do so). Specialists also occasionally work on larger departmental or enterprise projects and will be assigned a specific area of expertise in which they will specialize. The Specialist will create and maintain strong working relationships with administrative and academic offices in order to support—and understand—the use of technology throughout the college. Specialists maintain a professional, customer-first attitude.


The User Services Team

As the primary constituent-facing team for Information Technology Services (ITS), User Services provides first-line support for technology- and audio-visual-related issues. Alongside their high levels of responsive support, this team also provides A/V design and technology support; technology asset management; service management; and systems engineering. User Services is also the home to the largest ITS Student Employee Program. The team prides itself on the experiential learning opportunities its environment and dedicated staff provide.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services oversees the majority of technology, audio-visual, and telephone services for Grinnell College, and provides service and strategic support through its functional teams: Enterprise Systems, Information Security, Network Services, User Services, and Core ITS Services. ITS has a professional staff of about 40 and has benefitted from significant strategic investment by the college in recent years. The college’s senior leadership team have recognized the benefits of a stronger technology presence on campus and in our remote working locations and worked hard to create and promote a collaborative culture at Grinnell College.

The ITS organization comprises a dedicated and talented staff committed to supporting the mission of Grinnell College and who exemplify the college’s position as a learning liberal arts college. As such, professional development is a crucial component to the department’s philosophy, which is demonstrated both financially and by the mentor-style approach to management that the ITS leadership employs.

Those who thrive in Grinnell College’s ITS organization are professionals with a positive approach and attitude who are motivated to deliver practical results and ultimately meaningful learning outcomes. Team players, yet able to work under their own initiative, they are flexible to changing requirements, are well organized, and good troubleshooters. Embracing and valuing diversity, they are instinctively inclusive and collaborative, help others around them, and are not afraid to offer or receive constructive criticism. Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated customer service orientation.

Grinnell College
Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell College has become one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,700 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell’s rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts, sciences, and social studies. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at grinnell.edu.

The Community of Grinnell
Grinnell is a positive and forward-thinking community. A vibrant Iowa college town of just under 10,000 people located midway between Des Moines and Iowa City on Interstate 80, Grinnell is a convenient place to enjoy life in a small community while living a short hour drive away from big-city amenities. Living in Grinnell means enjoying an exceptional quality of life where commutes are short, housing is affordable, life is meaningful, and you are part of the community. For more information about Grinnell, please visit the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce Web site (www.grinnellchamber.org).


ITS hires motivated and passionate candidates who will grow with us, and who we can nurture and retain.

Grinnell College offers a relocation allowance for employees who must relocate to accept our employment offer.

All offers of employment by the College to candidates for faculty and staff positions are provisional, subject to a satisfactory background check.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 8, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus one year of relevant technical experience; or three years of relevant technical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

CompTIA A+, HDI Desktop Support Advanced Technician, HDI Support Center Analyst, ITIL Foundations v3 or v4.
Technical skill set to troubleshoot and resolve customer issues, strong customer service skills, experience supporting IT in a higher education setting preferred.

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Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Open Until FilledYesPosting NumberS00697Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

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      Posted: 10/17/2020
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