Network Administrator

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL

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Trinity Christian College seeks a full-time Network Administrator for the Information Technology Department.  The Network Administrator is responsible for installing, maintaining, and supporting wired and wireless networking equipment; troubleshooting network performance issues; managing and maintaining the access control platform and campus copper and fiber infrastructure.  The Network Administrator will proactively monitor the network, responding to incidents appropriately.  The Network Administrator will collaborate within the IT Department to perform firewall configuration audits and manage security devices.

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Install, maintain, and support wired and wireless network equipment
  • Configure and monitor configuration backups for all network and security devices
  • Troubleshoot and resolve network outages and performance related issues
  • Manage network access control system
  • Manage and maintain firewall and VPN connectivity
  • Provide documentation for projects, policies, and procedures, as well as documenting configuration standards for internal department use
  • Research and evaluate networking and security solutions

A Bachelor’s degree in telecommunication, networking, engineering, IT, or other related field is required and 3 year’s experience in network design and troubleshooting primarily for Local Area and Wireless networks preferred.  CCNA, ADMCA/ACCA/ACSA or CWNP certification preferred.  The position will require the ability to escalate problems to vender technical support and work with end users as needed to resolve known issues.  They will also interface with vendors, integrators as well as other network engineers and will be expected to network with other professionals in the higher-ed space as able.

Specific Technical Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Practical knowledge of Aruba/HPE and Palo Alto Networks networking technologies, best practices, and network security and controls
  • Understanding of networking protocols, specifically OSPF and STP
  • Understanding of APIs, scripting, and automation tools preferred
  • Ability to learn, develop, and execute operational procedures in a changing environment
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks

Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college. 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:

  1. A brief cover letter
  2. Professional resume
  3. A written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. EOE





Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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