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Help Desk Consultant- Associate

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

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Hourly Range: 

$24.60 per hour

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University’s entrepreneurial spirit lives in people from every academic discipline who see opportunities to create something new in the world – and work hard to bring their innovations to life. SMU’s relationship with Dallas – the dynamic center of one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions – offers unique learning, research, social and career opportunities that provide a launch pad for our students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

This role is an on-campus, in-person position.

Primary responsibilities include providing customer service to students, faculty, and staff of the University in relation to
technology questions and problems reported. Front line support is provided in person, on the phone and responding to chat or
ticket requests. Individual with be responsible for troubleshooting and triaging computer hardware and software issues,
loading software, configuring computer software, peripherals, and mobile devices, and providing support for a large number of

Essential Functions:

    Responding to technology questions and problems encountered via help desk channels

    Participation in career development activities to expand knowledge through technical and professional training

Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or equivalent  is required. Preferably candidate with bachelor's degree. 

One to two years of experience in desktop computer support (both Mac and PC platforms) and customer support experience via phone is required.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have knowledge of basic application support for specialized applications pertaining to client computer install and support.  Candidate must demonstrate strong ability to learn new technologies and apply knowledge in support of customers. Excellent troubleshooting, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Candidate with solid understanding of SMU supported software applications (Microsoft Operating System and Office Suite, Apple Operating system standard applications, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, and other applications deployed on the SMU campus) is preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.  

This position would require some evening shifts during the work week and possible shifts on either Saturday or Sunday.
This employee would also be on call approximately 3 weeks out of the year for after hour emergencies.

Physical and Environmental Demands:

    Sit for long periods of time
Deadline to Apply:

June 13, 2023

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

Primary Location: USA-TX-Dallas
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Information Technology Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Staff
Job Level: Entry Level
Travel: No
Job Posting: May 30, 2023, 12:54:05 PM

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