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Equal Opportunity Employer & Diversity Statement

501 Commons is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and to support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission.

501 Commons is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that attracts people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel equally valued and supported.

Current Openings (see descriptions below)

  • IT Infrastructure Consultant II
  • IT Infrastructure Consultant III

    Position Descriptions

    IT Infrastructure Consultant II

    The IT Infrastructure Consultant II will work to build the capacity of client organizations to utilize technology to better meet their mission.  This position focuses on helping 501 Commons client achieve stable technology environments through the implementation and support of their network infrastructures.

    Qualifications

    Technical

    • 5-8 years of solid experience in local and wide area networking technologies
      • Knowledge of LAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, and Internet connectivity products (hubs, switches, routers, firewalls) and their installation, configuration, and support
      • Strong knowledge of implementation, migration, and support of Microsoft Windows client and server networking environments
      • Experience in designing, implementing, and testing robust automated backup solutions
      • Familiarity configuring and supporting enterprise-class security devices, such as Cisco, SonicWall, and Watchguard
    • Experience with small business or nonprofit systems and applications
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting Microsoft server products – preferably Windows Small Business Server
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting small-scale Windows Server and Exchange Server deployments
      • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite in a networked environment
      • Strong working knowledge of server and client-side protection strategies against viruses, malware, and spam
      • Experience working with applications and processes for managing computer workgroups, including desktop imaging and lockdown solutions
      • Knowledge of nonprofit applications for fund raising, financial management, and event coordination is a plus
    • Ability to specify and manage client procurement processes for hardware and software systems and related data communications service provider contracts

    Team Skills

    • Adaptable, creative, and proactive
    • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills
    • Proven ability to identify trends, develop strategies, and implement solutions
    • Self-starter who possesses exceptional time management skills and has great attention to detail; must act independently and be self-motivated to prioritize and manage projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Develop relationships quickly; must be a well-respected, trusted partner who others want to work with
    • Driven to exceed client and project goals, while contributing to a successful team
    • Able to present technical subjects to diverse audiences in understandable terms
    • Strong diplomacy skills; experience discussing difficult subject matter with clients
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment and to meet deadlines

    General

    • Demonstrated experience working with technology in small business environments
    • Strong customer service, expectation setting, and negotiation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • Current technical certification required (MCTS/MCITP/MCSE, CCNA/CCNP, Network+/Server+)

    Full position description: IT Infrastructure Consultant II

    Send resume and cover letter to techjobs@501commons.org with IT Infrastructure Consultant II in the subject line.  Applications without cover letter will not be accepted.

     

    IT Infrastructure Consultant III

    The IT Infrastructure Services Consultant III will work to build the capacity of client organizations to utilize technology to better meet their mission.  This position focuses on helping 501 Commons clients achieve stable technology environments through the implementation and support of their network infrastructures. As a senior member of the IT Infrastructure team, the scope of the consultant's responsibilities includes overall leadership within the team towards improving overall efficiency, quality and capacity.

    Qualifications

    Technical

    • 8-12 years of solid experience in local and wide area networking technologies
      • Knowledge of LAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, and Internet connectivity products (hubs, switches, routers, firewalls) and their installation, configuration, and support
      • Strong knowledge of implementation, migration, and support of Microsoft Windows client and server networking environments
      • Experience in designing, implementing, and testing robust automated backup solutions
      • Familiarity configuring and supporting enterprise-class security devices, such as Cisco, SonicWall, and Watchguard
    • Experience with small business or nonprofit systems and applications
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting Microsoft server products – preferably Windows Small Business Server
      • In-depth experience implementing and supporting small-scale Windows Server and Exchange Server deployments
      • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office suite in a networked environment
      • Strong working knowledge of server and client-side protection strategies against viruses, malware, and spam
      • Experience working with applications and processes for managing computer workgroups, including desktop imaging and lockdown solutions
      • Knowledge of nonprofit applications for fund raising, financial management, and event coordination is a plus
    • Ability to specify and manage client procurement processes for hardware and software systems and related data communications service provider contracts

    Team Skills

    • Adaptable, creative, and proactive
    • Critical thinker with strong analytical skills
    • Proven ability to identify trends, develop strategies, and implement solutions
    • Self-starter who possesses exceptional time management skills and has great attention to detail; must act independently and be self-motivated to prioritize and manage projects
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Develop relationships quickly; must be a well-respected, trusted partner who others want to work with
    • Driven to exceed client and project goals, while contributing to a successful team
    • Able to present technical subjects to diverse audiences in understandable terms
    • Strong diplomacy skills; experience discussing difficult subject matter with clients
    • Demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment and to meet deadlines

    General

    • Demonstrated experience working with technology in small business environments
    • Strong customer service, expectation setting, and negotiation skills
    • Strong project management skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • Current technical certification required (MCTS/MCITP/MCSE, CCNA/CCNP, Network+/Server+)

    Full position description: IT Infrastructure Consultant III

    Send resume and cover letter to techjobs@501commons.org with IT Infrastructure Consultant III in the subject line. Applications without cover letter will not be accepted.