Help Desk Technical Support Specialist
Job Details
Elgin - Elgin, IL
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


As the Help Desk Technical Support Specialist, you will be the first point-of-contact in assisting the JU community with their technology; however, technology will only be a part of your job. Providing empathy and solutions to get JU's staff, faculty, and students back up and running in a timely manner through excellent customer service is central to our core values. Resolving issues while building relationships is something that you enjoy.

The Help Desk Technical Support Specialist is responsible for handling and delegating the issues that come through our ITSM tool, FreshService. Whether you handle the issue yourself or find the right IT person for the job, being their advocate throughout is the goal. You are a person that the JU community will come to know and love.

A passion for learning and an entrepreneurial spirit is a must. You will thrive in this environment if you are self-starter, but also aren’t afraid to ask a lot of questions. The ability to listen, learn, and adapt to feedback quickly is paramount to the success of this role. Humility is key.


Essential Functions:

  • Solving faculty and staff technical issues with Windows/Apple desktop and notebooks.
  • Imaging and deploying Windows/Apple desktops and notebooks. 
  • Answering phones/emails and documenting all reported issues through FreshService. 
  • Responding to, assigning, categorizing, and resolving incidents/service requests through FreshService that include but are not limited to:
    • Closing Help Desk Tickets, reaching out to customers, follow up correspondence where applicable.
    • Passwords resets
    • Wi-Fi access
    • Network storage access and sharing
    • Email and Office 365
    • Printing and scanning
    • VIP and voicemail
    • Classroom technologies
    • Documenting emerging and known issues.
    • Creating solutions articles after known issues are resolved.
  • Maintaining AV infrastructure.
  • Provide Weekly Status Reports and updates on progress, challenges or any known issues.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position could grow into supervising a small contingency of IT Student Staff.  

Additional Duties:

  • Become familiar with Judson culture.
  • Support the mission and goals of the University.
  • Promote a positive, Christ-centered work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits for full time employees include a tuition waiver program for employee and dependent (pro-rated by year until employed for four years), medical and dental insurance, retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holidays and two personal days per year, access to Fitness Center, and on-site cafeteria.  


Required Education & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to clearly explain IT concepts to both technical and non-technical users. 
  • Strong desire to learn and implement new technologies. 
  • Ability to work responsibly without direct supervision.
  • Intrinsically motivated to provide excellent customer service. 
  • Higher education exposure is desirable.
  • Proficient with Windows and Mac Installation and support.
  • Strong skills in supporting MS Office Products – MS365 on Windows and Mac.
  • Understanding ‘Drive Imaging’ and Deploying Laptops and Workstations within a standardized environment.
  • High level of communication skills, as end user support and help desk operations are a major role in this position.
  • Understanding laptop and desktop basic hardware functions and break fix operations around them.
  • The ability to learn and troubleshoot software problems on a PC or workstation.
  • Fundamental AD (Active Directory) Support, and knowledge of User account administration tasks.

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred. 
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory.
  • Exposure to Windows 10 and macOS administration in an enterprise environment.
  • Working understanding of MDT, WSUS, and Jamf Pro.
  • Experience managing user accounts, security groups, and group policy. 
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting software like Microsoft Office, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Adobe Creative Cloud, 
  • Understanding of basic networking and security concepts such as DNS, DHCP, SSL, and VPN.
  • Knowledge of macOS Server, VPP, and DEP. 
  • Experience with AV technologies like projectors, smartboards, video switchers, etc.