Systems Administrator
Job Details
The Kinkaid School - HOUSTON, TX
4 Year Degree

The Kinkaid School seeks a Systems Administrator, preferably with JAMF experience, to join its outstanding Technology Team.


The Kinkaid School is a non-sectarian college preparatory day school located in the Memorial neighborhood of Houston, Texas. The School has three divisions: Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1-4), Middle School (grades 5-8), and Upper School (grades 9-12). 


The Technology team supports the technological needs of a tight-knit community of approximately 1,450 students and 300 faculty and staff. The team prides itself on its commitment to service, excellence, and innovation.


Essential Duties: 


  • Manage the Mobile Device Management (MDM) Server for inventory, software deployment/updates, device security, imaging, and reporting
  • Build, test, and maintain the School computer images (Mac and Windows) and software across all divisions and departments
  • Assist the Information Technology Manager with reporting, tracking, investigating, and remediating malicious processes found on school-owned equipment (viruses, malware, intrusion detection, compromised passwords, suspicious logins)
  • Manage the Cisco telephone infrastructure and inventory such as adds, moves, changes, voicemail, conference equipment, phones
  • Manage user account life cycle and permissions across multiple systems and networks
  • Manage the Apple education systems for computer and application deployments (Apple DEP, VPP, and Apple School Manager)
  • Acts as the Technology facilitator for the Kinkaid Summer School and EMSI programs
  • Manage the team of summer interns while overseeing the completion of multiple project deployments in anticipation of each new school year
  • Work closely with Human Resources to assist with onboarding of new employees 
  • Provide tier II support for complex issues unable to be resolved by the Helpdesk Support Specialist



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Computer Science, or related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of IT experience 
  • Experience with JAMF Pro required
  • Experience working at a school preferred
  • Experience with Cisco Phone Systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Basic knowledge of networking (DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP)
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Understanding of backup tools
  • Understanding of anti-virus/anti-malware tools
  • Shell (e.g., bash, ksh) scripting experience
  • Knowledge of macOS virtualization solutions
  • Apple hardware and macOS software installation and configuration experience required
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage shared resources and perform moderately complex tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Ability to train others in applications and operating system fundamentals
  • Problem solver and self-starter
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to find, diagnose and recommend solutions for complex computing/configuration problems
  • Ability to identify, develop, test, and deploy systems automation efficiencies in routine work tasks and systems administrative functions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IT security best practices
  • Ability to exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community


The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Submit all correspondence including your cover letter, resume, and application through The Kinkaid School position post. Please no emails or phone calls to submit your candidacy or show interest.