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Shawnigan Lake School


Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 (grades 8-12) on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our world-class facilities situated on a stunning 270-acre campus include eleven boarding houses, an observatory, salmon hatchery, rowing crew house on the lake, state of the art Learning Commons and Library, recording studio, and robotics lab. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.

Shawnigan provides academic ambition to develop a culture of curiosity, collaboration, independence and resilience in our students through educators and peers who inspire our students to embrace a love of learning by challenging them to solve problems critically and creatively.



The System Administrator will work with the IT Manager to install upgrade and monitor software and hardware servers on campus.  The chosen candidate will also be an escalation point for Helpdesk Analysts in supporting cloud products like our Student Information System and Financial System.


Reporting to the IT Manager, the duties of a Systems Administrator include,

    Provide first and second level technical support of existing information systems locally and remotely

    Receive and coordinate in-house inquiries for staff and students relating to problems and service requests for Information Systems. This includes contacting appropriate personnel and follow-up as required

    Logs calls and troubleshoots hardware and/or software with users

    Assist with on-going maintenance, testing and resolution of all PC hardware and associated peripherals: scanners, and printers

    Assist with troubleshooting, configuration, administration and set up of Workstations and Local Area Networks

    Responsible for troubleshooting, configuration, administration and set up of Servers and other infrastructure

    Identify and Troubleshoot network and/or connectivity problems

    Ensure maintenance of the physical inventory and database of all hardware, software, equipment and parts

    Maintain business automation scripts in Windows Batch files and PowerShell

    Maintains confidentiality of appropriate data and systems

    Oversees network security and remote access technologies including VPN, Active Sync and network firewalls/security appliances

    Supports general Microsoft applications, such as SQL Server, Office365, and SharePoint

    Administer core systems and components such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Microsoft Exchange, e-mail archiving, anti-virus/anti-spam, telephony, web and file/print services, Linux Infrastructure

    Perform routine maintenance or standard repairs to networking components and/or equipment

    Assist with backing up network data and disaster recovery

    Monitor industry websites or publications for information about patches, release, viruses, or potential problem identification

    Research hardware or software products and provide feedback to the IT Manager to meet technical networking or security needs


    Eligible to work in Canada

    College diploma, Post-secondary education in Computer Science or equivalent experience in a related field

    A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in PC hardware, software & network administration

    A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in Help Desk Support

    Strong work experience within Network Security/Firewalls

    Strong information security knowledge

    Strong scripting and automation skills

    Strong Linux skills, Strong Windows Server Skills

    Strong Infrastructure skills (LAN/WAN, Routing, VMWare, Switching)

    Complete documentation of application knowledge base


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Kyle McMullin, IT Manager, via email at Applications may also be mailed to the General Office at:

Attention: Human Resources

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1

Competition closes when filled.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Duncan, BC, Vancouver Island, BC

Experience Level : Junior Level, Intermediate Level, Senior Level

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