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MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

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Role Description:

MVA is looking for an IT Administrator to join our IT department. This role will be responsible for solving computer problems, test cost-effective solutions, and provide support to ensure efficient daily operation of the organizations network and computer systems. The ideal candidate for this role is an innovative thinker who seeks out challenges and thrives in mission driven work. Successful candidates will be forward thinking, self-driven and autonomous, a team player and leader, and be committed to radical inclusion in all of their work.

Essential Tasks:

  • Coordinates with managers and users to identify systems problems; assesses severity of the issues and prioritizes responses as appropriate.
  • Works with users to identify system requirements; develops processing procedures and systems modifications to meet these specifications.
  • Drafts informational materials and graphics to explain systems to managers and users.
  • Prepares specifications and documents for the IT Manager.
  • Monitors IT infrastructure security, reports suspected or actual security breaches and denial of service attacks to appropriate staff.
  • Implements appropriate security measures such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Manages internet and/or intranet infrastructure including but not limited to web, file transfer protocol (FTP), mail servers, and news.
  • Identifies useful IT infrastructure performance metrics; collects, tracks, records, compiles, analyzes, and reports site usage data.
  • Conducts user testing and use analysis to assess usability and effectiveness of the IT infrastructure in collaboration with the IT Manager; recommends improvements based on analysis.
  • Discusses, analyzes, reviews, and resolves usability with the IT Manager.
  • Communicates with intranet site visitors and users regarding site updates, anticipated and unanticipated downtime, and resolution of bugs and outages.
  • Drafts, documents, and implements backup, recovery, migration and business continuity plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, Fellows, or Leaders
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate with a team.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer systems and programming.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient with or able to quickly learn systems and software used by the organization.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of information systems experience preferred.

Why you should join us?

  • Excellent opportunity to gain experience working in an established Non-Profit Organization
  • Network and connect with key organizations (nonprofits, corporations, and government) and members of the veteran community
  • Get exposure to work on the latest IT infrastructure while also getting numerous opportunities to learn, up-skill and grow with us!
  • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a diverse team of volunteers from different backgrounds and experiences contributing to a passionate, warm, and energetic culture.

About Minority Veterans of America:

Minority Veterans of America is a non-profit organization that serves minority and underrepresented veterans. The organization was established in Seattle, WA in 2017 and organizes nationally through programs and events that take place throughout the year.

AAP/EEO Statement:

Minority Veterans of America recognizes and supports all applicable AAP/EEO work laws and regulations.

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About MINORITY VETERANS OF AMERICA

Location:

PO Box 23054, SEATTLE, WA 98102, US

Mission Statement

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans. MVA will receive grants for four key purposes: The primary underrepresented groups that MVA serves are: veterans of color, womxn, LGBTQ, and religious and non-religious minorities. We believe that through bringing these four minority groups together, we can build a veteran community that encompasses veterans from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. By bringing together these specific communities of underrepresented veterans, we are able to hear the voices and stories and better understand the needs of those that we wish to serve. In properly advocating for the needs of our constituents, we have the opportunity to change the landscape of services for those who feel as though they have been forgotten in the veteran community.

Description

MVA was founded in November of 2017 by two University of Washington Husky veterans, Lindsay Church and Katherine Pratt. Church and Pratt first began their work in 2014 through the Husky United Military Veterans where they built a Diversity Committee that celebrated the underrepresented groups within the student veteran community at the University of Washington.

Since 2014, Church and Pratt have collaborated to lead the student veteran population at the UW, Church through her role in the Student Veteran Life office, and Pratt as the President of the student veteran organization, Husky Veterans. Today, they partner to build and grow MVA in order to celebrate the identities that they both feel that they hold that make them underrepresented in the veteran community.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Computers & Technology
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Security / Network Administration
  • PC Platform
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • This role requires a volunteer to give an average of 10-20 hours per week to accomplish the range of tasks and responsibilities within their position.
  • Basic understanding of inclusion, racial equity, and social justice concepts.

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