Help Desk Associate - Technology Services

TNTP is currently seeking a Help Desk Associate - Technology Services. This position is based from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY, and is available immediately. Travel for team and organizational meetings is required a few times a year.

Who We Are

TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation's public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we're a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

Technology Services is a small, dynamic team which provides services to over 400 TNTP staff working on more than 40 contract sites across the country and maintains multiple web-based software solutions of moderate to high complexity. The team works directly with internal clients to provide exceptional customer service and manage technology vendors. Technology Services is constantly building enhancements and new systems to support the evolving work of internal clients and address the business needs of a growing, virtually connected organization.

What You'll Do

The Help Desk Associate - Technology Services is responsible for providing technical and troubleshooting assistance related to computer hardware and software, mobile devices and other technology tools and products. The Associate responds to incoming calls and incident tickets from our virtual workforce and provides triage on technical issues based on severity and business impact. Additionally, it may involve troubleshooting printer issues, smart phone support, and procuring, configuring and deploying new hardware to staff, coordinating hardware repair, and performing general systems administration tasks.

The ideal Help Desk Associate should be highly organized and should be an effective communicator, both with spoken and written word. The Associate should be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, yet be patient at explaining technical issues to our staff.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical assistance and support for incoming questions and issues related to computer systems, software and hardware.
  • Install, configure and maintain Windows laptops
  • Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware and peripherals
  • Provide first level support via phone, email, and/or using a ticket management system
  • Deliver high quality customer service while working with staff to troubleshoot issues
  • Track issues to resolution and communicate the steps to resolve
  • Update the internal knowledgebase with issue resolution details
  • Computer and printer hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Coordinate parts replacements, and facilitate repairs
  • Collaborate with other staff to ensure efficient operation of TNTP's computing environment
  • Perform user account administration on multiple systems
  • Perform password resets and re-certify tokens
  • Monitor and escalate alerts from antivirus systems
  • Provide on-site IT user support to the Brooklyn Office

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.

We expect our Help Desk Analyst to:
  • Love technology. You enjoy being at the forefront of new technologies and digging into software development.
  • Be a natural problem-solver. You can quickly identify challenges, analyze the root causes, and propose solutions and tools to help staff.
  • Provide strong support to TNTP staff. You'll regularly interact with staff, providing high levels of customer service. You have an ability to communicate directly, concisely and to articulate technical information to any audience.
  • Be willing to step up to the plate. You're eager to learn and contribute, willing to provide solutions before we even know there are issues. You make ongoing process improvements.

  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Solid understanding and troubleshooting skills with Microsoft products, including Office 365
  • Experience with Windows 8/10
  • Laptop break fix experience
  • Experience with Help Desk ticketing systems
  • Ability to respond to and utilize remote tools to address and resolve issues
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate well, facilitate discussion, resolve problems, and understand the needs of the customer
  • Flexibility
  • At least 1 years' experience end-user support (preferred)
  • HS diploma or GED (required); associate's degree, technology certification or relevant education and work experience preferred

What We Offer

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online.

It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

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