Support Technician



Job Description

Together we are powering the future of Higher Education

Here at Ellucian, we are motivated by a mission ~ the power of education to transform lives and change the world.  We are the global market leader in EdTech for Higher Education, serving more than 2,900 customers and reaching over 22 million students in 50+ countries.  We are dedicated to helping Higher Ed thrive by transforming their institutions to agile, digitally connected campuses that enable student success.

About the Opportunity

Ellucian is seeking to hire a Support Technician to work onsite at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. Our Information Technology Department, led entirely by Ellucian, is committed to providing a safe, secure, equitable, and engaging experience for all college faculty, staff, and students. As a Technical Support Specialist, you will work to support all aspects of the technology presence at the institution to recommend or perform complex or remedial actions to correct problems using remote diagnostic and remediation technology and tools, or at user locations. You will guide and may supervise other technical support staff and/or student workers. You will provide consultative support to department managers and end-users directly related to the general business operations, software systems, including technical assistance and training to system users.


Where you will make an impact 

  • Recommending or performing complex actions to correct problems using remote diagnostic, remediation technology and tools or at user locations to install, modify, or make repairs to computer hardware and/or software.
  • Supervising and supporting classroom technology deployments, and similar projects.
  • Supporting telecommunications.
  • Assisting with the installation of network switches, wireless access points, and cabling as needed.
  • Coordination of technical projects with affected end user departments while mentoring other technical support staff and/or student workers.
  • Testing and evaluating specified software packages, proposed hardware, and software to determine efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with existing computer systems, peripherals, and the network.
  • Responding in a timely fashion to client inquiries and escalated issues concerning the operation of client-owned assets.
  • Maintaining the highest level of customer service as set forth by the Ellucian general competencies.
  • Providing updates, status, and completion information to management regarding all assigned incidents, requests, and projects.
  • Providing regular updates to tickets within the work queue with frequency depending on priority level.
  • Escalating all high priority or sensitive customer requests/concerns to the User Services team lead, or when appropriate, the CIO.
  • Coordinating activities with the CSS Help Desk, Network Services, Enterprise Application Services, and other team members.
  • Collaboration and cross-training with other user services personnel to help foster a robust team environment.
  • Contributing to development of yearly learning plan and complete plan as instructed by supervisor.
  • Providing consultative support to management and end users directly related to general business operations, software systems, technical assistance, and training to system users.
  • Producing relevant documentation for operational processes and process improvement. 


What will you bring 

  • One to three years of related experience and/or training; and/or industry recognized IT certifications, or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.
  • A strong work ethic: a sense of personal ownership, accountability, and integrity is a must.
  • Well-developed time management, planning and team focused mindset.
  • Willingness to work as a contributing member of the team including other systems personnel, the operations staff, and the account administrators.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with end-users, gain their confidence, understand their technical and operational needs, and translate them into viable technical solutions.
  • Effectively manage scope and customer expectations on individual assignments.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Superior verbal and written skills, encompassing complete understanding on the English language with exceptional communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must be available for flexible coverage for special events or emergencies outside of normal working hours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What makes #Ellucianlife

  • Comprehensive health coverage: medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Thrive Flex Program that allows you to contribute towards your health, financial or learning interests.
  • 401k w/ match & Bright Plan - to help you save for the future.
  • Parental Leave
  • Charitable leave – 40 hours/year
  • Telemedicine
  • Wellness
    • Ginger (mental health)
    • Wellbeats (virtual fitness classes)
  • Rethink – caregiver support
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
  • Professional development opportunities



At Ellucian, we believe in the “power of together.” We embrace an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace, and believe that our differences help inspire a culture of acceptance that makes our company more collaborative and innovative. We’re proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome you to come as you are!