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St. Vlad's Seminary seeks Systems Support Specialist and Communications, PR Officer

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2005.06.02 OCA: © 2005 OCA All rights reserved. St. Vladimir s Seminary seeks Systems Support Specialist Article posted: 6/2/2005 5:50 PM CRESTWOOD, NY [OCA
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2005
      2005.06.02 OCA:

      © 2005 OCA All rights reserved.

      St. Vladimir's Seminary seeks Systems Support Specialist

      Article posted: 6/2/2005 5:50 PM

      CRESTWOOD, NY [OCA Communciations] - Saint Vladimir's Seminary, a
      graduate school serving approximately 125 students, faculty, and
      staff in Crestwood (Westchester County), New York, is seeking to hire
      a full-time Systems Support Specialist. The new employee would join a
      team made up of one Director of Systems and several part-time student
      assistants that support systems and information technologies at the
      school. This position approximates SAGE Level II Junior Systems
      Administrator. The Systems Support Specialist would provide primary
      support to the seminary's users.

      Required Skills

      Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of training
      users in applications and operating system fundamentals and writing
      basic documentation; good phone skills.

      Familiar with the Windows 2000/XP operating systems and its
      commands/utilities at a user level; can edit files, issue commands,
      find user's home directories, navigate through the file system. Basic
      familiarity with using the command line in UNIX/Linux.

      Fundamental understanding of an operating system: for example,
      understanding job control, soft and hard links or shortcuts,
      distinction between a user's profile and home directory.

      Basic familiarity with relational databases.

      Able to follow instructions well.

      Required Background

      Two years of college or equivalent post-high school education or


      A degree or certificate in computer science or a related field.

      Previous experience in customer support, computer operations, system
      administration or another related area.

      Familiarity with most basic system administration tools and
      processes; for example, can boot/shut down a machine, add and remove
      user accounts, use backup programs and disk-checking utilities, and
      install a Windows workstation operating system.

      Experience with internetworking non-similar operating systems, e.g.,
      UNIX, Windows, Macintosh.

      Experience with TCP/IP networking protocols. Ability to debug DNS,
      DHCP, and other networking issues.

      Experience with HTML and web design.

      Experience using relational databases and experience using a database
      query language.

      Experience maintaining network cabling.

      Experience installing boards and memory in systems. Experience with
      diagnosis and repair of computer systems and peripherals (e.g., disks
      and printers).


      Assist in administering network and systems under the general
      supervision of the Director of Systems.

      Respond to help desk requests and provide technical consulting on
      hardware and software issues.

      Install, configure, test, and debug operating systems and multi-user

      Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate repairs for PC

      Develop and maintain WWW pages in HTML.

      Document and maintain current hardware/software configurations,
      inventory files, hardware failure reports and maintenance contracts.

      Maintain system and application documentation.

      Be responsible for routine purchasing of supplies and replacement

      Work on short and long-term projects as assigned.

      Please visit our web site at www.svots.edu for more information on
      St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Please e-mail your
      cover letter and resume to Rev. Deacon Kirill Sokolov, Director of
      Systems, kirill@....

      2005.06.01 OCA:
      St. Vladimir's Seminary seeks Communications, PR Officer

      Article posted: 6/1/2005 4:02 PM

      CRESTWOOD, NY [OCA Communciations] - Saint Vladimir's Seminary here
      recently opened a search for a communications and public relations
      officer to work under the direction of the chief advancement officer.

      Responsibilities include facilitatiing and expanding relations
      between the seminary and its various constituencies, with a focus on
      parishes, Church leaders, and members of the press and media; editing
      and managing the production of the semi-annual magazine, SVSNews;
      coordinating and promiting seminary events in conjunction with
      seminary departments and personnel, ensuring consistency in both
      event programming and external communications related to events;
      maintaining internal communications concerning seminary-related
      events occurring on and offcampus; chronicling seminary life and
      managing paper and electronic archives; writing press releases and
      distributing them to media, Church contacts, and others; performing
      or arranging photography for seminary events and maintaining and
      expanding photo files; producing web content; updating and
      maintaining accurate and expanding lists of relevant local and
      national media contacts, and serving as liaison between faculty and
      media contacts; and working closely with the advancement office,
      alumni relations/recruitment officer, SVS Press, and the director of
      systems in producing printed and electronic PR materials

      The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and have a
      minimum of two years experience in public relations, journalism,
      communications, or a related field. He or she must possess excellent
      writing, design, organizational, communications, and relationship
      skills; familiarity with the field of public relation's key concepts,
      practices, and procedures; Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and
      internet computer skills; familiarity with the teachings, life, and
      organization of the Orthodox Church; an ability to understand the
      seminary's mission; the ability to communicate the seminary's work
      through the internet, newspaper, periodicals, and other forms of
      media; the ability to handle multiple competing deadlines and
      prioritize activities; an ability to work independently and as part
      of a team in planning projects and events in a highly-motivated and
      self-directed manner; willingness to work occasional weeknights and
      weekends; initiative and creativity; and professional presentation
      and demeanor.

      Send resumes to Deacon Jesse Greendyk, Saint Vladimir's Seminary, 575
      Scarsdale Rd., Crestwood, NY 10707-1699; or e-mail greendyk@....
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