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Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and world‐class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award‐winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non‐certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.

IT Support Specialist

Apply now Job no: 502903
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement
Categories: Drexel University

Job Summary

The IT Support Specialist provides tier 2 support to issues relating to computer accounts, Office 365, licensing, file permissions and general IT questions.

This position supports the current Identity Management Systems, Computer Accounts Management Service (CAMS) and the central mailing list services maintained by Information Resources and Technology; acts as the functional expert in CAMS and associated reporting tools to support provisioning and deprovisioning of computer accounts which are generated via Elucian Banner for employees and students at the University; understands the relationship and integration between the relevant University systems, and is the lead functional liaison between the technical experts within CTI and CES and end user departments; acts as the primary operational support for end user departments, including Colleges, Human Resources, Enrollment Management, and AIS; is responsible for handling help desk calls, desktop support, training co-ops, and providing customer walk-in support; identifies user needs and research procedures for accomplishing tasks; utilizes in-person or remote access for end-user computers, peripherals, new technologies, and configurations for Windows and Macintosh platforms; maintains computer and system security; and understands operation of computer networks and relationships among systems.

Essential Functions

  • Provide operational support for relevant functional users of Identity Management and Computer Accounts and related web based applications.
  • Provide operational support to the mass mail distribution team and university-wide use of mass communications.
  • Provide detailed documentation as required for online help.
  • Oversee or participate in training for new users on the system functionality and audit capabilities when necessary.
  • Proactively supports end user departments and individuals in third-tier identity and computer accounts related problems, including but not limited to data mismatches, enterprise system data feeds, duplicate accounts, and account deletions.
  • Provide direct end user tier two support for problem solving with respect to complexities of accounts use, data errors relating to identity, access permissions and privileges, working closely with helpdesk team staff members.
  • Remain current with inter-relationship among applications and among systems.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or Equivalent.
  • Minimum of close to a year of experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table.
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table.
  • Lifting demands <50lbs.


  • University City,  Philadelphia, PA 

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt, grade J . Compensation for this grade ranges from $47,490.00to $ $ 71,230.00 per year. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review.  

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.  

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure.  

Special Instructions to the Applicant 

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified. 



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