Careers at The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Current job opportunities are posted here as they become available. Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

Senior Cloud and Systems Administrator

Department: Information Technology
Office: Home Office
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Senior Cloud and Systems Administrator

The Senior Cloud and Systems Administrator, reports to the Assistant Director, Cloud and Systems Architectures, and is responsible for installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining on premise and cloud-based servers, hardware and software, performing strategic systems planning to accommodate change and growth. This individual is responsible for cloud vendor management of project tasks, changes, and issue resolution and coordinates with internal Board teams during problem resolution and escalation, using ITSM solutions for issue tracking and reporting. The Senior Cloud and Systems Administrator supports disaster recovery planning, preparation and testing for all critical systems noted within the Business Continuity Plan within the on-premises or cloud configuration and assists the Cyber Security team with all server, infrastructure and application security tasks. This individual is also responsible for escalated Service Desk break/fix tickets along with daily/weekly and monthly operational tasks such as Cisco Tidal and health care vendor file transfers.  

The Ideal Candidate Possesses

  • a bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field;
  • MCSA certification or relevant work experience required;
  • five to eight years’ work experience in an IT environment, with working knowledge of Windows and three to five years working knowledge of VMware and server provisioning;
  • strong understanding and experience with virtualization technologies, specifically VMware, VMware VCP certification preferred;
  • experience in administering and supporting Microsoft related technologies, including traditional Windows Server environments, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange, PowerShell, Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP, and printing;
  • experience with Office 365 administration, maintenance, and customization;
  • a working knowledge of Salesforce administration;
  • an understanding of ITIL fundamentals and practices;
  • experience with PeopleSoft administration, including HRMS, Weblogic, PeopleTools, and the PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, is preferable;
  • excellent analytical and technical problem solving abilities; and
  • excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

The Ideal Candidate Strongly Desires To Serve the Board of Pensions with

  • the ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a highly motivated team; while managing multiple assignments and tasks, following each through to closure within given deadlines;
  • the ability to learn and understand the work of the Board's business units;
  • the ability to take initiative and proactively support and anticipate client needs;
  • the desire to stay current and maintain a level of expertise with technology advances in via seminars, literature, and formal training;
  • the ability to be on-call on an as needed basis for support and project needs including occasional travel to remote locations; and
  • a positive, problem solving, solution driven client focus.

The Ideal Candidate Would Receive  

  • medical and retirement benefits, plus …
    • a minimum of 22 days’ personal leave, plus sick time and paid holidays
    • employer matching contributions to 403(b)(9) plan
    • up to 70 percent tuition reimbursement
    • health and well-being resources;
  • satisfaction gained from working for a service-oriented employer; and
  • volunteer and other service opportunities in the community at large.

About the Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is committed to engaging the entire Church in becoming inclusive of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and language groups. As an agency of the Church, we share in and align with its values. Our staff is diverse in gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and generation, reflecting the community around us. Our different perspectives foster creativity, and mutual respect enables us to execute the ideas that creativity generates.

Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.

View our We Serve video and see and hear from prospective colleagues at the Board of Pensions. If you believe you have the professional and personal credentials to join us as a colleague and would like to support the Board of Pensions as we serve more, serve better, and serve the Church, please visit to view our current openings and apply.

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an equal opportunity employer.

The work environment is typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job the incumbent may expect to sit for prolonged periods of time. Close vision and manual dexterity are required to access data utilizing a personal computer or other electronic device. Infrequent air, rail, and automobile travel may be expected

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