Systems Administrator

  • CompanyOntario Native Women's Association
  • Required Experience3-5 years of network administration, or system administration experience
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsAssociate or Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline04/05/2024

Job Description

Systems Administrator (Remote – Ontario)

Infostructure · Anywhere In Ontario, Ontario (Remote)



Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Experience



$69,900 – $86,230 DOE

**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**

Why make ONWA your career choice?

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid time off at Christmas above paid vacation time
  • Additional paid stat and civic holidays
  • 35-hour work week
  • Comprehensive benefits program including health, paramedical, dental, vision, and EAP. All premiums are covered by the employer.
  • Healthcare Spending Account and Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid cultural/personal wellness days
  • Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Possible reimbursement on a portion of cell phone and internet expenses


At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honor the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally, and internationally for generations to come.


The Systems Administrator will be responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, and supporting the ONWA’s networks, security and VoIP phone system. The Systems Administrator will maintain the essentials, such as company servers (active directory), networks, routers, firewalls, phone systems and data backups. They will communicate technical concerns and solutions to many people with varying degrees of technical knowledge, as well as work with individuals in all departments to help solve their technical issues. The Systems Administrator must have a deep and broad knowledge of computer software, hardware, servers and networks.

The goal of the Systems Administrator will be to ensure that our technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently.


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, System Administration, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience required.
  • 3-5 years of network administration, or system administration experience.
  • Relevant certifications, such as Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA are preferred, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of virtualization, VMWare, or equivalent.
  • Requires previous work experience and thorough knowledge of Microsoft 365 software and apps.
  • Experience implementing and supporting VoIP solutions.
  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management.
  • Strong knowledge of systems and networking software, hardware, and networking protocols.
  • Strong knowledge of implementing and effectively developing helpdesk and IT operations best practices, including knowledge of security, storage, data protection, and disaster recovery protocols.
  • Working knowledge and expertise with a variety of software, hardware, and applications.
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude. Willingness to solve complicated problems and see projects through to completion.
  • Analytical skills to study problems and records and identify solutions.
  • Team-oriented attitude to help other colleagues and departments with technical problems.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check.
  • A cellular phone and internet access is required within this position.
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required. This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements. This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • ONWA is committed on implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If you would like to learn more about the job, please send us an email at

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