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Project Administrator - SharePoint

NWEA, Portland, OR

Job - Technology

Close Date: 06/14/2019

Project Administrator - SharePoint

Position Summary…

NWEA has an opening for a temporary SharePoint Project Administrator. This role will be 40 hours per week and has an expected duration of up to 12 months. The SharePoint Project Administrator works with stakeholders to learn and understand their work and processes, gather requirements, and translate their needs into productive, cost-effective technology improvements for their business unit and to NWEA. These areas of improvement include upgrade, integration, fix/change/design and best practice use of assigned applications.


•Improve business processes and support critical business strategies and requirements by administering the integration, configuration, implementation, maintenance and support of assigned business applications to ensure all necessary functions work effectively and integrate with various other applications
•Specific to the SharePoint technology domain:◦Design and create SharePoint sites
◦Manage SharePoint permissions
◦Assist end-users with site design, list design and setup of workflows.
◦Familiarity with popular SharePoint web parts, widgets
◦Familiarity with utilizing SharePoint search to express content
◦Familiarity with managed metadata, and the term store in SharePoint.
◦Troubleshooting problems or errors with SharePoint, point of contact during escalation to Microsoft support.
◦Management of SharePoint backups and restoration as needed.
◦Pruning of inactive sites, moving/archiving content as needed.

•Deploy and implement upgrades, patches and new business technology capabilities are required while minimizing business user impact under the direction of senior staff.
•Maintain and support assigned business application systems, which may include conducting end-user training on assigned applications under the direction of senior staff.
•Provide on-call and off-hours support if required, acting as an escalation point and subject matter expert for business systems; communicate potential business impact to end users.
•Manage end user expectations and maintain on-going relationships with end users. Act as a collaborative and contributing team member to find the best-fit solution to end user needs
•Act as a collaborative and contributing team member to ensure that a high level of service is always offered to team, third-party vendors and end users

Skills and Abilities…

•Familiarity and experience in the use and administration of SharePoint or similar advanced content management system.
•Demonstrated capability to learn and apply new technical skills
•Proven ability to apply problem solving skills to assist in making decisions that affect the success of the organization
•Proven ability to improvise or infer solutions with imperfect information or data
•Effectively apply communication skills to build and maintain relationships and to influence the actions or behaviors of others
•Able to work effectively with others to accomplish organizational goals and identify and resolve problems
•Able to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion

Education and Experience…

•Minimum bachelor’s degree in related field; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
•Two or more years of experience in managing, administrating and designing SharePoint sites, site collections and SharePoint Online tenants. Alternatively, three or more years in managing, administrating and designing pages for complex content managements systems.
•Two or more years of front-end design tools (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
•Familiarity with workflow development using tools such as SharePoint designer, Nintex or other workflow tools.

About Us…

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).

More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation.

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