IT Operations Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




1025 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Suite 400
District of Columbia
United States


Third Way is seeking an IT Operations Coordinator to provide support for the organization on all IT matters, including maintaining inventory, troubleshooting issues, and providing operations assistance. The IT Operations Coordinator will provide reactive support and proactive maintenance with the goal of optimal system operation and uptime. The IT Operations Coordinator will develop, document, and execute daily operating procedures and recurring processes.


The IT Operations Coordinator reports to the Operations Manager and is expected to invest in the IT operations with integrity, prudence, and skill to meet or exceed the objectives of the organization by providing professional technology support and maintenance.



  • Assist with day-to-day operation including support ticket triage, effectively creating a highly functional and dependable IT environment for all staff.
  • Provide excellent onsite and remote service desk support throughout organization which may include software management, replacing hardware, and providing assistance for any IT-realted problems to ensure optimal uptime of systems and services.
  • Maintain office productivity by troubleshooting and repairing Windows and MacOS workstations, network printers and other equipment within the environment, partnering with external parties as necessary to further resolve and prevent issues.
  • Create smooth entry/exit experience for all staff by assisting with IT tasks required for staff onboarding and offboarding (e.g. hardware initialization, workstation setup, user account creation, new hire IT orientation, etc.)
  • Manage departmental hardware procurement, service contracts, software licensing and equipment warranties to maintain excellent records and documentation. Encourage a secure environment by working to maintain and enforce IT policies governing acceptable use of Third Way hardware, systems and services including mobile device management.
  • Track, document and maintain all service desk requests utilizing the ticket management system to ensure prompt and effective support as well as adherence to established internal Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Ensure proper system and service functionality through administration and management of user accounts, user mailboxes, Office 365 accounts, distribution groups, domain passwords, etc.
  • Streamline recurring tasks and ensure efficiency by following and contributing to the documentation of procedural IT services, maintenance, administration and procurement tasks.
  • Provide user training on hardware, systems and services as required to increase IT knowledge within the organization and to mitigate the impact of problematic user behaviors.
  • Encourage the collaborative culture at Third Way by assisting with conference room equipment setup, support and maintenance, providing critical systems to our colleagues.
  • Provide support to the Business Operations team on administrative duties as needed to accomplish team goals that benefit the organization as a whole.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, mathematics, or closely related field; with two years experience in systems administration and service desk support.
  • Understanding of and interest in emerging trends in technology and their application in an enterprise setting.
  • Intense curiosity in the "how" and "why" things are the way they are and about ways they can be better.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable effective interaction with staff including policy professionals, managers, and executive staff.
  • Understanding of IT Service Desk best practices (i.e. ITIL), IT security and networking principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to write policies, procedures, reports, and system specifications..
  • Experience with computer hardware, Windows OS, Mac OS, web browsers mobile devices, software, and office productivity applications in a Microsoft-centric environment.
  • A general high-level understanding of network topology, authentication, file repositories, Windows rights, Active Directory and LAN infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of and interest in fundamental cyber security best practices.

In the Third Way Culture, we are looking for…

  • Self-starting: Third Way seeks people who see and seize opportunities, take risks, learn from failure, and will bring a sustained passion for our mission.
  • Collaborative: Third Way works in teams—sharing ideas, brainstorming, co-authoring products, and advancing its shared priorities.
  • Creative: Third Way fosters divergent thinking that is not afraid to challenge the status quo. Team members come up with original insights, find unique ways to look at data, and challenge their own preconceptions.
  • Results-oriented: Third Way operates with a commitment to clear objectives, ambitious timelines, accountability for results, and a focus on impact.
  • Positive: Third Way values high energy and a positive attitude combined with a willingness to learn and pro-actively seek continuous quality improvement.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree