Support Specialist

Support Specialist

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 14 states plus Washington, DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging nearly 30 years of experience serving over 157,900 children with the support of more than 62,500 college students, community volunteers, and alumni who are credentialed ECE teachers, Jumpstart executes these three objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more at and join us in transforming the lives of young children!

Position Overview

The Support Specialist coordinates user support/training, manages hardware deployment, and supports network and server maintenance. Direct interaction and troubleshooting of staff concerns is an important part of this role’s responsibilities. A central part of this role is developing relationships and documentation for technical resources and concerns for each individual site, as well as assisting with managing software updates and backup verification.

The Support Specialist reports to the Senior Support Manager and is a member of the Operations and Technology team. This is a 40 hour per week nonexempt position.

Specific Responsibilities

Case Management

  • Triage and assign incoming technical Cases
  • Assist other departments in managing their Case load
  • Add supporting details to requests (eg relevant Accounts, Contacts, reasons, and request parameters)
  • Monitor and coordinate other technical team members in regard to their priority tickets and unresolved requests

Technology Department Support

  • Managing and supporting Intranet content and structure
  • Collaborative project support and meeting coordination

User Support

  • Assist the Senior Support Manager in managing requests for support from staff
  • Troubleshoot PC and network issues with remote staff in many settings
  • Offer limited technical support to Corps Members and partner organizations
  • Collaborate with Site Staff to resolve technical issues that originate from the partner organization
  • Focus on empowering end users while troubleshooting
  • Take on basic Tier 1 support requests

Hardware Deployment

  • Image and install appropriate software on staff computers
  • Track assets and relationships, proactively planning to update users with equity in mind
  • Assist with deploying yearly hardware upgrades



  • Associate’s degree or equivalent professional experience with relevant certifications
  • Commitment to Jumpstart’s core values: learning, social justice, community, joy, and inclusive leadership
  • Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
  • On-going commitment and interest in social justice or diversity, equity and inclusion work
  • Ability to function as a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with Active Directory, Group Policy, and networking concepts
  • Strong understanding of Windows domain best practices and functionality
  • Strong data management abilities
  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible within a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation with internal and external customers

Preferred or Ideal

  • Ability to read and understand Javascript and/or Powershell
  • Experience with staff training and documentation creation


Up to 5% – Nationwide

Start Date

ASAP (desired start date, yet position open until filled)


Flexible locations from one of Jumpstart’s offices in Atlanta, GA or Boston, MA

Applicants must be able to work from one of these locations on a full-time basis. Telecommuting options possible through Jumpstart’s formal approval process.

Salary & Benefits

Salary Range – $25 – $28 per hour – commensurate with education and experience; along with excellent benefits and a great mission-driven work environment

How To Apply

Please complete the online application found on Jumpstart’s website. Both a cover letter and resume are required to complete your application.  Applications without a cover letter may not be considered.  Candidates will be reviewed on an on-going basis.  Please upload/attach your resume to your applicant profile as well as your cover letter.

*Jumpstart’s online application process is supported by Paycom. To ensure that the online application works properly, please make sure cookies and pop-ups are enabled on your browser, and that firewall software (if used) is set to permit inbound and outbound traffic on port 443. Unfortunately, touch screens are not supported or certified by Paycom. For the best possible user experience, is recommended a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 800.

Jumpstart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual and reproductive health choices, marital status, age, pregnancy, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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