Support Specialist – Los Angeles, CA

Support Specialist - Los Angeles, CA

About Jumpstart

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 15 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 our 25 years of experience serving over 150,000 children with the support of more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers, 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 teaching of staff 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 Manager of Technology and is part of a team of 6 general operations and technology staff. This is a 40 hour per week nonexempt position.

Specific Responsibilities

User Support

  • Assist the Senior Manager of Technology 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
  • Focus on empowering end users by teaching while troubleshooting

Hardware Deployment

  • Image and install appropriate software on staff computers
  • Track assets and relationships, proactively planning to update users with equity in mind
  • Assist in planning yearly hardware purchase cycle
  • Manage Active Directory registration and help design Group Policy implementation

Site Support Resource Development

  • Make and document relationships with Higher Education and Program Partner technical support staff
  • Maintain documentation on technical resources, limitations, and requirements for partner organization facilities



  • Associate’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Ability to function as a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and understand Javascript and/or PowerShell
  • Familiarity with Active Directory, Group Policy, and networking concepts
  • Strong understanding of Windows domain best practices and functionality
  • Strong data management abilities
  • Experience with staff training and documentation creation
  • 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
  • Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
  • Commitment to Jumpstart’s mission and values of connection, determination, learning, joy and kindness

Preferred or Ideal

  • Experience with staff training and documentation creation
  • Prior experience/interest in social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion work

Start Date

October 2020 (desired start date, yet position open until filled)


Los Angeles, CA

Hourly Pay

Non-exempt position at an hourly pay of $22.60 – $25 per hour (commensurate with experience) for a 40 hour work week, along with excellent benefits and a great mission-driven work environment

How To Apply

Please complete an online application.* 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 ADP. 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 ADP. For the best possible user experience, ADP recommends 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.

Donate Now