Position Purpose: The Systems Administrator supports learning by maintenance of existing software applications and development of new applications in support of management information needs of Aurora University and various university departments.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop, maintain and support for AU's Learning Management System (LMS) and Administrative Systems that are used by AU students and faculty.
Develop, maintain and support for Windows / Linux (RHEL/CentOS), VMware, and Storage Infrastructure.
Develop, maintain and support system backups.
Schedule and train for applications such as Moodle.
Create and maintain server and system documentation.
Develop, maintain and support the ITS website.
Administer and support the physical security system.
Collaborate with ITS team to plan, implement, and support system design changes and updates for existing and new systems.
Monitor applications and systems.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required
A+, MCSA / MCSE, or CCNA preferred
Minimum one year experience supporting Linux and Windows based servers.
Working knowledge of server and storage hardware.
Administration and deployment of open source applications.
Intimately familiar with configuring and managing a full stack (i.e. LAMP, MEAN, etc.) preferred.
Training end users on applications preferred.
Administering systems from the command line and scripting with BASH / Python preferred.
Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
Active Directory, VMware, Storage (SAN) administration
Quick learner with great prioritization skills
Ability to work independently and be dependable
Ability to accept divergent views while maintaining a constructive working relationship with other team members
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Ability to move around campus and to travel to alternate sites as needs demand.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.