Educational Software Administrator

Mason City, Iowa
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


This is a professional technical position involving responsibilities in the areas of program support, analysis, design, and training, specifically related to supporting instructional technology for both on-site and distance learning.  Responsibilities include administration of and support for the College’s Learning Management System; lecture capture systems (e.g., Panopto), and other software and hardware supporting technology used in the classroom (online and face-to-face), as well as the development and management of integrations among these and other technologies.


Provide ongoing support to faculty for the College’s Learning Management System, instructional applications, audio, and video editing tools, and collaborative instructional tools, such as Canvas, and Panopto.  Analyze, plan, and assist in meeting user information needs for instructional projects, evaluating alternative options, and designing solutions.  Manage instructional technology projects, monitoring the progress of individual tasks, and expediting tasks as required.  Participate as an active team member in multi-disciplinary application development projects involving faculty members, instructional designers, database administrators, and other specialists.  Review, analyze, plan, and test educational software applications for implementation.  Administer the College’s instructional technology applications, including Learning Management System and all lecture capture and video streaming systems.    Troubleshoot educational technology hardware and software applications, coordinating with vendors as appropriate.   Serve as an active member of institutional committees and organizations; representing the College as appropriate in state and national venues.  Communicate appropriately and effectively with supervisor, coworkers, faculty, staff, and the public.  Maintain knowledge of current copyright and accessibility laws and collaborate with faculty, staff, and software/hardware vendors to ensure compliance.  Preserve the confidentiality of all College information.  Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all operational components of the college, including opportunities for student recruitment.  NIACC Core Principles:  All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures.  NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment and an environment of mutual respect, therefore all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.


Req.:  A bachelor’s degree in instructional technology, or multimedia technology, or computer science, or information science and 2 years of experience working with Learning Management System; or 6 years of experience managing a Learning Management System.  Pref.: Experience managing Learning Management System, lecture capture, and audio-video technologies used in education.  Background requirements for this position include 6 or more years’ experience, including:  Advanced knowledge of Canvas or similar Learning Management System.  Knowledge of audio and video recording and editing hardware and applications.  Ability to analyze and improve methods and procedures.  Adept at creating and communicating clear, detailed instructions in a variety of formats (written, oral, screen/video capture, etc.).  Self-starter who follows through on projects to completion, communicating progress with stakeholders along the way.  Strong interpersonal skills and customer-service orientation, works effectively with faculty and staff.  Experience with and understanding of learning theory and practice (desirable).


Salary based on experience.  Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield major medical health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) or TIAA-CREF.



cover letter
resume or curriculum vitae
NIACC application form
comments sheet
transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable)


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Information


Applications are available from NIACC Human Resources at 641-422-4203.  Application materials and announcement of job openings can be found at To be considered an applicant, you must complete a NIACC application form.  A resume will not replace the application form.  Only applicants with complete materials will be considered.  Please remember to sign your application.

Return application materials to: NIACC, Attention: Human Resources, 500 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401

Appointments will be scheduled with those individuals selected for an interview.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  When the selection process has been completed, all applicants will be notified in writing.

Requests for reasonable accommodation during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office (641) 422-4211.  North Iowa Area Community College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have access to its programs, facilities, and employment without discrimination based upon race, religion, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, disability (physical or mental), veteran status, or genetic information as required by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that the College obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and substantiates his/her right to work in the United States.  Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX, Title VII, or Section 504 may be directed to Shelly Schmit, EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources, 500 College Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401 or via telephone at 641-422-4211. Inquiries may also be directed, in writing, to the Mason City Human Rights Commission, Iowa Civil Rights Department, or to the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Kansas City, Missouri.

The College
North Iowa Area Community College has the distinction of being the first public two-year college in the state of Iowa, having been established in 1918 as Mason City Junior College.  NIACC is an integral part of the educational, cultural, and economic foundation of the nine-county region it serves.  The College operates a main campus in Mason City, a progressive community of 30,000 located halfway between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Des Moines, Iowa.  The main campus encompasses over 500 acres of land, including contemporary facilities, an agricultural technology center, athletic facilities, and lakeside student housing.  Mason City and surrounding communities provide a strong manufacturing, nursing, and retail base with outstanding schools and cultural and recreational opportunities.