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Learning Systems Administrator

Marian University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Academic Affairs, Instructional Design
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Four-Year Institution
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Marian University in Indianapolis seeks a dynamic and innovative leader for The Center for Teaching and Learning.  The Learning Systems Administrator will be responsible for working collaboratively with the staff of Center for Teaching and Learning to support the daily operations and goals of the Center and the strategic initiatives of the University.  The person in this position will also work closely with the Office of Information Technology adhering to their policies and practices to provide, administer, and resolve technical issues with instructional software and systems.  The Learning Systems Administrator has the following three primary responsibilities and will assume other responsibilities as needed to support the operation of the Center


  • System Administration (60%) – The Learning Systems Administrator will work collaboratively with Information Technology staff to proactively manage the instructional technologies used on campus to meet the instructional needs of the university.  This requires the individual to understand how the systems work, what data and reporting are available, how and what changes need to be communicated, and how to effectively test and manage new features.  The primary systems include Canvas, Blue Explorance, and Webex.  Other systems include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Office, Panopto, Respondus, Turn It In.
  • Training and Documentation (20%) – The Learning Systems Administrator, through the presentation of workshops, individual consultations, and development of instructional materials, will train and support faculty on the appropriate use of software and technical resources to support effective teaching and learning.
  • Instructional Systems Support (20%) – Serving as the second line of support for faculty and students using the Center’s services, the Learning Systems Administrator will be responsible for assisting in the resolution of questions and problems received directly from individuals, tickets received from the Help Desk, or vendor communications.
  • Investigates and proposes resolutions to technical issues surrounding the area of teaching and learning.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Center’s website following University design guidelines.
  • Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a database of events and participants.
  • Communicates changes and updates effectively to impacted users.
  • Independently manages projects from inception to completion.
  • Provides design and production assistance to faculty in the development of online courses and content.
  • Collaborates on the development, implementation, and evaluation of goals and initiatives of the Center.
  • Other duties as assigned.





University Expectations:

  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adhere to Marian University’s policy and procedures
  • Show courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students, subordinates, and supervisors
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor about college issues
  • Meet university and college productivity expectations
  • Participate in developing college goals, objectives, and systems
  • Assist to establish college measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals
  • Adhere to the college budgets


  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technologies, Adult Education or related subject area OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in the use, support, and administration of learning management systems (e.g. Canvas) and other instructional technologies (e.g. lecture capture, online survey software, etc.).
  • Experience with the following processes and software: SQL queries, API calls, HTML coding, spreadsheets, and databases,
  • Evident knowledge of instructional design theories and practices, appropriate uses of instructional technologies, and effective teaching methodologies.
  • Evidence of being a proactive, collaborative problem-solver and team member.
  • Organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Evidence of the ability to take ownership of projects and work independently to achieve expected goals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experience in working with adult learners.

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years.  Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Required materials include: resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to [email protected] will be considered.  Marian University is committed to diversity and encourages persons from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.  


Marian University is an EOE

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