Junior Systems Administrator

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Junior 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.

Core Competencies:

  1. 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.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop, maintain and support for AU’s Learning Management System (LMS) and Administrative Systems that are used by AU students and faculty.
  2. Develop, maintain and support for Windows / Linux (RHEL/CentOS), VMware, and Storage Infrastructure.
  3. Develop, maintain and support system backups.
  4. Schedule and train for applications such as Moodle.
  5. Create and maintain server and system documentation.
  6. Develop, maintain and support the ITS website.
  7. Administer and support the physical security system.
  8. Collaborate with ITS team to plan, implement, and support system design changes and updates for existing and new systems.
  9. 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 Windows or Linux based servers.
  • Working knowledge of server and storage hardware.
  • Administration and deployment of open source applications.
  • Training end users on applications preferred.
  • Administering systems from the command line and scripting 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move around campus and to travel to alternate sites as needs demand.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
jobs@aurora.edu - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.