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Assistant Learning Management System Administrator/Developer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/10/2018
Working Title Assistant Learning Management System Administrator/Developer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer III
Department Name 36600-Falk Library
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136013
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Web Services Office (NWSO) within Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh is currently looking for an Assistant Learning Management System (LMS) Administrator/Developer.

The incumbent is responsible for maintaining and enhancing NNLM’s Learning Management System and helping guide the design of a new LMS for the NIH All of Us initiative. The position requires an independent, self-motivated programmer who can research, install, and configure Moodle plug-ins to expand NNLM’s LMS capabilities while ensuring all new functions meet or exceed HHS security standards and are 508 compliant. The incumbent will have knowledge of instructional technologies, preferably with experience configuring and managing learning management systems. He/she will possess strong programming and coding skills with knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS; the ability to learn new languages and tools is also vital to continued development.

The position will work with, and report to, the Executive Director to configure and test the new All of Us University system and upgrade the existing NNLM system. The systems will require a Learning Objects Repository that the LMS Administrator is responsible helping to configure. Additionally, the LMS Administrator will work closely with the Assistant Web Developer to create a balanced workload, cross-train, and provide coverage for vacations and sick time.

This position will be the primary liaison to the NNLM Training Office’s instructional technologist, the regional points of contact, the All of Us Coordination Office, and All of Us staff for the All of Us University system. Additionally, this position will be the primary liaison to the NNLM Training Office and education working group for the NNLM system. As such, strong communication skills are required with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate LMS and LOR technology to those with a less technical background.

The incumbent will contribute to the ongoing development and enhancement of the LMS, including customized enhancements to be contributed back to the open source developer community. Additionally, the LMS Administrator is responsible for managing 508 compliance for the systems.

The LMS Administrator may also be called upon to occasionally assist with other NNLM web services such as Drupal and WordPress.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Instructional Technology, or other related field.

Technical qualifications: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Moodle

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:


• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Craigslist.org
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Dice.com
    • Monster.com
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Media Sample