Systems Administrator in Western Governors University at Las Vegas, NV

Website Western Governors University

This listing is about Western Governors University in Las Vegas, NV
in 2022

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About the job

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Deadline for internal candidates: 9/14 at 5PM MT

Job Profile Summary:

Western Governors University is a leader in using Salesforce in higher education. We heavily use and rely on the platform for student success and process automation. The System Administrator reports to the Manager of Salesforce Administration and performs system administration to maximize our investment in a very large and complex Salesforce instance.

The primary focus of this position is to administer the environment ensuring users have access and training. The position will also assist in maintaining the customization portion of An administrator will understand basic Salesforce standardization tasks and will apply them in under close supervision of management.

By giving vision, training, and technical direction, our administrators help establish excellent relations with our business units involved with the Salesforce platform.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Perform system administration, configuration, and support for Salesforce.
  • Manage and perform all Salesforce deployments.
  • Ensure proper deployment rollbackecovery plans exist at all times.
  • Resolve any Salesforce issues submitted into WGU’s ticketing systems.
  • Review developer code and Salesforce deployment packages to ensure best practices and procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure proper backups of Salesforce data are retained for disaster recovery.
  • Create and maintain documentation for the Salesforce infrastructure systems, policies and procedures.
  • Refresh development “Sandboxes”/orgs regularly.
  • Maintain data integrity in all Salesforce orgs.
  • Work closely with the Salesforce team lead, application manager, and developers to resolve system issues.
  • Participate in and serve as a resource for any Salesforce related projects.
  • May be required to work occasional evenings and weekend hours to support production releases and resolve system issues.
  • Provide mentoring to less experienced Salesforce Administrators.
  • Assist management with vetting, selecting and implementing new Salesforce related technology solutions.
  • 24/7/365 on-call duties.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of Apex and Visual Force development methods.
  • Basic knowledge of Salesforce API.
  • Basic knowledge of SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language).
  • Basic knowledge of both Sales and Service Cloud applications.
  • Intermediate/advanced spreadsheet and data manipulation abilities.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Exchange and Outlook.
  • Self-starter with a strong ability to use initiative and work autonomously under tight commercially sensitive deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer focus.


Organizational or Student Impact:

  • Works on a variety of technical projects of moderate scope with some instruction.
  • Uses discretion to prioritize work and evaluate problem-solving approaches.
  • Limit errors to prevent impact to client operations, costs, or schedules.

Problem Solving & Decision Making:

  • This position requires general supervision on all work.
  • May help lead/coordinate small-medium scope projects.
  • Guidance is required around project scopes and methodology.
  • Work generally reviewed for accuracy.

Communication & Influence:

  • Communicates with contacts both within the department and function on matters that may require some explanation or interpretation.
  • May work to influence parties within the department at an operational level regarding policies and best practices.

Leadership & Talent Management:

  • May provide guidance and assistance to more junior technical professionals.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a technical university degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years of prior relevant work experience or advanced degree.
  • Advanced degrees (Master’s or PhD) may be required for certain disciplines and reduce the experience requirement by 2-4 years.

Department Specific Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1+ year experience as a administrator.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of apex, visualforce, javascript, lightning components, SQL and SOQL.
  • System administrations experience a strong plus.
  • Experience with SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language).
  • Administrator or Advanced Administrator Certification.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

Company: Western Governors University

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Job Location: Las Vegas, NV

Application Deadline: N/A

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