Law School Systems Administrator


The Law School Systems Administrator is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining web-based systems and tools within the law library and across the law school. With a focus on user experience and business needs, the Law School Systems Administrator manages law school servers and applications, including systems that support exams, student printing, media streaming and other services. In addition, the Law School Systems Administrator provides direct support to faculty and students in areas of technology, including troubleshooting, testing and configuring tools necessary to support scholarship, teaching and efficient business practices.


  • Server and Application Management
  • Manages all law school servers, other than those managed by Information Services.
  • Works with Information Services to update, patch, and secure law school servers, such as those student printing, law school exams and related infrastructure.
  • Point of contact for server applications, including but not limited to the student print server, Mailman, JAMF, and Exam4
  • Works with law school personnel and others to apply patches, test configurations and ensure reliability of server-based applications to support the law school.
  • Web-Based Systems Maintenance and Development
  • Manages web-based applications and platforms to support law school academic needs.
  • Liaison to student organizations and law school constituents for organizational websites, such as on the WordPress server
  • Develops web-based systems to translate design wireframes and requirements documentation into functional, optimized websites and web applications.
  • Automation and Workflow Management
  • Law school liaison for Blackboard course creation, access control and maintenance.
  • Supports and provides training on technology systems, including productivity enhancement and efficient work processes
  • Responds to requests and helps with training and troubleshooting for systems for document management, including Box and Clio
  • Tests, evaluates and helps implement new technology to meet departmental needs and opportunities.
  • Library Systems Projects
  • Provides programming support for library catalog (Primo) customizations that require web development expertise
  • Provides programming support for other systems, such as Springshare’s LibGuides, the library blog and related platforms requiring programming support and customization.



  • Working knowledge of computer systems architecture, especially in the area of web servers.
  • Thorough knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Thorough knowledge of JavaScript, with a preference for experience with one or more JavaScript libraries and frameworks.
  • Working knowledge of server infrastructure and architecture to support and secure web servers.
  • Understanding of the web development process and features.
  • General knowledge and ability to work with data and different data formats, such as JSON and SQL databases.
  • General knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly communicating with nontechnical individuals and groups.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for collaboration and working as part of a team.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in interactions with coworkers and contacts.


  • Knowledge of metadata standards such as Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS),
  • Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), and Dublin Core is a plus.
  • The ability to code in PHP.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to web development, bachelor’s degree in another field and one-year experience in web or systems development, or Master’s degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Meaningful experience and documented project examples can be substituted for formal training and education in computer science or related fields.


  • Experience in a legal setting, such as a law firm or law school, or equivalent knowledge or education.
  • Two years of web-based systems work.
  • Understand best practices and techniques for user testing and user-centered design principles.


Full-time, exempt position

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week


Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $44,775.00 to $59,325.00 annually)