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Systems Administration Manager

Dakota State University
Madison, South Dakota
Pay Grade IT 7 - Starting at $65,542 annually
Posted Date
Oct 12, 2022
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Dakota State University is seeking applications for a Systems Administration Manager. This position reports to the Director of Support Services and manages the day-to-day operations of the Support Services which includes end user desktop and essential core application support. This position will also manage LMS course setup and will provide LMS training as necessary. Customer service is a core focus in support of delivery and maintenance of end use technologies.


  • Supervise and develop Support Systems staff including interns.
  • Develop automation of desktop allocation to include required applications.
  • Oversee asset management program.
  • Support and improve vulnerability management program in support of securing the workstation and systems environment.
  • Evaluate, test, and configure LMS options and assessing their impacts on teaching and learning.
  • Maintain procedures and policies to ensure the security and integrity of the LMS functions and usage.
  • Respond to user questions and needs in using LMS and related applications.
  • Design, develop, and deliver user trainings on the use of LMS and related products and applications.
  • Provide support for the following application services:


    • Microsoft O365 suite – Team Dynamix – Microsoft Voip -
    • JAMF – Adobe suite – 1 Password – Duo MFA – Horizon
    • View – Microsoft AD services – Azure services
  • Install and maintain all hardware, software, operating systems, system management tools, and images for all academic computer labs on campus.
  • Work directly with faculty on computer lab needs, provides recommendations to faculty on all hardware and software related to the computer labs.
  • Troubleshoot and provide technical support as required.
  • Evaluate and test new hardware and software related to the computer labs.
  • Perform in person, hands-on trainings to faculty and staff on VoIP.
  • Respond to user questions as they arise.
  • Supervise and mentor a support services team to include providing performance evaluations and staff development.
  • Author documentation of technical procedures where applicable.
  • Stay informed of current and emerging technologies as they apply to DSU’s cloud and learning management services.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field is preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in Information Technology or Computing Services.
  • Experience supervising a team is preferred.
  • Experience in a higher education network environment is preferred.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer hardware and software.
  • Understanding and knowledge of basic networking concepts and protocols.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS operating systems, Cloud Services (TDX, Microsoft 365, Jamf, Duo MFA, and 1Password Teams), and Learning Management Systems.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and supporting references, including addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Due to unprecedented growth, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University in Madison South Dakota is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track, full-time (9 month), benefits-eligible, faculty positions in all disciplines of Computer Science (all areas), Cyber Security (technical and non-technical), and Artificial Intelligence (all specializations). If you are interested in teaching and researching in one of these areas, please apply today. Be sure to indicate your area of interest in your cover letter. Rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

The start date of this position is Spring (January) 2023 or Fall (August) of 2023.


  • Teaching a range of applied undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one or more of these areas:
    • Computer Science, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence.
  • Researching and publishing relevant scholarship.
  • Active pursuit of grant and funding opportunities.
  • Additional duties will include advising students, serving on university committees, assisting with recruitment activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, or a closely related discipline prior to the start date of the appointment. ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to develop a strong and active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or developing courses with technical, hands-on exercises and labs.
  • Strong potential for scholarly research, publication and attracting external funding in areas related to Computer Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence.

Information about the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences:

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences currently offers five undergraduate programs, including Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Network and Security Administration, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Game Design. Two master programs, including a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with specializations in Cyber Operations and Artificial Intelligence and a Master of Science in Cyber Defense (MSCD). The Beacom College also offers three doctoral programs, including Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Cyber Operations, and Ph.D. in Cyber Defense. The Beacom College is the largest college at DSU. The college has more than 1,200 students including both undergraduate and graduate students.

Information about DSU:

Dakota State University is a special focus STEM university with an emphasis in computing information technologies and cyber security across all areas of human endeavor. Over the years, DSU has established its reputation as a distinguished regional and national leader in computer science and cybersecurity education and research. We embrace opportunities to provide our students, faculty, and future collaborators with the most innovative technologies and facilities, to produce transformative research and development, and create an outstanding base of faculty, students, and programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels. DSU holds three prestigious designations from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense, Research, and Cyber Operations.

Among the exciting things happening at Dakota State we have a major public-private partnership in DSU RISING, a gift-driven campaign in two phases, totaling $130 Million. DSU RISING has already produced several major new opportunities and facilities on campus: The Beacom Institute of Technology, the Madison CyberLabs (cyber-related research and technology application across many industries), the Applied Research Lab (DSU-ARL), and the Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.

New projects funded and in process include the extension of DSU’s Applied Research Corporation (ARC) to a new facility in Sioux Falls, expansion of the number of graduates from the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, and the launch of the statewide Governors’ Cyber Academy (K-12 cyber education program).


Assistant Professor - $85,000 / Associate and Full Professor salary will be determined based on rank and experience


  • Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
  • Life and disability insurance options
  • Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
  • Professional liability coverage

How to Apply:

To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

About Dakota State University:

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

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