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Systems Analyst

Apply now Job no: 492760
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College is seeking applications for a Systems Analyst position in the Information Technology Services (ITS) department. Kenyon College, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, is a small school where academic excellence and a strong sense of community go hand in hand. Kenyon’s beautiful hilltop campus is located in Gambier, OH, 45 miles northeast of Columbus, OH.  Kenyon enrolls 1700 undergraduate students, all of whom live on campus the entire time they are students at Kenyon.

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department is an inclusive group committed to ensuring all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other campus partners have a safe, productive, enjoyable, and meaningful experience with college technology.  We provide creative solutions, responsive services, and reliable secure access to an enabling infrastructure.  ITS is a part of the Library and Information Services division (LBIS), where we enjoy an encouraging environment where we continue to grow, learn, and pursue our craft. We are respectful of all, kind, friendly, helpful, and enjoy a sense of humor--something we find essential to our success. Work/life balance is valued here: we love our work but understand that there’s more to life! Professional development and diversity are also valued here: we continually learn new skills, grow in our understanding of the world around us, and explore new technologies.

The person in this position reports to the Director of Innovation and Analytics and will interact regularly with many departments to support the mission of the College, collaborating extensively with other members of the ITS team. The ITS team supports many college data systems such as Banner, Advance, Slate, Cognos, PyraMED, TOPDesk, Etrieve, Residence, Advocate, and more.  

If you are interested in a breadth of responsibilities, rarely repeating the same day twice, and working with diverse clients, you will like this position. The person in this position will receive a wide range of assignments engaging with the campus community, performing duties that include system management, database management, integration and analysis. Custom system integration is needed to connect on-premise enterprise software with cloud-based services. Detailed system analysis is needed to implement software effectively and maximize institutional value. 

Success Factors: 

While no one candidate will likely possess them all, a successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications, experiences, and skills: SQL programming, database management, common programming and scripting languages, and experience with Linux and Windows servers. More details on specific skills can be found in the job description.  

We are also looking for someone with analytical and troubleshooting skills, effective communication skills, experience working with diverse communities, project management skills, and an ability to meet deadlines with innovative solutions. 

Minimum Requirements: 

We value both education and experience. A successful candidate should be comfortable with technology, curious, and love to learn. These are the minimum requirements for a successful candidate:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a closely related technology field.  An equivalent combination of directly related experience and education is also welcome.
  • Knowledge of SQL programming - design, coding and testing.

Working Conditions: 

Kenyon is an employer that understands the complexity of modern life. Our ITS team works flexible hours and functions in a hybrid environment. Some of us work fully remote, others work fully on campus, and you can find any combination in between. We use multiple communication tools to stay in touch and collaborate regardless of geography, though we also enjoy each other’s company. Your work/life requirements are likely to be accommodated within our environment--just ask!


Kenyon is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community. In your cover letter, please include a statement about your experiences engaging with diverse communities--particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer or civic work--or your aspirations to supporting diversity and inclusion in this role.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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