Salesforce Administrator

Information TechnologyRemote, United States San Diego, California San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA Salt Lake City, UT Dallas, TX Houston, TX Columbus, OH New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seattle, Washington Boston, Massachusetts Memphis, Tennessee Baltimore, Maryland Atlanta, Georgia Orlando, Florida Durham, North Carolina Provo, Utah Green Bay, Wisconsin Bend, Oregon


Position Summary:

Under general supervision, provide administration and development support on major initiatives related to the Salesforce implementation and its integration with the FlexCourse platform as well as various other internal and external platforms and services.  Manage the Salesforce as a Client Relationship Management marketing tool, ultimately resulting in the streamlining and collecting metrics of the student journey from application to enrollment.


Essential Functions:

  • Operates as primary system administrator and application configuration expert for
  • Leads development, testing, user acceptance testing and deployment releases into production for all configurations, customizations, integrations and data changes
  • Documents detailed requirements, business processes, security access matrix, data and integration designs
  • Diagnoses and proposes resolution for issues that include configurations and customizations, integrations, data loads, security access, workflows and triggers, reports and dashboards
  • Creates, develops and maintains user roles, security profiles, workflow rules, permission sets, sharing rules and other system configuration options
  • Conducts research on the best practices and industry and functional trends, while staying abreast of Sales Force Dot Com (SFDC) release changes, potential updates, etc.
  • Creates reports and dashboards for users and the management team.
  • Other duties as assigned.    


Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Network Administration or related field, required; and, five (5) years platform experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience; inclusive,
  • Three (3) years as a Administrator;
  • Salesforce Administrator Certification, preferred (Advanced).


Competencies / Technical / Functional Skills:

  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal.
  • Actively seeks opportunities to influence, build effective relationships and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes. Ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and solid working knowledge applications used for salesforce applications:  Salesforce Web Services API’s; SOAP and REST-based Web Services API’s, the Bulk API and the Metadata API.  Working knowledge of Salesforce data tools e.g. Data Loader, Excel Connector, DemandTools, Eclipse IDE.  Experience in Visualforce/Apex development.
  • Strong understand of Salesforce best practices, design patterns and functionality, as well as ability to build custom apps and objects, formula fields, workflows, custom views and other content of intermediate complexity.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amount of information with attention to detail and accuracy.   
  • Advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including translating technical language to a non-technical nature and successfully train end-users.
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities.

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.