Learning Management System (LMS) Technologist


STATUS: Full-Time
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director of Educational Technology and Innovation



This role will serve as the Canvas technical expert for the CCS community and will be responsible for technical configuration, user/account management, settings, course shell management, role permissions and other functions. This position will report to the Director of Educational Technology and Innovation.


  • Configure and manage technical settings to ensure Canvas is customized to meet the needs of end users across departments;
  • Administer system usage roles, permissions, and individual course settings;
  • Communicate new features, and accessibility testing/evaluation to the CCS community;
  • Serve as a point of contact for LMS data troubleshooting including student grades, progress, submissions, and basic integrations;
  • Troubleshoot issues with core platform functionality;
  • Assist in the integration of 3rd party tools and vendors through coordination with integration lead and developers as needed;
  • Assist with teaching and learning software such as Adobe, Google, EvaluationKit, Zoom etc.;
  • Act as liaison between Educational Technology and Innovation and Information Technology Services to troubleshoot technical issues;
  • Act as the administrator for Simple Syllabus, a syllabus management tool and repository;
  • Troubleshoot Simple Syllabus issues with platform functionality;
  • Communicate to CCS community about Simple Syllabus updates or changes;
  • Serve on both I.T.S. and EdTech HelpDesk systems;
  • Assist with development and publication of educational resources for faculty.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or proven history in an educational setting;
  • Experience working with Canvas or learning management systems;
  • High skill set with Microsoft, Zoom, Adobe, Google etc;
  • Simple Syllabus experience preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, patience, and the ability to work effectively as a team leader and colleague across the college;
  • Experience working with faculty in Art and Design;
  • Competence working across multiple technology platforms;
  • Personal experience teaching and teaching or developing online courses (preferred).


This job operates in a professional office and college campus environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to maintain a stationary position, use a computer and other office equipment, and communicate effectively in person, by phone, and virtually.  Frequent interaction with others, including staff, faculty, students and third parties is required.  The employee may occasionally be required to move files or other objects weighing up to 25 pounds, including from low and high places.  The ability to move around within the office and between buildings on campus, attend off-site meetings and events, and travel between Ford Campus site to Taubman Center site are required.  CCS will make reasonable accommodations that will allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  



 To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format:
Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to: hr@collegeforcreativestudies.edu
CCS website: http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/



The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.