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SQL Server Database Administrator

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SQL Server Database Administrator

Newberry College is a small, faith based (ELCA) Liberal Arts institution located in Newberry, South Carolina. The College has experienced significant growth over the past 4 years, increasing from ~950 students to ~1200 students and is projecting continued growth over the next 3-5 years.


With this growth has come new opportunities and challenges, particularly in data management and automation.  As a result, we are in the early stages of a two-year project to improve business and personnel effectiveness and the student experience.  Therefore, the College is looking to hire a SQL Server Database Administrator to support the increasing data integration and availability demands the College is currently experiencing.


The College utilizes Jenzabar as its ERP.  The databases are currently hosted externally on Jenzabar servers.  This position focuses on ensuring data integrity and workflow, as well as data security. 


Job Summary

This role has a primary focus on managing various systems and applications that support the core information services at Newberry College.  The successful candidate will work closely with the technical members of different administrative units to develop efficient processes to extract, transform, and share data including stored procedures and related scripting.  This will include designing, configuring and monitoring batch processes using SQL Server utilities or other external tools. The candidate is responsible for insuring the security of the IT database according to College and external security policies, guidelines, and legislation.


Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will ensure business continuity by disaster recovery and contingency plans of all IT database related systems.  They will be able to effectively communicate with users to troubleshoot problems and identify database needs.  Experience creating data warehouses which support institutional KPI development is strongly preferred. Experience with Jenzabar EX/EXi is preferred. Experience in higher education is preferred.

  • Serve as a point of contact on database systems and procedures for existing projects and to facilitate planning

  •  Create and maintain system documentation, diagrams, operational procedures and architectural designs.

  •  Identify and resolve basic and routine data issues and enforces database-use guidelines

  •  Develop processes to facilitate the flow of work and information through the IT ERP database

  •  Facilitates unit staff training opportunities in the effective utilization of database

  •  Develop, implement and optimize stored procedures using SQL

  •  Monitor and analyze database audit tables and logs

  •  Learn, design, review, implement and maintain: Disaster Avoidance and Backup and Recovery plans for database services. Various data analysis and system integration or development projects. Assistance in solving problems for high-visibility or high-impact issues related to database infrastructure and applications. Database operations & code related to College areas such as admission, student success, financial aid, institutional effectiveness, development, etc. Create and maintain a data warehouse that supports institution-wide KPI development

  •  Deliver assigned projects and tasks which meet end user requirements on time and on budget

  •  Control Access permissions and privileges


Required Education, Skills and Abilities

A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science is required.  4+ years experience as a DBA managing database technology systems and applications. Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Server 2012 environments. Extensive experience with Microsoft SQL Server and back office applications. Proven experience in supporting a mission critical database technology environment. Strong communication skills and positive customer service attitude. Leadership or project management experience in enterprise technology environment.


Applicants: Send resume to Put “Database Administrator” in the subject line.


These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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