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Database Associate (Immediate)

Summary

Packer is seeking a Database Associate to help manage and support the school’s database systems (e.g. Veracross, FileMaker Pro, and others) and to help maintain data integrity, quality, and accuracy in and across systems. This role will work closely with Packer’s Database Administrator and Analyst while also working with other members of the Information Technology Department to support IT Department administration and school operations. In addition to data management responsibilities, the Database Associate may also provide training and technical support to end users, as needed, helping them to better use the database tools at their disposal. This position will support the development and maintenance of custom internal Filemaker solutions developed by and for the school. 

This full-time, twelve-month position reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, document and manage internal Filemaker Pro solutions (existing and new)
  • Assist in the maintenance of Packer’s Veracross standard query library
  • Provide level one technical support to database users with matters such as queries, exports, imports, batch changes; troubleshoot issues as needed
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of technical documentation, primarily regarding (but not limited to) data management, workflows, and systems
  • Manage Covid pool testing label production and data management
  • Provide help-desk support to for parent user accounts and online access
  • Miscellaneous data entry, verification, and maintenance tasks
  • Process parent demographic data change (HPU) requests
  • Process student and employee photos for ID cards and data systems
  • Manage the export of Veracross data to other systems (Hall Pass, Gallagher Security, etc.)
  • Manage the import of student test data (SAT, ACT, NWEA MAP and other) into Veracross
  • Assist with the maintenance of user accounts in Active Directory, Veracross, Google, etc.
  • Provide administrative support for IT procurement and budgeting
  • Assist with IT asset inventory data maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned and needed

Technical Skills

  • Experience developing and maintaining Filemaker Pro solutions
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational database design (tables, relationships, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Finalsite CMS or similar platform
  • A working understanding of FERPA and other related data privacy regulations
  • Experience performing database administration skills, including data entry, building queries, creating reports, etc.
  • Ability to create and manage data import/exports between systems; experience creating integrations using system APIs is a bonus
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Forms, Calendar, Slides, etc)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize day-to-day tasks, work independently, see tasks through to completion, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to details and processes accuracy
  • Strong people skills; the ability to work effectively, professionally and empathetically with a wide range of users
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter who can work well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • A passion for learning and a desire to apply new knowledge to the workplace

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience working with data systems
  • Experience developing and maintaining Filemaker Pro solutions
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong Data Management Skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Experience in an academic environment, preferably K-12
  • Knowledge of Veracross or any School Information Management System a plus
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 

About Packer

The Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent, college preparatory day school providing co-educational programs from preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1845, Packer is the oldest independent school in Brooklyn and thrives today in the historic Brooklyn Heights. 

Packer is an equal opportunity employer and a diverse community of approximately over 1000 students and 275 faculty and staff.

Please send a cover letter with resume and salary requirements to hr@packer.edu with “Job Listing 48014” in the subject line of the email. To be considered, materials submitted should be named: "Last name, First Name - Document Title."  

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