Database Administrator

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due date3/18/2018
Job start dateAs soon as filled
InstitutionLyon College
Institution descriptionLyon College is a private, selective liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with approximately 9,200 alumni located throughout the world. It is located in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and historic town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students from 28 states and 15 foreign countries. Entering freshmen have an average high school GPA of 3.5 and an average ACT composite of 25.
Job dutiesLyon College is seeking a Database Administrator to provide database and application support. The Database Administrator is responsible for maximizing the reliability, availability, security and performance of production database systems. This position will work closely with key users, the IT team, and report to the Director of Institutional Research. The candidate should have a strong understanding of SQL Server database administration, as well as the ability to learn and support other Jenzabar applications as necessary. Ability and aptitude to learn new architecture & technology is required. The candidate will also provide leadership in research, planning, and implementation of ongoing projects such as major upgrades or support process changes.

Essential Functions
• Support existing student and administrative software applications, including assisting with planning of upgrades and patches, updating integration between systems and troubleshooting.
• Manage and support enterprise administrative systems and databases including but not limited to Jenzabar EX, Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS), PowerFAIDS, Schoology LMS and other applications that may integrate with the administrative and academic systems.
• Provide strategic direction of database development, data storage and withdrawal, and system interoperability.
• Write complex SQL statements, stored procedures, and functions in support of end users.
• Develop and implement procedures and protocols on database use.
• Follow-up and ensure that database related policies and procedures are in effect.
• Train others in database related practices, procedures, and functions with documentation.
• Work with key users and IT on projects assigned.
• Provide technical support to application development team and data warehouse team.
• Plan timing of upgrades, patches, and other regular support work with Jenzabar users.
• Provide support for emergency and urgent requests during business hours, and provide tier 2 support during non-business hours.
• Research, and assist with the planning and implementation of data administration or other departmental projects as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications• A Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience.
• Three years of programming and analysis experience with emphasis in a Jenzabar environment, SQL Server database administration, and client support preferred.
• Have excellent communication skills, analytical, and technical skills.
• Self-motivated and highly engaged.
• Commitment to higher education with emphasis on small, private, liberal arts colleges preferred.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsLyon offers a full benefits package including medical, life insurance, accidental death, long-term disability, retirement, and a 125 cafeteria plan.
Application procedureTo apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to Donald R. Taylor, Director of Human Resources, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501 or electronically to with “Database Administrator” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.