A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Current Openings

Database Administrator

Carolina Friends School (CFS) is seeking a full-time Database Administrator. The Database Administrator will administer, evaluate, design, implement, and maintain the School’s databases. The Database Administrator will work closely with staff members to facilitate and support the use of the School’s information systems. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in database administration, Student Information Systems (SIS), and Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Reporting to the Director of Technology, the primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Serving as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all school databases which include but are not limited to Veracross/Axiom, Financial Edge, Raisers Edge, Google Apps for Education, and Powerschool/Haiku

  • Managing access levels, permissions, and audit logs to secure our databases and the respective data associated with each system

  • Empowering staff members in the management of their respective systems by providing in-house expertise and technical support on database and software related issues, working with outside vendors/technical support as needed

  • Recommending and implementing policies, procedures, and data hygiene guidelines

  • Training staff on the use of the School’s databases and related technologies

  • Developing strategies for and managing the implementation of database consolidations to streamline efficiencies as needed throughout the School

  • Developing and producing routine and special reports and data retrievals for staff as needed, and acting as the point person for managing custom reporting requests

  • Remaining informed on software updates, upgrades, and additional services. Perform database and related hardware and software updates as needed 

  • Participating in enhancing, implementing, and enforcing data governance, including data retention policies and procedures and business continuity policies and procedures

  • Participating in answering support requests

 

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s of Science Degree 

  • Knowledge of Axiom/Veracross strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 1 year relational database experience

  • Professional training and/or certification in advanced use and administration of relational databases preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents or independently as needed

  • Understanding of and strong affinity for Quaker philosophy and the School’s mission

  • A willingness to understand and explore how power and inequality influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and learning and physical disabilities impact our students and families

 

How to Apply:  

 Interested candidates should submit the following: 

  • Cover Letter (Please include in your cover letter your position statement regarding the role of technology in an independent school setting)

  • Resume

  • Three letters of recommendation, including their names and contact information

Please submit this information to jobopenings@cfsnc.org.  Please indicate Database Administrator in the email subject line. Please submit the information as one PDF.  

Under separate cover, please ask each reference to send a letter directly to jobopenings@cfsnc.org indicating Database Administrator in the subject line. All letters of reference must be received in order for the application to be complete.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  CFS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

 

APPLICANTS: Please review the  Who We Are, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity, and Important Information for All Applicants sections on the CFS Employment Opportunities  page.

CFS is an equal opportunity  employer in both policy and practice.