School Database Administrator

School Database Administrator

The School Database Administrator is responsible for managing, administering, maintaining, and troubleshooting AIM Academy’s Student Information System (SIS - currently Veracross), as well as assisting with the daily operational support of Information Technology. These duties include assisting with hardware, software, and A/V issues, evaluating, purchasing, and managing classroom hardware and software, and providing as-needed technical training for students and staff. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with all departments to ensure smooth, uninterrupted operation of AIM’s SIS, both on a daily basis and through major school events such as Report Cards, Enrollment, and Rostering/Scheduling.

  • Remains engaged and informed regarding the SIS system by completing Training Webinars and by leading meetings with the SIS Vendor’s Support Representative.

  • Ensures good database health by auditing data and training staff on best practices.

  • Provides data and reports to Administration and other departments.

  • Collects and disseminates information pertaining to best practices in educational assessment, curriculum development and technology-infused innovations.

  • Manages bi-yearly Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling.

  • Provides training to community groups (students, teachers, or parents) on new software and procedures.

  • Shares responsibility for first-tier hardware/software support.

  • Supports school’s A/V needs for daily classroom activities and for special functions.

  • Evaluates, purchases, deploys, and supports instructional software and the individual student, teacher, and parents accounts for said software. 

  • Assists faculty with technology related special projects.

  • Attends divisional Faculty Meetings to maintain awareness of school technology use, technology projects, and keep the Technology Team updated on relevant issues. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate possesses an understanding of independent school communities and culture, preferably in a K-12 environment. Candidate will have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, be personable, positive, and maintain a helpful personality and a customer service mindset. The candidate must be sensitive and trustworthy, with a demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. A commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging with a strong sense of cultural competency is required. 

  • Minimum of two years experience with Student Information Systems; Experience with Veracross preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Google Workspace for EDU required; Google for Education Certification preferred

  • Strong technology troubleshooting skills, especially related to Mac, iPad, printers, and Zoom

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage competing demands, prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes.

Preferred Experience:

  • Comprehensive understanding of relational databases

  • Passion for streamlining business processes

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including a high degree of attention to detail along with accurate processes

  • Actively engaged in professional development and current on best practices

  • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – administrators, colleagues, parents, students and vendors. 

Contact:

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Cheryl Ferst, Director of Human Resources, at cferst@aimpa.org.