The Out-of-Door Academy seeks a Database Administrator to join a thriving school during an important period of programmatic growth and development.
Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Database Administrator will be responsible for the following:
Oversee the school’s database to manage, input, extract, manipulate information in the Blackbaud onProduct and Raiser’s Edge platforms to ensure accurate and complete information at all times.
Provide customer service to faculty, staff and parents on database questions and issues.
Problem solve within CORE, provide tactical solutions to enhance the information and integrate any other software packages into department usage.
Manage annual database additions and transitions (new families, student to alumni, current parent to former parent, etc.).
Work closely with Admissions, Business Office, Registrars and Communications to ensure a smooth transition of information as students become enrolled in or withdrawn from the school.
Responsible for accurate/timely Development data entry and all facets of the Raiser’s Edge (RE NXT) database including best practices for data entry, maintenance, and storage.
Input and extract data from the Raiser’s Edge (RE NXT) database and create reports (i.e. honor/memorial acknowledgement tracking, birthday and condolence records, event rsvp tracking, demographics on event attendees) as needed.
Create month-end reconciliation reports for use between Development and the Business Office.
Establish systems to continually improve and maintain the overall integrity of the database.
Assist Communications with the creation and maintenance of School Forms.
Assist Divisions & Communications with the creation/export of custom lists - informational, mailing, etc.
Assist the Divisions with the generation and management of distributing report cards and progress reports.
Qualifications Experience, Skills & Knowledge
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of database management experience, preferably in an independent school setting.
Keen attention to detail and the ability to maintain discretion with respect to confidential information is essential.
Must possess the ability to be extremely accurate and consistent with data/record keeping.
Must be willing to work in a fast-paced office, and be able to manage simultaneous priorities effectively, with exceptional judgment and integrity.
Must be a strategic database thinker capable of developing, implementing and coordinating policies and procedures related to data management.
A successful track record of working effectively with a wide range of constituencies including students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
Proficient with technology including Word, Excel, Apple Mac OS and the Google drive platform.
An honest person who will live the school’s values and who effectively blends candor, care, and empathy in dealing with others, and whose style is rooted in honesty, transparency and collaboration.
A thoughtful individual who embraces managed risk-taking and experimenting with new ideas, and is excited by the opportunity to help a well established and thriving independent school reach new levels of success.
A flexible, open-minded individual who is comfortable with ambiguity, sees the “grays” rather than simply the “black and white” of various issues, and possesses the courage to follow through on his or her beliefs and convictions.
An approachable, collaborative professional, who values teamwork, builds meaningful relationships, listens well, and respects differences of opinion.
A thinker who possesses excellent communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence.
A hard-working professional who thrives in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Benefits:
This is a 12-month full-time exempt position. Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Once an offer is made and accepted, the position will require the completion of a successful background screening. At Out-of-Door, we value a diverse workforce. Applicants of any race, creed, physical ability, color, religion, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation or national origin are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 239-SRQ
About The Out-of-Door Academy
Located on two campuses totaling 90 acres in beautiful, Sarasota, Florida, The Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving 750 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. At Out-of-Door, students are happy, engaged, and excited about their academic and personal growth. A talented and dedicated faculty challenges students to reach their maximum potential while providing a high level of support. The school’s rigorous and innovative academic program ensures that learning is both meaningful and lasting. Offerings in the arts and athletics enrich the ODA experience and provide opportunities for students to discover and develop their unique interests and talents. Graduates leave Out-of-Door not only academically prepared but also with the strength of character and passion for learning that provide a strong foundation for their future success in college and in life.
Out-of-Door was founded on Siesta Key in 1924 to serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. In 1996, a second campus in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota was acquired to accommodate the addition of an upper school. Over the past ten years, the s...chool has experienced steady and impressive enrollment growth from 550 to 750 students. The campuses have also evolved and developed in response to this growth. Today, the five-acre Siesta Key campus is home to the Lower School (PK-5), and the 85-acre Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch houses both the Middle and Upper Schools. Facilities include interactive technology in every classroom, a fine and performing arts center with a black box theater, a full-size gymnasium with a wellness center, a lighted stadium, tennis courts and both competition and practice fields. The campus’s newest building, the Dick Vitale Family Student Center and Dart Foundation STEM Center, provides a collegiate atmosphere with flexible indoor and outdoor spaces where students can work, collaborate, and socialize. On the second floor of the building are state-of-the-art science laboratories, math classrooms, and a STEM project lab that provide students with a variety of research and project-based learning opportunities that integrate the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Construction of a new Field House to support a rapidly growing athletic program will commence in the spring of 2018.