Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
Our Information Technology team is made up of highly talented and service-oriented specialists who are committed to the integrity of all School-owned data, technology, hardware, software, and systems. We pride ourselves on providing timely operational and technical support to the Dexter Southfield community of students, faculty, and staff. If you are self-motivated, enjoy the challenges that come with synchronizing data and application integration, this position may be your next career opportunity.
You are seeking a role where you will support, maintain, and develop schoolwide database systems. This will require you to coordinate and oversee the use of database systems across campus such as, but not limited to, Blackbaud K-12 Education suite, FENXT, RENXT, Magnus Health, Naviance, Ravenna, Finalsite, and others as needed. You will report to the Director of Technology and provide database training, offer technical support to staff, and communicate professional development opportunities.
To be successful in this role, you must be able to:
Provide strategic management for efficient data flow across Dexter Southfield’s databases.
Assist in the development and maintenance of data structures and systems to support school wide community reporting needs.
Assist and provide training for the administrative and leadership teams in developing queries to efficiently use the data tracking KPI and analyzing trends.
Collaborate with instructional team, administrators, teachers, and school leadership teams to analyze data relevant to plans for addressing areas of academic strength and weakness.
Evaluate report and database needs and implement database flows via automated scripted process or manual intervention.
Manage constituent integration between Blackbaud SIS, Finalsite and Raiser's Edge NXT.
Coordinate and execute regular synchronization of data.
Develop policies, procedures, and perform data audits to ensure data integrity and security
Support and train all database end users, support includes custom query and report requests.
Perform other duties, as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited university; advanced degree preferred
At least 3 years’ experience in administering, reporting and querying Blackbaud databases
Strong MS Excel and database background, with ability to develop skills in new database programs and data importing/exporting to synchronize information between applications
Proficient in MSSQL, MySQL Crystal Reports and online form
Robust technical troubleshooting and debugging skills
Strong detail-oriented management skills overseeing multiple projects and day-to-day tasks
Effective interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, and non-verbal) to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and team customer support and collaboration skills.
Desire to contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
History of continued education or professional development
Uphold confidentiality with regard to school records and other sensitive data information.
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.