Data Systems Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Administrator / Manager (of network or database)
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Data / Database

The Hun School of Princeton seeks an experienced data system professional to fill the role of Data Systems Administrator.

This newly created position will be a full-time, long-term temporary Project Manager in charge of the implementation of the School’s new School Management System, impacting almost every aspect of school operations.

At the end of the implementation phase, anticipated to take approximately two years, the position will be re-evaluated and may be converted to a permanent position.

Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Data Systems Administrator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer every aspect of the roll-out and implementation of the School’s new School Management System, consisting of two new interrelated systems; including data conversion, user training, technical support and trouble shooting and complete integration with new and existing software programs and technology infrastructure;
  • Work directly with the project managers assigned by our new vendors to plan out and execute a seamless conversion and implementation of the new systems;
  • Act as the single point of contact with software vendors, both new and existing, that need to interface and integrate to “form” the complete School Management System;
  • Act as the single point of contact for School community members needing technical support with campus-wide software systems, both new and existing; including but not limited to staff, students, parents and alumni;
  • Create and execute data import and export transfer protocols to ensure every integrated system’s data remains current and up to date; including but not limited to transferring personally identifiable user data between systems, ensuring automatic data transfers occur without error or delay, and creating queries and reports to verify data integrity;
  • Develop tutorials, identify online resources and design and deliver training workshops for all end-users, including but not limited to faculty, staff, students and parents;
  • Ensure end-users are taking full advantage of the School Management System’s capabilities by continually soliciting feedback and researching and recommending new procedures and protocols;
  • Establish policies and procedures for the management of data;
  • Coordinate School Management System upgrades, including the roll-out of any new systems needed to maintain a “best in class” experience;
  • Ensure data security by reviewing and recommending data protection policies and procedures, user access controls, and disaster recovery plans;
  • Develop protocols to ensure data integrity and efficient data flow between systems, departments and vendors;
  • Support all end users on campus with all functions of the School Management System, including providing timely guidance, technical support and resources to maximize productivity and functionality.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced technology professional who possesses the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field preferred;
  • Strong organizational, presentation, communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Comprehensive understanding of database theory, and experience with database systems;
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing requirements as needed;
  • Experience managing a large-scale software roll-out project, from start to finish;
  • Ability to work outside “normal” office hours, including evenings, weekends, and early mornings to perform any needed upgrades or enhancements;
  • Keen problem solving and decision-making abilities;
  • Research and strategic planning experience;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively based on the task;
  • Experience with Blackbaud, Veracross and Finalsite systems preferred;
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education and Active Directory preferred.
  • Experience in an independent school environment a plus;
  • Personal qualities including resilience, approachability and kindness;
  • Must pass State of New Jersey Criminal Background check.

The Hun School of Princeton, an independent coeducational boarding and day school, with a diverse student body of 650 in grades 6-PG, is distinguished by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty, and a happy and kind community spirit.

This position is temporary (possibly permanent), full-time, twelve (12) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Hun School employees.  The working environment is a school and office environment on a hilly 45-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey.  The abilities to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment are required.  Not all buildings on campus have elevators.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Celeste Dirk, director of human resources at  No phone calls, please.