Data Systems Manager

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Manager / Supervisor
  • Technology
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Systems / Operations
  • Data / Database

Collegiate School seeks an innovative leader to help it migrate from its current data silos to an integrated and more efficient system. The ideal candidate will possess a mix of data systems skill, knowledge, vision, and change leadership. They will have broad experience working in data systems in schools or similar environments and possess excellent communication skills. This is a full-time, benefited position beginning July 1, 2016.

Responsibilities will include:
Lead and coordinate the efforts of data stewards, subject matter experts, department leaders, the IT department, contractors and vendors to achieve the school’s goals for data
Lead the Data Governance Steering Committee
Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems
Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to business user needs
Respond to and resolve database problems and issues from the field level to systems integration
Maintain data security
Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices of data use

Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or data management preferred, but equivalent experience also accepted
Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing or leading data strategy for an organization
Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles and practices
Practical knowledge of ETL strategies for data integration
Project management experience
Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong technical documentation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards and products as required
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Highly self-motivated and directed
Keen attention to detail
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Strong customer service orientation
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
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Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeduational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The school's mission is to create a community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student

Please send a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcripts, and a staff application, which can be downloaded from our web site, to:

Amy Blackmer, Recruiting and Professional Development Coordinator,
Collegiate School, 103 North Mooreland Rd, Richmond, VA 23229
FAX (804) 740-8975

Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.