Database Administrator

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

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School has an opening for a full-time Database Administrator. Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Database Administrator is responsible for storing, organizing, presenting, using, and analyzing data and database management software, such as the student information system (SIS) and learning management system (LMS). This position supports multiple systems, divisions, and offices. 

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located in New York City, is an independent Jewish school, N-12, unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue. The school's approach to education is governed by profound respect for children. It nurtures their curiosity, cultivates their imagination, encourages creative expression, values their initiative, and engenders critical thinking skills. The Heschel School is dedicated to inspiring its graduates to become responsible adults and active, compassionate citizens of the Jewish world and world communities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and support SIS, LMS, and other data systems

  • Develop and integrate new data systems and functionality

  • Keep systems running, coordinate all updates

  • Main contact with and for SIS and LMS

  • Responsible for new student enrollment system within SIS

  • Manage ERB data processing

  • Manage class and grade list PDF generation and publishing

  • Publish report cards, progress reports, class lists, and other documents as needed

  • Yearly Rollover / End of Year Process / Beginning of Year Process

  • Train, support, and troubleshoot database issues for school staff

  • Coordinate and oversee distribution of My BackPack login information and responsible for parent User IDs, passwords, and access codes

  • Work to improve use of data collected to streamline, and automate processes

  • Develop and revise documentation for processes and procedures, standards, and guidelines relating to schools' databases

  • Understand, and apply, system wide workflow and processes as well as relationships with other internal and external databases

  • Audit data on a schedule to maintain security and integrity

  • Perform troubleshooting as required

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Be flexible with weekly schedule, which may include working evenings and/or weekends

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in database administration or related field

  • Experience in database or records management in non-profit, education or corporate setting, preferably in a school

  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • A passion for improving efficiencies related to data collection and analysis

  • Knowledge of SQL, scripting

  • Senior Systems experience is preferred

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and relevant documents via


The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.