Database Administrator

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


Established in 1836 in Quebec, Canada, Bishop’s College School (BCS) is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and certificates. With a campus bordered by farmland and rolling hills on one side and by the city of Sherbrooke on the other, BCS is a small, welcoming community and a “home away from home” to students from 40+ different countries. We create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect an­­­d individuals matter. By embracing a rigorous yet supportive academic program and a well-rounded education that inc­ludes athletics, the arts, leadership and development, and global citizenship, BCS is preparing students to become tomorrow’s leaders. We offer a Bilingual Option (English and French), as well as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, and are a proud member of Round Square, through which students can go on exchanges and volunteer abroad.

The Position

Reporting to the Information Technology (IT) Manager, the Database Administrator ensures to accurately and securely develop, coordinate, and maintain computerized databases for all services of the school including :

  • Providing data support in the Student Records Department, Admissions, Advancement and other areas as needed

  • Importing/exporting data from the Student Information System (SIS) into or from other various systems

  • Ensuring data integrity between the SIS and the Alumni database as well as other various databases

  • Providing, if necessary, additional IT helpdesk support

Key Responsibilities

Provides data support (automating tasks whenever possible) and participates in the following areas:

  • Assists with the maintenance of the (SIS) mostly during closing/opening of the school year)

  • Creates and modifies Crystal Reports

  • Processes planned data import into SIS (using CSV, Excel, etc.)

  • Creates/prepares reports for various departments

  • Offers SIS IT support for staff, students and parents

  • Creates queries/scripts, import/export, manipulate/transform and load data from and to various databases including SIS

  • Verifies integrity, consistency and backups of the databases

  • Ensures the availability, functioning and security of databases

  • Participates in developing and updating IT resources

  • Participates in various projects and other related tasks

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate for this position (Information Technology, Computer Science or other equivalent disciplines) preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in administering databases and database servers in a school setting

  • Experienced in creating queries/scripts in SQL and Crystal Reports

  • Experienced in programming languages for the purpose of automating scripts/queries and pre-scheduled generation of reports

  • Advanced Access and Excel skills (e.g. the ability to extract and manipulate data)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented, creative problem-solving skills coupled with good judgment

  • Able to be autonomous and a contributing member of the IT support team

  • Setup and operational experience of services such as: Azure, GCP, Active Directory, Windows 10, SAN storage, Microsoft Server, Hyper-V, Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Linux, MySQL, experience/knowledge of Mac OS X

  • Experience working with MS Active Directory, group policies, network logon scripting and AGLP for the purpose of RBAC

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, ability to narrow down the cause of an issue and determine a solution

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and work well with all levels within an organization specifically working effectively within the culture and processes used in the school

  • Highly organized and driven to meet organizational and departmental objectives

  • Proven ability to work effectively with all related parties

  • Strong communication skills in English; French is an asset

  • Familiarity with providing IT support in a school environment is an asset

How to Apply

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. A resume and letter of interest should be sent by July 23, 2021 to:

Human Resources

Bishop’s College School

80 Moulton Hill, Sherbrooke, QC, J1M 1Z8

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.