Database Administrator

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

The Database Administrator manages, supports, maintains, and develops school-wide database systems. Coordinate and oversee the use of database systems across campus such as; Blackbaud onProduct suite, FENXT, RENXT, Magnus Health, Naviance, S2 security, Finalsite, Camp Thayer, and others as needed. The administrator will provide direct technical support to staff, database training, and communicate professional development opportunities. The Database Administrator is a salaried full-time hybrid work position—reports to the Chief Information Officer.

  • Provides strategic management for efficient data flow across Thayer's databases.

  • Input faculty and staff information and maintain all constituent information.

  • Support and train all database end-users, including custom query and report requests.

  • Assist current constituents, including parents, with onProduct suite logon.

  • Assist Admissions and Business offices in online enrollment workflow.

  • Manage constituent integration between OnProduct Suite, Finalsite, and Raiser's Edge.

  • Coordinate and execute regular data synchronization between multiple applications via import and export or custom scripts.

  • Develop, revise and maintain custom application programming interface (API ) using SDK at

  • Develops policies procedures and regularly runs audits ensuring data integrity and security.

  • Collaborates with division Registrars to establish and maintain yearly school schedule, import class schedule from Class A, and report card & transcript design.

  • Tutors administrative office staff on developing queries to use the data to analyze trends and increase productivity efficiently.

  • Participates in K-12 online Blackbaud community and annual conference.

  • Chairs Thayer's data committee monthly meeting and participates in weekly IT meetings.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Chief Information Officer.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System, or similar.

  • Minimum three years experience in administering, reporting, and querying Blackbaud databases.

  • Proficient in MSSQL, MySQL Crystal Reports, online forms, and Microsoft Office Excel.

  • Application of best practices to database design and maintenance.

  • Experience with scripts, APIs, and data importing/exporting to synchronize information between applications.

  • Uphold confidentiality with regard to school records and other sensitive information.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and team customer support and collaboration skills.

  • Robust troubleshooting and debugging skills.

  • Detail-oriented management of multiple projects and day-to-day tasks.

  • Ability to lift/move 10 lbs. and occasionally lift/move 30 lbs.

  • Specific vision abilities include close vision.

  • Regularly stand: walk: sit and reach with hands and arms.