Staff Assistant: Database Programmer/ Administrator - Worcester State University in Worcester Massachusetts

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Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts

United States

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Detailed Job Description

OFFICIAL TITLE: Staff Assistant: Database Programmer/ Administrator

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Associate Director of Administrative Services


 This position is responsible for assisting in the support of the university’s administrative information systems. In addition, this position supports the expansion of software capabilities as well as the evaluation and implementation of new technologies in support of the administrative functions of the university.


  1. Perform the duties of a database administrator for the university’s ERP and related software.
  2. Implement new systems and technologies, and support modifications to existing systems.
  3. Maintain documentation for existing and new software systems.
  4. Implement software testing scenarios to insure quality control.
  5. Assist with establishing procedures to insure consistency and streamline business processes in the university’s database systems.
  6. Troubleshoot existing processes and initiate corrective action.
  7. Process operational functions and ad-hoc reports as requested by various departments.
  8. Provide recommendations on the use of administrative software to better support users’ business needs.
  9. Investigate new technologies for uses in improving existing information systems.
  10. Serve as a liaison with vendor support personnel in order to communicate and resolve problems, and to remain current with the direction of the software systems.
  11. Serve as a technical resource to the user community in the use of administrative software and systems.
  12. Assist with user training in the use of administrative software systems, as needed.
  13. Perform duties of a related nature within this area of professional competence.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline, and a minimum of 2 years programming experience.
  2. Proficiency in high level programming language along with database administration skills.
  3. Knowledge of multiple software systems and demonstrated skill utilizing integrated software.
  4. Experience with utilizing and supporting report writing tools.
  5. Previous experience using Ellucian’s Colleague software and its related components preferred.
  6. Previous experience with Unidata, MS SQL, SAP Business Objects, MS .NET, JavaScript, Apache Tomcat, Linux a plus.
  7. Previous experience working in a higher education setting preferred.
  8. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  9. Ability to perform duties with or without direct supervision.

About Worcester State University

Worcester State University is a public institution of higher learning set on 58 acres in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts. We are dedicated to preparing students for personal success, rewarding careers, and effective citizenship in the 21st century. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions.

Additional Information

 Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

If interested, apply via Institution Website button (to the right of the description) which will take you to the posting on Worcester State's website. Detailed instructions are listed there.

Keyword Phrases

  • University Technology Services
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Residential Environment
  • Database Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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