Careers

Leading by example in the classrooms and laboratories, on the playing fields, theater stages, dance floors, art studios, or behind the scenes, Thayer Academy's faculty and staff members continue the tradition of excellence, achievement, and inspiration that has characterized our school since its founding in 1877. If you would like to join our community, please contact us. Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

Database Administrator

The Database Administrator manages, supports, maintain 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. This is a salaried full-time position.

Reports to the Director of Technology.

Accountabilities

  • 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, support includes 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 synchronization of data between multiple applications via import and export or custom scripts.
  • Develop, revise and maintain custom application programming interface (API ) using SDK at on-api.developer.blackbaud.com
  • 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 efficiently use the data to analyze trends and increase productivity.
  • 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 Director of Technology.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information System, or similar.
  • Minimum 3 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.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift/move 10 lbs. and occasionally lift/move 30 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision.
  • Regularly required to stand: walk: sit and reach with hands and arms.

Interested parties send your cover letter and resume to tjay@thayer.org, Theresa Jay, Director of Technology.

Upper School Math/Computer Science Teacher (Grades 9-12)

Thayer Academy seeks an experienced mathematics teacher for the Upper School grades (9-12). The candidate should be able to teach all courses from Algebra I to Calculus, to all levels of ability. In addition, the candidate should be able to teach one section of Introduction to Programming (C++) or be willing to spend a year shadowing a current programming teacher in order to take over the class the following school year. Candidates should have a degree in mathematics or related field and should be willing to contribute to the greater school community by working on curriculum committees, coaching, advising, leading a club, etc.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (hthompson@thayer.org).

Upper School Spanish Teacher (Grades 9-12)

Thayer Academy seeks an experienced Spanish teacher who can teach courses from Spanish I through AP for the 2018-19 school year. In addition to classroom duties, the teacher will advise a group of 8-10 students and coach a sport/lead a student activity. Experience leading international student travel is a plus. Candidates may be considered for a potential departmental leadership position in the next year or so.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (hthompson@thayer.org).

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