Berkshire Community College seeks a Database Analyst.
About Berkshire Community College
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures, including W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world-class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Position Summary: The Database Analyst provides technical expertise for projects that require computer applications to support or improve College operations, including involvement in each phase of system life-cycle, needs analysis, development, maintenance, and retirement.
- Interfaces with user departments, providing technical expertise, to establish requirements for application reporting.
- Assists in the training of end-users in utilization of all applications using Colleague and other Ellucian products, plus add-on systems. (such as query language, ad hoc reports/tools, data transfer tools, interface systems, etc.).
- Assists in maintaining the institution’s administrative data dictionary for internal or external reporting; assists in the transfer of data to other internal or external systems.
- Defines and prepares specifications for reports or changes to existing reports, performing the indicated analysis of the impact upon other processes or applications.
- Participates in Colleague/Ellucian module project implementation and/or Unidata to SQL migration for Colleague.
- Design and development work including collaboration and advising for both the end user community.
- Develops new programs and/or makes modifications to existing programs to comply with user specifications.
- Develops reports and assists users in developing reports against College’s Data Warehouse.
- Performs some duties necessary as back-up personnel for Database Administrator.
- Prepares instruction and support documentation for the Division of Information Technology and administrative users. Assists administrative users in the development of their procedures and training.
- Pursues and develops professional skills in ever-changing technology as it relates to the impact on computer applications.
- Performs other related duties and assignments as required.
- Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Computer Science or related field.
- Minimum three to five years’ information systems experience in a programming capacity (preferably in higher education); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Familiarity with programming languages such as C, C++, and/or C Sharp, .Net Framework and Development, Visual Studio, Colleague Studio, and Unibasic, Uniquery and Unidata. Experience with SQL, Envision code, Business Objects, Croa, SharePoint, TMG and/or Active Directory a plus.
- Familiarity with Education Advisory Board (EAB) solutions a plus. Work experience should demonstrate strong problem solving and debugging skills in addition to the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to interface and communicate effectively with non-technical personnel, administrative users, staff, faculty, and students, as well as professional Information Technology staff.
- Must possess strong analytical skills and technical skills in systems analysis and programming.
- Must be detail oriented, a quick learner, self-motivated, able to adapt to changing situations, and available to work flexible hours as needed.
Source of Funding: State funded
Salary: $65,000 – $68,000 per year, full-time, benefited
Area of Assignment: Information Technology
Supervisor: Director of Information Technology
Work Location: Location-bound with occasional remote work as appropriate
Pursuant to the Clery Act of 1990 a copy of Berkshire Community College’s security report is available on the BCC Website.
BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.
Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment.
Application Procedures: For consideration, send cover letter and resume by visiting the BCC website’s job board.
Application Closing Date: Application review begins on September 24, 2021 and continues until position is filled.