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Title Database Administrator (contract)
Job ID 13S-1007
Division/Department Faculty of International Studies
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Support
Job Type Appendix D
Position Overview Database Administrator
(Appendix D/Temporary Assignment from April 13, 2013 to February 23, 2014)

Reporting to the Program Manager, Students and Technology, the incumbent will demonstrate the correct use of both hardware and software in the English Language Institute (ELI) and will ensure students are completing assigned work in individualized lab periods. In addition, the incumbent will provide technical support to the faculty of the ELI, demonstrating the use of software, hardware and peripherals. They will be responsible for providing statistical reports to International Administration and Finance by programming, maintaining and updating the ELI database while ensuring the integrity of the data. The incumbent will be required to liaise with the ITS Department to ensure the proper operation of hardware and software.
Responsibilities • Programs interface to integrate the College system (ARIES) with the ELI database
• Develops and adapts the ELI database, assuming responsibility for the development and adaptation of the ELI database
• Tests and verifies programming changes to the database
• Assumes responsibility for access and backup to the database
• Provides statistical reports on ELI students to the International and Finance departments
• Programs and uses the database to perform clerical functions, registering students in CAN-8, printing timetables, etc.
• Supervises the multi-media labs and the CAN-8 learning system, providing support for the ELI students in the lab by demonstrating the proper use of hardware and software during individualized periods
• Ensures students are completing appropriate tasks by answering questions and viewing completed assignments
• Tracks students’ progress in the lab using CAN-8; posts grades to BlackBoard
• Modifies and delivers lab software and courseware orientation sessions for students using presentation software based on input from other technicians, program manager and faculty
• Maintains policies and procedures related to the use and successful operation of the labs and their related facilities
• Ensures the successful operation of the multi-media labs, troubleshooting and identifying problems
• Demonstrates the capabilities of the lab, showing faculty how to access network accounts for email and BlackBoard; and showing faculty the capabilities of CAN-8 and other ELI software for use by students during their individual lab periods
• Demonstrates the lab’s capabilities to international visitors to the College
• Performs other duties as assigned, including assisting the Program Manager
Qualifications • 3 Year diploma in a related field of study such as Computer Engineering, Networking or Programming is required
• 2 Years’ experience in a computer lab, preferably in an educational institution
• Experience providing lab support to International students in a post-secondary or ESL environment is required
• Demonstrated understanding of the college system is preferred
• Knowledge and experience in using Visual Basic is required
• ARIES and CAN-8 experience is an asset
• Excellent customer service and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact effectively with our multi-racial/cultural/able college community
• Ability to communicate with all staff at their level of computer literacy, which ranges from novice to advanced
• Ability to understand and investigate problems, applying simple or complex principles where needed
• Ability to independently analyze complex software and hardware problems and search for or devise solutions
• Strong conflict resolution and time management skills and a high degree of organizational and relationship skills

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires medium physical effort (lifting between 5 to 20 kg or 11 to 44 lbs)
Hourly Wage Rate Payband J: Start rate $34.14, Maximum rate $39.58
Weekly Hours of Work 35 hours (overtime as required). Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Required Date April 13, 2013
Posting Date January 30, 2013
Closing Date February 5, 2013
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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