In July 2015, the Walton Family Foundation announced the appointment of Clayton Marsh, former Deputy Dean of the College at Princeton University, to serve as the founding head of a new independent school in Bentonville, Arkansas. Named in honor of Louise Thaden, a pioneering aviator who was born and raised in Bentonville, the school opened in the fall of 2017 will grow incrementally over the next few years to serve approximately 550-650 students in grades 6-12. The school now seeks a Data Systems Manager. Reporting to the Director of Technology and working closely with the academic Division Heads, the Data Systems Manager will be responsible for the performance, integrity, and security of all Thaden School databases. The Data Systems Manager is charged with curating academic records, constructing student schedules, and supporting the information needs of the entire school community.
The Data Systems Manager will insure that:
Data remains consistent across all school databases
Data is clearly defined
Users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs
There is provision for data security and recovery control (all data is retrievable in an emergency)
Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Understanding the needs of the Thaden community and working collaboratively to establish consistent procedures and data standards
Assessing the integrity of the existing databases
Leading any database migrations between platforms or versions
Collaboratively working with the IT team to ensure the security, safety and consistency of all databases
Managing access permissions and privileges
Developing, managing and testing backup and recovery plans
Oversee the enrollment and registration of all students in Blackbaud
Working with the Division Heads to maintain all student information including, but not limited to, attendance records, registration forms, schedules, rosters, transcripts, course requests, and other materials
Overseeing the student information system
Supporting all administrative data reporting needs
Creating and managing all student schedules as well as the master schedule
Working with Director of Admissions to create and maintain incoming student information
Supporting College Counseling in matters of academic advising, transcripts, and other student records
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology
Experience and Qualifications
5 years of experience managing databases
Experience building master academic schedules, student schedules, and transcripts
Substantial project and team management experience
Experience with Blackbaud or other Student Information Systems
Working knowledge of other academic data systems such as Naviance, SNAP, and others
Excellent communication, teamwork and collaboration skills
Deep knowledge of relational database structure and functionality
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Expertise in multiple database types and principles of database design
Flexibility and adaptability
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to adhere to tight deadlines under pressure
Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with faculty and staff
Criminal background check and clearance required
Applications should include a resume and cover letter that addresses salary requirements, if any. Applications must be submitted to ?email@example.com?? by July 12 for full consideration. The start date is negotiable but must be no later than August 12, 2019.
Thaden is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
About the School and the Region
A non-sectarian independent school under the direction of its own board, Thaden School offers a challenging and innovative educational program that ignites in its students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose and responsible global citizenship. At the core of the school’s mission is a commitment to balance that takes many forms: a curriculum that integrates the sciences and the humanities; indoor and outdoor teaching spaces where sustainability is a tangible part of the lesson; hands-on programs for civic engagement; athletics and physical education programs that build confidence and character through competition and meaningful participation; and a diverse faculty and staff that empower students to think deeply and expansively about their potential and place in the world. The school’s indexed tuition program further supports the creation of a balanced learning community where many perspectives, talents, and interests come together.
Located on a 30-acre campus in downtown Bentonville’s emerging Arts and Market District, the school is walking distance from the town square, Brightwater Culinary Institute, the future site of Crystal Bridges’ center for contemporary arts, and a variety of other educational resources. With the support of the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program, the school has engaged a nationally renowned team of architects to design an enduring and innovative campus that will spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and invite reflection. The design and construction of the campus will be complete before the school commences its third academic year in the fall of 2019. During its first two academic years (beginning in the fall of 2017), Thaden School operating in a combination of temporary and permanent structures located on a 5-acre portion of its campus.
Please visit the Thaden ?website? for detailed information regarding its mission, leadership and faculty, educational programs, indexed tuition program, and campus plan as well as recent news releases.
About Thaden School
A new independent school in the downtown Bentonville, Thaden opened in August 2017 with grades 7 and 9 and will grow incrementally over the next four years to serve students in grades 6 through 12. The school offers a challenging and balanced educational program that ignites in its students a passion for discovery and learning, prepares them to succeed in college, and inspires them to lead lives of integrity, purpose, and responsible global citizenship. Please visit the Thaden website for detailed information regarding its mission, leadership and faculty, educational programs, indexed tuition program, and campus plan as well as recent news releases.