Current Openings, Human Resources and Business Operations | Earlham College

Database Administrator — Information Technology Services

October 18, 2016


Earlham College invites applications for a Database Administrator in the Client Technology Services division within Information Technology Services (ITS). This position reports to the Associate Director of ITS for Administrative Services. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience, including a full benefits package.

The Database Administrator has the overall responsibility for the management of the Oracle databases that support the college’s enterprise information systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of Oracle databases. The Database Administrator is expected to exhibit a high level of problem-solving ability and resourcefulness and be able to work on fairly complex systems with only general direction and supervision required.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Provide technical expertise in the administration of the Oracle databases, including upgrades, backup and recovery, and performance management, which support the business functions of the College.
  • Provide technical support of the Banner ERP System in the regular application of patches and upgrades.
  • Provide technical expertise for Oracle Application Server (OAS) and Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM); Oracle Forms.


  • Perform database administration activities including monitoring, performance tuning, SQL tuning, database backup and recovery, disaster recovery, data replication and database refresh of Oracle databases underlying ERP Systems.
  • Coordinate and implement the upgrades to Banner’s Oracle databases and applications.
  • Work with vendor support centers for solutions to issues and problems
  • Create and manage user accounts within the Banner ERP system, assigning the appropriate access and user level security.
  • Develop and enforce security guidelines for production database access.
  • Develop and test plans for complete disaster recovery life cycle.
  • Maintain development, test and production RDBMS environments.
  • Research, test and implement new technologies with regards to the various database systems and administrative applications.
  • Maintain currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems related to database management and support.
  • Review, develop and design data models using standard diagramming techniques, in conjunction with application development teams; create logical data models and translate into physical database structures that integrate with existing or proposed database structures.
  • Stay abreast of the latest issues surrounding database administration through participation in related mailing lists, attending necessary training and conferences.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three or more years as an Oracle database administrator, in a production environment, is required.
  • Ability to work in a Unix environment is required.
  • Work experience and proficiency in SQL PL/SQL is required.
  • Experience with Oracle 11g is preferred.
  • Experience working with Oracle Application Server (OAS) and Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM); Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports.
  • Experience working in Web-based environments.
  • Experience in server-software installation, upgrade, configuration, troubleshooting and testing.
  • Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Ability to install, maintain, modify and upgrade database software.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Ability to program, configure, manage and maintain the operations of complex relational databases.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Well organized; able to manage their time well and be able to work and communicate with users at all levels of computer knowledge.
  • Excellent people skills and a desire to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Experience providing technical support in a higher education environment is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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