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Database Administrator

About Impact Justice

Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform. We work to dramatically reduce the massive number of youth and adults in our justice system, improve conditions and outcomes for those who are incarcerated, and provide meaningful opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to rejoin their communities.

Please see our website at https://impactjustice.org/ for more information.

About the National PREA Resource Center

The National PREA Resource Center (PRC) is a project of Impact Justice (IJ), funded through a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), at the Department of Justice (DOJ). The PRC serves as the national source for training and technical assistance to assist adult and juvenile corrections, detention, law enforcement, and other professionals in their ongoing work to implement the National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards and reduce sexual abuse in confinement settings. The PRC also supports the Department’s administration of the PREA audit process, including the auditor training, certification, and ongoing education programs. 

The Job/Summary Position Description 

The PRC is seeking a Database Administrator to join our rapidly growing organization. This new position will be primarily responsible for the administration of PRC’s information technology architecture, including: effective project management as the PRC continues to grow and evolve its information infrastructure; implementation, configuration, and maintenance of information systems and components; responsibility for the performance, security, and integrity of PRC’s information and information technology; and creating and delivering training on systems utilization for programmatic staff and executive leadership. The ideal candidate will have a robust project management background; advanced familiarity and competence with Salesforce; an ability to design and develop other database platforms or applications; and ability to take on minor to moderate coding and development challenges. The portfolio will also include occasional support for other Impact Justice projects to assist with enterprise information technology needs. Applicants should be comfortable working in a complex, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environment that often grows organically based on emergent needs. 

Responsibilities 
  • Salesforce project management, including but not limited to: configuration, optimization, data migration, integrations, and new feature evaluation and implementation
  • Database maintenance and support, including duplicate management, troubleshooting, process-building and workflow management, testing and diagnostics, security auditing, capacity planning, and report management. 
  • Track, monitor, and manage PRC’s broader data uses to achieve important objectives, including: ensuring that data is consistent across the project; innovating and mapping out the conceptual design for creative integrations to build collaborative interfaces for staff, partners, and other stakeholders; optimizing content use for planned and new purposes
  • Support organizational principles of data accuracy, integrity, compliance with regulatory standards and applicable security requirements
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, including but not limited to, automating workflows, streamlining practices and procedures, and identifying efficiencies; and recommend strategic changes to existing practices and procedures 
  • Understand user needs, control access permissions and privileges, and monitor user access and behavior
  • Support IJ’s enterprise efforts to build an appropriate information and information technology architecture
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in information or computer science related field or 4 years of professional/training/education and/or closely related experience; and two years of experience in database administration or a related role 
  • Demonstrated knowledge (e.g., through appropriate certifications) of Salesforce
  • Advanced knowledge of database management systems/applications
  • Analytical skills: the successful candidate will be able to monitor systems performance, including evaluation of complex information from multiple sources
  • Project management skills: the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with complex, multi-month project management, including management of people, processes, and technology
  • Problem-solving skills: the successful candidate will be able to troubleshoot and resolve problems across PRC’s information systems and components
  • Communication skills: the successful candidate will be required to conduct, both verbally and in writing, regular, professional interactions with IJ and PRC staff, and manage stakeholder-facing interactions with personnel from the DOJ’s PREA Management Office, PRC partners, and others
  • Training skills: the successful candidate will have experience in creating and delivering effective training and visual presentations of systems and infrastructure
  • Proficiency in Google docs and Excel required
  • As a plus, ideal candidates would have:
    • some familiarity with federal information security requirements, such as FISMA, HIPAA, and/or FERPA
    • some familiarity with open-source CRM platforms (e.g. CiviCRM)
    • some Salesforce development experience
Compensation and Benefits
  • Starting salary between $60,000 and $65,000 
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, FSA plans, and 401k
  • Generous vacation and wellness leave
  • Flexible work environment
How to Apply

Applicants must submit a current and relevant resume as well as a cover letter that addresses their specific suitability for the position. Application materials must be sent to Data_Admin@impactjustice.org. Please have the subject line of the email read “[Your Last Name], [Your First Name] Application for OAS Administrative Associate.” Application deadline is 10/13/2019. The anticipated start date for the position is 11/4/2019.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Impact Justice provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, criminal history, or disability. We work closely with communities of color, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender communities, the formerly incarcerated, and former foster youth. Those with lived experience in these communities are strongly encouraged to apply.