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 Database Administrator - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Posted by: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Computers - DB Mgmt. Systems
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same state/locale 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Some College 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Virtual interview questions: 1 questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3598317 
Date posted: Feb-27-2018
State, Zip: Pennsylvania, 19103


About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ):
UWGPSNJ's mission is to end intergenerational poverty in our region by harnessing, leveraging and strategically investing the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty. UWGPSNJ promotes a culture of inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected factor.

Database Administrator - Position Summary: Provide guidance, support, and training in the utilization of data through current and future information systems to advance UWGPSNJ objectives. Work with departmental areas to develop strategies for effective data analysis and reporting. Responsible for the overall data quality, including the development of data standards and other strategies that optimize efficiency and enable proactive strategic decision-making. Learn from and educate organization stakeholders on the possibilities of information of data within our systems. Work with management to develop data standards, tools, and metrics for monitoring data quality and creating organization wide procedures to ensure data integrity across all platforms. Participate in the review and recommendation of new applications as well as enhancement of existing systems. Work with the VP of Technology, Systems, and Data and the Director of Information Technology to prioritize projects and develop strategies to meet departmental and organizational objectives. Assist in the troubleshooting of reporting and system irregularities.


Collaborate on the development, maintenance, and performance processes designed to continuously monitor data quality and integrity
Support the data needs of the Digital Services Operations Group (DSOG) and provide specific support in its implementation and on-going maintenance
Drive pragmatic approaches to solving business problems through data analysis/analytics. Ability to bring the right data technique to solve the problem in an explainable manner
Lead the development of reports, models, and dashboards that enable UWGPSNJ to make proactive data driven decisions
Provides guidance for the way UWGPSNJ manages, organizes, stores and accesses its information
Ensure that data within information systems integrates with business processes and UWGPSNJ staff are properly trained
Support organizational needs for data analysis and utilization through logical data segmentation and categorization. Key deliverables include:
oExecute or advise on data mining operations for analysis and statistics
oProduce data guidelines
oDesign and advise on the development of dashboards and bio tabs
Work with primary system owners to ensure that data in ancillary data stores are in synch with the master source database
Provide direct or indirect training/guidance to UWGPSNJ team members on the effective capture and use of data stored in various UWGPSNJ data repositories
Work to advance data efficiency and integrity through platform improvements that eliminate redundant systems
Develop standards for identifying obsolete data and strategies for removal
Relationships with Enterprise Core Team and Digital Services Operating Group


Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of proven data focused experience
Working knowledge of not-for-profit organizations, with emphasis on aggregating data for analysis and/or reporting both at a departmental and organizational level
Familiarity with analytical tools such as MS Excel (pivot tables), and MS Access and Microsoft Office
Solid understanding of relational database systems; especially data mining, dashboards, and bio tabs creation (note UWGPSNJ utilizes the CRM system ANDAR, primarily a tool of our Worldwide network)
Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines and to effectively manage, organize and prioritize projects and workload with attention to detail and strong follow-through.
Proven ability to work in a participative and collaborative manner, to interact well with a diverse range of people, and to constructively give and receive feedback.
Accountability develop policies and procedures for data standards and data integrity, training, and data monitoring
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and function independently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrates required skills or experience on core competencies in accordance with the UWGPSNJ Competency Framework.
Valid drivers license & insurance and/or reliable transportation required for out-of-office travel as required by the position.

Database Expertise
Other systems as assigned
One-on-One and small group training capabilities
Ability to run management reports and dashboards
High level of personal initiative
Good communication and presentation skills
Collaborative problem-solver
Organized; a skilled project manager
Continuous learner