Database Administrator

Job Description:  The Database Administrator (DBA) will serve as institution-wide support for the Microsoft SQL Server database environment including overseeing the development and organization of the databases and data warehouse, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and utilizing tools to assist in the management of the database. The DBA is responsible for the installation, maintenance, management, data integrity and security of the College database management systems and Jenzabar EX Student Information System (SIS) and Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) web applications.

  • Support existing student and administrative software applications, including assisting with the planning of upgrades and patches, updating integration between systems and troubleshooting
  • Manage and support enterprise administrative systems and databases including but not limited to Jenzabar EX, Jenzabar Internet Campus Solution (JICS) and other applications that may integrate with administrative and academic systems
  • Develop and implement procedures and protocols for database use
  • Work with key users and IT on projects assigned
  • Plan timing of upgrades, patches and other regular support work with Jenzabar users
  • Query databases using the SQL Server administrative tools.
  • Train major users and potential users on report writing and data warehouse/reports.
  • Import and export data using SQL Server Integration Services.
  • Develop and maintain proficiency with vendor-provided administrative tools for Jenzabar EX and JICS and related products. Act as liaison with Jenzabar support and HSU users.
  • Install and configure SQL Server and integrate it with the Microsoft’s Active Directory network directory services for user authentication and access permission control.
  • Query databases using the SQL Server administrative tools. Write Transact-SQL statements to query and manipulate data.
  • Maintain the Jenzabar EX system and perform day-to-day operations, including backing up and restoring databases, and troubleshoot system problems.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess :

  • Four years of direct, on-the-job experience with Microsoft SQL
  • Ability to write complex SQL statements and stored procedures
  • Demonstrated ability with relational database maintenance and design, ODBC compliant reporting tools, and end-user training and support
  • Ability to work with users to turn reports into information
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical users. Able to handle detail-oriented work while meeting schedules and deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Jenzabar's EX, Jenzabar's JICS portlets, JICS Mobile
  • Experience with a student management information system
  • Knowledge of SQL, TSQL, InfoMaker, SSRS, and VB.Net
  • Bachelor’s degree in programming, computer science or related field

Salary:  $65,00

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application: Interested applicants must email the following documents in a single PDF file containing:

  1) Letter of Interest; 2) Resume; 3) Unofficial transcripts; 4) Three references with Name, email, and phone number.

   Additionally, 5) a remote interview via video-conference is required; 6) a campus visit invitation will be extended to preselected applicants;

   7) During the campus visit, applicants may go through a test to demonstrate knowledge and abilities.

Please submit your application to: Lisa Buck, Purchasing Specialist-Computer Services at

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.