Database Administrator

$54,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Jun 20, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description


Database Administrator

Full-Time 12 Months



June 21, 2024


Every Two Weeks


Open until filled


As soon as possible


Lummi Campus


Information Systems Director












Northwest Indian College is seeking a skilled SQL Database Administrator to join the IS team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the College’s databases and servers while ensuring their performance, security, and availability. The ideal candidate will be able to wear many hats and help where needed.




Database Administrator

·         Experience with SQL, documentation, and creating custom queries.

·         Troubleshoot database-related issues and provide timely resolutions.

·         In-depth knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL/MariaDB.

·         Create and administer integrations with third party tools.

·         Manage database access and security.

·         Provide support for servers including updates, hardware updates and general maintenance.

·         A strong background in Windows Server and Workstation support.

·         Provide remote and in-person support to students, staff, and faculty.

·         Experience with HTML5, C#, and PowerShell a plus.

·         Exposure to any of the following technologies is a plus:

o   VOIP phone systems

o   Canvas LMS

o   Jenzabar SIS

o   Linux

o   Firewall appliances

·         Problem solving skills and attention to detail. 

·         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

·         Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Effective communication and collaboration skills.

·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in database administration, computer science, management information systems or related field. 

·         A minimum of three (3) years in working with databases.

·         Ability to troubleshoot issues, analyze database performance, and identify root causes of problems.

·         Knowledge of design and structure databases for optimal performance and scalability value

·         Knowledge of tools used for managing databases, such as backup/recovery software, performance monitoring tools and security tools. 

·         Ability to be able to explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

·         Familiarity with specific database platforms like Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL is often required.

·         Have a firm grasp of SQL concepts for data types, operators, function and clauses.  Understanding of how SQL works to write effective queries.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Possess in-depth knowledge of Jenzabar modules and functionalities.

·         Experience with data extraction and reporting from Jenzabar



Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


1.      Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications

2.      NWIC Application

3.      NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form

4.      Current and complete professional resume

5.      Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)

6.      Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position

7.      If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230