Data Management Specialist

Job description

UK's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) assists with the compliance needs of approximately 3,000 international students and scholars. ISSS is reliant upon Sunapsis, an applications system developed by Indiana University and available for use by universities nationwide. Sunapsis enables universities to remain compliant with DHS's Student and Exchange Visitor's Information System (SEVIS) requirements to host international student and scholars.

The Applications Support/Database Management Specialist is the primary applications support/database manager for the University of Kentucky's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). As the primary applications support to the various immigration-related processes at the university, the Applications Support/Database Management Specialist will serve as one of 12 Designated School Officials (DSOs) with access to SEVIS.
Position requires technical knowledge of SQL Microsoft systems, ColdFusion (or related language) and experience in multi-tiered web, DB and client server applications.

Job Title
Data Management Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Computer Specialist III

Department Name
8Z300:UK International Center

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.
Close computer screen work.
Lifting up to 10 pounds.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and could require some evenings and weekends.


Microsoft SQL, Coldfusion, Java or other similar software applications.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Ideal candidate would have experience within a higher educational setting or experience with F-1 and J-1 visa status regulations as established by DHS/SEVIS.

The candidate must have recent application development experience in a production environment using a server-side object-oriented language (e.g. ColdFusion, Java). Programming experience with client-side web development (HTML5, Javascript and CSS) for production deployments. Experience with writing SQL queries and scripts.

Eligibility to obtain SEVIS certification.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience in working with multi-tiered web, DB and client server applications.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe any experiences you have working within a regulatory framework such as U.S. immigration or other U.S. laws.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Give an example of a project you developed for a client and what programming languages you used in the development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/10/2018
    Application Due: 6/12/2018
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