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Technical Manager - Database Administrator

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Technology, Database Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position:  Manages and directs the activities related to the support of the College’s Student Information System to ensure reliable service delivery, and security. Serves as primary point person for the Student Systems and related communication between the functional user community and IT. Keeps current on new releases offered for the SIS and SQL reliant applications.

The IT Technical manager is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the operations of the technical team. The manager is also responsible for developing and maintaining procedures that enable and encourage the optimum performance of a staff of technical professionals.

The manager is responsible for providing coaching and career development to team members.

Manage team of technical professionals that provide technical support to the Harper College community.

Responsible for the management, monitoring, and maintenance of the production environment.

Conduct business process analysis; proactively identify areas of improvement to optimize current technology.

Administer, maintain, develop, and recommend policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the College systems.

Keep current with industry developments and standards in order to make recommendations for technology improvements, acquisitions and/or development.

Lead technical projects in support of organizational and institutional goals. Prepare project activity and progress reports for the management team.

Develop documentation and procedures to decrease errors and outages and increase the ability for anyone on the team to perform standard procedures.

Perform duties associated with managing staff; including assigning personnel and other resources to projects and initiatives.

Function as a member of the technical management team that works together to integrate educational, fiscal, technology, and personnel planning to ensure achievement of the College’s mission.

Collaborate with peers for adherence to best practices and process standardization.

Develop and lead management of suppliers with a focus on cost reductions and service improvement.

Serve on committees and councils, task forces and project teams.

Provide 24/7 support.

Can serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree in technology related field or a combination of Bachelor’s degree in un-related field and relevant work experience. Master’s degree in technical field or business preferred.

Experience Requirements:  Five years of project management and/or supervisory experience required. Ten years of progressive experience in a technical role. Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as the ability to grasp a quick understanding of new situations. 

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: November 25, 2022.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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