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Country Day School - King, Ontario; The Country Day School was founded in 1972 by a group of parents who were determined to create a school for their children that would promote the values of integrity, lifelong learning and purpose; Past job postings: Database Administrator ; DBMS: Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server; Current Career Opportunities .

Database Administrator, Country Day School

Posted Aug 12, 2011 1 Position(s)


Full-Time Administrative Staff Position
Commencing September 2011

If you are prepared to work on compelling and challenging projects in an environment that affords workspace autonomy and actively promotes the professional development of its staff, then consider joining The Country Day School's Information Technology Department as Database Administrator. Reporting to the Head of I.T., the successful candidate will provide all levels of support for the administration, management and production of data for the School. This position will also provide redundant support for basic network operations.

We are seeking candidates who have the relevant work experience in developing and managing all aspects of a Microsoft SQL Server environment, exceptional expertise in programming within Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro, proven experience creating sophisticated templates with Crystal Reports, and advanced HTML/ASP/PHP programming skills. Experience working within the Microsoft .NET framework and an aptitude for a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure support are also essential to this position. 

In addition to a university degree or diploma in Computer Science or related field, the ideal candidate will have superior analytical and technical trouble-shooting skills as well as a refined client service sensibility.

The I.T. Department at CDS supports a wide variety of technologies both in the classroom and administrative offices, including over 400 Macintosh and PC desktop and laptop computers connected in a school-wide hybrid wired/wireless Windows server-based network, a multitude of HP laser printers, digital display projectors, image scanners, digital still and video cameras, GPS devices, and LEGO Mindstorm robotics. Training and support is also provided for the many software suites and tools available to end users, most notably Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcView, Adobe Creative Suite, iWork/iLife, and back office administrative databases such as BlackBaud Raiser's Edge, COBA Finance, Blackboard Academic Suite, Follett Destiny, and in-house customized SQL installations.

The Country Day School's established organizational culture promotes a sense of community, pride in work, optimism, trusting relationships, collegiality, collaboration and open communication. The educational setting's positive atmosphere and the encouragement of work-life balance are just some of the benefits of working within a leading Canadian independent school.

The Head of School invites qualified individuals to apply as soon as possible with resume and cover letter:
Mr. John Liggett, Head of School
The Country Day School
13415 Dufferin Street, King, ON  L7B 1K5
Fax: 905.833.7049

CDS offers a positive working environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.
Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls or agencies please.

Situated on a beautiful 100-acre campus in the heart of King Township, The Country Day School (CDS) offers a challenging university-preparatory programme for boys and girls (JK-12). For more information about this leading Canadian independent school, please visit

Last updated on August 20, 2011