IT Specialist and Database/Website Project Manager
The Mabin School - Toronto, ON

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The Mabin School is a small, progressive, independent school located in central Toronto. Achieving academic excellence and honouring student interests are always at the centre of inquiry-based learning in the Mabin classroom. All aspects of a child’s development — social, emotional, intellectual, and physical are considered and given equal importance by our exceptional faculty.

Overview of Position

The Mabin School seeks a Database/Website Project Manager and IT Specialist for a one year contract position with possible renewal. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of the school’s new Student Information System and related cloud-based database and website, providing staff training for both the database and website, as well as supporting the daily IT needs for students and staff. The candidate will report directly to the Principal and play a key role in daily IT functions as well as in the long-term development of an IT strategy which will advance the school.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and identify best practices with school’s new database and website
  • Assess needs of school and identify data which needs to be exported from current Filemaker Pro database
  • Export data as needed to new database
  • Provide support to the school and the external vendor that will be hosting our database for the Student Information System
  • Determine database needs of school in terms of special reports by canvassing users
  • Ensure website developed reflects the marketing and branding requirements of school
  • Manage and maintain school’s daily IT requirements i.e. computer and SMART board maintenance

Required Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of the role of technology within an elementary school setting
  • Project management experience
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills to act as a liaison between Blackbaud, website developers and Mabin faculty
  • Knowledge of website development
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud for Small Schools would be an asset
  • Expertise in the use of databases, preferably Filemaker Pro and the migration of data
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships for the implementation of technical projects
  • Ability to train staff on the usage of database as it pertains to individual jobs and routines and usage of website
  • Expert in Apple environment and SMART boards