A database coordinator is responsible for accurately and securely using, developing and maintaining the performance, integrity and security of a computerized database. The DBA will report to the Vice President of Research, Analytics and Information Technology and will be involved in planning and programming/ development of the database and help in troubleshooting any database issues on behalf of the agency.


  • Establish the needs of users and monitoring user access and security

  • Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users

  • Map out the conceptual design for a planned database

  • Consider both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users

  • Refine the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model

  • Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements

  • Install and test new versions of the database management system (DBMS)

  • Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata)

  • Develop, manage and test back-up and recovery plans

  • Ensure that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly

  • Carry out capacity planning

  • Work closely with IT project managers, database programmers

  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security

  • Commission and install new applications and customize existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose

  • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of a database.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the pertinent field preferred.In lieu of bachelor’s degree, applicants with relevant coursework will be considered.

  • Programming language knowledge (ideally C++, JAVA or Python)


  • Problem-solving and good analytical skills

  • Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills

  • Familiarity with the main data manipulation languages and the principles of database design

  • The ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure

  • Good organizational skills

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers

  • Business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT

  • Willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology

Duration: 12 months

Stipend: $2,000/month



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