Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Reporting to the Director for Systems Development and Integration, the Programmer Analyst is responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance of systems and applications to support the business and management needs of the College. This position will lead small and large-scale projects independently and will participate in team decision-making processes.
The key accountabilities for this role include analyzing business and information needs of College departments and identifying processes and needs for application development, modification, and implementation. Design, development, and support of database and web applications through designing, developing, and modifying secure and accessible applications for College Departments using third party and customized solutions. This position will perform peer review of developed solutions, work closely with departments to assure compliance with needs and to provide application support, apply third-party software upgrades and defect corrections as needed, configure systems to support applications, and install, configure and support third party software. The project management accountabilities for this position include managing day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope, determining project timelines, tracking milestones and deliverables, developing and implementing standards and procedures for systems analysis, program development and data manipulation and training College personnel to access information and assist them in developing and maintaining documentation for their applications.
The successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in field related to the position or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The ideal candidate will have:
A minimum of 3 years of high-level Oracle PL/SQL programming, or 5 years of experience with other high-level relational database programming languages.
Experience identifying and resolving SQL performance issues
Experience working with command-line tools on Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems.
Demonstrated ability to determine project timelines and complete projects on time.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create a collaborative relationship with customers, and to convey computing concepts effectively to non-technical users.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) as needed.
Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Successful completion of a background check.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
About Bates College
Bates is a small liberal arts college located in Lewiston, Maine. We are proud to offer a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We are engaging the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.