Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with
a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and
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
The key accountabilities for this role include
- Analyze business and information needs of College
- Identify processes and needs for application development,
modification, and implementation.
- Design, development, and support of database and web
- Design, develop, and modify secure and accessible applications
for College Departments using third party and customized
- 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
- Configure systems to support applications.
- Install, configure and support third party software.
- Project Management:
- Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and
- Determine project timelines, track milestones and
- Develop and implement standards and procedures for systems
analysis, program development and data manipulation.
- Train College personnel to access information and assist them
in developing and maintaining documentation for their
- Consistently strive to increase level of expertise on
applicable software, web technologies, security and operating
- Learn new technologies as needed.
- Participate in software evaluations and assessments of new
- Connect with industry peers to forge mutually beneficial
- Work collaboratively with staff from Information Services and
- Other duties (including serving on departmental and campus
working groups and committees) as assigned.
The successful candidate will have Bachelor’s degree in field
related to the position or equivalent combination of education and
The ideal candidate will have:
- A minimum of 3 years of high-level Oracle PL/SQL programming,
or 3+ years of experience with other high-level relational database
- Experience identifying and resolving SQL performance
- Experience working with command-line tools on Linux/Unix and
Windows operating systems.
- Experience developing web applications and solid understanding
- Demonstrated ability to determine project timelines and
complete projects on time.
- Ability to think creatively and logically, handle multiple
priorities, resolve problems, identify tasks, and develop modular
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus)
- Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
- Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other
- 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
Please visit the Employment at Bates
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/cv and the
names and contact information for 3-5 professional
references. (References will not be contacted without your
Location/Region: Lewiston, ME (04240)