Blackbaud Administrator

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking, Software/QA/DBA
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 4/14/2022
Closing Date: 7/25/2022
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
Job Description

Enterprise Systems (ES) is a unit within the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Enterprise Systems supports the mission of the university by developing, coordinating, and managing application software systems that provide critical information services for university constituents.

The Database and Application Administration team within Enterprise Systems is looking for a driven Blackbaud Administrator with excellent problem-solving skills and motivation to learn quickly. This position is responsible for the Virginia Tech CRM and will manage the infrastructure and ensure the security and availability of the university's Blackbaud CRM platform. This platform is responsible for over $200 million in new gifts and commitments for FY21 and over $1 billion of campaign dollars given.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, information systems or related field, or equivalent training and/or work experience.
- Experience administering Windows operating system in a server environment.
- Experience administering enterprise applications in a high availability environment.
- Experience utilizing best practices for application security, performance tuning and backup and recovery.
- Experience with PowerShell.
- Experience working with vendors to resolve technical issues.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience supporting Blackbaud CRM in a Higher Education environment.
- Experience supporting end users with SQL performance and other database related problems.
- MCSA Windows Server or SANS certification(s).

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Commensurate on Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brittany Kessler at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 14, 2022
Applications close: Open until filled

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