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NYC Kids RISE
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Published 12 days ago

About NYC Kids RISE:

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program is a universal, community-driven wealth-building platform that expands access to mainstream financial products, puts real financial assets in the hands of families and communities, provides financial education for families and students, and brings schools and neighborhoods together to support all of their children’s futures. NYC Kids RISE is about to start its fifth year of operations in the geographic area of School District 30 in Queens - one of the most diverse school districts in the country - more than 13,000 students (~95% of all First, Second, Third and Fourth Graders) have a NYC Scholarship Account with more than $6M accumulated to date. Based on the success of the pilot, the City recently announced that the Program will be expanding citywide in the Fall 2021.


Through the Program, every student enrolled in a participating NYC public (district or charter) elementary school, starting in kindergarten, automatically receives an NYC Scholarship Account invested in the NY 529 Direct Plan plan with a $100 seed deposit and up to $200 in early rewards. Their families can open and connect their own college savings account (separate from the scholarship account) and start saving their own money in the ways and amounts that make sense for them, building financial capability and stability. At the same time, communities can contribute to groups of these NYC Scholarship Accounts as both a targeted and universal platform for community-driven asset-building in every neighborhood. By combining seed scholarships, family savings, community investments, and funding streams from every level, the platform can build meaningful assets for public school students. These accounts, and the accompanying program supports, enable families, schools, local organizations, businesses, anchor institutions, financial institutions, philanthropy, and the public sector to work together to build assets in students’ accounts and strengthen social capital by supporting expectations of success across the neighborhood.


Read more about NYC Kids RISE and the Save for College Program and listen to stories from partners who helped build the platform during the pilot phase. Also check out recent articles in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal and the NYCHA Journal. Read more about NYC Kids RISE theory of change here in a recent report by the Urban Institute. 


Position Summary:

NYC Kids RISE seeks an entrepreneurial, highly organized and details oriented System Administrator to join our growing team. Reporting to the Chief of Administration and Finance, the System Administrator will play a key role in the operation and maintenance of a proprietary, vendor-provided record keeping database. The ideal candidate will have experience with data management in comparable database products such as Salesforce/SAP and a deep desire to advance NYC Kids RISE’s mission as the Save for College Program expands to all public school students across the city.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 

  • Perform daily data quality checks as well as recurring data exports and imports
  • Set up and publish forms, events, custom fields, etc., in a logical, scalable, maintainable fashion
  • Create queries in a proprietary query builder user interface
  • Perform QA testing and oversee product updates
  • Document back-end processes and procedures
  • Ensure secure handling of very sensitive data, including compliance with FERPA and other cybersecurity regulations
  • Support growing team of system users, including provisioning access, updating permissions, answering questions, and responding to specific user issues
  • Create and maintain training documentation for system users
  • Liaise with software vendor for resolution of issues, prioritization of feature requests, etc.


Qualifications: 

  • Experience: 3-5 years of relevant professional experience, particularly in roles administering enterprise database applications (E.g. Salesforce, SAP) handling regulated data. Exposure to or previous experience working in organizations in the fields of government, financial institutions, asset building and financial capability, community development, education and/or community organizing a plus.
  • Technical: Knowledge of database technology basics and fluency in specific database technologies such as SQL, MySQL, and Postgres. Experience with scripting tools is a plus
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence and tendency to identify and amplify strengths in teammates; detail-oriented professional with demonstrated written, verbal, and presentational communication skills for various types of audiences. 
  • Project Management: Highly organized with proven ability to work cross-functionally, including ability to track, manage and execute work streams toward completion.
  • Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving: Demonstrated ability to consider an issue, identify and anticipate needs and perspectives, propose solutions, elevate when necessary, and incorporate feedback effectively. Excellent research and presentation skills. 
  • Collaborative Spirit: Enjoys working as part of a team, but able to work independently; ability to have direct but empathetic conversations with leaders and staff at all levels of the organization; high degree of comfort with change and a fast-paced environment.


Due to COVID-19, the application process for this role will be conducted virtually. The entire team is currently working remotely and depending on the timing of this hire, the System Administrator will likely begin this position remotely as well. The office is otherwise based in Long Island City (Queens, NY), and the entire team is expected to return to the office once health conditions allow.


To apply, submit a cover letter and resume and list the name of the position, “System Administrator”. Salary based on experience.


NYC Kids Rise is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of basis of gender, religion, race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, unemployed status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About NYC Kids RISE:

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program is a universal, community-driven wealth-building platform that expands access to mainstream financial products, puts real financial assets in the hands of families and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume and list the name of the position, “System Administrator”. Salary based on experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume and list the name of the position, “System Administrator”. Salary based on experience.

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