Client/Server Database Manager, Office of Public Interest & Community Service - Georgetown Universi

Washington D.C.
Apr 06, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
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Client/Server Database Manager, Office of Public Interest & Community Service - Georgetown University Law Center

Created in 1996, Georgetown Law's Office of Public Interest and Community Service (OPICS)  is the hub of the public interest community at Georgetown. In addition to coordinating many of the Law Center's public interest programs, OPICS is the primary career office for students interested in exploring public interest and government legal opportunities. The office also administers the Law Center's extensive pro bono program, which encourages and facilitates pro bono legal service by students and other members of the Law Center community. Through our myriad services and activities, OPICS seeks to foster in all law students a commitment to service that will continue through their legal careers.

The Client/Server Database Manager oversees technology and all legal recruitment programs involving government and public interest employers, as well as resume collections; database maintenance for Symplicity (on line recruitment and job listing database) and Tracker (student and alumni tracking software): the EJF database (Access database of donors to and recipients of student public interest summer fellowships), and PILS applications (Excel spreadsheet of all applications to public interest scholarship program); development and maintenance of OPICS website; maintenance and enhancement of public interest alumni network/mentoring system, and supervision of the Executive Assistant. Reporting to the X, the Client/Server Database Manager has duties that include but are not limited to: 

Management of All Legal Recruitment Programs

  • Serves as primary liaison to employers, including overseeing employer registrations for recruitment programs, maintaining employer and student databases, scheduling interviews, and answering technical questions.
  • Communicates regularly with employer representatives, such as attorneys, hiring personnel, and administrative staffs.
  • With Director of Public Interest Careers and Government Counselor, oversees student registration - for example, liaising with students about uploading resumes and cover letters onto Symplicity, scheduling interviews, answering technical questions, and making presentations.
  • Maintains and updates Symplicity as needed.
  • Oversees Symplicity job postings database for government and public interest employers
  • Supervises student assistants and the Executive Assistant.
  • Conducts ad-hoc resume collections for employers.

Currency of Student and Alumni Tracking Systems

  • Works with Registrar, 1ST, and OCS, to coordinate migration of student information from SIS to Symplicity and Tracker.
  • Updates student information with information on pro bono hours, summer funding, and summer and post-graduate employment.
  • Updates employer contact information, such as addresses, recruitment coordinator, and former GULC interns.
  • Develops and runs reports on student employment history, employer hiring history, and student pro bone activity.
  • With OCS, designs and implements upgrades of database as determined by OCS and OPICS needs.

Maintenance and Expansion of Employer Database

  • Assists with expansion of alumni tracking in Symplicity.
  • Trains new counselors and staff members in the use of Symplicity and Tracker.

Administration of OPICS Website

  • Ensures that information about career and pro bono programs is current and accurate
  • With Assistant Dean, Director of Pro Bono Programs, and public interest and government counselors, assesses web content and updates accordingly.
  • Answers questions from staff, students, and employers about web contents.

Enhancement of Public Interest Alumni Network

  • Downloads alumni forms from web and enters into alumni network binder.
  • Conducts outreach to alumni for inclusion in network.
  • Contacts alumni annually for updates to network information.
  • Creates, as feasible, online interface for students and alumni to search network and for alumni to update information online.
  • Runs reports on alumni and student usage of network.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 to 6 years of legal recruitment and/or technical assistance experience
  • Experience with public interest and/or government employers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team orientation oriented with ability to function independently and to interact with a range of constituents (students, alumni, employers, and colleagues)

Preferred qualifications

  • Database and website design/maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Symplicity ACCESS. Contribute, and/or PageMaker

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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