Student Information Systems Administrator
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School is an independent, non-profit graduate school in Washington, DC whose primary mission is to enhance and advance the education of the national security professional.

The Student Information System (SIS) Administrator position is responsible for the DMGS student information system and course web portals. This includes the implementation and maintenance of SONIS to provide critical administrative support across relevant DMGS departments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain and support SIS (SONIS) and LMS (Canvas)
  • Create orientation materials to ensure functional use of the student information system by faculty, staff, and students.
  • Design training documentation for end-user staff.
  • Audit databases in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and the Office of the Registrar to generate accurate applications and transcripts.
  • Ensure that syllabi, slides, required reading, and other course materials are uploaded through the faculty portal and accessible by students.
  • Assign profiles and permissions for staff and faculty as required.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans for system modifications and improvements including accounting and financial aid.
  • Collect metrics and generate reports through SONIS to improve institutional effectiveness.
  • Assist in the creation of policies and procedures related to SONIS.
  • Troubleshoot user issues through the Jenzabar SONIS Client Support Portal.
  • Facilitate Career Services job board postings through the student portal.
  • Maintain integrity of confidential information.
  • Perform related work as needed.

COMPETENCIES

  • Technical Capacity.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Thoroughness.
  • Communication Proficiency.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

TRAVEL

Occasional travel to attend JENZABAR user development conferences.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years of experience in higher education
  • Prior experience administering student information systems

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with student information systems and course management tools (SONIS preferred)

EEO STATEMENT

DMGS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • higher education: 3 years

Education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required work authorization:

  • United States

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Research Assistant

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School is an independent, non-profit graduate school in Washington, DC whose primary mission is to enhance and advance the education of the national security professional.

POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Provides research and assistance as directed to support the research agenda and administrative duties of Dr. Yuval Weber, Kennan Institute Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (“DMGS”). Assists in developing and administering new Regional Studies and National Security courses. Assists in developing and administering partnership programs and events for DMGS and outside organization. Provides other assistance as directed to support the effectiveness of Dr. Weber with primary responsibility being academic and policy-oriented research. Reports to the Kennan Institute Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies (“Professor”).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides research assistance to Professor on a number of subjects, including but not limited to international relations, international security, conflict, comparative politics, political economy, democratization, authoritarianism, post-communism, transnational crime, Russia, Eurasia, post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central Europe. Research assistance includes, but is not limited to: reading and summarizing relevant academic literature, policy reports, and historical and contemporary news reports and analysis; and collecting, analyzing, and interpreting historical and contemporary quantitative data from a number of sources.
  • Assists in production of journal articles, policy briefs, newspaper op-eds, and book manuscripts.
  • Researches and evaluates potential course materials and textbooks to support Regional Studies and National Security course development.
  • Provides assistance and perspective on syllabus development.
  • Provides administrative, clerical and graphic support for course syllabus and supporting material development.
  • Provides assistance in managing and executing panels, invited talks, conferences and post conference summaries and documents.
  • Liaises with DMGS partners as directed.
  • Provides other administrative and research support as directed to support Regional Studies.
  • Assists in other Daniel Morgan Graduate School program support as directed and approved by Professor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, and Russian regional studies (applicants with Bachelor’s degree and significant living and research experience in or around Russia will also be considered).
  • Familiarity with Russia required, Russian language fluency highly preferred.
  • Previous academic research experience and preferably the desire to pursue a PhD in political science, international relations, Russian regional studies or related fields.
  • Familiarity with political science, international relations, and Russian regional studies concepts.
  • Familiarity with academic writing styles.

POSITIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Confidence, flexibility and emotional intelligence.

INSTITUTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Respect for confidential information.
  • Commitment to the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility.
  • Commitment to advancing knowledge through independent research.
  • Lead by example and serve others.
  • Collegiality, respect and collaborative spirit.

TRAVEL

No travel is expected for this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The position requires sedentary work, including exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position (M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

EEO STATEMENT

DMGS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time

Education:

  • Master’s

Language:

  • Russian

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