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Africentric Organization Researcher and Database Developer

The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) is an Africentric based Institute committed to excellence in Africentric education and research. Its main activities are centered on connecting with and serving African Nova Scotian communities. The DBDLI identifies and addresses the gaps and educational equity issues through research, publishing and educational resources. The DBDLI is committed to community engagement and to working with youth. We receive core funding through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and from project grants. To learn more about us, please visit   This project intersects with the Decade for Persons of African Descent themes.

Role Description

Under the oversight of the DBDLI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the immediate supervisor, the Africentric Organization Researcher and Database Developer will explore appropriate designs of databases that can be effectively developed, implemented and maintained by DBDLI staff.  Other responsibilities would involve the development of database of organizations with mandates related to servicing African Nova Scotians/ Canadians and Persons of African Descent, locally, provincially and nationally.  The Africentric Organization Researcher and Database Developer will also be expected to provide, as needed, training to the DBDLI staff team and identified partners.

Education and Experience

  • Education:
    • information systems, computer science, industrial engineering, computer engineering, information management and returning to a post- secondary institution in the fall of 2017
    • An in-depth understanding of data management (e.g. permissions, recovery, security and monitoring)
    • Experience with application of Excel and Access applications
    • Knowledge and experience using SQL
    • Familiarity working with .Net Framework, JavaScript, HTML and Oracle
    • Knowledge and experience of database design procedure
    • Knowledge and experience programming a database system
    • Experience with an application programming language
    • Experience with an application framework for web applications


  • Design surveys and templates to gather necessary information to populate the database,
  • Design stable, reliable and effective database(s),
  • Identify and populate the necessary Excel and Access spreadsheets,
  • Liaise with developers to improve applications and establish best practices,
  • Resolve database usage issues and malfunctions,
  • Develop an accurate user-friendly manual to support the ongoing use of the database,
  • Attend team and general meetings – virtually or in person, as needed,
  • Maintain work log and time sheets,
  • Produce monthly reports,
  • Provide DBDLI with a fully operational populated database.

Application Details

  • A knowledge of issues related to African Nova Scotian communities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals with a range of knowledge/skills as relates to database use and application
  • Demonstrate leadership and be a self-starter
  • Pride in attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing to work flexible hours

Note – Candidates will be expected to provide other evidence of their skill in databases as part of the interview process
Preference will be given to candidates of African descent.

Wage: $15/hour

Office Location – Sydney, Nova Scotia

Please forward a cover letter and resume to:
Email –
Mail – Attention Sylvia Parris
Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
5539 Cornwallis Street,
Halifax, NS B3K 1B3
Close date: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:00pm
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.