Shelby County Schools

  • Analytics Advisor

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/2/2019 3:02 PM)
    Location Name
    Central Office
    Salary Min
    USD $62,844.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $82,640.00/Yr.
    Information Technology
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    The Decisions Analytics Advisor works closely with the Business Process Advisor to define, prioritize and deliver performance information to Shelby County Schools in order to lead the district to achieve Destination 2025. This position uses the business requirements of our customers and then translates the output into interactive and insightful visualizations through the use of Microsoft PowerBI. It is the responsibility of this role to problem solve through data investigations of questions that limit provider outcomes, gather information and make recommendations to drive reporting innovation using PowerBI dashboards and reports tailored to the needs of customers. The Decisions Analytics Advisor leads high complexity, high impact projects/products from ideation to delivery, with an emphasis on measurable, value added deliverables.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Enhances stakeholders capabilities through supporting cross-functional teams with advanced data analysis and visualization in PowerBI.
    2. Delivers end to end analytics services from data ingestion, analysis and visualization to documenting insights and recommendations in client deliverables and presentations.
    3. Responsible for translating the information needs of stakeholders into data visualizations that convey actionable insights via compelling visuals.
    4. Works directly with stakeholders and a variety of other consulting services to identify business challenges to deliver a meaningful and automated visualization.
    5. Provides analytic and consultative support to a broad spectrum of internal and external stakeholder areas.
    6. Leads the interpretation of raw data, statistical results or otherwise compiles information through the Microsoft PowerBI interface.
    7. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management or related area plus an additional four (4) years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of  eight (8) years.  Advanced degree preferred. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).


    Degree Equivalency Formula:


    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Demonstrated advanced skill and understanding of Data Analysis Expression (DAX)
    • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design and data mining techniques 
    • Ability to concisely express complex data analytics algorithms and results in a business context 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Power BI
    • Strong problem solving, strategic thinking and program framing skills
    • Ability to operate as a self-starter who is highly organized and works well independently or within a team environment
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate with internal/external partners and key stakeholders
    • Demonstrated flexibility to ever-changing business needs; with a strong track record to meet deadlines 
    • Microsoft Office 365 tool suite proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Excel
    • Providing technical direction and assistance in the development of table structures with the Database Engineer.
    • Using stakeholder and application knowledge to deliver meaningful information through PowerBI visuals

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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