Shelby County Schools

Sr. HR Business Strategist and Consultant

2 weeks ago
Human Resources
Salary Min
USD $72,235.00/Yr.
Salary Max
USD $94,989.00/Yr.
# of Openings
Close Date

Purpose and Scope

Works under limited supervision to provide high-level support to the Chief of Human Resources and HR Leadership team by identifying business challenges and opportunities. Uses data analytics to challenge assumptions and to help influence changes to operations, processes, and programs. Strategically collaborates with subject-matter experts across all HR service areas on projects to clarify goals and objectives and improve overall service and operational performance. Also provides communication support and project management and strategic support to the Chief of Human Resources.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Acts as a senior-level, internal HR advisor and consultant by analyzing and recommending solutions to complex human resource issues; advises HR Leadership on the formulation and administration of appropriate initiatives, plans, and policies for human resources activities.
  2. Manages projects assigned by the Chief of Human Resources by assisting in the planning and organizing of the assigned HR programs or initiatives; develops a project plan and identifies team members as appropriate; leads special and cross-functional project teams.
  3. Identifies project tasks and appropriate representatives to assist in completing project; identifies, analyzes, measures, and manages project risks and opportunities; aligns work across offices-within the district as a whole- and reviews plan of action with Chief of Human Resources
  4. Performs project and data analysis, manages risks, identifies and influences necessary course corrections, creatively solves problems, and communicates program or project status and activities with Chief of Human Resources. Assists with developing, coordinating and recommending changes for the improvement of workflow in the program or section area.
  5. Tracks all deliverables and progress made against milestones or projects; communicates findings, and provides regular updates and reports to the Chief of Human Resources and senior management, via formal presentations or written reports.
  6. Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects; prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files; provides appropriate benchmarking and research, as necessary.
  7. Ensures the right decision-makers review and provide feedback on appropriate documents and/or proposals; provides a synopsis of
  8. Provides support in the development and measurement of departmental smart goals, key performance indicators, and objectives; evaluates HR performance across all areas to ensure targets and goals are met; manages the communication and regular update of all HR-related goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) to Chief and other stakeholders.
  9. Prepares any deliverables or documents, as needed for special meetings including Cabinet, Board, and external stakeholder meetings on behalf of the Chief of Human Resources; prepares and maintains special internal and external reports, as requested.
  10. Conducts periodic audits of human resource activities to ensure compliance with laws, policies, and procedures; assists in the development, revision, and implementation of HR policies and procedures.
  11. Assists in the management and development of a strategic communications plan and ensures the plan is executed for all Human Resources related areas; oversees all Office of Human Capital related communications to all parties; school-level employees, central office employees, and the Develops responses to inquiries from various stakeholders regarding issues related to the Office; ensures review of all communication by Chief of Human Resources.
  12. Collaborates with other departments within the district to ensure communication regarding HR-related activities aligns appropriately with other messaging and activities; solicits feedback from employees on communications, as appropriate and adjusts as
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Education, Business, Public Administration, Management, or related field; Plus, five (5) years of related human resources experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience totaling nine (9) years. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skilled in developing, articulating and building buy-in to a clear vision and
  • Ability to offer innovative solutions to seemingly intractable
  • Demonstrated ability in excellent execution and project management skills, including the ability to balance the big picture with detailed
  • Ability to thrive in achievement-oriented and fast-paced
  • Demonstrated outstanding critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to manage the deliverables of colleagues at all levels, including those at a higher
  • Skilled in proactively communicating well with teachers, principals, union leaders, district leadership, and other stakeholders, both, verbally and in written
  • Ability to take the initiative to align work across offices and within the district as a whole
  • Skilled in building and maintaining positive relationships, including bringing teams to consensus and resolving Exhibits a willingness to have difficult conversations when necessary to achieve team goals.

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.


SCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older).


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