Business Intelligence Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Business Intelligence Analyst

Position Title – Business Intelligence Analyst

Department/Unit – Enterprise Application Services

Location – Halifax

Posting Number – S204-22

Employee Group – DPMG

Position Type – Regular, On-Going

Employment Type – Full Time

Full-time Equivalency (FTE) – 1.0

Salary – $60,571 – $81,947 per annum

Classification – ADM-06

Provisional Statement

This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

The Enterprise Application Services (EAS) department in ITS provides services to support and improve university administration by implementing, upgrading, and maintaining a variety of administrative systems and information technology platforms. Reporting to the Associate Director, Business Intelligence, the Business Intelligence Analyst maintains and enhances the service offerings of the Business Intelligence team in EAS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for stakeholder management, requirement analysis, and project coordination for data-related projects.
  • Works closely with teams intrinsic and extrinsic to EAS to identify and implement appropriate technology solutions for the university’s reporting needs.
  • Design and development of data assets and data processes (Extract, Transform, Load) to support the university’s data warehouse and reporting environment in collaboration with other teams intrinsic and extrinsic to EAS.
  • Monitor and maintain security and access to data assets in the reporting environment, troubleshoot performance issues in reports and dashboards authored by the clients, and other related duties.
  • Assist in the formulation of data administration standards, conventions, and best practices, and ensure they are followed. Create documentation as necessary to record the resolution of incidents and modifications to tasks and processes.
  • Monitor existing business intelligence platforms, reporting environments, and processes for anomalous behaviours/events and breaches of thresholds. Initiate remedial action as soon as is feasible.


The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.


A University degree in a related field (Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Management, etc), plus five years’ experience in a similar role (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Experience in I/T information resource management including data administration and data-related processes from a business intelligence perspective, and in report development and maintenance is required. Strong negotiation and leadership skills are desired. Experience with IBM’s Cognos reporting platform, cloud-based BI technologies, and project management methodologies would be assets. The candidate must be a highly motivated individual, an innovative thinker with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

– Self-Awareness & Professionalism
– Respect & Inclusion
– Thinking and Acting Strategically
– Relationship Building
– Development

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Application Consideration

Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies – 1
Open Date – 06/07/2022
Close Date – 07/04/2022