Data Analytics Program Dir

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SMECO is a customer-owned cooperative that is committed to ensuring that the organization is the employer of choice for the Southern Maryland region. SMECO is dedicated to providing a culture of inclusion and an environment that values diversity of its members and staff while promoting performance excellence and work/life balance. 

SMECO demonstrates commitment to its employees by taking an active role in developing and implementing progressive programs, maintaining a competitive benefits package, and providing value-added services that attract and retain talented individuals. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.



Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has an immediate opening for a Data Analytics Program Director. This position will lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of a strategic and comprehensive enterprise analytics, data governance, and data management program. This will include the development and continuous enhancement of business intelligence reporting, data science models, data architecture, analytics outreach, and a data governance framework. In addition, this position will provide leadership to the business and information technology functions of the organization, and act as the subject matter expert for all data analytic topics. Participate in overall business technology planning while providing current knowledge and future vision of analytic technologies, platforms, and systems. Lastly, this position will provide management and oversight of SMECO analytics technology team members.

The preferred candidate will have experience and knowledge working with distribution electric cooperatives in a diverse range of utility data. Microsoft Power BI and Oracle data base expertise is desired.

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a rigorous quantitative, technical or scientific subject, including data science, math and statistics, computer science, engineering or related field. Professional certifications in advanced analytics or data science preferred. Additional training in data strategy, research techniques, business development, or fundamentals of electric distribution cooperatives are a plus.

Candidates are required to have minimum ten years of progressive work experience in data analytics. Previous experience working in the electric utility industry and working knowledge of Microsoft Power BI is highly desirable. Proven experience managing small and medium sized projects, spearheading innovative technology and data strategy initiatives with diverse groups of stakeholders.

The starting salary range for this position is $117,700-$158,800. SMECO offers and excellent benefits program including a 401k 6% dollar for dollar match and additional 3% non-elective company contribution.

Interested candidates should apply via SMECO’s website at

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