Welcome To NS Auto Sector Council - Applying For The Labour Market Analyst Position

Reporting to the Executive Director the Labour Market Analyst is instrumental in designing and conducting labour market research projects, Salesforce systems integration and Google documentation organization for the organization. The Labour Market Analyst (“Analyst”) leads the intellectual development, primary and secondary research, analysis and reporting of labour market metrics, economic impact data, conditions and forecasts within the industry sector. They would be responsible for producing Labour Market Information (LMI) for results on various dashboards using the software program Tableau.  A background in computer science is preferable. 

The Analyst will participate in a project being executed in partnership with the Association of Industry Sector Councils (AISC), on a Peer Working Team (PWT) with 13 other analysts representing their respective industry sectors.  As a collaborative working team, the PWT will determine which common data points are to be collected, their collection methodology, and how they will be assembled into a visual dashboard to be viewed by stakeholders and updated regularly. 

The Analyst supports the Automotive Sector Council (ASC) on their various programs, and liaises with the AISC Project Chair, PWT, the Executive Director, and others when assigned by the ED.  The Analyst works in a highly collaborative and energetic environment and will carry out the day-to-day project leadership and research functions for their sector with direction from the ED. The Analyst will be required to perform at a high level of competency and co-operation. The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to those listed below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the efficient design and execution of the LMI project, working collaboratively with all AISC analysts while representing the interests of their own sector (ASC).  The analyst has an aptitude to translate information needs into research plans.
  • Creation and maintenance of dashboards with a concise, digestible format that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Nova Scotia can view and utilize to make labour force decisions and plan business stabilization and growth; and which the government will use for labour market policy planning.
  • Drives the development of reports and sector profiles for investment retention and attraction, with a focus on labour market data and impact data.
  • Updates their sector data as per the reporting deadlines.
  • Supervises an LMI Administrator on survey collection and dashboard data population.
  • Examines the data to assess the health of Nova Scotia’s labour market (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and what the data means for businesses and organizations competing for labour resources.
  • Determines what social changes, demographics, local/national/international events, government policies and economic conditions influence the supply and demand of the local labour market.
  • Maintains and monitors project plans, project schedules and project documentation.
    • Reports on Project progress and identifies barriers to success to Executive Director, and on occasion, the AISC’s Board of Directors
    • Works with AISC staff and contracted consultant(s) to input data and maintain systems for LMI.

 

  • Supports the Executive Director as assigned.
    • Compiles data, statistics, periodic and occasional reports, and other key performance indicators of program success (LMI project and others.)
    • Establishes and oversees administrative procedures to meet the requirements of funding received through various streams of government.
    • Sees other areas of need within the organization and addresses those needs through the development of data, documents and processes.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience

  • Computer-science degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in economic research project work is preferable
  • One year of previous experience in a project leadership position an asset
  • Rich experience in statistical collection and analysis
  • Experience on a community/diverse committee
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.

Education

Completion of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, economics, statistics, commerce, business administration or public administration.

Certified economic developer (Ec.D) designation and/or PMP certification considered an asset.

Computer Applications

Google Suite: Sheets, Slides, Docs. Asana Project Management software. Salesforce CRM. Remote collaboration tools such as videoconferencing and document sharing i.e., Zoom, Google Docs, experience with Tableau and Qualtrix preferable

Essential Attributes

  • Highly analytical; attention to statistical detail
  • Works independently and in teams to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrates leadership through expertise, positive attitude, consensus building and collaboration
  • Highly inquisitive with a strong research orientation; solution-driven
  • High initiative, self-reliance, diligence and perseverance
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Takes pride in work and ensures the highest quality on every initiative
  • A business orientation and solution-driven
  • Share values of honesty, integrity, work ethic, results, diligence
  • Understanding of Nova Scotia’s employment ecosystem and labour force issues considered an asset

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