Senior Labor Market Data Analyst

Calbright College - Sacramento, California or Remote - Full time

The Position

Title: Senior Labor Market Data Analyst

Position Type: Full time

Requisition No: 23040

Category: Classified

Supervisor: Director of Research, Data Strategy, and Effectiveness

Last Updated: January 2023

Job Purpose: Works with the Director of Research, Data Strategy, and Effectiveness and other cross-institutional teams to develop data products to support data-informed decisions and provide recommendations to improve student enrollment, retention, completion, and labor market outcomes.

Location: Remote, various locations throughout California

Salary Range: The proposed beginning salary range for this position is Range 27 $99,579.48 - $109,805.04. Final salary will be determined upon the adoption of a Classified Salary Schedule which is currently being negotiated.

Position Overview

The Senior Labor Market Data Analyst is a critical position for Calbright College. This position is part of the Workforce, Strategy, and Innovation (WSI) team and is primarily responsible for the development, deployment, and refinement for research methodologies and practice as it relates to economic, occupational, and labor market data (quantitative and qualitative) for reports and special projects. This position reports to the Director of Research, Data Strategy, and Effectiveness, and will work closely with the WSI team and other cross-institutional teams to identify data products that will address users' needs. This includes internal institutional and external partners (other higher education institutions, employer or industry partners or other strategic partners.) The candidate for this position will have extensive familiarity on various publicly available economic, workforce and education data sets and the ability to analyze large datasets and distill insights into actionable recommendations in support of Calbright College’s mission and strategic goals. The ideal applicant is incredibly detail-oriented, is open and able to handle frequent troubleshooting, a good communicator, and has a deep understanding of the popular data analysis tools and databases. They will have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, agile environment, while also co-leading iterative process improvement efforts that centers around student success and equitable outcomes. The candidate will also be an internal lead for the institution and help build resources that can help cultivate strong data culture within the organization. We seek someone who is empathic, curious, highly collaborative and open to exploring innovative ideas that go beyond the everyday.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work.

  • Collects accurate data and provides thorough analysis and insights of industry and occupational changes and trends in California’s and US labor market
  • Develops and coordinates the dissemination of labor market information and related economic conditions by producing special data sets for WSI and other Calbright Teams
  • Plan, coordinate production of data outcomes, press releases, presentations, findings and recommendations and write reports, memos, and other materials as appropriate to communicate research and recommendations to priority audiences
  • Independently manages data analysis, reporting, research, mapping to support data-driven decision-making for workforce development programs and labor and industry subjects
  • Initiates, champions and drives new analytical projects across teams to identify workforce challenges and provide insights to key stakeholders in alignment with Calbright’s strategic goals
  • Keeps abreast of developments and impending federal and state directives related to labor market trends, analysis techniques, and reporting requirements
  • Compiles, reviews, and/or enters/updates data inputs into software systems
  • Development of standard user-friendly reports and resources, easy-to-use dashboards for the Workforce, Strategy, and Innovation and other cross-institutional teams
  • Troubleshooting data issues with cross-functional teams and partners. Collaborate with community partners to identify issues and questions, provide relevant guidance documents and tools, and facilitate strategy development
  • Attend and participate in Institutional team meetings and other organizational events
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Google Workplace applications, including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Calendar, and Sites or working knowledge of Windows applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to access information stored in large data systems and use of computer applications, including databases, business intelligence, statistical, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Knowledge of research, survey, and analytical methods and techniques
  • Ability to develop, analyze, and interpret complex research findings
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses using software such as SAS, SPSS, R or similar software
  • Ability to articulate information in a clear, concise, and professional manner in a public setting
  • Ability to prepare and present technical reports and make recommendations
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others, including various levels of management
  • Ability to manage tasks and workflow and work across institutional projects to meet deadlines; strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and work well under pressure to meet quick deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility and demonstrate tact
  • Ability to perform literature reviews, legislation summaries, and legal research
  • Ability to perform public policy analysis and research
  • Ability to acquire and understand College rules and regulations
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff and faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to the assignment, such as economics, data science, statistics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least three (3) years experience with higher education and/or labor market or workforce data including performing data collection, data processing, validation and analysis of data from various data sources

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Lightcast (formerly known as EMSI BurningGlass) or other similar platforms, reports, and tools
  • Experience with and application of human-centered design and research methods
  • Data Visualization + Data Storytelling Skills: Experience with data visualization tools and dashboarding tools. Can bring to life complicated data into actionable visuals that can guide strategy and change mindsets. Has high-level written and verbal communication skills to bring people along and use data to inspire action.
  • Data Business + Partnership Skills: Ability to work with stakeholders to assess potential risks and opportunities and have managed complex data partnerships.
  • Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations.
  • Graduate degree(s) reflecting coursework and/or methodology in research and evaluation as well as experience in conducting research project(s).

Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.

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Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school.
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