Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Labor Market Data Coordinator

TITLE: Labor Market Data Coordinator

CLASS: Academic Professional

EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt

LEVEL: 5

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK

Under the direction of management, coordinates the college-wide use of and understanding of labor market information to inform process related to planning, assessment, curriculum development, student services and other initiatives around the college.. Includes coordinating, developing, and facilitating training and support for users of a labor market information system. Interacts with a diverse set of individuals including administrators, faculty, staff, and representatives from external organizations.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates the use of labor market and workforce information across the college through the use of a labor market information system and other external reporting. Includes identifying and supporting user groups, creating and facilitating training and development, and overall integration with the college’s Guided Pathways work.
  2. Supports research specific to labor market information, workforce trends, employer needs, program capacity and student needs in order to inform the development of new and innovative programs, curriculum, and opportunities for the college.
  3. Manages and analyzes labor market data, and uses applications software to create detailed reports and other documents.
  4. Works closely with faculty, administrators and staff to infuse the use of labor market information into college processes related to planning, assessment, curriculum development, student services and other initiatives around the college. 
  5. Designs, implements and facilitates survey processes with college administrators, teams, or individuals around labor market or workforce sector needs. Employs appropriate methods to determine population selection and sample size, develops survey instruments, collects and analyzes data. Coordinates and monitors work with partner organizations and outside agencies.
  6. Clearly communicates workforce data trends to a diverse set of constituents (faculty, students, staff, administrators and external partners) through a variety of methods including: reports, presentations, graphs and charts, etc. Responds to questions regarding findings. Incorporates feedback from users into improved research design and reports.
  7. Responds to ad hoc requests for information regarding labor market or workforce sector information. Identifies data sources, determines appropriate level of detail, prepares brief reports, provides necessary documentation.
  8. Documents and archives research methodology and source data.
  9. Provides technical assistance to college administrators, teams, or individuals around labor market or workforce information and data analysis. Trains staff within the college and at partner organizations in appropriate uses and interpretation of data.
  10. Assists in the gathering, summarizing, and compiling or labor market and/or workforce data required and ad hoc reporting, marketing, grant development, grant reporting and other purposes. 
  11. Serves as primary point of contact with database developers and end-user personnel to determine data access requirements, maintain databases, and develop reports.
  12. Serves as primary point of contact for external vendors; participates in identifying, implementing, testing, improving and maintaining new and existing databases and systems.
  13. Assures the confidentiality of all data as appropriate, including sensitive information related to students.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Extended periods of time sitting at a desk using a computer or talking on the telephone is required.  Frequent travel between campuses and centers for meetings, which may require the use of a persona vehicle.  Occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Education, Communication, Psychology, Social Science, or occupational related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Four (4) years of experience analyzing data, information, and/or data reporting, including one year of experience with labor market and/or workforce data.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Business and industry, and current labor market trends;
  • Best practice in training techniques and learning theory;
  • Data analysis best practice and application;
  • Higher education’s impact on the health of a regional, state and national economy;
  • Inclusive and equitable practice in research and analysis.

Skills in:

  • Project management including communication, organization, facilitation and independent decision making;
  • Presenting complex technical information to a broad audience;
  • Delivering information to small and large groups at various levels;
  • Developing survey instruments including questionnaires, web based instruments and other sampling techniques;
  • Using data analysis tools and software such as Burning Glass, EMSI and Excel;
  • Researching, writing and editing complex research documents;
  • Utilizing large data sets including researching, evaluating and manipulating large quantities of data.

Ability to:

  • Work with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff and student population, and community;
  • Communicate technical information in a clear and understandable manner.

NEW: 8/2020