Project Analyst – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Project Analyst

Employment Type: Full-time (Contract – 12 months)
Reports to: Project Manager
Location: Hybrid  – Combination of remote and our office: 1301-1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000
** Please include a cover letter with your resume

At Digital Nova Scotia, we hire great people.

We’re looking for someone who’s interested in a role that brings variety, is an organized, analytical thinker with an interest in Nova Scotia’s growing tech sector. The Project Analyst will primarily be responsible for leading Digital Nova Scotia’s (DNS) contributions to the Association of Industry Sector Councils (AISC) labour market information project, while supporting other DNS driven projects and programs. If you are looking to gain experience in the tech industry, build a career in project coordination or analysis, and work with a creative and collaborative team, this is the ideal role for you.

What does the role look like?

Labour Market Analysis

  • Actively participate on a Project Working Group (PWG) with 13 other analysts representing their respective industry sectors. As a collaborative working team, the PWG will determine which common data points are to be collected, their collection methodology, and assemble into an online Labour Market Information (LMI) Dashboard.  The Dashboard is designed to feature data and information that is relevant to employers in executing effective workforce planning. The project is being executed in partnership with the Association of Industry Sector Councils (AISC)
  • Identify leading and lagging economic indicators and other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for purposes of human resource planning, development, training, and general company growth including economic impact, including KPIs unique to DNS’ own industry sector, and develop related questions, to augment the common questions of the full AISC LMI PWG
  • Participate in identifying and developing data collection best practices; collaborate with peers on the PWG to develop consistent definition, collection and reporting protocol 
  • Identify currently available data (secondary data) and gaps in data availability and develop a strategy to acquire the necessary data
  • Assemble data specific to Digital Nova Scotia’s industry sector
  • Conduct LMI surveys, and where required, focus groups, workshops or other appropriate initiatives to gather primary data. It is expected that a direct consultative process (surveys and interviews) with industry stakeholders will be the primary method to collect the required LMI project information
  • Analyze the data as it relates to demand and supply imbalances, SWOT and trends analysis and other needs as requested by AISC LMI project team. Compare year-over-year changes in data
  • Drive the development of reports and sector profiles for investment retention and attraction, with a focus on labour market data and economic impact data
  • Determine social changes, demographics, local/national/international events, government policies and economic conditions that influence the supply and demand of the local labour market
  • Support the presentation of the Metrics and processes to stakeholders relevant to the AISC LMI Project, or otherwise share and promote project progress and successes
  • Compile a year-end report of findings and recommendations needed by Digital Nova Scotia’s industry sector for broad-based human resource planning

Project Coordination

  • Support DNS project related initiatives, including any associated research and data collection, and analysis
  • Assist in project management phases such as planning, execution, and results monitoring to ensure successful project delivery
  • Prepare project documentation and status reports on various projects and programs
  • Coordinate project/program logistics with project partners, including internal and external stakeholders
  • Engage with industry and key stakeholders to support projects/programs, and other key initiatives
  • Gather, monitor and manage project metrics, analyze data, and report on results

Here’s what we need:

Our ideal candidate will bring:

  • Project management experience
  • Proven experience engaged in statistical research and economic research projects (including the gathering and analysis of data and relevant information from primary and secondary sources)
  • An understanding of workforce development programs, business management, or other related fields
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in addition to having a high attention to detail, strong analytical skills, organizational skills, and a solution-driven approach
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, commerce, business administration, public administration, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience or a comfort working within; Google Workspace, Slack, WordPress, and Asana are considered assets
  • Knowledge of Tableau & Tableau Public is an asset

What we can offer:

We’re a collective of people that value one another, have a strong sense of community, and commitment to what we do. Our team culture is important to us, and we may be a little biased – but our team is pretty wonderful. As a non-profit, we work hard to ensure our team feels valued, appreciated and supported, and offer a few benefits to help show them how we feel:

  • A flexible hybrid workplace, with a combination of working from home and at our downtown Halifax office
  • Team get-togethers and activities throughout the year – we promise to keep them fun
  • A Group Health and Benefits Plan, with 100% of the monthly premiums paid by DNS
  • The opportunity to contribute ideas, creativity and input – as a team, we rely on each other to drive success in our projects/programs, and our team culture is a fundamental driver of that
  • 15 days vacation annually, in addition to paid time off over the holiday season, 2 MyTime days and 12 public holidays
  • Access to professional development opportunities and a health spending allowance

About Digital Nova Scotia

Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector. Engaging industry stakeholders and over 250 members, we strive to connect our digital community through impactful programs, networking opportunities, industry events and innovative initiatives. DNS proudly supports business growth, skills development and capacity building, celebrates sector successes, facilitates connections between industry and talent, and drives the province’s digital economy.

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