Assistant Strategic Analyst
This position receives close supervision to perform a variety of straightforward tasks in support of organizing and contract campaigns. Assigned a variety of basic research, writing, field organizing, data collection, and maintenance tasks. Responsibilities contribute to the overall development of strategies that advance organizing initiatives in specific industries, companies and/or geographical locations.
- Locates, compiles and sorts information on routine matters, as directed. Provides information to staff and affiliate/council as requested. Maintains logs on requests received and information sought.
- Organizes material and completes assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
- Based on stated objectives, collects and summarizes background data on an employer. Uses a broad spectrum of internal and external resources to acquire specific information. Searches sources, such as reference works, literature, documents, newspapers, financial statements, and statistical records. Under guidance, may need to search for alternative sources due to more unique data requirements.
- Maintains database storage and retrieval system as well as historical records. Aid in providing information to be used in completing requests.
- Organizes information for analysis; identifies differences in relationships among sources of information; determines limitations on reliability and usability.
- Works on short- and long-term projects. May assist others in more complex analysis and the preparation of requisite materials. Presents data by computer readouts, graphs, charts, tables, written reports, or other methods.
- Under direction collects corporate financial data, plots trends, develops formats for time-line analyses, identifies variances, and provides general data for strategic planning purposes.
- Assists in member mobilization, coalition building, and public relations efforts associated with organizing and first contract negotiations.
- Attends meetings and workshops to obtain background information to be used in preparing reports and summaries.
- Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in economics, social sciences, business, public administration or liberal arts.
- Up to two (2) years in labor, political or community organizing or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Exposure to labor relations issues in the public and private sectors. Experience in labor, political or community organizing, including strategic research, desirable.
- General knowledge of ERISA, securities statutes, and corporate law.
- Familiarity with private sector organizing and the collective bargaining processes and issues.
- Ability to perform basic economic and financial analyses.
- Ability to conduct research, problem solve, and summarize analysis.
- Ability to write succinctly and present findings.
- Ability to assess and appropriately respond to information requests.
- Ability to use personal computers, including graphics software and setting up and maintaining databases and spreadsheets.
- Ability to plan and organize technical financial information and present in a manner that users can comprehend.
- Ability to conduct sound research and reach logical conclusions.
- Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
Travel and Work hours:
- Extensive travel for AFSCME business and for political and organizing campaigns.
- Ability to work extended hours needed.
- Valid driver’s license required.