Strategic Analyst I
This position is responsible for conducting research and assisting in the development of strategies in selected organizing and contract campaigns. Works closely with Senior Strategic Analysts and OFS Campaign Directors. Also assists in the development of strategies for advancing organizing initiatives in specific industries, companies, and/or geographical locations.
Incumbent is responsible for providing input into the formulation of strategies and the design of analyses in response to requests as well as assisting with the research on specific issues of concern. Assignments are given that may require creative, unconventional approaches and the formulation of multiple strategies. The position requires skill in data gathering and analyses from on-line sources, public records, published reports and studies, workers, field observations and other sources. Work will include travel and extended work hours and may include temporary assignments in the field.
- Assists in analyzing employers where AFSCME is organizing.
- Assists in investigating and analyzing financial condition, labor relations history, regulatory environment, power structure, and other aspects of employers where workers are organizing with AFSCME.
- Assists in the planning and development of research for specific major organizing campaigns in coordination with OFS staff and affiliates.
- Under direction, outlines research approach and strategy; conducts appropriate studies, identifies evaluative decisions and recommends course of action.
- Assists in the development of strategies to support organizing and contract campaigns.
- Under direction, conducts comprehensive corporate investigations, regulatory analyses and legal research.
- Develops written documentation and materials based on results of research.
- Under direction, conducts studies and surveys workers in the field.
- Assists in member mobilization, coalition building, and public relations efforts associated with organizing and first contract negotiations.
- Assists in the development of initiatives to advance the interests of AFSCME staff and member benefit plan participants.
- 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, health, social sciences, business, public administration, or liberal arts.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in policy, research, labor, political or community organizing or a combination of education and experience that would provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Knowledge of labor relations issues in the public and private sector.
- Knowledge of organizing and contract campaigns.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of socio-economic research, financial analysis and systems design. Knowledge of types and sources of socio-economic data and other research materials.
- Skilled in the use of computers including familiarity with Internet research, graphics software, database management.
- Ability to perform research that requires finding information that may not be readily available; and to interpret complex data and information.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to present statistical data, facts and conclusions and communicate complicated information effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to conduct sound research and make logical conclusions.
- Ability to communicate in a foreign language desirable.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
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.