Strategic Analyst II
This position in the Organizing and Field Services Department is responsible for conducting research and developing strategies in selected organizing and contract campaigns. Works closely with other Strategic Analysts and Organizing Campaign Directors. Assists in the development 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.
- Conducts targeting in industries where AFSCME is organizing.
- Investigates and analyzes financial condition, labor relations history, regulatory environment, power structure and other aspects of potential organizing targets.
- Assists in the planning and development of research for specific major organizing campaigns in coordination with OFS staff and affiliates.
- 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.
- Conducts comprehensive corporate investigations, regulatory analyses, and legal research.
- Develops written documentation and materials based on results of research.
- 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.
- Extensive travel, extended work hours and a valid driver’s license required.
- 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 and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in policy, research, labor, political or community organizing or a combination of education and experience which provides the following 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.
- Skill 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 and to use initiative to execute projects that may be vaguely defined.
- Good public speaking and writing skills. Strong ability to present statistical data, facts and conclusions and communicate complicated information effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to conduct sound research, analyze data and draw conclusions.
- Ability to communicate in a foreign language desirable.
- Advanced skills in Excel and similar programs desirable.
- Strong 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 including weekends as needed.
- Valid driver’s license required.