Campaign Researcher

Based in San Francisco, CA

UNITE HERE Local 2 is seeking a campaign researcher to assist with organizing and collective bargaining initiatives. The researcher will work with substantial independence in conducting research, strategic and corporate analysis, political and community organizing, and supporting other aspects of Local 2’s campaigns.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist workers and staff in all aspects of organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Research and analyze companies, markets, and industries using a wide variety of sources (e.g. publications, database, internet sources as well as informational interviews with union, industry and financial experts).
  • Identify and analyze new hotel and food service developments, and represent the union during the planning process.
  • Develop corporate and policy analyses and adapt them for various audiences (e.g. staff, workers, stockholders, politicians, consumers, and others).
  • Build relationships and communicate with elected officials, community organizations, and others.
  • Coordinate all elements of a project or particular campaign.

Job Requirements/Qualifications (include but are not limited to):

  • Minimum of 2 years research/organizing around labor issues, or 5 years research/organizing in another field.
  • BA or equivalent degree.
  • Ability to work under pressure, often long hours and weekends.
  • Ability to organize research projects, and coordinate work with others.
  • Ability to work effectively with organizers and regional leaders required.
  • Excellent research, writing and speaking skills required, including an ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with published, on-line and internet sources, as well as skill in interviewing union and industry experts required.
  • Some expertise in UNITE HERE industries or industrial and global issues preferred.
  • Travel as needed. Must own a vehicle, and be prepared to drive to assignments elsewhere in Northern California.
  • Fluency in a second language, and particularly reading/writing skills, is desirable (esp. Chinese languages).

UNITE HERE Local 2 is a union of 13,000 hotel and food service workers in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. It is affiliated with the UNITE HERE! International Union and works closely with other UNITE HERE locals in Northern California and throughout North America.

To apply, please submit a résumé, writing sample, and cover letter explaining why you wish to be a researcher with Local 2. Send these materials to research@unitehere2.org.

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