Research Analyst

Los Angeles, Oakland, or Sacramento, CA

Summary: Research Analyst needed to develop strategies that build a path to power for health care workers in the long-term care delivery system through the strategic analysis of long-term care policies, funding streams and employers. This position is full-time and based in either Oakland, Sacramento, or Los Angeles, California and requires long and irregular hours and the ability to travel extensively.

SEIU Local 2015 requires a candidate that has a passion for social justice and a desire to join workers fighting to change the long-term care industry
for the better.

Who is SEIU Local 2015?
SEIU Local 2015 is California's leading long term care organization dedicated to providing and protecting quality care for some of our most
vulnerable residents. SEIU Local 2015 represents 300,000 in-home care providers and nursing home workers throughout California, making it the largest union of long term care givers in California and the second largest SEIU local in the nation. For more information please visit, https://www.seiu2015.org/

About SEIU:
SEIU has 2.1 million members in the US and Canada primarily in health care, property services and public service. SEIU is on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building power by uniting workers to build better communities and strengthen our democracy.

Join us if you want to fight for a just society:

  • Where all workers are valued and all people are respected.
  • Where all families and communities thrive.
  • Where we leave a better and more equal world for generations to come.

For more information, please visit, www.seiu.org

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop conceptual frameworks that guide organizing, political and collective bargaining campaigns using a wide variety of research methods and sources, including:
  • Researching and analyzing individual companies' financial data, as well as sector, regional and economic factors affecting the long-term care industry
  • Proactively monitor and assess federal, state, and local industry, regulatory and legislative developments and their impact on long-term care delivery systems1 Engage long-term care stakeholders in shared priorities
  • Collaborate with SEIU local 2015 members on workplace issues
  • Organize and document analytical results and research procedures
  • Prepare reports, memos, and articles for publication, speeches, testimony, advertising, surveys, research methodologies, correspondence and other materials for use inside and outside of SEIU.
  • Apply appropriate techniques to collect, analyze and report qualitative and/or quantitative data (including but not limited to Wage & Hour, health and safety discrimination complaints and other charges)
  • Work with lawyers and other vendors on project-related issues


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Experience working with unions and/or an understanding of their positions on worker issues.
  • A passion for justice, a willingness to learn, the ability to work hard with irregular hours, and the ability to travel frequently
  • Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research, and make sound, logical conclusions.
  • Very strong skill in the use of spreadsheets, presentation software and on-line information sources.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to make formal presentations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet established timelines.
  • Ability to learn unfamiliar substantive topic areas quickly

Physical Requirements:
Long and extended hours and travel required. Work is generally performed in an office setting.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:
The qualified candidate will report to the Research Director. Researchers are frequently expected to operate without day-to-day supervision, to develop their own work plans and goals, and to act with a great degree of discretion and independent judgment. Accordingly, they must be strong self-starters and have a commitment to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

SEIU Local 2015 offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits.

To Apply For This Position:
E-mail a resume, a letter explaining why you want to do this work and names and contact information of three references to jobs@seiu2015.org Please include Research Analyst in the subject line.

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