Research Team Manager

Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA

Reports to: Growth and Member Programs Department Directors
Location: Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA

Summary: SEIU 775, Washington State’s and Montana’s long term care union, seeks a Research Team Manager to help fulfill our mission to unite all long-term care workers, improve the lives of working families and lead the way to a more just and humane society.

Research Team Manager: The Research Team Manager supports the Local’s efforts to win for members, advance progressive economic policy, and organize low-wage workers. The Research Team Manager manages a team of 3-4 researchers across two departments. Among the duties of the research team are to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses, write industry and company profiles, understand market data in key industries, help draft policy, provide strategic advice on campaigns, analyze and cost contract proposals, and present findings to internal leaders, regulators, coalition partners, and other decision-makers.

The duties of the Research Coordinator include:

  • Supervising, assigning work to, and developing the skills of the Local’s research and policy analysts
  • Ensuring high standards of research materials produced by the Local for public consumption
  • Developing campaign strategy
  • Heading research projects on major campaigns in the areas of bargaining, organizing, and policy
  • Presenting materials to advocates, allies, and public officials
  • Working on union or political organizing campaigns as needed


  • Ability to perform at a high level in one or more of the areas of quantitative analysis, policy development, or industry/market research, with an ability to understand and supervise work in the other areas
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a field such as economics, business, public policy, or a social science
  • At least 3 years’ experience with research and/or policy analysis
  • Demonstrated experience managing or leading other staff
  • Proven commitment to progressive social change and to building worker power
  • Strong analytical skills, with advanced knowledge of spreadsheet or database programs
  • Advanced writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well and creatively under tight deadlines, in a team environment and independently
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours when needed to meet campaign demands. Some travel required

Compensation: Salary ranges from $74k - $81k, DOE. Benefits include fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, a generous leave package, an ORCA Transit Card, fully employer-paid pension (defined benefit plan), 401(K) plan, cell phone allowance, and other benefits outlined in the policies of SEIU 775.

To Apply: Submit résumé, cover letter, and 3 references with current contact information on the SEIU 775 Career Site.

SEIU 775 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, SEIU 775 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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