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SEIU 775

SEIU 775


Research and Policy Analyst

Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA


Organization Summary: SEIU 775, Washington State’s and Montana’s long-term care union seeks a dynamic Research and Policy Analyst 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.

Reports to: Research Manager

Location: Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA

Position Summary: The Research and Policy Analyst will conduct research, develop policy, and serve as a subject matter expert on topics impacting SEIU 775 members and their communities, including pro-worker economic policy trends, future of work, and/or future of long-term-care. This is an ideal position for an experienced analyst with a bias toward action who is eager to ensure that the future of work is a future full of opportunity for workers. As part of the research team, the analyst will also be expected to perform other types of work as needed such basic financial analysis, corporate profiles, and industry / market level research. This is a fast paced, highly collaborative position at the center of some of the most innovative and impactful work in the labor movement.

As a Research and Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Conduct research, develop policy, and influence strategy on subjects such as the future of long term care policy, pro-worker economic policy, and the future of work.
  • Build and/or strengthen organization’s relationships with local and national experts and thought leaders.
  • Represent the organization at conferences and among coalition partners.
  • Conduct research, develop strategy, and write white papers, reports, or other material in support of new campaigns, organizations, or other initiatives
  • Develop and project manage pilots, experiments, and other small-scale initiatives.
  • Prepare and deliver written and visual presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to support internal organizing, contract analysis, and campaigns as needed.
  • Follow appropriate protocols for team and organization to ensure work products are accurate, relevant, and meaningful. Identify and share opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • Collaborate with research team members on research projects and programs related or unrelated to core focus.
  • Work on union and organizing campaigns as needed.

Role Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience demonstrating progressive thought leadership and sophistication. An advanced degree is a plus, but not required.
  • Literacy in economics, labor and workforce statistics, and a nuanced understanding of the changing landscape of worker power and organizing in the United States.
  • Experience engaging and building relationships with external stakeholders such as policy makers, thought leaders, and partners.
  • Demonstrated research, writing, and analytical skills including the ability to interpret, synthesize, and summarize broad, sometimes conflicting information into clear recommendations and actions.
  • Clear and confident verbal, written, and presentation communication skills targeted at multiple audiences.
  • Basic statistical analysis and financial analysis using excel.
  • Strong commitment to progressive social and economic change, and an understanding of how your work contributes to those goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (1:1, peer, multi-disciplinary group, presentations, written), including the following attributes: collaborative, candid, open, and mission oriented.
  • Clear and confident verbal, written, and presentation communication skills targeted at multiple audiences.
  • Sound judgement, discretion, and comfort working with a team and independently in a fast paced, often changing environment.
  • Willingness to travel and to work long and irregular hours when needed to meet campaign demands.

Typical Working Conditions / Requirements:

  • Research Analysts are normally required to be in the office to perform day-to-day activities of their job.
  • Occasionally to walk from door to door for 3 hours at a time with rest and meal breaks
  • Sometimes work irregular hours to prepare for and attend events and union activities.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • A regular work week can be 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Frequently organizer’s job requirements exceed 8 hours a day.
  • Occasionally, when we have major events to plan for, a researcher must be able to work every day for 2 weeks.
  • Employee may be required to travel for days, weeks, and sometimes months at a time, to Montana, to other parts of the Washington State, or to other states. During this time Program Staff stay in hotels and work requirements are the same as above.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation: SEIU 775 staff enjoy competitive salary range and a top-notch benefit program, including fully employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible savings accounts, life insurance, a generous leave package, fitness benefit, 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. The Research Analyst scale begins at $55k.

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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