SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Strategic Researcher

Based in Chicago, IL

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice.

We are now hiring a Strategic Researcher to work on exciting campaigns across the Midwest, concentrating on Ohio. This position can be based in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, St. Louis, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee. This position requires travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Strategic Researcher will perform a wide range of research, including but not limited to in-depth corporate, industry, policy and economic research to support strategic organizing, collective bargaining or other union campaigns,
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategic campaigns working closely with variety of staff, including research, communications, organizing and administrative staff
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • Past experience working on labor, community, political or similar organizing campaigns and demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice movements,
  • Strong analytic, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills,
  • Familiarity with basic research skills, techniques and sources in areas including but not limited to corporate, financial, industry and policy research and strong data collection, analysis and reporting skills,
  • Computer proficient and familiar with variety of software. Microsoft Excel proficiency required. Some database software experience is required,
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a team-oriented environment,
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours and travel as required by campaigns; a car and a valid driver’s license are required.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Car allowance.

To Apply
Submit a résumé and cover letter at: http://seiu1.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2kqigc7kl66

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