Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council


Based in Oakland, CA

The NCCRC is a forward-looking union organization committed to meeting the challenges facing workers who build schools, offices, infrastructure and housing in the 21st Century. The NCCRC’s Research Department works with Carpenters Union field representatives to win greater power, good jobs, and secure livelihoods for nearly 40,000 carpenters, drywallers, insulators, lathers, millwrights, pile drivers, modular furniture installers and industrial carpenters. The position is based in Oakland but serves members throughout 46 northern California counties.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degrees or studies a plus.
  • Two-plus years of full-time research-analysis experience or union strategic campaign experience;
  • Ability to exercise individual discretion & initiative while working within a chain of command;
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, tight deadlines, and occasionally irregular hours;
  • Some travel within the 46 northern counties of California (valid driver’s license required);
  • Less frequent travel to out-of-state conferences;
  • Readiness, pending completion of a one year probationary period, to make a long-term commitment to the working men and women represented by the NCCRC.
  • Willingness to undergo a background check and to sign a Certificate of Non-Disqualification per the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (29 U.S.C. 504).


  • Demonstrated commitment to building the power of working people
  • Experience mining information from public and private datasets and records
  • Strong data collection, management & analysis skills
  • Spreadsheet modeling experience that calculate income and/or cash-flow is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute research, including research into operations of industry sectors, individual companies, and regulatory/policy bodies
  • Demonstrated ability to convert research findings into actionable campaign strategies and tactics;
  • Excellent skills in presenting complex information clearly and concisely, including through memoranda, presentations, and reports with data visualizations
  • Ability to produce issue & policy briefs
  • Familiarity with construction project management and/or city planning concepts is a plus

The salary of this professional position is scaled to year-round full-time wages of San Francisco Bay Area carpenters and will depend on the candidate’s skills and experience (approximate range: $84,000 - $105,000). Compensation adjusts annually in accordance with the master labor agreement. Fringe benefits are excellent and include a family health plan, defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, holidays, and paid vacation.

The NCCRC provides a union vehicle. The NCCRC, at its sole discretion, provides researchers with training to learn skills that advance the organization’s mission.

The position is available immediately. Email a cover letter and résumé to the attention of Scott Littlehale (slittlehale@nccrc.org). Indicate on résumé your project experience and skill level with software such as Excel, R, Stata, Python, etc.

The Northern California Carpenters Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified people of all backgrounds to apply. If you are offered and accept the position, you will not be permitted to start work until you complete the Form I-9 and present document(s) required by Form I-9.

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