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United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers


Leverage Researcher/Campaign Coordinator
USW Strategic Campaigns Department

Based in Pittsburgh, PA


Largest industrial Union in North America seeks innovative and energetic individuals from varying backgrounds that are interested in working on ongoing strategic campaigns.

The USW Strategic Campaigns Department is responsible for the development and coordination of membership mobilization programs to support bargaining and strategic organizing campaigns. These campaigns are varied based on the circumstances – some are small scale, local union driven contract campaigns while others are heavily resourced corporate campaigns, or somewhere in between.

This position involves:

  • Conducting in depth leverage research on employers and targets – from publicly-traded companies, to private companies to non-profits and the public sector
  • Preparing reports on corporate, industry, policy and economic research to support union campaigns
  • Providing analysis of research findings, developing campaign strategies and identifying opportunities for campaign tactics appropriate to a range of circumstances
  • Creating written material to support contract and corporate campaigns including white papers, leaflets, newsletters, etc. in a fast-paced environment
  • Working with rank and file members and union leaders in a variety of sectors to develop and implement creative strategies and tactics
  • Coordinating events and meetings with union members, partners and staff
  • Identifying potential allies and effectively reaching out to engage them

Qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct extensive leverage research on varied targets
  • Strong analytical research and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly develop written materials (i.e. newsletters, handbills, reports)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and local union leaders
  • Bachelor’s degree and a commitment to the labor movement
  • At least 3 years of experience in the labor movement or equivalent
  • Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Frequent travel required
  • Experience with shareholder advocacy and/or financial analysis a plus
  • Proficiency in Spanish and/or French a plus

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary – Salary range is $60,000 to $85,000, with placement on the range commensurate with experience and education. Health care benefits provided by employer.

Contact – Please send résumé and two work samples that illustrate your research and writing skills to: stratjobs@usw.org.

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