United Food and Commercial Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Senior Research Specialist

Based in Washington, DC


United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America’s neighborhood union; standing together to improve the lives and livelihoods of workers, families and communities. Our members work primarily in the retail food, meatpacking, poultry, food processing and manufacturing and retail store industries.

Position Description:
The Senior Research Specialist searches reference sources and analyzes and prepares statistical and non-statistical data for reports used by the Strategic Resources Department staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives, organizes, verifies and records information for contract analysis systems and supports research projects as assigned.
  • Retrieves and produces reports based on corporate information secured from standard and computerized sources.
  • Assists department professional staff in analysis of data in spreadsheet, database and graphic formats.
  • Organizes and maintains the department’s Company Information Files.
  • Maintains periodicals and subscriptions for the Research Library, shelves and routes periodicals.


  • Minimum two years college-level work experience, including work in a commercial, non-profit or trade association.
  • Basic understanding of corporate structure and familiarity with industrial and corporate research sources and methods.
  • Ability to use Internet search functions, various spreadsheet programs, database systems and graphic packages is required.
  • Ability to utilize UFCW proprietary software programs such as contract systems programs, pricing programs, federal/state regulatory database programs, and others as needed is desirable; training will be provided to augment existing basic Microsoft Office skills.
  • Input ability of 45 words per minute.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform satisfactorily in a position that requires informed, reasonable, and independent judgments based on available data and information.
  • Ability to read and comprehend search sources such as reference works, literature, documents, newspapers and statistical records.
  • On rare occasions, extended hours are necessary to accomplish deadlines.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Duration: This is a full-time position; posting closes when position is filled.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and résumé: http://www.dcjobs.com/j/43467199

*Skills assessments with passing scores are required as part of our pre-employment process.*

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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