NCCRC - Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council


May be based in Oakland, San Jose, or Sacramento, CA


The NCCRC is a union organization committed to meeting the challenges facing workers who build, improve, and maintain northern California’s schools, offices, infrastructure and housing. The NCCRC’s Researchers work with other union representatives to win greater power, good jobs, and secure livelihoods for nearly 40,000 carpenters, drywallers, lathers, millwrights, pile drivers, modular furniture installers, scaffold-builders, and industrial carpenters throughout 46 northern California counties. The permanent position may be in Oakland, San Jose, or Sacramento. Training during a probationary period will take place in Oakland and remotely. The union seeks candidates who are prepared to make a long-term commitment to the working men and women represented by the NCCRC. The position is available immediately.


  • Bachelor’s degree – advanced degrees or equivalent a plus
  • Four-plus years of full-time research-analysis experience or strategic campaign experience
  • Ability to exercise individual discretion & initiative while working within a team with a chain of command
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, tight deadlines, and occasionally irregular hours
  • Travel within the 46 northern counties of California (driver’s license required); less frequent out-of-state travel


  • Demonstrated commitment to building the power of working people
  • Experience mining information from public and private datasets and records
  • Strong information collection, management & analysis skills
  • 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
  • Experience writing issue & policy briefs & reports is a plus
  • Experience creating spreadsheet models is a plus
  • Experience with construction project management and/or regional and city planning is a plus

This FLSA-exempt position’s salary is scaled to the year-round full-time equivalent of a northern California Bridge Builder/Highway Carpenter journeyperson’s wages (approximate starting salary as of August 2021: $114,000). Compensation adjusts parallel to the Carpenters master labor agreement. Excellent fringe benefits include a family health plan, defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, holidays, and paid time-off. A vehicle is provided for job-related travel, with an option for personal use. The NCCRC provides training that advances the organization’s mission.

Email a cover letter and résumé to: slittlehale@nccrc.org. Indicate experience and skill level with research sources, tools and software, including website design & data analysis software. Indicate languages spoken.

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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