LEROF - Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund

Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund

Senior Researcher

Based in New Jersey


The Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund (LEROF) is a progressive construction union representing 45,000 members in NYC, NJ and DE. Our diverse membership is primarily construction workers. The Laborers’ are a member-led, blue collar union. We are devoted to organizing new members and believe unionization is key to addressing the economic injustice faced by workers.

LEROF is seeking a Senior Researcher to help plan and execute worker organizing campaigns in the construction industry, primarily in New Jersey. The Senior Researcher will work with a team to find opportunities to bring new members into the union, create more jobs for existing members and advocate for the rights of all workers through direct worker organizing, policy and capital strategies campaigns. The ideal candidate will be proficient in crafting and substantiating persuasive narratives that direct campaign action.

Job Duties:

  • Participate in organizing campaigns as a team member, strategist, analyst and researcher;
  • Take initiative on research seeking opportunities to advance campaigns, finding new data sources, considering new angles of investigation, and finding new ways to analyze and present information;
  • Make strategic recommendations for campaign and policy development based on well-researched evidence;
  • Identify real estate market trends to find opportunities for union growth;
  • Analyze construction project financing, including power mapping key public and private institutional players and determine regulatory requirements of funds;
  • Develop and contribute to reports suitable to various audiences including internal leadership, the general public, media, legislators, etc.;
  • Investigate the corporate structure and regulatory compliance of real estate developers and contractors, work with organizing teams to build critiques and enforcement cases;
  • Interacting with workers to develop their narratives and identify jobsite regulatory infractions

Job Qualifications include:

  • Minimum three years of experience in labor/social justice campaigns, specifically strategizing, researching and implementing campaign plans;
  • Understand the regulatory framework of labor and construction, particularly where transparency and enforcement policy can be used to advance campaigns;
  • Ability to conduct corporate research and track public and private financing;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish and English a significant plus;
  • Proficiency in spreadsheets, data analysis, and a strong ability to perform internet research;
  • Exercise good judgement when dealing with sensitive information
  • Self-motivation combined with an ability to take direction and be part of a team.
  • Curiosity is a must.


  • $70,000 to $80,000 per year salary, commensurate with experience.
  • Employer paid health insurance and retirement benefits.

Women and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send résumé, and cover letter to:

Nicole Vecchione
Laborers Eastern Region Organizing Fund
1 Tower Center Blvd, 24th Floor
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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