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Strategic Analyst II

Department: Organizing & Field Services
Location:Washington, D.C.
Grade:United Staff Union – Grade 9
Salary:Starts at $78,421
Benefits:List of benefits
Posting Date:May 09, 2019

Incumbents are responsible for providing input into the formulation of strategies and the design of analyses in response to requests as well as assisting with the research on specific issues of concern. Assignments are given that may require creative, unconventional approaches and the formulation of multiple strategies. The position requires skill in data gathering and analyses from on-line sources, public records, published reports and studies, workers, field observations and other sources. Work will include travel and extended work hours, and may include temporary assignments in the field.


  • Conducts targeting in industries where AFSCME is organizing.
  • Investigates and analyzes financial condition, labor relations history, regulatory environment, sources of leverage and other aspects of potential organizing targets.
  • Assists in the planning and development of research for specific major organizing campaigns in coordination with O&FS staff and affiliates.
  • Outlines research approach and strategy; conducts appropriate studies, identifies evaluative decisions and recommends course of action.            
  • Assists in the development of strategies to support organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Conducts comprehensive corporate investigations, regulatory analyses and legal research.
  • Develops written documentation and materials based on results of research.
  • Conducts studies and surveys workers in the field.
  • Assists in member mobilization, coalition building and public relations efforts associated with organizing and first contract negotiations.
  • Assists in the development of initiatives to advance the interests of AFSCME staff and member benefit plan participants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education & Experience:

  • A college degree from an accredited college or university in economics, health, social sciences, business, public administration or liberal arts.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in policy, research, labor, political or community organizing or a combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of labor relations issues in the public and private sector.
  • Knowledge of organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of socio-economic research, financial analysis and systems design. 
  • Knowledge of types and sources of socio-economic data and other research materials.
  • Skill in the use of computers including familiarity with Internet research, graphics software, database management.
  • Ability to perform research that requires finding information that may not be readily available; and to interpret complex data and information.
  • Ability to work independently and to use initiative to execute projects that may be vaguely defined.
  • Ability to present statistical data, facts and conclusions and communicate complicated information effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to conduct sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate in a foreign language desirable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships.

Extended Hours and Travel:

  • Extended work hours may be required.

Extensive travel is required as is a valid driver’s license.

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