Senior Researcher

Based in Oakland, CA

Support Worker Organizing Campaigns in Northern California

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. Our members are on the cutting edge of improving lives of low-wage service workers and taking on the larger issues from healthcare to education to immigration.

The United Service Workers West (USWW) is comprised of 40,000 property service workers from San Diego to Sacramento. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena and airport workers. These workers are the heart of our union and, through activism, the hope for a more progressive California.

SEIU USWW has a senior research position available immediately, based in Oakland.

Job Description
Our union is dedicated to reversing the economic decline of working people. Towards this end, the Research Coordinator will develop and implement innovative strategies that challenge the immense power of many of the world’s wealthiest corporations.

Working under the supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Senior Researcher will work to develop campaign tactics that shed light on corporate abuses and build the influence of ordinary people. The Senior Researcher will be expected to work with our members and to develop on going relationships with experts in a variety of fields.


  • Strong commitment to improving the lives of working people.
  • Ability to understand industries and markets and imagine strategies to transform them,
  • Ability to create effective short and long term plans.
  • Knowledge of current research on economics, demographics, and public policy.
  • Ability to provide leadership within union and with outside organizations.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability to speak Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Korean a plus.
  • Must have car and insurance. Car allowance provided.

Send cover letter, brief writing sample & resume to: andrew.gaitan@seiu-usww.org

SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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