Research & Data Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $54,000
Maximum: $73,000
Details: Salary range is set by a collective bargaining agreement, and depends on experience.




215 Columbia St
United States



SEIU 775

Organization Summary: SEIU 775, Washington State’s and Montana’s long-term care union, seeks a Research and Data Analyst to help fulfill our mission to unite all long-term care workers, improve the lives of working families and lead the way to a more just and humane society.

Reports to: Research Manager

Location: Based out of SEIU 775 HQ in Seattle, WA

Position Summary: The Research and Data Analyst is part of a team that works on policy, economic, and strategic research projects.  The Research and Data Analyst should specialize in designing and executing quantitative analysis to inform strategic and data related decisions. As a member of the research team, the position will also be expected to perform other types of work as needed, such as qualitative research, drafting memos, or basic financial analysis. This is a highly collaborative position at the center of some of the most innovative and impactful work in the labor movement.

As a Research and Data Analyst, you will:

  • Conduct descriptive, exploratory, and predictive analytics for the purpose of informing: policy development, internal and external organizing campaigns, communications, and strategic decision making.
  • Access, clean, prepare, analyze, and visualize data while carefully documenting all programs, datasets, and methodologies. 
  • Prepare and deliver written and visual presentations, reports, or memos for internal and external stakeholders that communicate qualitative research and quantitative analysis in a simple, concise, and interpretable manner.
  • Construct surveys and questionnaires, analyze results, and present findings. Synthesize with other data sources and inputs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, leadership, and internal stakeholders to design, test, and analyze innovative initiatives.
  • Follow appropriate protocols for team and organization to ensure work products are accurate, relevant, and meaningful. Identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
  • Conduct qualitative research, basic financial analysis, and other types of cross collaboration with members of research team as needed.
  • Work on union and organizing campaigns as needed

You have:

  • 2-5 years’ experience as a data analyst, business analyst, or quantitative researcher
  • Strong and proven commitment to progressive social and economic change, and an understanding of how your work contributes to those goals
  • An understanding of and/or curiosity about the relationship between data and equity
  • Proven ability to conduct, interpret, and present quantitative/qualitative research and analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (1:1, peer, multi-disciplinary group, presentations, written), including the following attributes: collaborative, candid, open, and mission oriented.
  • Clear and confident verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of SQL, SPSS or a similar statistics software package, Tableau, Excel,
  • Sound judgement, discretion, and comfort working with a team and independently in a fast paced, often changing environment
  • Familiarity with academic, legal, or business databases a plus
  • Willingness to travel and to work long and irregular hours when needed to meet campaign demands.

Typical Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, requirements include:

·      Research & Data Analysts are normally required to be in the office to perform day-to-day activities of their job.

  • Regularly operate a computer, office and/or cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Occasionally to walk from door to door for 3 hours at a time with rest and meal breaks
  • Stand; walk; and sit for hours at a time.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Sometimes work irregular hours to prepare for and attend events and union activities.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can elevate during events and campaign activities.
  • A regular work week can be 8 hours a day 5 days a week, but may exceed 8 hours a day.
  • Occasionally, when we have major events to plan for, a researcher must be able to work every day for 2 weeks.
  • Employee may be required to travel for days, weeks, and sometimes months at a time, to Montana, to other parts of the Washington State, or to other states. During this time Program Staff stay in hotels and work requirements are the same as above.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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SEIU 775 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, SEIU 775 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.


775 staff enjoy top notch benefits including comprehensive health benefits, major medical, dental and vision for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, cell phone allowance, transit card, generous time off policies, and both a pension plan and a 401(K) Plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit cover letter, résumé, and three references with current contact information to the SEIU 775 Career Site.