About the Partnership for Working Families


New Development Researcher

Our research teams conduct industry, corporate, real estate and political research and analysis to develop and carry out campaigns focused on winning economic justice for low wage, primarily immigrant hospitality workers. Our campaigns organize non-union workers and secure improved standards for existing union members in the food service, gaming and casino, and hotel industries.

Job responsibilities will include:

· Research companies using a wide variety of sources, including published databases, on-line and Internet sources
· Conduct local and field research on companies, industries and/or real estate development projects
· Develop company analyses and adapt them for various audiences (e.g. leadership & staff, workers, stockholders, political & regulatory bodies, the public)
· Identify and analyze new development projects in our industries and represent the union during the planning & political approval process
· Communicate and build relationships with a wide variety of players including community organizations, company officials, customers, government staff and elected leaders
· Develop and carry out campaign strategies and tactics
· Work with UNITE HERE members, organizers, regional staff and elected leaders; assist in moving campaigns forward through organizing, leading actions, doing political work, as needed.

Desired Qualifications include:

· Passion for, and commitment to, fighting for workers' rights
· BA degree or relevant research and/or activist experience (labor, political, urban planning, or community/campus)
· Strong analytical, writing, computer and interpersonal/organizing skills
· Willingness to travel extensively, to work long and sometimes irregular hours, and relocate as necessary
· Familiarity with database and word processing software
· Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines
· Bilingual in Spanish and/or Mandarin preferred, but not required
· Familiarity of Los Angeles politics and stakeholders
· Reliable car and driver’s license

Current UNITE HERE Campaign Researchers have worked in the past as community and union organizers, urban planners, journalists, teachers, and researchers elsewhere.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Positions include excellent health and retirement benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with the job title for which you're applying in the subject line of the e-mail to Rachel Torres: rtorres@unitehere11.org.

Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Los Angeles, California