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Lead Tactics Analyst


 The Political Department provides union members with opportunities to make their voices heard in the political arena, informs members about candidates' positions on important working family issues, and conducts nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities. The Analytics team at the AFL-CIO provides a wide range of analysis and strategic intelligence to the AFL-CIO and its partners. This work is used to guide the Federation's resource allocation decisions, with the aim of improving the lives of working people. Using a variety of data sources, we conduct polling and build statistical models to identify important voters, and determine the best way to engage with them. We also work closely with AFL-CIO staff and allies to conduct field experiments - real world campaign scenarios used to evaluate our program and identify the most effective campaign tactics. This position provides an opportunity to work closely with people who have years of experience conducting political analysis and a commitment to using statistical methods to advance workers' rights.

The Lead Tactics Analyst analyzes campaign and polling data, and works in design, implementation and analysis of experimental results. The Lead Tactics Analyst works under the lead of the Senior Political Strategist.


• Analyze in-cycle experiments for campaign strategy;
• Analyze and forecast organizational capacity and growth using time series analysis;
• Perform multi-method data mining of campaign and experiments data;
• Generate action and responsiveness models;
• Present quantitative information clearly and concisely;
• Keeps the Director fully informed on a regular basis on issues affecting departmental programs. Prepares and submits regular and ad hoc reports on departmental activities as required;
• Other duties as assigned.


• BA or BS in related field or equivalent work experience;
• Demonstrated analytical creativity, problem-solving abilities, and experience with communication via data analysis (using R, STATA, SQL, and similar programs);
• Familiarity with principles of political targeting, politics and/or political campaigning;
• Demonstrated interest in progressive causes – including experience with political campaign(s), labor, government or public interest groups;
• Robust familiarity with experimental design and statistical techniques for testing significance and interaction of data and results;
• Extensive experience with survey methodology including instrument design, sampling, stratification, weighting and post-analysis of survey data;
• Ability to work long and extended hours;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Familiarity with several of the following programs:
o Database interface and/or programming (SQL, Oracle, or similar database programs)
o Statistics packages (Stata, SPSS, R, or similar statistics packages)
o Mapping (ArcGIS or similar)
o Other programming or scripting (Bash, Linux/Unix, Python, or similar programing languages)

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