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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 Research Analyst conducts analysis of political data. The Research Analyst then reports on actionable intelligence from this analysis, and creates products that improve the efficiency of the AFL-CIO's political operation.

• Statistical analysis of political data sets;
• Design, implementation, and analysis of experiments;
• Construct predictive models using data mining techniques;
• Analysis of live and automated survey research;
• Micro and macro level targeting of AFL-CIO political program;
• Data acquisition, through web scraping and data entry;
• Other duties as assigned.
• B.A. or B.S. required, in relevant field preferred.
• At least 1-2 years relevant work experience and demonstrated success in relevant areas.
• Excellent written and verbal skills;
• Experience with a statistical analysis package, such as STATA, R, SPSS, or SAS;
• Demonstrated working knowledge of statistics, such as experimental design, survey methodology, and predictive modeling;
• Strong familiarity with basic data management concepts, such as SQL queries and database design;
• Familiarity with political data, such as voter files, polling datasets, Census data, and election results;
• Strong computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and proficiency with web based research;
• Knowledge of the workings of the labor movement and its structure.
• Demonstrated ability to work well within a team;
• Demonstrated interest in politics, elections, and the practice of campaigning;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
• Willingness to work long hours and weekends.

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