UAW Higher Education Lead Data Organizer Job Description


UAW represents over 80,000 academic workers across U.S. higher education institutions. UAW seeks dynamic individuals with the ability to direct research and manage data operations in support of one-to-one organizing, leader identification and worker participation in collective actions. Must have experience with databases, spreadsheets, and/or programming. Experience in student, community and/or labor organizing is also a plus. This is for a full time position with potential for long term employment. This position is remote. 

Job Duties:

  • Oversee efficient data entry from diverse sources into a central database
  • Develop data protocols that optimize research and data entry workflows
  • Collaborate on code repository to enable high-performance manipulation of the new database
  • Build, maintain and troubleshoot data system infrastructure to facilitate one-to-one organizing and organization of data collected during one-to-one organizing
  • Direct worker, working conditions, and employment policy research program
  • Coordinate with field staff and elected leadership to establish and prioritize data-related needs for UAW units and campaigns
  • Analyze, synthesize, and report on organizing-related data
  • Manage team of remote data organizers
  • Additional duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Extensive experience managing and manipulating data in SQL or Python
  • Advanced usage of Google Sheets and/or Excel
  • Experience with relational databases, database queries/views and stored procedures
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment and take initiative on tasks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Dedication and enthusiasm for the labor movement and social justice
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce and collaborate as part of a team 

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with programming in Postgres, Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Experience with Google Apps Scripts and the Google Sheets API
  • Experience managing personnel
  • Experience with academia, particularly within the University of California system

Compensation: $78,150.44 per year for full time employment. Benefits include health insurance. Application: Women, people of color, international students, LGBTQIA are all encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a resume/CV and brief cover letter with the subject line ‘Lead Data Organizer Position’ to or the lead organizer working on their campus.