Jobs Working for Local 2865

Positions Available

(updated February 28, 2017)

Data Development and Training Manager

UAW 2865 is working with an outside vendor to develop a new member database. We are looking for someone to help UAW 2865 staff and leaders coordinate with the database company. In addition to managing the transition process, the person hired will spearhead training leaders across the state to make effective use of data in their organizing. We are looking for someone who is passionate about unions, organizing, data, and spreadsheets!

The position is flexible and part-time, with hours predicted to range from 15-20 a week. Our ideal candidate will be able to start immediately and work through December 2017, with the strong possibility of continuing beyond, pending budget approvals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the database committee, the data project manager will be asked to perform some or all of the following duties:

  1. Coordinate meetings (online and off) of the database committee of union leaders and staff to discuss data needs, track progress, and to review and approve work products.
  2. Manage timeline and milestones of the project to ensure that work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Address any concerns that may arise from UAW 2865 staff, stewards, and members.
  4. Help database committee develop broader proposal for implementation, policies, and systems to integrate database into the union’s ongoing work.
  5. Support the database committee in training union leaders across the state to make effective use of the new data tools to improve the union’s organizing efforts.
  6. As needed, support UAW 2865 administrative staff with basic IT and network issues.
  7. Undertake related tasks that arise in the project, in coordination with the database committee.


The ideal candidate will have experience with union or community organizing; the development or customization of databases for organizing; helping organizers use database tools and data effectively; and addressing basic IT issues. This position does not require proficiency with SQL or other database programming languages.


The database analyst will be paid based on hours worked at the contractual wage for Graduate Student Instructors, currently $31.10/hour. Expected hours will range from 15-20 hours per week.


The database analyst will not be bound to any specific location, though proximity to the central UAW 2865 office in Berkeley may be helpful. Some travel to different campuses across the state may be required.

To apply

Please send a resume and letter of interest to