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National Director, Analytics & Research

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Department: Office of Media & Labor Economics
Posted: 05-08-2017
Location Name: Los Angeles
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Exempt
Shift: 9:00am - 5:00pm (generally)
Position Title: National Director, Analytics & Research Position Type: Non-Represented
Department: Office of Media & Labor Economics FLSA: Exempt
Shift: 9:00am - 5:00pm (generally) Minimum Starting Salary:
Posted: 05/08/2017 Location: Los Angeles
Reports to: CHIEF ECONOMIST Salary Grade:
Job ID 693

POSITION PURPOSE:   The National Director, Analytics & Research is responsible for leading strategic and operational data analysis in support of the core functions of the union.  The individual will independently oversee quantitative and qualitative research and analysis of public, licensed, and proprietary SAG-AFTRA data to inform SAG-AFTRA’s contract negotiations, contract enforcement, organizing efforts, and strategic decision-making.  The individual is responsible for integrating all of this work across the organization and for leading related cross-departmental staff initiatives.



(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty or function performed.)

  • Lead cross-departmental strategic initiatives.
  • Serve in a leadership role on staff negotiating teams.
  • Integrate data solutions across various union functions and departments.
  • Leverage analytics staff to drive organizational change.
  • Distill data from SAG-AFTRA databases and generate queries and reports based on an understanding of union efforts, contracts, and strategy.
  • In collaboration with others, develop and maintain databases and data systems necessary for strategic projects and department functions.
  • Synthesize reports to support the bargaining and enforcement of SAG-AFTRA contracts and organizing efforts.
  • Conduct business research of SAG-AFTRA’s bargaining partners and organizing targets, including financial statement analysis, research of content deals and licensing agreements, and analysis of corporate structure and processes.
  • Perform strategic analysis of industry trends in the media sector.
  • Derive strategic business conclusions based on quantitative analysis and critical evaluation of data and substantiate the conclusions orally and in writing.
  • Interpret and communicate findings to executive staff, elected leadership and general membership in support of enforcement, negotiation and member education. 
  • Oversee the Analytics function, and the delivery of data analytics solutions to outside departments.
  • Supervise, support, coach, assess, discipline and train all analytics staff.
  • Collaborate with other SAG-AFTRA departments on strategic initiatives and projects.
  • Communicate diplomatically with outside parties (benefit plan administrators, employers, third-party paymasters, etc.) to ensure a complete understanding of external data and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)

  • Superlative interpersonal skills: High degree of patience and tact, and must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic, and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds; both internally and externally.
  • Experience in data mining techniques and procedures and knowing when their use is appropriate.
  • Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Able to accurately type 35 WPM.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of statistics.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
  • Able to organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to prioritize tasks.
  • Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
  • Must be able to work in a challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
  • Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
  • Must be available and willing to work extended hours per day or per week, including weekends and holidays, as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
  • Must be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.



Education and/or Experience:

  • BA and MBA or comparable degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' related experience required.

Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:

  • N/A