Office Administrator
Civil, Human and Women’s Rights
(Political, Electoral and Issues Mobilization)

Based in Washington, DC


This position will be based at Headquarters and supports the Director and other Civil Rights staff as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide all administrative support for Director;
  • Schedule and coordinate all activities, travel and speaking engagements for Director;
  • Design and create visual presentations utilizing PowerPoint or Google Slides for Director;
  • Act as liaison for Director with other division staff, AFL-CIO staff and affiliates;
  • Develop, coordinate and assess division systems and operations, including but not limited to, record-keeping, internal and external communications, meetings, travel and expenses and other areas as assigned;
  • Review incoming correspondence and materials; independently prepare responses to inquiries and other correspondence including proofreading, reformatting and editing of correspondence;
  • Support the coordination of workflow including resolution of questions and concerns, adherence to policies and procedures, and the development of communication and reporting systems;
  • Assist and aid with departmental communications;
  • Screen, manage and prioritize visitors, calls and mail;
  • Research, compile, and analyze data; and independently prepare reports;
  • Assist with planning and coordination of departments role at Executive Council meetings, MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference, AFL-CIO Racial Justice Taskforce meetings, Convention, and other meetings as necessary;
  • Assist with the coordination of personnel matters including but not limited to job descriptions, postings, technology needs, training, orientation, and file maintenance;
  • Understand, and be able to communicate, the function of the Civil, Human and Women’s Rights division and the role of each staff person.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Positive and proactive attitude with excellent organizational interpersonal skills;
  • Professional, courteous and tactful;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good political judgment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while meeting competing deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to and integrate new technology trends;
  • Demonstrated Ability to understand, interpret, support and apply organizational and department policies and procedures;
  • Highly motivated and self-starter;      
  • Experience coordinating multiple schedules;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with executive staff and elected leaders from affiliates and other external organizations;
  • Experience working in a high-pressure environment and meeting unpredictable deadlines;
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple tasks;
  • Excellent problem solving skills and experience identifying problems and finding potential solutions;
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office and Google product suite applications;
  • Experience with the labor movement preferred, but not required;
  • Ability to work long and extended hours when needed.

Required tests include:
Clerical, Typing, Spreadsheet (excel), Proofreading, Intermediate Excel
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Apply here: http://aflcio.hirecentric.com/jobs/

Equal Opportunity Employer

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