International Union of Operating Engineers National Training Fund
International Union of Operating Engineers

Research and Organizing Assistant

Based in Washington, DC


Job Title: Research and Organizing Assistant
Classification: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Department: Special Projects & Initiatives Department – Headquarters Building, Washington, DC
Reports to: Director of Special Projects & Initiatives

Manages confidential data and provides research and organizing assistance to researchers and organizers throughout the US and Canada, and assists in administering the IUOE Organizing Grant program. This is an entry level position. IUOE employees enjoy excellent health and retirement benefits.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enter data and perform searches in a variety of proprietary and third-party data bases, including Salesforce, Action Builder, Westlaw, and other services.
  • Manage confidential correspondence, billing, scheduling, expense reports and other aspects of the IUOE Organizing Grant program.
  • Provide general support to Headquarters and Field staff, including assisting with meeting and travel planning, correspondence, and other duties as assigned by senior staff.
  • Research and evaluate potential vendors and manage vendor relationships.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of presentation and campaign material, and in the delivery and communication of campaign material.
  • Manage and organize physical and electronic files and records.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned


  • A commitment to social justice and a desire to assist working people in struggles to improve the conditions of their working lives. Previous labor movement experience is highly preferred.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Must be detail oriented with writing and proofreading skills.
  • Extremely reliable and prompt; normal working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Physical Requirements
While performing the job duties, employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. Occasionally required to stand and walk. Stooping and bending are required, occasional lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Hands and fingers are involved with repetitive movements on standard keyboard.

Work Environment
Cubicle workspace setting. This job operates in a professional office environment, with the normal job duties requiring the employee to routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines, etc.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and the normal workdays and hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Employee shall report to, and physically work at, the IUOE Headquarters Building in Washington, DC each day.

No travel is currently expected for this position. However, on rare occasions, limited travel may be required for purposes of completing special projects.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Only candidates fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be considered. Proof of vaccination required to work at the IUOE Headquarters Building.

To Apply
Send cover letter and résumé to: thicks@iuoe.org.

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