Indiana State Teachers Association

Indiana State Teachers Association

Public Affairs Administrative Assistant

Based in Indianapolis, IN


JOB TITLE: Public Affairs Administrative Assistant
DATE OF POSTING: November 8, 2021
CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2021, or until filled
SALARY RANGE: $41,192 - $53,731
ESTIMATED DATE TO FILL: December 13, 2021

Job Title: Public Affairs Administrative Assistant
Salary Classification: B

General Description of the Position’s Function and Purpose
The Public Affairs Administrative Assistant will provide skilled administrative support to the Public Affairs Department professional staff. This person will also collaborate with others in the organization to achieve brand consistency, coordination of messages and the highest standards for both internal and external communications, event coordination and logistics, among other responsibilities. The qualifications, duties and responsibilities listed below are those required for the position, but do not encompass all that may be included in the day-to-day performance of this position.


  • Provide administrative support to three professional staff.
  • Assist with the monitoring of media hits including running and distributing regular reports.
  • Keep media tracking keywords current and relevant.
  • Respond to routine questions, emails and phone calls in a timely manner.
  • Order inventory and track all giveaway and branded marketing items.
  • Serve as the liaison between print shop and the department to ensure printed materials are submitted, proofed and approved timely.
  • Provide logistical support for department related conferences and events.
  • Provide administrative support for the ISTA Aspiring Educators and Rising Educators programs.
  • Develop, organize and maintain shared department files – print and digital.
  • Assist with the production and distribution of membership materials.
  • Keep department calendars current.
  • Proofread materials including reports, correspondence, publications and digital communications, among others.
  • Prepare and organize materials and activities as needed for management and professional staff.
  • Review expense vouchers for compliance and code appropriately for authorization and payment.
  • Maintain accurate department budget tracking documents.
  • Assist with the creation of storyboard layout for each issue of the Advocate, coordinate ad buys, and track editorial and publishing deadlines.
  • Assist with reporting and tracking in the VAN.
  • Pull reports as needed from NEA360.
  • Assist with ISTA event logistics as needed.
  • Maintain photo library and coordinate photo shoots.
  • Schedule meetings, prep materials and keep and distribute accurate minutes.
  • Assist with survey creation, distribution and reporting.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; administrative experience preferred particularly in areas of journalism or public relations.
  • Knowledge of the internal and external functions of ISTA.
  • Excellent technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media and the operation of common office equipment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and accuracy in grammar, spelling and proofreading.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate tactfully, courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Detail oriented and a keen ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work well and harmoniously with others.
  • Ability to complete work with accuracy and within established timelines.
  • Ability to carry out assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and proficiency in filing.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in working effectively under pressure solving problems and meeting stringent deadlines.

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted through November 29, 2021, or until filled. Please send letter of interest, résumé and contact information for three references to Nicole Wise at nwise@ista-in.org.

About ISTA:
The Indiana State Teachers Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics.

Consistent with the ISTA Affirmative Action Plan, minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, individuals of all ages (18 or older), and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Other duties as assigned.

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