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Executive Assistant to the President

Forestville, MD
 

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 seeks a motivated and experienced Executive Assistant to the President.

The position reports directly to the President of the Union and will assist the President in the general management of the union. The person holding the position will serve as liaison for the ATU Local 689 President to the International union, politicians, local union members, and other union staff.  Confidentiality and reliability is of the utmost importance. The ideal candidate will not mind working irregular and long hours at times, and must have a commitment to the labor movement. This position is based at the union office, 2701 Whitney Place, Forestville, MD. No applications or inquiries for this position will be accepted at the union office. Please e-mail your application to the e-mail noted below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Updating President's calendar, coordinating meetings and responding to meeting requests
  • Answering calls directed to the President's Office and taking phone messages
  • Writing all official correspondence from the office of the President: letters, testimony, newsletter articles. Proofread for accuracy, grammar, and punctuation
  • Filing paperwork that comes to the President's office
  • Duplicates and circulates documents accordingly
  • Prepare President's reports for Executive Board and Union meetings
  • Assisting other officers and admin staff as directed by President. We work as a team to support our members

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • 3-5 years experience working in a similar role in an organizing, political or social advocacy setting
  • Must be able to interact with members and others with a professional demeanor
  • Must maintain a positive attitude, even in extreme situations
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite and Social Media
  • Excellent oral and written communication, Spanish or other language encouraged
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and order
  • Knowledge of Union procedures, contractual language, and organizing is a plus
  • Accounting background is a plus

Please send a cover letter, resume, 2 writing samples and references to Ktraber@atu689.org. Please put "Executive Assistant To The President" and your name in the subject line. When you respond to this request, please specifically address how your experience applies to what we are looking for. This position will be filled on a rolling basis.

About ATU Local 689
ATU Local 689 is a union that represents about 13,500 active employees and retired members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC Streetcar and four private paratransit companies.

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