Office Assistant

Oakland/Martinez, CA

IFPTE Local 21, a leading union for public sector professionals, has an immediate opening for one full-time or two part-time Office Assistant(s) with a strong interest in labor, politics, social justice, and/or organizing. This position is based out of our Oakland and Martinez offices and may require travel between the two offices. We are looking for a hard worker with excellent attention to detail who can perform administrative tasks with minimal oversight. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to growth in a professional labor setting.

About Local 21
Local 21 is an innovative, growing union of more than 11,000 professional local government employees in major jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area. Local 21 Staff work closely with a unified Executive Committee and talented Chapter leaders. Local 21 is politically stable, and strategically and financially prepared for upcoming attacks on labor. Local 21 offers a positive, drama-free staff work environment with frequent victories helping us stay positive and motivated. Local 21 believes in continuous improvement and reaches out to work in coalition with other unions on common issues in our members’ interest.

Position Description
The primary responsibility of the Office Assistant will be to assist staff representatives and officers in our satellite offices in the East Bay with clerical, administrative and organizing needs. This position assists with worksite and political organizing, contract bargaining, and other field work, and offers introductory exposure in these fields.

Tasks will include:

  • Maintaining one or two organized office spaces
  • Reception duties: answering phone calls and greeting visitors
  • Making regular and special meeting arrangements, including reserving conference rooms and ordering meals, snacks, and beverages
  • Sending and receiving letters and packages
  • Data entry in Salesforce
  • Tracking meeting attendance using Excel
  • Scanning and uploading paper files to an internal server
  • Assist in elections, votes, organizing campaigns, events, and actions, as needed


  • Minimum one year of administrative experience
  • Computer literate using a PC with intermediate/high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Salesforce or another database management system
  • Highly organized with a good eye for detail, able to work with minimal direction
  • Professional and calm, comfortable working with a highly diverse group of members and staff
  • Desire to learn and grow as a professional labor advocate
  • Experience working and/or volunteering with a labor organization, non-profit, or political organization highly desired


  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, range starts at $31/hr
  • Excellent benefits including fully-paid individual and family health, dental, vision and life insurance, and paid vacations and holidays
  • Work-related travel costs covered

To Apply
Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to the address below. In the subject line please include the title of the job that you are applying for, and your preference for full time traveling between both offices, or half time in either Oakland or Martinez. Preference will be given to candidates interested in full-time work covering both offices.

Bob Muscat, Executive Director

IFPTE Local 21 is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and interested in applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and genders.

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