Office Assistant

Chicago, IL

SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice! We are now hiring an Office Assistant in Chicago, IL.


  • Provide administrative support including but not limited to: answering phones, written correspondence and assisting in the preparation of reports, emails and proposals.
  • Manage calendars, coordinate meetings and manage expense reports.
  • Follow office procedures accurately and consistently.
  • Handle communication, written and orally, with members and staff.
  • Maintain current, accurate and easily accessible files.
  • Assist with travel arrangements.
  • Provide back-up for other administrative assistants when necessary.
  • Help ensure meetings are structured and thoroughly planned.
  • Work closely with Director of Operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to professionally interact with members, vendors and other visitors.
  • Knowledge of computer software (Word, Access, Excel, Google Drive).
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to organize and set priorities.
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to make suggestions for improvement in policies and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to compose business correspondence.
  • The ability to make and follow through on a work plan.
  • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Previous experience in union or community organizing is desirable.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice is required.
  • Two years of experience and/or some college.
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends or late hours.
  • Second language a significant plus.


  • Salary is competitive.
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.

Submit a résumé and cover letter at http://seiu1.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2kqigcefcbt

Local 1 is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.

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