Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois Federation of Teachers

500 Oakmont Lane
Westmont, Illinois 60559

Professional Support Staff
Department of Communications

Based in Westmont, IL

April 9, 2019


  • Applicant must be able to work with diverse groups of people and demonstrate a positive attitude.
  • Applicant must be able to handle multiple requests.
  • Applicant must be able to work independently and effectively.
  • Applicant must demonstrate superior clerical, phone, and secretarial skills.
  • Applicant must demonstrate superior computer skills and ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and digital tools such as mass email, content management programs, and social media.
  • Applicant must possess good time management skills, strong proofreading skills, and proficiency in basic grammar.
  • Appreciation and understanding of education, labor issues, and media is desirable.


  • Prioritize and organize assigned work, activities and duties as directed by assigned professional staff or administrators.
  • Maintain necessary organizational files and records.
  • Communicate regularly with assigned professional staff.
  • Communicate with co-workers and others as assigned.
  • Follow directives of the President, Chief Operating Office, and/or his/her designee.
  • Coordinate production and distribution of printed materials, including stationery, promotional items, and other collateral.
  • Assist with monitoring of mainstream and social media for relevant news and rapid response opportunities.
  • Organize databases of multimedia assets, content, production calendars, media contacts, and other resources.
  • Assist with mass email distribution and website content management.
  • Assist department with conventions, conferences, and rallies.

To Apply
Application is made by sending a letter and current résumé to the attention of Barb Latta at the address above or via e-mail (blatta@ift-aft.org), in both cases no later than April 16, 2019.

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