SEIU Local 284

SEIU Local 284

Communications Administrative Assistant

Based in South St. Paul, MN

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 represents almost 10,000 school employees and higher education workers in Minnesota. SEIU unites over 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to improve their lives and the services they provide.

To Apply
Interested persons should send a résumé and letter of interest to: SEIU Local 284, 450 Southview Blvd., South St. Paul, MN 55075. Attn: Nadine Wikstrom or via email to: nadinew@local284.com.

Job Title: Communications Administrative Assistant
40 Hours Per Week; 8 am – 4:30 pm

Starting Rate: $17.85 Per Hour
(*Related experience considered)

Date: Immediate Opening
Application Deadline: 5/3/19
Internal Application Deadline: 4/26/19
Supervisor: Director of Operations

Location: South St. Paul Office

JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position include: Creating Digital Content for our website and social media platform, answering phones, proofreading, copying, filing, doing communication mailings along with some data entry. This position requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, confidentiality, and professionalism at all times. Applicants must be flexible and willing to work additional hours when needed.

ASSIGNMENT: Daily work assignment and direction given by Director of Operations.

Office Support Position

  1. Creating content for our website and social media platform
  2. Answer phones, assist members, greet visitors.
  3. Create/type/copy/mail/distribute all forms of correspondence(mail/email/text/phone/newsletter)/petitions/reports as requested by Local 284 staff.
  4. Proofread contracts.
  5. Maintain historical files.
  6. Maintain website, Facebook and templates.
  7. Logistics for events, meetings and trainings.


Special Knowledge or Skills:

  1. Proficiency in writing, word processing and communications.
  2. Technical knowledge of Word Press and social media platforms.
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  4. Good human relations skills.

Equipment, Machines, Tools, Electronic Devices, Software:

  1. Posting to websites and social media platforms, computer, printer, scanner, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, postage machine.
  2. Software includes, but is not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Power Point, E-mail, Publisher, Word Press and Internet.

Mental Involvement:

  1. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet strict deadlines.
  2. Ability to respond to or make quick decisions.
  3. Exercises a high level of confidentiality in handling Union and member information.
  4. Ability to handle multiple tasks at once while dealing with constant interruptions.
  5. Ability to think and plan strategically.
  6. Ability to plan work independently.

Physical Involvement:

  1. Requires extended periods of sitting.
  2. Frequent repetitive action on keyboard.
  3. Occasional lifting up to 30 pounds.
  4. Requires some bending, stooping to reach file drawers.

Working Conditions: Flexibility and willingness to work additional hours when required.

Supervision of Other Employees: None

High School diploma or equivalent required.

Experience: Two or more years of office clerical experience preferred. Prior school district work experience and SEIU Local 284 union activism is helpful.

This description describes the general nature and work expected of an individual assigned to this position. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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