California District Council 57




The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is the country's largest public employees' union. AFSCME is the largest affiliate of the national AFL-CIO, with more than 1.6 million members and an overall representation of more than 1.8 million public employees in 46 states the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. AFSCME is the fastest growing union in the United States, and is committed to achieving employee dignity and improving the working conditions for working men and women throughout this country.

AFSCME Local Unions in Northern California are joined together in AFSCME District Council 57 to provide professional field representation, coordinated contract campaigns, political action and organizing. The Local Unions affiliated with AFSCME District Council 57 represent more than 27,000 public sector workers in 25 Local Unions. Members in affiliated Local Unions work for county governments, cities, school districts, special governmental districts, hospitals and transportation agencies.

Position: Secretary – (1) Full Time
Posting Close Date: Open until filled
Location: To be determined
Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Our ideal candidate will be proactive in providing administrative support to various staff and local leadership. The position requires the ability to be able to organize work, interact effectively and positively with others and have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Must have exceptional self-direction and possess the ability to handle an environment that is fast paced and periodically deadline driven. You must be able to multitask with a strong knowledge of various social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Web Posting and Email Blasting etc. The candidate will maintain the integrity of the Councils database by ensuring data quality and accuracy.


  • Provide varied secretarial and office administrative assistance to local union officers, members, supervisory and field staff in various locations.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up on assignments.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Inputting, maintaining and constructing accurate membership data and reports.
  • Composing correspondence independently or from brief instructions as well as proofing for accuracy.
  • Organizing and maintaining accurate files, records, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Taking accurate and concise telephone messages.
  • Develops and maintains spreadsheets, and other related reports, by allocating, posting and verifying entries.
  • Operating standard office equipment, such as personal computers, laptops, various software, projectors, multi-line telephone equipment, copiers, folding machines and postage meters.
  • Managing incoming and outgoing communication as assigned.
  • Monthly and or occasional travel to satellite offices will be required to complete assignments and possibly other office secretarial assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of Office 365 (emphasis on Excel and Access). Internet Explorer 10 proficient.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments.
  • Ability to use the internet for information collection and research.

Other Requirements:

  • The position requires the possession of and continuance of a valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment testing.

AFSCME Council 57 offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, and résumé to the attention of Danielle Dixon at AFSCME District Council 57, 80 Swan Way Suite #110 Oakland CA, 9621-1438, or to: jobs@ca.afscme57.org.

AFSCME District Council 57 is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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