New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board Workers United, a/w SEIU

New York New Jersey Regional Joint Board
Workers United, a/w SEIU

Administrative Assistant – Nail Salon Campaign
Bi-Lingual English / Spanish

Based in New York City, NY


The NY NJ Regional Joint Board of Workers United is dedicated to winning economic and racial justice through innovative and dynamic worker-led organizing campaigns.

We are a diverse and participatory union that centers our members’ needs for justice at work and in their communities. We build their collective power to win dignity, good contracts, safe working conditions, and laws that benefit working families. We are committed to uplifting all working people in the New York-New Jersey region.

Our current focus is building worker leadership among the mostly immigrant women workforce across the New York nail salon industry. This growing campaign is centered around building the power of working class immigrant women of color. We are building the first-ever nail salon worker union in the United States, changing the landscape of what’s possible to win power.

We are seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) Administrative Assistant who has a willingness to learn, has solid communication skills, strong sense of attention to detail and a strong work ethic and who is excited to join a small, dedicated and focused team.

The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the administration of the New York Nail Salon Workers Association runs smoothly and efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to, outreach for workshops, and scheduling and licensing support for nail salon members. This position will report to the Campaign Coordinator.

Duties will vary but will include the following:

  • Answering, retuning, and following up on incoming calls and messages
  • Maintaining an accurate call log record
  • Greeting and orienting walk-ins
  • Scheduling and sending reminders for meetings, events and workshops
  • Offering licensing support
  • Coordinating logistics for meetings and workshops
  • Coordinating licensing support for worker members
  • Data entry
  • Collecting membership dues


  • Fluency in Spanish and English (including reading, writing and speaking)
  • 3-5 years of related administrative experience, nonprofit and social justice experience a plus
  • Detail-oriented and organized with strong planning and prioritization abilities
  • Proven ability to manage a fast paced office and handle short and long term deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to changing requirements
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, and Excel and Google Suite Apps including google docs and sheets
  • Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Passion and dedication to fight for progressive values and a commitment to social justice.
  • Event planning experience is a plus.

This position is currently remote work until further notice, with possible in office meetings for orientation and check-ins.

The NY NJ Regional Joint Board offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package, including employer-paid health coverage for full-time employees and their eligible dependents.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates that wish to apply should email Claudia Saenz at CSaenz@workersunitednynj.org with “Nail Salon Campaign” in the Subject line, and must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Three (3) references (at least 2 professional)

Accepting applications until the position is filled.

We are looking for someone to begin immediately.

The NY NJ Regional Joint Board is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

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