SEIU Local 284

SEIU Local 284

Contract Administrative Assistant I

Based in South St. Paul, MN


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

Indigenous, queer (lesbian, gay, bisexual) transgender, gender nonconforming, people of color and women are highly encouraged to apply!

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: Administrative Assistant I (30-40 Hours per week)
Date: Immediate Opening
Application Deadline: Until filled
Starting Rate: $19.35 Per Hour (*Related experience considered)    
Location: South St. Paul Office

JOB SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position include; Updating content on our website and social media platforms, answering phones, proofreading, copying, filing, communication mailings along with 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. You will be responsible for:

  • Updating content on our website and social media platforms
  • Answer phones, assist members, greet visitors.
  • Create/type/copy/mail/distribute all forms of correspondence (mail/email/text/phone/newsletter)/petitions/reports as requested by Local 284 staff.
  • Proofread contracts.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and promotional materials.
  • Maintain historical files.
  • Maintain website, Facebook and templates.
  • Logistics for events, meetings and trainings.

What you will need to do the job:

  • Proficiency in writing, word processing and communications.
  • Technical knowledge of Word Press and social media platforms.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Good human relations skills.
  • Knowledge of labor rights and contract language and ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to communicate well in writing and orally.
  • Ability to Post/use websites and social media platforms, computer, printer, scanner, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, postage machine.
  • Proficiency with computers and applications including, but is not limited to: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Power Point, E-mail and Internet.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to respond to requests and/or make quick decisions.
  • Exercises a high level of confidentiality in handling Union and member information.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once while dealing with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically.
  • Ability to plan work independently.
  • Requires extended periods of sitting.
  • Frequent repetitive action on keyboard.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds.
  • Requires some bending and stooping to reach file drawers.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 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.

The Local does not pay travel or relocation expenses.

SEIU Local 284 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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