Administrative Assistant Jobs at AFL-CIO

Sample Administrative Assistant Job Description

Administrative Assistant

This position will be based at Headquarters and supports the Director and Deputy Director
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide all administrative support for Director/Deputy Director;
• Schedule and coordinate all activities, travel and speaking engagements for Director/Deputy Director;
• Design and create visual presentations utilizing Power Point for Director/Deputy Director;
• Act as liaison for Director/Deputy Director with other department staff, AFL-CIO staff and affiliates;
• Assist and aid with departmental communications;
• Screen, manage and prioritize visitors, calls and mail;
• Independently respond to correspondence and prepare reports/memos;
• Research, compile, and analyze data;
• Assist with planning and coordination of departments role at Executive Council meetings, Convention, and other meetings as necessary;
• Understand, and be able to communicate, the function of the Organizing Department and the role of each staff person.
• Positive attitude and excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Professional, courteous and tactful;
• Ability to exercise good political judgment;
• Ability to work both independently and within a team;
• Experience coordinating multiple schedules;
• Experience working in a high-pressure environment and meeting unpredictable deadlines;
• Experience managing and prioritizing multiple tasks;
• Excellent problem solving skills and experience identifying problems and finding potential solutions;
• Highly motivated and self starter;
• Proficient knowledge of Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Access, Google Docs and Outlook;
• Experience with and commitment to the labor movement.

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Required tests include:
Clerical, Typing, Database (access), Spreadsheet (excel)

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