Please Note: Solidarity Center staff currently are allowed to telework full time. With a vaccine mandate and safety protocols in place in our facilities, staff will be returning to our office November 1, with options for part-time telework. The Program Officer II is a headquarters position and as such will be expected to work in our Washington, DC building at least three days per week.
Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2021
Deadline for Application: Until Filled
Solidarity Center seeks a Program Officer II to support its field offices and programs in implementing worker rights projects that incorporate Rule of Law (ROL) thematic activities. Given that the ROL Department maintains the International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network website, knowledge of website administration and maintenance is needed for this role. Facility with digital media programs (video and audio) is desirable.
The Program Officer II participates in the development and implementation of education, training and other worker rights programs related to Rule of Law. This individual must write persuasive proposals, describe complex activities, and develop budgets. The Program Officer II will need the skills to produce well-written program reports and evaluations. This individual monitors programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results. The Program Officer II prepares and exchanges information and coordinates activities with other sections of Solidarity Center, serving as a point of contact with other departments.
The Program Officer II assists and advises the Director or Senior Program Officer on details of programs in assigned areas of responsibility. This individual works closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in the development and implementation of Solidarity Center programs, at the request of the Director and within approved communications guidelines. The Program Officer II assists with and, when necessary, provides logistical support for international visitors and participants in Washington-based programs conducted by the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, affiliates, GUFs and/or other related organizations. This individual represents the Center at various meetings and conferences and coordinates with Washington-based NGOs, and U.S. government agencies. Pending the lifting of COVID restrictions and confirmation of safe conditions, travel to the field is part of the job; temporary assignments overseas to fill in for field representatives may also be required.
Supervisor: ROL Program Director
This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $71,000 USD. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave.
The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Please be advised that we will inform the AFL-CIO when any of its current employees apply for positions with Solidarity Center. This notification is a matter of policy for all candidates, regardless of each individual’s qualifications and competitiveness for a specific opportunity.
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