The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization. Its programs are based on the principle that, by exercising their right to freedom of association and forming trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, working people can collectively improve their workplaces, call on governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, social justice and inclusive economic development. Its programs in more than 60 countries focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, gender equality, migration and human trafficking and pro-legal strategies, as well as bolster workers in an increasingly informal economy. Founded in 1997 by the AFL-CIO to tackle the enormous challenges workers face in the global economy, the Solidarity Center works to promote democratic rights and respect for workers; raise public awareness about abuses of the world’s most vulnerable workers; and, above all, help the world’s workers secure a voice in their societies and the global economy.
Please note the following requirements and or desirable qualifications:
Summary of Position: At the direction of the Regional Program Director and based on the needs of the Solidarity Center, the Administrative Assistant assists the Regional Program Director and Program Officers in a variety of administrative and clerical functions. Must be able to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail. Prepares and exchanges information with other sections of the organization, as required.
Basic Qualifications: The Administrative Assistant must have basic knowledge of international relations issues. Previous trade union experience and/or work with nongovernmental organizations is helpful but not a prerequisite. Good communications and writing skills are a must. Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets is required. The Administrative Assistant must have the ability to work and interact easily with a wide variety of people. A degree in political science, international relations, labor relations or related fields and/or a minimum of three years pertinent work experience is required. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus and may be required for some Administrative Assistant positions.
Supervisor: Regional Program Director for the Africa Department
The duration of this position, as with all positions at the Solidarity Center, is contingent upon continued grant funding.
The Solidarity Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.