Administrative Assistant

Sacramento, CA

CFA is a union of 28,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical thinking skills, the technical know-how, and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive, and artistic participants in our society.

CFA is one of the largest higher education labor unions in the US. In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU.

CFA has an explicit commitment to racial equity throughout the entire organization and is seeking candidates with a strong knowledge and background in racial equity work. Candidates who have experience in engaging in racial equity work (formally or informally) and can translate that into the range of job responsibilities listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.

CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org.

Administrative Assistant
This position is responsible for providing general administrative support in the CFA statewide office. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Answer all incoming phone lines, distribute mail and send faxes; prepare and send mailings and other shipments.
  • Maintain a clean, equipped, well-organized and comfortable office environment.
  • Compile, maintain and distribute multiple organizational lists, calendars, and schedules.
  • Ensure successful small group meetings by scheduling; tracking attendance; duplicating materials; arranging meetings logistics; and providing administrative support at the meeting site.
  • Monitor and maintain supply inventory; research purchase options, and maintain office equipment.
  • Provide office assistance as needed, including filing, copying, correspondence, and anchoring projects.

Skills, Experience and Other Requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) AND one year administrative assistant experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • Ability to be a “team player” and work with a variety of staff and elected member volunteers.
  • Ability to operate generally used office equipment and to use familiar software (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers, email).
  • Ability to learn and communicate CFA organizational structure and policies.
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.; occasional travel and weekend work required.
  • Typing proficiency of 40 wpm.

Salary/Benefits/Location: CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, pension and generous paid vacations. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary is commensurate with experience (range is high 30k - high 40k); location is Sacramento, CA; some travel required.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and references to:

Interviews to begin early April, 2017.

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community,
and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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