Confidential Administrative Assistant to the Statewide Field Director

Sacramento, CA

SEIU Local 1000 is a cutting-edge labor union that represents 95,000 state employees in nine bargaining units throughout the State of California. We are currently seeking a Confidential Administrative Assistant to the Statewide Field Director in our Field Department.


  • Coordinates and integrates the work activities of the Field Department and assists the Director with ensuring completion of department objectives.
  • Receives correspondence for the Director, routes mail or response to appropriate parties and follows up to ensure completed actions.
  • Maintains the Director’s calendar; screens visitors and callers and answers inquiries involving established procedures on routine matters.
  • Schedules meetings for Director.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements and accommodations for Director.
  • Coordinates the work flow with other departments or administrative staff; revises or clarifies procedures to resolve conflicts or eliminate duplication of work.
  • Ensures that requests for actions or information are directed to appropriate staff as required.
  • Assists the Director with the creation and organization of regular department reports and correspondence.
  • Analyzes information and assists in writing and preparing materials and presentations for campaigns, conferences, workshops, conventions, meetings, mailings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Duties unique to this classification:

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of discretion and confidentiality.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Establish and maintain a customer service oriented rapport.
  • Proficiency in MS applications (Excel, Access and Power Point).
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and adapt to a fast paced environment.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent. AA degree.
  • Ability to analyze problems, collect data and make sound, logical conclusions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to type 65 words per minute.
  • Ability to develop proficiency in software package(s) required by the department.
  • Ability to set priorities.

How to Apply:
to submit your information including a cover letter and resume.

Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize Local 1000’s vision for building a strong union.

SEIU is committed to building a diverse workforce. We offer excellent benefits, including paid health benefits for employee and family, liberal paid time off and competitive salary. All applicants must be able to furnish proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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