SEIU Local 32BJ

Administrative Assistant
Organizing Department

Based in New York City, NY


At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.

The Administrative Assistant is based out of our New York City office and supports the organizing department including coordination of work between the office and field staff. They report directly to Administrative Manager.

The staff of this district office often work outside the office and rely on the AA to help coordinate their office responsibilities and district events.


  • Review candidate resumes and onboard members to our Brigade and New Organizer Training Program (NOTP);
  • Receive and process data from the field staff;
  • Serve as point person for Administration and Finance staff (NY Office). Process transactions and expenses through web-based systems.
  • Monitor and processing requests via the ticketing system (Spiceworks);
  • Receive general calls and triage issues;
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate space, presentation materials, access for attendees, etc.;
  • Virtual/Zoom meeting management, including breakout room assignments, translation group setup, and managing screen sharing access;
  • Schedule and coordinate travel/hotel and car rental for workers;
  • Coordinate mailings;
  • Manage vendor relationships; make purchasing and travel decisions for district actions and events;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Problem solving skills, including effective troubleshooting, and anticipating and finding solutions to developing problems;
  • Strong attention to detail and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience managing a fast-paced office;
  • Proficiency in MS Office & Zoom; ability to learn internal data and workflow systems required;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including working with a diverse audience;
  • Interest in social justice issues not required but a plus.


  • The position is a full-time position based out of our New York City office.
  • This position occasionally requires time outside normal business hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • This position will occasionally require travel outside of New York State.
  • The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.


  • This position is largely office/computer based with frequent in-person and Zoom meetings. On occasion you may be asked to attend rallies and marches with our workers.

The salary for this role is $50,893.44, depending on experience. 32BJ offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including three weeks’ vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days and, after the first year of service, four personal days. The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to: HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Administrative Assistant (Organizing)” in the subject line of your email.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures. 32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice.

We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit: www.seiu32bj.org.

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