Overview

32BJ is seeking a responsible and reliable assistant to support the work of the Communications department, which manages media relations, social media and member communications for contract campaigns, organizing drives and legislative and political campaigns. This position is based at union headquarters in New York City.

The Communications Assistant facilitates the daily functions of the department, providing administrative support and serving as a liaison to other departments and vendors. In addition, the Assistant will learn about media relations on the job, reporting directly to the Director of Communications. The ideal candidate has a career interest in media relations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Curate daily press clips and campaign clip lists for analysis and archive 32BJ SEIU press clips; manage the 32BJ SEIU photo archive;
  • Curate and edit the weekly staff-wide email summarizing the week’s events;
  • Work with vendors to set up trainings and trouble shoot issues that arise for communications staff;
  • Provide other back up and support to communications staff, including making press calls, sending
  • press releases, staffing union events, sending texts and emails, and translating materials;
  • Work with campaign staff in other departments to create campaign briefings for Communications staff and the executive office;
  • Draft press releases;
  • Manage online subscriptions for the Communications department and print subscriptions to other
    offices;
  • Responsible for initiating new hires and other personnel recordkeeping in 32BJ’s HR management
    system;
  • Responsible for coding and processing vendor payments through BP Logix (workflow app);
  • Provide other administrative support such as setting up meetings, stocking office supplies, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in administrative support work; experience in a communications or press
    office a plus;
  • Strong writing skills; ability to communicate clearly and efficiently;
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple projects and meet deadlines, while maintaining a calm and level-headed demeanor;
  • Proficient computer, database and other technological skills; interest in and ability to learn new applications;
  • Commitment to social and economic justice is a plus;
  • Strong preference for candidates able to write and speak Spanish.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • This position is largely computer/office based, with many in-person and Zoom meetings as well as
    events.
  • This position requires traveling to worksites/events and participating in events, marches and
    demonstrations.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for this role is $50,894 annualized. The position is non-exempt. 32BJ offers a full benefits package that includes an employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

APPLICATION:
Please send a resume and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Communications Assistant” in the subject line of your email. Please note 32BJ has implemented a Covid 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.

To apply for this job email your details to HR@seiu32bj.org

About 32BJ SEIU

32BJ SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the East coast, with over 175,000 members in 11 states and Washington, DC.  The Union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care.  Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest labor union.