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JOB TITLE: Operations/Logistics Assistant - Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant
LOCATION: Washington, DC (HQ)
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there’s strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come.
PURPOSE: The person is responsible for assisting the Legal Operations Manager and attorneys with the operations and logistics functions of the Legal Department which include coordinating logistical needs for the Department, support and assistance for Legal Department attorneys and Department activities.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)
CONTACTS: Include SEIU staff and others related to legal issues.
DIRECTION AND DECISION MAKING: This position reports to the Legal Operations Manager and takes direction from several attorneys in the Department.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: At least four years secretarial/administrative assistant experience (preferably in legal setting, e.g., law firm or legal department). Or, a combination of experience and education that would provide for the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
EQUIVALENCY: Bachelor’s degree and two years secretarial/administrative assistant experience (preferably in legal setting, e.g., law firm or legal department) OR Associate’s degree and two years secretarial/administrative assistance experience (preferably in legal setting, e.g., law firm or legal department)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally performed in an office setting. Some overtime may be required.
Microsoft Word - Intermediate
Microsoft Excel - Intermediate
Microsoft PowerPoint - Intermediate
Typing Speed - 55 WPM
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 36 weeks
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)