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The Faculty-Staff Union at University of Massachusetts Boston is hiring a half-time Administrative Assistant. This is a 20-hour a week job and the schedule will be arranged with the supervisor. The pay is $15 per hour, with benefits. We expect work will start as soon as possible (start date is negotiable).
General Job Description: The Administrative Assistant will be supervised by the FSU Membership Coordinator, and will be responsible for the FSU’s administrative, billing, and logistical needs as outlined below.
Sending FSU outreach/informational material to bargaining unit members.
Organizing and implementing programs for dues collection and invoicing
Mailing certified letters of demand to dues non-payers.
Collecting, processing, and tracking dues/fees checks.
Database management (including reconciling MTA membership rosters, FSU membership rosters, and HR bargaining unit lists).
Tracking bargaining unit members status changes, making appropriate corrections in FSU database.
Informing Human Resources on a monthly basis of dues deduction additions and changes.
Analyzing and, when appropriate, correcting monthly dues deduction reports.
Processing check requests and FSU bills.
Scheduling meetings and booking meeting spaces.
Making copies and doing general administrative and office work as needed.
The requirements for the job include: An Associate’s Degree and experience using Microsoft Office and Access. Preference will be given to those applicants with labor union or non-profit experience and/or a demonstrated commitment to the work and mission of labor unions. The ideal candidate will possess proficient written and communication skills, will be comfortable interacting with bargaining unit members in a variety of situations, will have strong attention to detail, and will be able to work independently .
Please send a letter of interest, a resume and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Faculty Staff Union, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston MA 02125. The deadline for receipt of materials is August 2nd. If you have questions, please contact Lorenzo Nencioli, Faculty Staff Union Membership Coordinator (e-mail or call 617 287-6295).
ACE is hiring for a Transit Justice Organizer!
Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) seeks a full-time Community Organizer to build on the success of the T Riders Union (TRU) program. TRU has been a voice for transit dependent riders in the Boston area and will continue the fight for transit affordability, reliability, and accessibility. The Community Organizer will work with members to organize ACE members and constituents with a focus on bus riders and the issue of public transit. The Community Organizer will also serve on ACE’s Organizing Team and support other environmental justice organizing projects at ACE.
Based in Roxbury, ACE is a non-profit environmental justice organization that builds the power of communities of color and low-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision makers in issues affecting our communities. ACE organizes residents, provides legal/technical support to community groups, develops youth leadership, and coordinates campaigns on critical environmental justice issues.
Responsibilities include: community outreach, member and media communications, member recruitment and retention, leadership development, volunteer coordination, facilitation of the TRU member meetings, intern supervision, campaign support and advocacy, representation of ACE/TRU in coalitions, coordination of work with allies, support for program planning, fundraising and reporting to funders, and support for ACE-wide events and activities.
• 3-5 years organizing including other relevant experience with people from low-income communities and communities
• Strong commitment to social/environmental justice and community organizing
• Track record of developing and maintaining relationships with members, and recruiting new members
• Experience training members to be community organizers
• Experience working in grassroots community groups
• Good listening and communication skills with a variety of audiences
o direct outreach to community residents (MBTA bus/station outreach and door knocking)
o ability to collaborate with young people and support youth led organizing
o experience working in coalition and partnership with other organizations
o media outreach
o legislators and public officials
o ability to work in a team with members and staff
o effective group/meeting facilitation and presentation
o experience giving and receiving feedback
• Well-organized and experience keeping a work plan
• Solid computer skills (familiar with Word, Excel, Internet, and databases)
• Self-starter, quick learner, and ability to work in fast-paced environment
• Flexibility to work weeknights and weekends
• Spanish fluency preferred, but not required
Salary: $35,000-$40,000 depending on experience, plus an MBTA bus pass, and health and retirement benefits.
Please send resume with cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org ACE Hiring Team, 2181 Washington Street, Suite 301, Roxbury, MA 02119 c/o Lee MatsuedaNOTE: position open until filled