Temporary Administrative Position

Alberta Federation of Labour

Temporary Office Administrator

Convention Support

The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated person to join our administrative team in Edmonton as a temporary, full-time Office Administrator for a minimum of 4 weeks commencing mid-March, 2015.

The AFL is Alberta’s largest union advocacy organization, representing about 165,000 workers from 29 unions in both the public and private sectors.

We are hiring a temporary staff person to assist with the increased workload associated with our upcoming Convention. The successful candidate will work closely with the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and members of the AFL staff.

Specific duties would include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Answering phones and managing the reception desk
  • Typing and formatting documents
  • Helping to organize meetings, workshops and convention
  • Providing clerical support at convention
  • Maintaining the filing system and all contact lists
  • Providing clerical and administrative support to the AFL Officers, Executive Staff, Executive Council and Committees

Applicants should have a high degree of competence in office practices and be proficient in Microsoft office.

We are looking for candidates that have the ability to work in a fast paced and ever changing environment. The best applicants will be well organized and adaptable and have convention or related experience.  Applicants must have excellent communication skills and an overall positive outlook.  A successful candidate will not only be a team player but will also have the ability to work well alone, without direct supervision. Familiarity with the goals and objectives of the labour movement would also be considered an asset.

Normal office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, with a short day on Friday. There will be expected overtime. The candidate will be required to work in Calgary for the week of our convention. Accommodation and out of town expenses are covered by the employer as per the Collective Agreement.

Wages and working conditions are in accordance with the collective agreement between the Canadian Office and Professional Employees union (COPE 458) and the AFL.

This posting will remain open until an appropriate person is found. Resumes with cover letter should be e-mailed to Siobhan Vipond, Secretary Treasurer at svipond@afl.org. Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.


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