The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) is looking for a well-organized and highly motivated person to join our administrative team in Edmonton on a temporary, full-time Administrative Assistant for a minimum of 4 months commencing immediately.

The AFL is Alberta's largest union advocacy organization, representing aobut 160,000 workers form 29 unions in both the public and private sectors.

The successful candidate will work closely with the President, the Secretary-Treasurer and members of the AFL's Executive staff.

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

Answering phones and managing the reception deskTyping and formatting documentsHelping to organize meetings, workshops and conventionsProviding clericial support at AFL eventsMaintianing the filing system and all e-mail, phone and fax listsProviding clericial 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.  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 driect supervision. Familiarity with the goals and objectives of the labour mvoement would also be considered an asset.

Offices hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a short day on Friday.

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 the interviews will be contacted.

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