Office Administrator

Position: Office Administrator

Posting Closed: October 10, 2019 or until filled

Start Date: October 2019

About the AFL

For more than 100 years, unions all over Alberta have worked together under the umbrella of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

The AFL currently has 29 member unions representing more than 170,000 workers in a wide range of occupations all over the province.

Through research, advocacy, lobbying and direct action, the Federation has improved working conditions, protected human rights, and helped make Alberta a better place to live, work, and play.  


The AFL is seeking an Office Administrator. The position provides professional and administrative support to the officers, staff and affiliates of the Alberta Federation of Labour.

We are looking for someone has 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. Familiarity with the goals and objectives of the labour movement would also be considered an asset. Ideal candidates have the following skills.

  • Accurate and proficient computer skills
  • Ability to understand instructions and independently complete assigned tasks
  • Knowledge of common office procedure and equipment
  • Ability to be resourceful in meeting new problems
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with the membership, public and other employees
  • Ability to make decisions in conformance with policies and regulations

This is a fulltime position at 35 hours per week. Office hours are generally 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Requirements and Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent supplemented by computer or administrative courses, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Compensation and Benefits

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


Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and the names of references to:

Alberta Federation of Labour Human Resources Committee

c/o Siobhán Vipond, Secretary Treasurer

Email: [email protected] 

Subject: HR: Office Administration Job Application

Note: Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted.


The AFL is committed to considering applicants who identify as part of an equity group including workers of colour, aboriginal workers, LGBT workers, woman workers, young workers and workers with disabilities.  We urge members within an equity group, experienced activists, organizers and labour representatives of all backgrounds, to apply.