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(UFW) Executive Assistant, Keene, CA

 

The executive assistant provides high-level administrative support to United Farm Workers of America (UFW) executives, in particular, the UFW President, but may also support UFW Secretary-Treasurer and other executive board members. The executive assistant will assist the President and others by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings for executives.

The executive assistant’s essential functions (this is not an exhaustive list) are as follows. Note reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Make travel arrangements for executives, which includes, but is not limited to: transportation (air, land, and sea), lodging, food, etc. Communicate said travel arrangements to appropriate executive.
  • Schedule and negotiate honorariums and other speaking engagements.
  • Schedule and coordinate logistics for executive board meetings, meetings with partners and allies, teleconferences, and other meetings as directed.
  • Manage executives’ calendars.
  • Manage executives’ expense tracking and reporting (mileage, credit card, reimbursements, cash receipts, and expense billings).
  • Draft or edit speaking remarks as assigned/directed.
  • File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports; plus, archive as directed.
  • Create reports and presentations as directed using relevant computer software (Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Type reports, memos, letters and other documents using word relevant computer software.
  • Record, type and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
  • Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email. Plus, responding to communications as directed, i.e. cards.
  • Perform general office duties such as ordering supplies and maintaining records management database systems.

The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English. 
  • Speed, Precision, and Accuracy. Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with speed, precision, and accuracy. 
  • Flexibility. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and responsive to feedback. Ability to work long hours and on weekends as necessary. 
  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights.
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner.
  • Tech Savvy. Proficient in the use of technology. Strong familiarity with social media – Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Gab, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, etc. Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.

Please Email Cover Letter and Resume to María E. Osorio, J.D., M.P.A.Human Resources Director: mosorio@ufwfoundation.org

 


 

Forced Labor Law and Policy Research Fellowship, Bakersfield, CA

 

Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch, A Professional Law Corporation (“MA&L”), jointly with the United Farm Workers (UFW) and UFW Foundation (UFWF), is currently involved in a three-year program that focused on the increasing problem of forced labor amongst farmworkers employed in the United States. The term forced labor covers a number of different forms of exploitative and criminal employment practices:(1) debt peonage or indentured servitude, where a worker pays an exorbitant amount of money for the right to travel to and work in the U.S. and spends the subsequent weeks/months of employment paying off this debt; (2) human trafficking where workers face threats to their physical safety (or that of their loved ones) or are otherwise coerced to perform exploitative work; and (3) slavery, where a worker is physically constrained, forced to work under often severe threats to their physical well-being and their wages and often travel documents are withheld by their employer.

 Over the course of the last two years, MA&L and the UFW facilitated farm workers

reporting incidences of forced labor throughout either personal contact or via their cell phones. MA&L and the UFW also engaged local and federal prosecutors along with US and Mexican federal authorities to heighten awareness and activity around the issue of forced labor in agriculture.  By 2018, it is our expectation to have (1) a robust farm worker based reporting system, complemented by (2) community partners in both the US and farm worker sending countries, and (3) a proven track record of successful civil litigation and criminal prosecutions. In addition, this program seeks to raise public awareness through strategic engagement with the media in both the US and Mexico or other countries of origin.

Who We Want

The Forced Labor Law and Policy research fellowship is ideal for people who want to gain skills and contacts while making a positive difference for farmworkers. We are looking for thoughtful and results-driven individuals who want to achieve breakthrough results while getting hands-on experience. We are looking for professionals with skills in industry research, employment law, corporate research, investigative journalism, and/or grant reporting (measuring and evaluation); and people with a strong commitment to working with farmworkers and their communities. Since we are focusing in particular on the promotion of best practices, advocacy, and raising awareness we are particularly interested in people with a strong interest in public policy and/or employment issues (preferably individuals with a Juris doctor, master of public policy, or a similar field).

Fellowship Duties

The fellow will work closely with MA&L staff attorneys, along with staff at the UFW and UFW Foundation. The Forced Labor Law and Policy Research Fellow will oversee a retrospective of the work that has already been done in the past two years; as well as to develop and create a legal practitioner’s toolkit to help root out and prosecute future forced labor cases in agriculture. The retrospective will provide concrete data on the Forced Labor program conducted in the past two years and the legal practitioner’s toolkit will help raise the awareness about the reality of these situations, as well as the need for legal protections to be put into place permanently in an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate this problem of forced labor in agriculture. Lastly, the Forced Labor Law and Policy Research Fellow will work closely with the UFW and UFW Foundation to submit the required quarterly and closing reports to the Forced Labor program funder.

Important Details for Fellowship Applicants

  • Commitment to fellowship period – September 5, 2017, through July 31, 2018.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (preferably bilingual in both Spanish and English, but not required).
  • Flexibility. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and responsive to feedback. Ability to work long hours and on weekends as necessary.
  • Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights.
  • Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner.
  • Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage and risk-taking.

Salary

Compensation commensurate with experience.

We are now accepting applications for the Forced Labor Law and Policy Research Fellowship. Interested individuals should submit the following by 5:00 PM (PST), July 31, 2017:

 

Interested individuals should submit the following information: Please email information to:
  1. Detailed letter of interest (title the document using the following format – LOI-Osorio, Maria – e.g. only use your first and last name)
  2. Résumé (title the document using the following format – Resume-Osorio, Maria – e.g. only use your first and last name)
  3. Writing Sample (no more than 10 pages) (title the document using the following format – WS-Osorio, Maria – e.g. only use your first and last name)
  4. Contact information for three references (Name, Occupation, Email, and telephone number) (title the document using the following format – References-Osorio, Maria – e.g. only use your first and last name)
María E. Osorio, J.D., M.P.A.Human Resources Directormosorio@ufwfoundation.org & Edgar Ivan Aguilasocho, Esq.Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch, APLCeaguilasocho@farmworkerlaw.com    

 

For additional information, please contact María E. Osorio at mosorio@ufwfoundation.org or 562.355.7036.

MA&L provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MA&L complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 


 

(UFWF) Administrative Assistant, Bakersfield, CA

 

Title: Full-time Temporary Administrative Assistant Current as of: 07/25/2017 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Entity: UFW Foundation Department: Membership Services Reports to: Site Supervisor 

 

SUMMARY: An Administrative Assistant (Admin) manages and maintains official records and executes administrative policies determined by or in conjunction with other officials. The responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant position include, but are not limited to, opening, routing and responding to correspondence, answering the telephone and routing/taking messages, as well as providing high-level general clerical support to the lead manager and assigned supervisor. Secondary duties will include various special projects related to the events and activities in which the organization or lead manager is involved. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This is not an exhaustive list) ● Greets all visitors and assists them with a high level of customer service. ● Utilizes computer hardware and software to produce documents. ● Turn in reports and plans in a timely manner. ● Reads and routes incoming mail. ● Organizes and maintains file system, and files correspondence and other records. ● Answers and screens telephone calls, and arranges conference calls. ● Coordinates legal staff's schedule and makes appointments. ● Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings. ● Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials. ● Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes. ● Ensures office environment is sanitary and organized. ● Orders and maintains supplies, and arranges for equipment maintenance. ● Collect service fees from clients. ● Collect monthly financial information from staff for processing (credit card vouchers, mileage reports, expense reports, etc.). ● Coordinates membership intake, dues, and materials. ● Makes daily deposits. ● Other tasks as needed. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas: ● Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English. ● Speed, Precision, and Accuracy: Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with speed, precision, and accuracy. ● Flexibility. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and responsive to feedback. Ability to work long hours and on weekends as necessary. ● Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights. ● Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner. ● Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage, and risk-taking.

Please Email Cover Letter and Resume to María E. Osorio, J.D., M.P.A.Human Resources Director: mosorio@ufwfoundation.org

 


 

(UFW) Administrative Assistant, Salinas, CA

 

Title: Full-time Temporary Administrative Assistant Current as of: 07/25/2017 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 
Entity: UFW Department: Salinas Field Office Reports to: Office Manager 

 

SUMMARY: An Administrative Assistant (Admin) manages and maintains official records and executes administrative policies determined by or in conjunction with other officials. The responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant position include, but are not limited to, opening, routing and responding to correspondence, answering the telephone and routing/taking messages, as well as providing high-level general clerical support to the lead manager and assigned supervisor. Secondary duties will include various special projects related to the events and activities in which the organization or lead manager is involved. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This is not an exhaustive list) ● Greets all visitors and assists them with a high level of customer service. ● Utilizes computer hardware and software to produce documents. ● Turn in reports and plans in a timely manner. ● Reads and routes incoming mail. ● Organizes and maintains file system, and files correspondence and other records. ● Answers and screens telephone calls, and arranges conference calls. ● Coordinates legal staff's schedule and makes appointments. ● Coordinates and arranges meetings, prepares agendas, reserves and prepares facilities, and records and transcribes minutes of meetings. ● Makes copies of correspondence or other printed materials. ● Prepares outgoing mail and correspondence, including e-mail and faxes. ● Ensures office environment is sanitary and organized. ● Orders and maintains supplies, and arranges for equipment maintenance. ● Collect service fees from clients. ● Collect monthly financial information from staff for processing (credit card vouchers, mileage reports, expense reports, etc.). ● Coordinates membership intake, dues, and materials. ● Makes daily deposits. ● Other tasks as needed. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position must have a high level of professionalism and organization. The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas: ● Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Spanish and English. ● Speed, Precision, and Accuracy: Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment with speed, precision, and accuracy. ● Flexibility. Ability to adjust quickly to constantly changing priorities and responsive to feedback. Ability to work long hours and on weekends as necessary. ● Dedication to Mission. A genuine interest in immigrant and farm worker rights. ● Collaboration. Ability to work with teammates in a professional and solutions oriented manner. ● Si Se Puede (It Can Be Done) Attitude. The embodiment of a personal spirit that promotes confidence, courage, and risk-taking.

 

 Please Email Cover Letter and Resume to María E. Osorio, J.D., M.P.A.Human Resources Director: mosorio@ufwfoundation.org