Internship and Jobs Opportunities

 

In an effort to reach out to the Latino community and increase youth leadership development, LCLAA hosts full and part-time, unpaid internships at their Washington, D.C. headquarters all year.  Interns will have the opportunity to get involved in an organization that works to educate mobilize and advance the economic, social and political interests of Latino workers, their families and their communities.

TO APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP, SEND A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Resume and Cover letter
One Writing Sample, no less than 3-pages
One letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer

Send via mail or e-mail to:

Attention: Internship Program
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, (LCLAA)
815 16th St NW 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
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Please visit our website for more information on our organization at:  http://www.lclaa.org

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, (LCLAA), is America’s premiere national organization dedicated to build social, economic and political power for Hispanic workers, their families, and their communities.  Founded in 1973, LCLAA advocates for the interests of over 1.7 million Latino trade unionists throughout the country and Puerto Rico.  LCLAA is a constituency group representing Latino workers from both the AFL-CIO and Change to Win Federation.

 


Internship Job Posting (Unpaid)
LCLAA’s Internship Program- Fall/ Spring Semesters and Summer Program
Internship: Policy and Advocacy
Location: Washington, D.C.

LCLAA ‘s Internship Program is a project-oriented Internship coupled with the exposure to the roles that the administrative, communications, research and marketing functions play in LCLAA’s daily operations.  This unique internship helps to develop leadership skills in areas such as communications, organizing, and event planning and team management.

Internship assignments vary in focus/design and are designed to provide maximum learning and exposure for the intern.  Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

Conduct policy research on LCLAA legislative issues.

Assisting National Staff and Chapters with LCLAA organizing and political campaigns.

Assisting in the development of Training & Educational Materials.

Attending meetings, congressional hearings and relevant events that discuss policies relevant to Latino working families.

Contribute to our Online Advocacy and Messaging campaigns to our membership through research and writing as needed.

 


LCLAA’s Internship Program- Fall/ Spring Semesters and Summer Program
Internship: Environmental Research & Advocacy 
Location: Washington, D.C.

The environmental research and advocacy internship program will support the work of the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC). The work of the NLCCC focuses on doing outreach to the Latino community to foster a greater awareness about the impact of global warming on the Latino community in order to provide policy recommendations on how to address this critical issue.  Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

Research of environmental policy as needed for the creation of informational pieces and reports 
Assist in the coordination and planning of briefings on climate change
Assist in the identification of local and regional environmental leaders and experts
Provide administrative help in the coordination of NLCCC leadership meetings, events, etc.
 
 

LCLAA’s Internship Program- Fall/ Spring Semesters and Summer Program
Internship: Communications
Location: Washington, D.C.

Internship assignments vary in focus/design and are designed to provide maximum learning and exposure for the intern.  Internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:

Keeping abreast of national and local news that impact Latino working families (ie: work, health care, education, immigration, etc).

Assisting the Communications Director with the translation of news and documents from English to Spanish and vise versa.

Compiling relevant news and research to serve as a resource in the drafting of press statements.

Assist in the development of a comprehensive media list to media contacts in predominantly Hispanic regions of the country.

Qualifications:

Basic Computer skills, Knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Word, Excell, Powerpoint, etc).
Bilingual applicants in both Spanish and English are preferred although exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates.
Experience/Knowledge or familiarity with labor unions and non-profit work a big plus.  
Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills.  
We look for respectful individuals that follow directions, demonstrate creativity, excellent work ethic, flexibility and initiative.
Knowledge of HTML language, Photoshop, and Adobe illustrator are desirable but not required.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, & writing sample to:
Attention: Internship Program
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, (LCLAA)
815 16th St NW 4th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
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LCLAA is an equal opportunity employer.

Please visit our website for more information on our organization at:  www.lclaa.org   

 

 

Job Opportunities

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organization

Department: Accounting
Position: PayrollManager
Reports To: Controller
Location: Washington, D.C.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee all activities related to weekly payroll processing utilizing Ultimate Software’s Ultipro HR/Payroll system including payroll changes, entries, reporting, garnishment, etc.;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws;
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end reports (gross payroll, hours worked, tax deductions, etc.) as required and requested;
  • Provide detailed schedules/reports as needed to other departments (reconciliations, Metrocheck schedules, COPE payroll deductions, quarterly 401(k) matching report, etc.); 
  • Review and reconcile month, quarter and year end tax filings by payroll service;
  • Prepare and file returns not handled by payroll service;
  • Prepare various journal entries, account reconciliations and overall General Ledger support;
  • Resolve system issues and problems encountered during payroll processing, report and files generation, etc.;
  • Coordinate payroll transition, benefit deductions and other related processes with the Human Resources Department including the maintenance of wage schedules;
  • Maintain all historical and current payroll records;
  • Respond to employees’ questions/problems regarding payroll and troubleshoot for problem resolution;
  • Respond to inquiries received from federal, state and local government agencies regarding payroll and tax issues;
  • Provide schedules to outside auditors as required for annual audits;
  • Provide information and assistance to HR and Accounting Departments as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field preferred, or 5-7 years of payroll experience including a minimum of 1-2 years as a Payroll Manager;
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a payroll environment including demonstrated experience managing a payroll system;
  • Current in-depth knowledge of applicable state and federal tax, and wage and hour laws including the maintenance of this knowledge;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and demonstrated expertise with Excel;
  • Demonstrated experience with Ultimate Software UltiPro HR/Payroll System preferred;
  • Strong customer orientation;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and develop relationships with a diverse group of people.

Please send all resumes, references and a cover letter to the AFL-CIO Human Resources Department.

AFL-CIO Human Resources Department
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
jobpost@aflcio.org
(202)637-5103  Phone
(202)508-6961  Fax

Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

American Federation of Labor – Congress of  Industrial Organization

Department: Field
Position: Field Campaign Manager
Reports To: Director
Location: Washington, D.C.


 The Field Campaign Manager is responsible for the development and management of assigned field campaigns. Campaigns are implemented at the local level with state and local labor councils and with affiliated unions and allied organizations.  The Campaign Manager coordinates with other AFL-CIO departments, and integrates all campaign work within the department and within the field. 
The Field Campaign Manager is a management position that works under the supervision of the Director of the Field Department.  The Campaign Manager will oversee campaign staff in the Field Department and will work in collaboration with the respective departments to oversee additional staff and resources assigned to field campaigns.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic issue campaigns in the field that support the Federation’s overall objectives;
  • Conceptualize and construct the campaign plan for field operations including the drafting of the campaign budget, work plan and overall timeline;
  • Manage overall campaign operations while coordinating the integration and assignment of Federation resources for simultaneous field campaigns;
  • Coordinate with the Regional Directors, and respective Federation staff, to develop strategic alliances with labor and non-labor partners in support of campaign objectives;
  • Establish accountability systems in the field to ensure that campaign goals are met, including the implementation of post-campaign debriefs and assessments;
  • Develop and implement strategies to streamline resources to support field campaign activity and to avoid duplicative campaign work;
  • Lead an integrated campaign planning process coordinating multi-department resources in support of campaign objectives;
  • Keeps the Director fully informed on a regular basis regarding issues that affect departmental or Federation objectives;
  • Prepare and submit regular and ad hoc reports as requested;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of 6 years of campaign experience coordinating all aspects of a campaign including demonstrated success as a campaign manager; or at least 9-10 years of prior experience coordinating all aspects of issue, organizing or political campaigns including demonstrated success as a campaign manager;
  • Extensive experience drafting campaign plans including budgets;
  • Extensive experience managing large staff and diverse staff teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and motivate teams and work effectively in a team environment in both a lead and support role;
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with both national, state and local structures of the labor movement;
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships;
  • Strong working knowledge of state legislative processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent political judgment and discretion;
  • Ability to work independently within context of a plan;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, and demonstrated experience in developing campaign and personal work plans and goals;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis as needed, and for extended periods of time;
  • Computer proficiency is required:  email, internet, database/spreadsheet, word processing, and web conferencing.

Please send all resumes, references and a cover letter to the AFL-CIO Human Resources Department.

AFL-CIO Human Resources Department
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
jobpost@aflcio.org
(202)637-5103  Phone
(202)508-6961  Fax

Equal Opportunity Employer

 


 

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organization


Department: Public Affairs
Position: Multimedia Editor / Videographer
Reports To: Broadcast Division Manager
Location: Washington, D.C.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The AFL-CIO is seeking a Multimedia Editor/Videographer to join its Broadcast Division in Washington, D.C. 

The Multimedia Editor/Videographer is responsible for creating high-quality video and audio content for the AFL-CIO. Responsibilities include editing multimedia video and audio assets for internal and external video projects, including web, conferences, social media, podcasts and broadcast; maintaining the DAM system of archived media; shooting and lighting video; establishing a consistent visual tone and style for the federation; and providing creative input for all related projects. Technical excellence is a must. The ideal candidate thrives in a collaborative environment and supports the goals of the social and economic justice movement and the labor movement. The Editor/Videographer may be asked to oversee any freelance employees assigned to projects.The Multimedia Editor/Videographer must be proficient in shooting and lighting for standard interview and event set-ups on location and studio interviews; familiar with current video trends and techniques; and competent working with different video and file formats, from native tapeless footage (P2, AVCHD, XDCam EX, etc.) to legacy footage (3/4”, BetaSP, MiniDV).As in any production environment, this person should be a team player, willing to travel for shoots and to work long and extended hours as needed to meet production deadlines.  The right candidate will be comfortable and thrive in a very small department that responds to high demands.  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintain video and audio equipment (to include but not limited to Mac-based edit system, content management system, camera, lighting kits, mics and audio gear).
  • Conceptualize and shoot video in collaboration with Manager of Broadcast Division in studio and on location. 
  • Implement CatDV DAM database tools to effectively secure, catalog, maintain and access audio/video assets.
  • Work with department manager to develop and maintain workflow processes and standards for editing and shooting in a growing department.
  • Stay abreast of industry and technology trends and best practices in order to recommend new approaches within the department.
  • Provide basic audio support for meetings and related events;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • Senior experience with AVID and FCP and peripheral design software to include, but not limited to: AfterFX, Motion, Boris, Photoshop, Flash, DVD Studio Pro.
  • 5-7 years experience editing and shooting videos such as webisodes, social media videos, broadcast and long-format pieces.
  • Demonstrated excellence with tapeless workflows, file formats, codecs, compression software and conversions.
  • Solid DAM/Content Management experience a must.
  • Understand HD formats (720p, 1080i and relative frame rates, etc.)
  • BS/BA degree in Visual Arts (Video, Film, Multimedia, etc.) preferred.
  • Know what elements go into a persuasive and compelling video package.
  • Exhibit areas of technical troubleshooting, collaboration and resourcefulness. 
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Availability and flexibility to work long and extended hours and weekends as needed.
  • Eagerness and ability to bring creative approaches to addressing the challenges facing working men and women.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships in a politically sensitive environment and maintain discretion.
  • Ability to exercise good political judgment.

 

Please send all resumes, references and a cover letter to the AFL-CIO Human Resources Department.

AFL-CIO Human Resources Department
815 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
jobpost@aflcio.org
(202)637-5103  Phone
(202)508-6961  Fax

Equal Opportunity Employer