This is a senior staff position, responsible for day-to-day support to field offices and programs. They are thoroughly conversant with all aspects of department activities and current events relevant to intersectional approaches to equality and inclusion, including gender equality and gender-based violence and harassment in unions and workplaces. The Program Officer III is the main contact between the Equality and Inclusion Department and other departments and field offices. They have working knowledge of and experience in U.S. Government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants.
The Program Officer III writes persuasive proposals, describes complex activities and develops budgets for those activities. They participate in the development and implementation of trade union development, education, training and other programs regarding equality and inclusion. The Program Officer III produces well-written program reports and evaluations. They monitor programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results. The Program Officer III prepares and exchanges information and coordinates activities with other departments and field offices, as required. They provide advice and guidance to Country Program Directors for the development and implementation of programs, the drafting and submission of concept papers and project proposals to donor organizations, and the effective management of field offices and programs as related to equality and inclusion. They draw on their experience to initiate program proposals and seek funding.
The Program Officer III assists and advises the Co-Directors and Senior Gender Specialist on details of programs assigned. They work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in the development and implementation of Solidarity Center programs, at the request of the Co-Directors and within approved communications guidelines. They assist with and, when necessary, provide logistical support for international visitors and participants in Washington-based programs conducted by the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, affiliates, global labor federations, and/or other related organizations. They have the experience and presence necessary to represent the Center accurately and effectively in public and in private meetings with donor organizations, partner organizations, and national and international public and private organizations, the policies and programs of the Center and the AFL-CIO. They represent the Center at various meetings and conference in the U.S. and abroad and coordinate with Washington-based NGOs, and U.S. government agencies. They travel domestically and internationally as needed.
The successful candidate will bring a strong social justice orientation, passion for workers’ rights and commitment to equality and inclusion. They will have demonstrated good judgment in U.S. and international political environments and the confidence, energy, patience, and commitment to work with others in this multilayered international organization to advance the cause of all workers’ rights around the world.