Program Officer III for Equality and Inclusion

Program Officer III for Equality and Inclusion

Solidarity Center

Washington, DC, United States

Summary of Position

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.

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments with limited or no supervision
  • Extensive knowledge of intersectional approaches to achieving equality and inclusion in labor organizing and workplaces
  • Extensive knowledge of international relations, including trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad
  • Experience developing programming to promote equality, equity and inclusion in the workplace and/or in unions, including addressing racism, sexism, abilism, homophobia, and xenophobia
  • Trade union experience is highly desirable
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, gender equality, international relations, labor relations or related fields and/or ten years equivalent work experience
  • Good communications and writing skills
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets
  • Ability to work and interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds and multiple identities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in a second language is a plus

Personal Qualities

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.

Specific Duties

  • Provide the Equality and Inclusion Department with programmatic financial and administrative support;
  • Write/edit proposals, reports, letters, and other correspondence;
  • Conduct research on intersectional approaches to achieving equality and inclusion for use by Center headquarters and field offices;
  • Coordinate activities with the Center’s other program and functional offices;
  • Assist, as required, in the work of the Center’s other program and functional offices;
  • Develop coalition-building contacts with U.S. and global diverse organizations building equality and inclusion of all workers regardless of gender and/or sexual identity, ability, race, national origin, or religion in the world of work, and U.S. labor, government and non-governmental organizations in the Washington area;
  • Provide guidance to field offices on AFL-CIO and Center policies and priorities, and serve as a liaison between the Center and AFL-CIO affiliates, GUFs, ICFTU, its regional organizations, and the ILO;
  • Assist and advise field offices in program development and proposal writing;
  • Develop and implement regional and sub-regional programs and programs in countries without resident field representative;
  • Provide field offices with information on USAID, NED, and U.S. government rules and regulations that affect program management;
  • Recruit outside program consultants and other technical staff in accordance with Departmental needs;
  • Provide technical assistance and support to conduct program evaluations of projects related to achieving equality and inclusion and recruiting evaluators;
  • Support field trips by Center personnel;
  • Share information on country conditions and labor issues as requested by Washington-based U.S. government offices and Congress;
  • Travel on a TDY basis to conduct and/or oversee program development and/or implementation;
  • Work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in the development and implementation of Solidarity Center programs, within approved communications guidelines;
  • Monitor programs to meet budget targets;
  • Represent the Solidarity Center as directed;
  • Furnish financial and administrative support services to field offices, and provide advice and guidance to field offices on grants management and funding procedures;
  • Initiate concept papers and program proposals and seek funding for same; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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