Administrative Assistant

Annapolis, Maryland
Competitive Salary and Full Benefit Package
Mar 26, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Assistant in Center for Affiliates and Advocacy (CAA)

Center for Affiliates and Advocacy

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA)

Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) is the Maryland affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA). MSEA is a union and professional association headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland representing more than 75,000 educators and school employees working in Maryland’s public schools. MSEA is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning experience; negotiating professional compensation and advocating for increased education funding and working conditions for public school employees; promoting academic achievement for all students; and protecting labor, civil and human rights for all. 

Job Summary: The Assistant supports the management team in CAA with performing a variety of administrative tasks related to the preparation of materials for committee meetings, conferences, and trainings, and other event logistics. The position responds to inquiries from local leaders, members and staff regarding program activities, and also has responsibility for the. collection and reporting of data.


  • Compiles, types, files and distributes letters, reports and other documents.
  • Composes routine correspondence.
  • Researches and responds to inquiries from staff and members in a professional and timely manner.
  • Provides scheduling/logistics, prepares and assembles materials, and mailings for meetings, conferences, and trainings.
  • Manages and responds to CAA telephone calls with other CAA associates and delivers timely messages to staff.
  • Provides timely and appropriate responses to member and local leader inquiries.
  • Learns the MSEA organizational structure and associated programs to ensure timely and appropriate response to members and local leaders.
  • Provides administrative support for special projects.
  • Design online registration forms and manage the online registration process for conferences and trainings utilizing specialized software.
  • Prepares widely varied materials for pre- and post-conferences and trainings utilizing Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Organizes materials for committee meetings, including the conferences/trainings assigned to a committee, for staff liaisons.
  • Greets visitors entering the Center for Affiliates and Advocacy.
  • Works weekends and evenings with travel to offsite locations, with occasional overnights, required.
  • Provides support to the MSEA reception desk as required.
  • Organizes data into appropriate formats in Excel for the research department.
  • Creates statistical reports regarding evaluation of conferences in a PowerPoint format that is shared with staff, committees, and governance.
  • Creates billing for the Summer Leadership Conference for locals.
  • Creates statistical reports regarding evaluation of conferences in a PowerPoint format that is shared with staff, committees, and governance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree or high school diploma.
  • Five years of experience with conference and training planning or logistics.
  • Keyboarding skills - 50 wpm.
  • Possess effective written communication skills in order to prepare various documents, reports, statistical reports, financial documents, and advertising materials for events.
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively and demonstrate a positive attitude while working with MSEA employees, leaders and members, local affiliates, and other organizations.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint; and ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with editing and proofreading correspondence, statistical reports, financial documents, flyers, and other documents.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in scheduling/logistics, material preparation, and mailings for meetings, conferences, and trainings.
  • Ability to prioritize workload while working independently or within a team and support multiple projects and staff with minimal follow up and supervision.
  • Ability to research issues on the internet.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations using percentages and fractions; and
  • Has or can obtain and maintain a driver's license in the State of Maryland.



Date of Employment: As soon as possible

Deadline: April 9, 2021
Compensation: $41,505

All Correspondence Should Be Sent to:
Mailing address: Bernadette Joe Maddox, Human Resources

Maryland State Education Association,
140 Main St., Annapolis, MD 21401-2020

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