Office Coordinator 2017-18

UPDATE: Applications are being accepted until noon on Wednesday, June 7th. Please send your cover letter and resume to

COGS-UE Local 896 would like to hire a part-time Office Coordinator (10 hours/week averaged over the employment period, or approximately a 25% appointment) to assist with various critical tasks related to membership records, organizing, and office management.

The Office Coordinator’s responsibilities will include: maintenance of the COGS membership database; processing of new member information; bulk mailing responsibilities; and other organizing and office duties. The Office Coordinator will work under the direction of the Vice President for Organizing.

The position will begin August 1, 2017 and run through May 15, 2018.  The salary is $9,508.46 for the period, to be paid in monthly installments at the end of each month worked.

Minimum qualifications are: 1) a strong commitment to the mission and members of COGS; 2) strong organizational skills; 3) some experience with Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Approach, Access or other database programs; 4) some experience with social media, digital marketing, SEO, or website maintenance; and 5) excellent writing skills.  

Previous experience with basic office management, and work as a steward or organizer a plus, but not required. Candidates for elected office (including trustee) for 2017-18, and members of the ad-hoc hiring committee, are ineligible to apply.  

This position is not a University appointment.  Depending on visa status, international students may not be eligible for employment under federal regulations.  Further details on the job description can be obtained by contacting Laura Szech, Vice President for Organizing (  If interested, please send a letter of application outlining your qualifications and a resume to: COGS Hiring Committee, COGS-UE Local 896, 20 E. Market St., Ste. 210, Iowa City, IA 52245; or  The application deadline is June 7, 2017, at 12:00pm.