SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)
SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)


Contract Organizer

Based in Albuquerque, NM

About Us:
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest housestaff union in the United States. We are a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 16,000 resident physicians who are dedicated to improving residency training and education, advancing patient care, and expanding healthcare access for our communities. CIR’s mission is to empower our nation’s interns, residents and fellows to fight for excellence for our patients.

Job Description:
CIR is committed to fully engaging our physician-members on hospital worksite and CIR issues. To accomplish this, we need a highly driven and committed individual who has strong interpersonal communication skills, and can effectively solve problems. Organizers are responsible for building a strong CIR presence in the hospital worksite, developing member leaders, negotiating and enforcing the collective bargaining agreement and developing strategic relationships within the hospital and the community.

What you gain from a position with CIR:

  • Hands-on experience enforcing a collective bargaining agreement for physicians, with the opportunity to develop and implement new ways of engaging physicians in their worksites.
  • Opportunity to work directly with physicians-in-training, gaining an understanding of front line providers in the hospital setting.
  • Opportunity to address issues related to access of affordable quality healthcare.
  • Opportunity to develop skills in contract negotiations, health care economics and political advocacy.
  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, mileage reimbursement, disability, 401(k), pension plan and paid sick/vacation time.

CIR is looking for candidates who have:

  • Part-time hire; 3-days per week
  • Prior union or other organizing (political/community) experience, preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict and adversarial situations.
  • Ability to work independently, think critically, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Healthcare experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license; regional travel by car is required.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

To Apply:
In addition to a résumé, we require a compelling cover letter that explains why you want to work at CIR and how you demonstrated success in a similar position. Please send your
résumé and cover letter to: jobs@cirseiu.org, with the Subject Line: NM Worksite Organizer Position.

CIR is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

Please visit our website for more information: www.cirseiu.org.

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