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


Area Director for New England

Based in Boston, MA


About Us:
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest house staff union in the United States. We are a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 22,000 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.

The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare seeks an Area Director located in or near the Boston area. Our New England chapters are in the surrounding areas of: Boston, MA; Cambridge, MA; Worcester, MA; Lawrence, MA; and Burlington, VT.

This position will report to the Regional Director.

Location: Boston, MA

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with Regional Director on workflow to accomplish regional and national goals.
  • Oversee the engagement of members on hospital and CIR issues.
  • Work in collaboration with other department heads, field directors and Regional Vice Presidents to execute field plans.
  • Engage in leadership development of Regional VPs.
  • Designs, implements and supervise the execution of strategic plans for the assigned area.
  • Assists in new organizing and political campaigns in the area.
  • Provides coaching and mentorship for direct reports, conducts regular evaluations, and creates staff development plans.
  • Approve expenses, time off, and other administrative functions for the staff.
  • Guides the implementation of field plans in support of collective bargaining and participates in negotiations, as needed.
  • Support organizers with contract organizing and membership growth campaigns.
  • Develop strategic relationships within assigned hospitals and the community.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise in: issues organizing, membership growth campaigns, leadership development and strategic planning
  • Developing relationships with community allies, electeds and hospital administrators to support contract organizing campaigns.
  • Healthcare organizing experience, a plus.
  • Ability to quickly learn resident life/training, hospital operations and finance and relevant economic, and political issues.
  • Understands the collective bargaining process and enforcement; ability to develop and engage chapter and regional committees.
  • Familiarity with labor law (in local jurisdictions), libel/free speech laws, major laws related to health care industry and collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, mediation and arbitration processes.
  • Demonstrates an interest in the work and the membership and a desire and commitment to advance the organization
  • Develops strategic goals for team members, proactively identifies needs of the organization, responds with solutions and implements effective changes.
  • Demonstrates respectful and responsible behavior.
  • Strong planning and time management skills, ability to prioritize and develop work plans with minimal supervision including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to thrive and operate in a fast-paced, mission driven environment with quick thinking, energy, humor, flexibility, and above all professionalism.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse group of people
  • Effectively coordinates with staff to execute a campaign plan and effectively utilizes the expertise and resources of other CIR departments.
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate, lead, build strong working relationships and hold others accountable while building respect and trust.
  • Demonstrates ability to contribute to creating a positive work environment that encourages personal responsibility, initiative and innovation and engages the team in the work and values of CIR.
  • Appropriately manages conflict, disagreements and adversarial situations among staff.
  • Ability to critically evaluate one’s own performance and incorporate feedback into improving performance.
  • Provides support, modeling and coaching to staff through honest, clear and timely feedback; able to facilitate the learning of others, both formally and informally.
  • Actively and effectively develops the skills and autonomy of staff to meet organizational needs and individual staff’s professional goals.
  • Fluency with Google products such as Gmail and Google Suite; (docs, sheets, slides and drive)
  • Technologically proficient; willingness to learn new operating platforms to make hybrid organizing work with remote teams effective.


  • Minimum 4-year degree, BA/BS, preferred; but not required,
  • Minimum 2 years relevant organizing experience.
  • Supervisory experience of unionized staff preferred and /or commitment to managing with the values of the labor movement; willingness to constantly improve as a manager.
  • Ability to build and manage professional relationships.
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Ability to work in the field at a hospital worksite to accomplish tasks and meet with individuals.
  • Ability to travel to worksites throughout California and for out-of-state meetings.
  • Must have a valid driver's license

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position. The salary range for this position is ($90,000 to $103,000) which is based on the candidate’s relevant and verifiable professional experience and qualifications.

Excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision coverage with no employee contributions; generous paid leave time including four weeks’ vacation within the first calendar year of employment, paid holidays, personal days, sick days; short and long-term disability insurance; 401(k); defined benefit pension plan; and mileage reimbursement.

This job posting may not reflect the complete job description.

To Apply:
In addition to a résumé, we require a compelling cover letter that gives us a clear picture of who you are, how you demonstrated success in a similar position and why you want to apply for this position at CIR. Make us want to pick up the phone and set up an interview!

Please send your résumé and cover letter along with three professional references to: jobs@cirseiu.org, with the Subject Line: Area Director, New England.

CIR is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws.

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

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