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

Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


Founded in 1981 by members of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) is the only resident physician-led foundation dedicated to improving patient care and resident education in the nation’s largest public health system. Each academic year, the PCTF provides hundreds of house staff with dedicated funding for clinical research, medical equipment, community initiatives, and more. Through grants and member engagement, we ensure that residents in every specialty have a powerful voice to enhance residency, reduce health disparities, and advance quality care for all New Yorkers.

The PCTF Coordinator will be essential to the success of local grantmaking, public health, and member organizing initiatives among residents in the NYC Health + Hospitals system. You will help design and manage critical infrastructure and operational systems that run efficiently and support organizing goals.

As a member of the new Values-Based Organizing Funds national team, the Coordinator will also play a critical role in implementing our members’ vision of a coordinated, member-led national funds network. In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to an innovative model of social justice unionism – one that empowers residents, as scientists and patient advocates, to organize around the social determinants of health on the job and in the community.

Based out of CIR’s House Staff Benefits Plan, the PCTF Coordinator will report to the Values-Based Organizing Funds Director and will work closely with the Quality Improvement Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry and own the administrative and operational systems of a multi-million-dollar, participatory grantmaking program, including:
    • Administer efficient grant fulfillment workflow, including purchasing awarded medical equipment orders and payment requests from grantees and vendors.
    • Research and cultivate meaningful relationships with a diverse set of operational stakeholders, such as hospital leadership, community partners, and medical suppliers.
    • Maintain and develop digital applicant and grantee platforms, and help build out additional infrastructure and collateral as needed to support CIR members nationally.
  • Organize and coordinate logistics of all resident-facing events and activities, including board meetings, grantee site visits, and resident engagement events and activities.
  • Provide ancillary project management and organizational development support to the broader Values-Based Organizing Funds initiative:
    • Collaborate with CIR and HSBP staff to administer and align local QI and patient care funds with national union priorities.
    • Help the VBOF Director develop and implement shared infrastructure, including grants/application portals, databases, and other operational resources, to strengthen local funds and integrate their workflows nationally.
    • Liaise with Finance, Communications, Field, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth operation of VBOF internal processes; maintain a master calendar of key VBOF deadlines and follow up with stakeholders; identify best practices, resident initiatives, and other learning opportunities for all regions.
    • Opportunities to grow into other aspects of the work, such as communications, social media, participatory research, fundraising, and community building, will be provided based on demonstrated interest, skill, and organizational need.


  • 3-5 years of successful experience managing administrative and operational systems in a meaningful operation, administration, or organizing role required.
  • Experience at a foundation, labor union, or nonprofit organization is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate relevant software, platforms, and tools, such as Google Workspace, Submittable, and Airtable, is essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to health equity, social justice, and community organizing in your professional or personal life a must.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects of varying complexity while maintaining a stable grants calendar.
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Desire to learn and grow your professional skill set and amplify your contribution to social justice, health equity, and the labor movement.

CIR/HSBP Offers:

  • Competitive starting salary ($65,000-$75,000) commensurate with experience and in accordance with the staff union collective bargaining agreement.
  • Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, disability, 401(k), pension plan, and paid sick/vacation time.
  • Remote/Hybrid work schedule with expectation of some travel to local chapters and communities in the future.

How to Apply
A résumé and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for CIR, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position, and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. Please send your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@cirseiu.org with the Subject Line: PCTF Coordinator

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