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


New Organizer

Work Location by assignment:
Anywhere in the United States


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 nearly 30,000 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 Summary
The Committee of Interns and Residents is looking to fill a New Organizer position. CIR is committed to the growth of the organization through strategic organizing campaigns. To accomplish this, we need a highly driven and committed individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and who can effectively solve problems. This position has the responsibility of successfully managing all aspects of an organizing campaign. This position will report to the Deputy Organizing Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct broad and intensive outreach
  • Build one-on-one relationships, and identify, recruit and develop leaders
  • Conduct individual and group meetings to move organizing campaigns forward
  • Engage, motivate and mobilize physicians-in-training to take action
  • Manage expectations, fears, and hopes of residents throughout the campaign.
  • Plan and implement actions and events to support organizing efforts
  • Comprehend resident work life, training, governance structures, terminology, and role within hospital operations.
  • Collaborate with other CIR departments (Communications, Political, Legal, Research, Contract) to strengthen and guide campaigns.
  • Be well versed in labor law specifically related to regulations governing union recognition.
  • Perform basic campaign research, including probing, list building and worksite mapping
  • Facilitate meetings effectively.
  • Engage with physicians-in-training directly on issues related to quality improvement, health disparities and better working conditions
  • Develop skills in public speaking, health care economics, strategic research, and campaign execution

Requirements and Skills

  • At least two years of experience as a union organizer required
  • Healthcare experience preferred, but not required
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to connect and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds in pursuit of a common goal
  • Ability to think critically to manage conflict and adversarial situations
  • Ability to work independently and possess a strong work ethic
  • Ability to quickly incorporate feedback and direction from your supervisor
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Flexible working outside normal business hours, ability to work in the evenings/weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel for out of state assignments frequently and for extended periods of time
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
  • Proficiency with Google products such as Gmail and Google Drive (docs & sheets)
  • Recognizable interest in the work and the membership and a desire to advance the organization.
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and handle fast-paced settings, multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Able to critically evaluate one’s own performance, incorporating feedback into improving performance.
  • Effective and appropriate communication with potential members, staff, administrators, and supervisors.
  • An individual must reside in one of the following districts or states preferred but not required: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID

CIR Offers
Competitive salary ($72,563 - $105,336) commensurate with experience and in compliance with the staff collective bargaining agreement. 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, and sick days; short and long-term disability insurance; 401(k); defined benefit pension plan; and mileage reimbursement.

To Apply:
In addition to a résumé, please include a cover letter that explains 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: New Organizer

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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