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

Pennsylvania Regional Director

Based in Philadelphia, PA


Job Posting: Regional Director, Pennsylvania Region
Location: Philadelphia Area

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 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
CIR is looking for a Regional Director located in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. This position reports to the National Field Director.

You will drive and implement CIR’s national agenda at the regional level, developing the field program and collaborating with the public affairs team on political and values-based programming, and assist with the union’s growth/new organizing program. You will be responsible for overseeing membership engagement, growth and the leadership development in the region’s hospital worksites. You will be responsible for contract implementation and enforcement, organizing around issues and directing contract campaigns in collaboration with CIR’s research and collective bargaining department as well as development of strategic relationships within the hospital and the community. You will supervise worksite organizers and other staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop plan with Member leaders to implement CIR’s national agenda
  • Design, implement and supervise the execution of strategic plans to address workplace issues and other matters for the assigned area
  • Develop strategic goals for team members, proactively identify needs of the organization, respond with solutions and implement effective changes
  • Responsible for leadership development, membership growth and engagement
  • Ensure collective bargaining agreements are enforced and implemented at assigned chapters
  • Work in collaboration with other department heads, field directors and Member leaders to execute field plans and achieve organizational goals
  • Guide the implementation of field plans in support of collective bargaining and participate in negotiations, as needed
  • Develop strategic relationships within assigned hospitals and the community
  • Provide written communications and reports to members, union leaders, Executive Committee and CIR staff as needed
  • Supervise, develop and give timely evaluations to staff to ensure they are achieving local, statewide and national goals
  • Work with the political team to develop and implement a regional COPE plan
  • Provide coaching and mentorship for direct reports, conduct regular evaluations, and create staff development plans
  • Oversee the engagement of members on hospital and CIR issues, and support organizers with contract organizing and membership growth campaigns
  • Assist in new organizing and political campaigns in the area
  • Approve expenses, time off, and other administrative functions for the staff
  • Track and maintain accurate records and databases

CIR is Looking for Someone With:

  • Four years or more of organizing experience in the labor movement including at least two years’ of experience leading or managing/supervising staff required.
  • Must be able to manage with the values of the labor movement and be willing to constantly improve as a manager.
  • Healthcare organizing experience preferred in both public and private sectors, but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with community allies, electeds and hospital administrators to support contract organizing campaigns.
  • Ability to quickly learn resident life/training, hospital operations and finance, and relevant economic and political issues.
  • Familiarity with labor law (in local jurisdictions), libel/free speech laws, collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, mediation and arbitration processes.
  • Demonstrates respectful and responsible behavior, and possesses the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Strong planning and time management skills, ability to prioritize and develop work plans with minimal supervision including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Possesses excellent listening, interpersonal, communication 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
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead, build strong working relationships and hold others accountable while building respect and trust.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Ability to support, model and coach 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.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency with Google products such as Gmail and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drive)
  • Technologically proficient; willingness to learn new operating platforms to make hybrid organizing work with remote teams effective.
  • 4-year degree, BA/BS, preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

CIR Offers
This is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position. The salary for this position is $120,000.

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.

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: Pennsylvania Regional Director.

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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