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


Worksite Organizer, Northern California

Based in the Bay Area, CA


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 31,000 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 Worksite Organizer position in the Northern California Bay Area. 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 with strong interpersonal and communication skills who 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.

The Bay Area Worksite Organizer will report to the Northern California Regional Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively and with accountability with a team of Worksite Organizers and member leaders to develop and execute common national programming.
  • Identify, recruit, train, develop, and support delegates and worksite leaders.
  • Meet annual membership recruitment and PAC contributions goals at each chapter.
  • Engage members in union activities.
  • Build worksite structures for communication, mobilization, and leadership development.
  • Develop and execute plans for campaigns around a variety of workplace issues.
  • Support delegates and members in effectively using the grievance procedure and other tools to enforce union contracts and improve working conditions.
  • Encourage participation in political and community coalition-building activities.
  • Participate in community and new organizing campaigns from time-to-time.
  • Develop and/or execute contract campaigns and build member participation in all forms of bargaining.
  • Prepare and manage work plans, calendars, files, reports, lists, and other records as directed.
  • Work effectively in a labor-management partnership environment.
  • Other responsibilities, as needed.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Previous union or other organizing (political/community) experience preferred.
  • Ability to work with and develop member leaders to identify issues, strategize solutions, and build power to secure desired changes in the workplace.
  • Commitment to social justice and the organizing model of unionism.
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to manage conflict and adversarial situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in utilizing the technological tools needed to be successful in this position (Google Suite, WhatsApp, Slack, Purple Text, VAN, etc).
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, including evenings and occasional weekends, as needed.
  • Willingness and ability to be in the field for work assignments.
  • Knowledge of computer programs (including word processing, spreadsheets, and database software).
  • Proof of up-to-date COVID vaccination is a condition of employment.
  • Must reside in the Northern California Bay Area area or be willing to relocate.
  • Commitment to ongoing self-reflection and professional development in the work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience organizing in healthcare settings.
  • Experience in navigating complex labor management relationships
  • Knowledge of the process of medical training for doctors in the US healthcare system

CIR Offers
Competitive salary ($59,579 - $109,549) 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 be sure to include all of your paid professional experience on your resume. Please send your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@cirseiu.org with the Subject Line: Northern California Bay Area Worksite 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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