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

Communications Coordinator

Based in California


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 more than 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:
CIR is looking to hire a Communications Coordinator to join the Communications team. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for implementing communications plans to support organizing campaigns. The Coordinator will create and design social media and communications campaigns addressing resident physician issues. This role will work collaboratively with Public Affairs, Field, and the Political staff to expand our reach and build support for our campaigns.

The Communications Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications.

Job Responsibilities:
Communications Planning & Strategy

  • Work with the Communications Director to develop messaging frameworks, communication plans and digital strategy for on-the-ground organizing campaigns
  • Work closely with various departments to develop relevant content, including digital outreach and online organizing for union programs
  • Create organizing materials (digital and print) to promote CIR

Messaging and Content Creation

  • Write compelling, engaging copy for emails, blog posts, potential members to further internal and external organizing, and strategic campaigns
  • Work with the Public Affairs department to create shareable graphics, fliers, and other content to use for social and offline purposes
  • Create content to run across multiple channels such as Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • Work with the Communications team to develop relevant social media campaigns
  • Assist with communications requests from various regions and departments
  • Work on the ground to help document actions and train leaders on best practices for outreach

CIR is looking for candidates who have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a communication-related field a plus, but not required
  • Previous online organizing experience working directly for a labor union, and the belief in and commitment to progressive social justice required
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and writing)
  • Understand email and social media analytics and be able to leverage online tools to prioritize engagement over vanity metrics
  • An understanding of brand-cohesion and good storytelling
  • Must have basic graphic design skills to create textable graphics, memes, and flyers
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced organization with tight deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with a range of online campaigning tools, CRMs, tactics, and strategies (Every Action/Member van a plus)
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a remote team, and can demonstrate a strong ability to work cross-functionally
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Cloud, or similar programs
  • Ability to document actions and turn around compelling content
  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid
  • The ability to work long hours and irregular hours including some evenings and weekends
  • A willingness to travel as needed

CIR Offers:
Competitive salary ($97,056 - $113,149) 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 résumé. Please send your résumé and cover letter to: jobs@cirseiu.org with the Subject Line: Communications Coordinator.

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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