Communications Coordinator

Location: Long Island City, New York, Northern California, Southern California, Boston, Massachusetts or South Florida

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 20,000 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 Communications Coordinator will support the Communications Director to be responsible for creating communications strategies to support organizing campaigns, our online presence and communicating directly with our members, and the public using multiple online platforms. This position will create and design social media and communications campaigns addressing resident physician issues. This role will work collaboratively with Public Affairs, Field, and Political staff to expand our reach and build support for our campaigns.

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 Public Affairs department to create shareable graphics, fliers, and other content for 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
  • Increase reach, growth, and engagement of online communities to help build support for our 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a communication-related field a plus  
  • Previous online organizing experience with a labor union or other advocacy group, and the belief in and commitment to progressive social justice
  • 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
  • Understand brand cohesion and good storytelling
  • Must have basic graphic design skills to create (and experience creating) textable graphics, memes, and flyers
  • 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)
  • 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

What you gain from a position with CIR:

  • Competitive salary ($65,505 -$83,148) commensurate with experience and in compliance with the staff collective bargaining agreement
  • Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, mileage reimbursement, disability, 401(k), pension plan and paid sick/vacation time 

In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter that explains your reason for wanting to work at CIR and how you demonstrated success in a similar position. Please send your resume and cover letter to with the Subject Line: Communications Coordinator – External Organizing.

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: