Communications Coordinator

Location: Long Island City

About Us: 
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the largest housestaff union in the United States. We are a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), representing over 17,000 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 be responsible for building 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 Organizers and Physician leaders to develop messaging frameworks, communication plans and digital strategy for on-the-ground campaigns
• Work closely across various departments to develop relevant content and narrative creation, 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 and alumni
• Work with Public Affairs department to create graphics, textables, digital and print fliers, and other content for use online and offline (FB, TW, IG)
• Create content and digital strategies to run across multiple channels such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Monitor online conversations and actively participate in them to build the organization’s visibility
• Increase reach, growth, and engagement of online communities to help build support for our campaigns
• Assist with communications request from various regions and departments
• 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 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 for screen and print
• Experience with creating textable graphics, memes, and flyers
• Ability to work in a face-paced organization with tight deadlines
• Must have excellent follow-up skills
• Demonstrated ability to interpret analytics
• Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
• Familiarity with a range of online campaigning tools, tactics, and strategies
• Ability to work independently and as part of a remote team and can demonstrate a strong ability to work cross-functionally
• Proficiency with Google products such as Gmail and Google Drive (docs & sheets)
• Basic knowledge of HTML
• Experience work with various CRM
• Video pre/post-production experience
• Experience with SLR cameras
• Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and/or similar programs

What you gain from a position with CIR:
• Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
• 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 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.

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.