Lead New Organizer


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Title: Lead New Organizer

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 24,000 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 for a Lead New Organizer. CIR is committed to supporting our organizing initiatives. The Lead Organizer must utilize the resources of CIR’s departments to strengthen and guide a successful organizing campaign. This position is responsible for leading organizers and organizing committees in executing the campaign plan and facilitating the learning and development of new organizers. This position is responsible for successfully leading all aspects of an organizing campaign located anywhere in the United States.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Probe potential CIR chapters, and identify and recruit leaders to an organizing committee.
  • Build relationships with interns, residents, fellows, and allies while maintaining oversight of new organizing campaigns.
  • Worksite mapping, list building, and turf planning.
  • Understand the phases and components of an organizing campaign, creation of a strategic plan with specific achievable goals, tactics, and the development of a detailed timeline.
  • Successfully lead the execution of a campaign plan.  
  • Identify needs and utilize campaign tools to move campaigns effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain good relationships with other CIR departments and utilize their resources to strengthen and guide campaigns.
  • Be well-versed in labor law specifically related to regulations governing union recognition.
  • Develop new organizers and effectively guide their day-to-day work.
  • Comprehend resident work life, training, governance structures, terminology, and role within hospital operations.
  • Manage expectations, fears, and hopes of residents throughout campaigns.
  • Understand the ways CIR operates in an organized hospital. 
  • Facilitate meetings effectively.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Experience leading a team/s in a campaign setting.
  • Experience in tracking and analyzing data for campaigns. 
  • Ability to use, learn and teach different organizing tools in campaigns. 
  • Proficiency in job-related technical knowledge and ability to facilitate the learning of others. 
  • Ability to develop committees.
  • Ability to think critically through problems, manage conflict and adversarial situations. 
  • Recognizable interest in the work and the membership with a desire to advance the organization.
  • Proactively identifies the needs of the organization and responds with solutions. 
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and handle fast-paced settings, multiple projects, and tight deadlines.
  • Critically evaluate one’s own performance, incorporating feedback into improving performance.
  • Ability to self-motivate and accomplish work independently
  • Motivated to develop one’s own skills, acquire knowledge and proactively seek opportunities to learn.
  • Effective and appropriate communication with potential members, staff, administrators, and supervisors.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Actively participates on the team. 
  • Demonstrates respectful and responsible behavior.
  • Well-prepared, organized, and able to manage time effectively. 
  • Residence for the multiple roles  
    • An individual must reside in one of the following districts or states:  Arizona, California, Connecticut,  Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C.


  • 4-year degree, BA/BS preferred
  • 2-year minimum experience in external organizing
  • Familiarity with statistics, quantitative and qualitative research
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work long hours and travel extensively within the United States.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and think critically.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with colleagues and members. 

CIR Offers:

  • Competitive salary ($89,183-$103,920) 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.

This job posting may not reflect the complete job description.

In addition to a resume, 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 resume and cover letter along with 3 professional references to: jobs@cirseiu.org with the Subject Line: Lead New 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.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@cirseiu.org