Title: New Organizer
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 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.
CIR is committed to the growth of the organization through strategic organizing campaigns. To accomplish this, we need highly driven and committed individuals who have strong interpersonal and communication skills and can effectively solve problems.
- Conduct broad and intensive outreach
- Build one-on-one relationships
- Identify, recruit and develop leaders
- Conduct individual and group meetings to move organizing campaigns forward
- Engage, motivate and mobilize physicians-in-training to take action
- Plan and implement actions and events to support organizing efforts
What you gain from a position with CIR:
- Engagement with physicians-in-training on issues related to quality improvement, health disparities and better working conditions
- Opportunity to work directly with physicians-in-training, gaining an understanding of front line providers in the hospital setting
- Opportunity to work with a tight-knit team of organizers, as well as communications, research, legal, political and contract staff
- Opportunity to develop skills in public speaking, health care economics, strategic research, and campaign execution
- Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
- Excellent benefits package: health, dental, vision, mileage reimbursement, disability, 401(k), pension plan and paid sick/vacation time
CIR is looking for candidates who have:
- Experience in labor movement preferred but not required
- Exceptional communication skills (verbal and writing)
- Strong ability to connect and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds in pursuit of a common goal
- Capability to think critically to manage conflict and adversarial situations
- Ability to work independently and possess a strong work ethic
- Ability to quickly incorporate feedback and direction from your supervisor.
- Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Healthcare experience preferred, but not required
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Flexible working outside normal business hours, ability to work in the evenings and weekends as needed
- Ability to travel throughout the country frequently and for long periods of time
In addition to a résumé, 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 résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the Subject Line: New Organizer Position.
CIR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or disability.