Title: Worksite Organizer
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.
The Committee of Interns and Residents is looking to fill a Worksite Organizer position in the Boston area. CIR is committed to fully engaging our physician-members on hospital worksite and CIR issues. To accomplish this, we need a highly driven and committed individual who has strong interpersonal communication skills and can effectively solve problems. Organizers are responsible for building a strong CIR presence in the hospital worksite, developing member leaders, negotiating and enforcing the collective bargaining agreement and developing strategic relationships within the hospital and the community.
What you gain from a position with CIR:
- Hands-on experience enforcing a collective bargaining agreement for physicians, with the opportunity to develop and implement new ways of engaging physicians in their worksites.
- Opportunity to work directly with physicians-in-training, gaining an understanding of front line providers in the hospital setting.
- Opportunity to address issues related to access to affordable quality healthcare.
- Opportunity to develop skills in contract negotiations, health care economics, and political advocacy.
- 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:
- Prior union or other organizing (political/community) experience, preferred
- Healthcare experience 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
- Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Must have a valid driver’s license; regional travel by car is required
- Flexible working outside normal business hours, ability to work in the evenings and weekends as needed
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: MA Worksite 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.