SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)
SEIU Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR)

Campaign Coordinator

Based in California


The Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest resident physicians’ union in the country, is looking for a Campaign Coordinator. The position reports directly to the Political Director. This position will work with the Political Director, the Regional Director and Worksite Organizers to help develop, coordinate, and execute strategic plans to grow membership, bargain a system-wide contract, and to meet the needs of union members in the UC system and potentially future system-wide agreements. The Campaign Coordinator will be focusing on working within the UC system with the intent to build on future system wide organizing.

About Us:
The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), a Local of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), represents interns, residents, and fellows in the United States (i.e. physicians in graduate medical training programs). We represent more than 20,000 workers in private and public healthcare systems, in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C. We believe our power comes from our members’ voices and participation in organizing campaigns and collective bargaining. Our vision is to be the national voice for interns, residents, and fellows and to create better working conditions that allow physicians-in-training the ability to provide the highest quality patient care possible by building power through their union.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement campaign plans that build strong contracts, increase membership and develop member-leaders.
  • Work with organizers and member leaders on worksite campaigns, petitions, unity breaks and escalations tactics that build member unity.
  • Build a culture within the membership that focuses on growth and participation by creating effective partnerships, communicating effectively and empowering workers.
  • Lead regional and state-wide field campaigns.
  • Conduct system-wide internal and sometimes external organizing campaigns by developing and managing workplace committees, coalition partnerships and issue organizing.
  • Coordinate between hospitals statewide contracts, issues and advocacy.
  • Implement statewide field strategy and bargaining plans.

Requirement and Skills:

  • A passion for healthcare issues and a vision of healthcare justice that incorporates the social determinants of health, including the evolving healthcare workforce, poverty, racial and immigrant justice, gun violence, public health, and support for the healthcare safety-net;
  • Healthcare experience preferred, but not required
  • Understanding and creating resources to advance bargaining tables;
  • Ability to design and implement creative and innovative strategies which result in membership growth and leader development;
  • Ability to facilitate the learning of others;
  • Familiarity and basic knowledge with California labor law, libel/free speech laws, major laws related to health care industry and collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, mediation and arbitration processes;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate, build strong working relationships and hold others accountable;
  • Negotiation experience preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive work environment that encourages personal responsibility, initiative and innovation;
  • Excellent independent judgment and ability to build relationships;
  • Strong writing skills for clear and accurate drafting of petitions, employer correspondence, and leadership and member communications;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple high priority projects with competing deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective relationships;
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and motivate members, leaders, and delegates;
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills;
  • Technologically savvy;
  • Proficiency with Google products such as Gmail and Google Drive (docs & sheets)
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and act proactively;
  • The ability to thrive and operate in a fast-paced, mission driven with quick thinking, energy, humor, flexibility, and above all professionalism;
  • Proven ability to work with diverse group of people, from union members to union staff and leaders;
  • Ability to critically evaluate one’s own performance, incorporating feedback into improving performance;
  • Ability to develop one’s own skills, acquire relevant knowledge and proactively seek opportunities to learn;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrates respectful and responsible behavior;
  • Strong planning and time management skills, ability to develop work plans with minimal supervision including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrates an interest in the work and the membership;
  • Desire and commitment to advance the organization;
  • Proactively identifies needs of the organization and responds with solutions.


  • Minimum 4 year degree, BA/BS, preferred but not required;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in contract organizing and representational organizing including one (1) year experience in campaign management;
  • Minimum of three (3) years as a team lead;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours including evenings and weekends;
  • Willingness to travel and work in different states for determined periods of time as needed;
  • Electoral campaign experience desirable, but not required;
  • Statewide bargaining experience preferred, but not required.

Salary and Benefits:
Competitive starting salary ($84,865 – $86,892) commensurate with experience.

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, sick days; short and long-term disability insurance; 401(k); defined benefit pension plan; and mileage reimbursement.

To Apply:
In addition to a résumé, 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 résumé and cover letter along with 3 professional references to: jobs@cirseiu.org, with the Subject Line: Campaign Coordinator.

This job posting may not reflect the complete job description.

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.

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