Employment at CAIR

Phoenix, Arizona

San Diego, California

San Francisco Bay Area, California (remote)

Washington, D.C.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 


Phoenix, Arizona

Position: Operations Coordinator

CAIR Arizona is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of operations coordinator in the metro Phoenix area.

The operations coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of special event planning, coordination, organization and promotion; volunteer participation, including recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling; community relations development; other administrative tasks. This position reports to the board of directors and works closely with the civil rights director.

Additionally, the operations coordinator will field inquiries from potential clients and assist with basic case intake duties, along with fielding requests from media.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Schedule and coordinate community outreach events including speeches, workshops, film screenings, interfaith programs, know your rights seminars, Islam 101 workshops, youth leadership, internships, conferences, mosque open houses, fundraising events and the annual banquet throughout the state.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and schedule interns and volunteers.
  • Develop partnerships with other Muslim or civil rights organizations to increase outreach.
  • Assist with administrative duties in a growing office environment
  • Coordinate tours and visits to see our office.
  • Design, implement, and coordinate community outreach plan.
  • Assist with negotiations for event contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and oversee all details of events. Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
  • Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports for major events.
  • Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
  • Oversee event sponsorship program.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading skills, and speaking.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
  • At least 1 year experience coordinating special events.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches.
  • Graphic design knowledge with Adobe Photoshop and related programs
  • Familiarity, knowledge and experience working with the American Muslim community is desired.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements by email to Civil Rights Director Liban Yousuf : lyousuf[at]cair.com with "Operations Coordinator" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

CAIR-Arizona is an equal opportunity employer.


 

San Diego, California

Position: Staff Attorney

Responsibilities:

The staff attorney will engage in civil rights litigation and advocacy for CAIR, including but not limited to representing complainants who have experienced religious discrimination in negotiations with opposing parties; filing complaints, discovery, motions practice, court appearances, and trial if necessary; and identifying, recruiting, and collaborating with private attorneys on religious discrimination cases.

Religious discrimination may arise in areas including employment discrimination, police misconduct, government office discrimination, racial/religious profiling, school/university discrimination, immigration, family law, and defamation.

The staff attorney will be expected to identify, strategize and use creative legal solutions to address systematic issues affecting those who suffer discrimination in the full range of potential forums (not just litigation). The staff attorney may also directly supervise the work of externs/interns in the department.

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of litigation experience.
  • Familiarity with civil rights, employment law, immigration law, family law, criminal law, and constitutional law.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills.
  • Great presentation and public speaking abilities.
  • Strong ability to identify, recruit, and work with a number of private attorneys on cases.
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting civil liberties in the United States.
  • High degree of initiative and willingness to work hard and collaborate with others.
  • Creativity, passion for civil rights work, determination, and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to follow through on various ongoing and newly assigned case work.
  • Admittance to the California State Bar.

Salary range based on education, skills and experience.

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, two formal legal writing samples, and a list of at least three references, along with copies of relevant academic certificates. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Human Resources
CAIR-San Diego
8316 Caliremont Mesa Blvd. 203
San Diego, CA 92111

Email: hmohebi[at]cair.com

If applying via email, please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 


San Francisco Bay Area, California (remote)

Position: Website Content Editor

(part-time, temporary, remote)

CAIR's San Francisco Bay Area office (CAIR-SFBA) is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill a website content editor position. The position is part-time, temporary, and can work remotely. This position is to be filled immediately.

CAIR-SFBA seeks a motivated web content editor to develop a new website. Seeking an enthusiastic self-starter and problem-solver who can handle multiple tasks at once and work quickly. Our ideal candidate has exceptional writing and editing skills, a stream of fresh ideas, and a love of all things digital and social. Our web editor must be equally comfortable tackling the day-to-day details and thinking strategically about overall site goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Find articles and images from around the world to feature on the website
  • Write a daily blog summarizing important news of the day
  • Manage social media feeds (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Publish an email newsletter

Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing and maintaining web content
  • Experience publishing on Tumblr or WordPress
  • Proficiency in image editing for the web using Photoshop or similar tool

Pay is hourly, and based on education, skills and experience.

To apply: All those interested and eligible to work in the U.S. (citizens or proper work visa holders) should send a cover letter, portfolio, writing sample, and a comprehensive resume stating education, work history, and references to info[at]sfba.cair.com. Please be sure to write the position title in the subject of the email.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 


Washington, D.C.

Position: Development Director

CAIR is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of development director at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

The development director is a senior level position responsible for expanding and cultivating donor relationships, managing the organization's planned giving program, and coordinating major and minor gifts. The development director reports to the national executive director.

Job responsibilities:

  • Conceive and implement fundraising campaigns for CAIR's national office and chapters.
  • Manage communications with donors, including responding to donor questions and requests.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and supporters of CAIR.
  • Plan and organize fundraising activities such as dinners, concerts and tours.
  • Arrange and deliver presentations to diverse audiences to increase awareness of and support for CAIR's work.
  • Prepare reports for donors to inform them of projects and successes.
  • Other relevant tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in fundraising and development and project management.
  • Previous experience working in a nonprofit environment and the ability to collaborate with colleagues, board members and volunteers.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness and availability for frequent domestic travel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability and ability to connect with audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with donors, community groups and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accountability and to work independently while functioning as part of a coordinated management team.
  • Desire work for the protection of civil rights and improving understanding of Islam in America.
  • Familiarity, knowledge and experience working with the American Muslim community is desired.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Medical, dental and vision benefits and a retirement plan with employer contributions are offered.

To apply: send resume, cover letter and salary requirements by email to: info[at]cair.com with "Development Director" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

CAIR is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Cincinnati, Ohio

Position: Staff attorney

CAIR-Cincinnati is seeking an experienced, full-time staff attorney to work in its civil rights department.

Responsibilities:

The staff attorney will engage in civil rights advocacy and litigation for CAIR-Cincinnati clients who have experienced religious discrimination, including but not limited to: filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or Ohio Civil Rights Commission; negotiating settlements with opposing parties; filing various types of complaints in federal and/or state court; discovery, motions practice, court appearances, and trial if necessary; and identifying, recruiting, and collaborating with private attorneys on religious discrimination cases. This is an established CAIR chapter with an exciting and growing civil rights practice including a current case load.

The staff attorney will be expected to identify, strategize and use creative legal solutions to address systematic issues affecting those who suffer discrimination in the full range of potential forums (not just litigation). The staff attorney will be expected to prepare and lead "know your rights" seminars to educate the community. The staff attorney may also directly supervise the work of externs/interns in the department.

Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of legal experience.
  • Familiarity with civil rights, employment law, immigration law, family law, and constitutional law.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and advocacy skills.
  • Strong ability to identify, recruit, and work with private attorneys on some cases.
  • Demonstrates commitment to protecting civil liberties in the United States.
  • Exhibits a high degree of initiative and willingness to collaborate with others.
  • Showcases creativity, passion, determination, and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and ability to follow through on various ongoing and newly assigned case work.
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Ohio State Bar, admitted or willingness to seek admission to the Kentucky State Bar.
  • Admission to federal courts in Ohio and Kentucky preferred but not required.

Salary range for this part-time position is $40K-$42K, based on education, skills and experience.
Benefits include health insurance. Application deadline is February 27, 2015. Start date will be May 2015.

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, two formal legal writing samples, and a minimum of three references to:

CAIR-Ohio, Cincinnati Chapter
10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 207
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Or email kdabdoub[at]cair.com. If applying via email, please be sure to include the position title in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

About CAIR-Cincinnati: CAIR-Cincinnati is the greater Cincinnati and tri-state chapter of CAIR, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, committed to building a stronger civic society and a more vibrant democracy. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Learn more at www.cairohio.com. Our office is in Blue Ash, Ohio, in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, and is conveniently located off I-275, between I-71 and I-75.

 

 


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