San Diego, California
San Francisco Bay Area, California (remote)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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.
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.
8316 Caliremont Mesa Blvd. 203
San Diego, CA 92111
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.
(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.
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
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.
Qualifications and requirements:
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.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 2007, it is the state's leading Muslim civil rights and legal advocacy organization. It provides free legal services to Minnesota Muslims and other racial, religious and ethnic minorities facing discrimination.
CAIR's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Last year, CAIR-MN handled nearly 200 cases, including school bullying and harassment, land use opposition, hate crimes and vandalism, racial and religious profiling, and extra-judicial exile. The majority of the cases involved employment discrimination, including discrimination in hiring and firing, hostile work environments, and denial of religious accommodations.
There has been a tremendous growth of CAIR-MN's name and reputation in the community since its founding. Each year, CAIR-MN appears over 115 times in local news media. CAIR-MN was named a 2010 "Difference Maker" by the St. Cloud Times, received the 2011 Nonprofit Mission and Excellence Anti-Racism Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits, was named the 2012 "CAIR Chapter of the Year," selected for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners' 2013 "Nonprofits to Know," and featured in the Rochester Diversity Council "What Works." CAIR-MN received the 2013 "Difference Makers" award from the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for "making a difference through pro bono work."
The executive director will be the focal point for communications, activities, and programs emanating from CAIR-Minnesota's office. Specific duties include:
All CAIR-MN staff, whether permanent or temporary, are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, assisting with office management and cleanup, assisting with special projects such as conferences, conventions, mass mailing, and other CAIR-MN events. CAIR-MN employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR-MN management.
The ideal candidate will have:
To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to: CAIR-Minnesota, 2021 E. Hennepin Ave. Suite 407, Minneapolis, MN 55413, fax: 612-206-3361, email: info[at]mn.cair.com
Responsibilities: The staff attorney responsibilities include but are not limited to: the intake and documentation of complaints of religious discrimination and other civil rights violations, coordination with other civil rights organizations, legal research especially as related to civil rights issues, working with employers, schools and other organizations on religious accommodations and community outreach, and coordinating and conducting public speaking events/educational workshops.
When necessary, engage in civil rights litigation and advocacy for CAIR-Oklahoma, 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.
The staff attorney will be expected to identify, strategize and use creative legal solutions to address systemic 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.
The staff attorney will also assist in monitoring legislation that will have an impact on the Muslim community and aide in some government affairs work.
All CAIR-OK staff, whether permanent or temporary, are required to assist in general duties such as answering of phones, assisting with office management and cleanup, assisting with special projects such as conferences, conventions, mass mailing, and other CAIR-OK events. CAIR-OK employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR-OK management.
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. Send to the attention of Adam Soltani: asoltani[at]cair.com
The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is seeking an ambitious, goal-driven and highly organized professional for the key civil rights manager position. Our civil rights department responds to complaints from members of the Muslim community about civil rights violations, and develops response strategies to deliver positive societal changes with every case.
Required skills and experience:
Commitment and benefits: Competitive compensation package based on relevant qualifications. Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits with 100% employer contribution, starting day one, and generous paid discretionary leave benefits. Career path can include advancement to civil rights director, deputy director and executive director positions.
Office location: Our physical office (different from our mailing address) is conveniently located near downtown Seattle just two blocks from Metro's International District Tunnel Station. Any bus that goes to downtown Seattle from across the Puget Sound region can drop you within 2 blocks of our office.
To apply: Our community's needs are immediate, so apply ASAP to make a difference. Full consideration will be given to those who apply by September 14, 2014, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter with résumé, list of three references, a writing sample as described above, and current/target compensation to info[at]cairseattle.org or to 9594 First Avenue NE, #272, Seattle, WA 98115. If applying via email, please be sure to include the position title in the subject line. Incomplete applications may not be processed.
No phone calls and no drop-ins, please. Please also note that we are only able to respond to those applicants who are selected for an interview.
In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goal of diversity, CAIR is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to race, age color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
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