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Anaheim, California

San Diego, California

San Francisco Bay Area, California (remote)

Atlanta, Georgia

Washington, D.C.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Anaheim, California

Position: Bookkeeper

CAIR-California is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the full-time CAIR-CA bookkeeper position at the Anaheim office. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community and strengthening the image of Islam and American Muslims in the media. This position is to be filled immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare accounting schedules, monthly financial statements and reports.
  • Manage accounts payable and receivable.
  • Complete monthly reconciliations of bank account.
  • Process invoices and credit card charges.
  • Complete journal entry.
  • Collect and coordinate tax return filing and financial audits.
  • Monitoring organization compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Provide support to each of the four offices.
  • Working with CAIR-CA treasurer to review, create, and implement necessary finance policies and streamlined across four offices.
  • Other tasks as requested.
  • Reports directly to the board of directors' treasurer.

Skills and experience:

  • College degree (preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years of bookkeeping/accounting experience.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector (preferred).
  • Proven mastery of QuickBooks (required)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accountability and to work independently while functioning as part of a coordinated management team.
  • Organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to handle multiple tasks while working under pressure and tight deadlines.

Benefits:

  • Salary range based on education, skills and experience
  • Benefits included (medical, dental, and retirement)
  • Paid vacations and holidays


TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Arefa Simjee at info[at]ca.cair.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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


Atlanta, GA

Executive Director

The Executive Director will be the focal point for communications, activities, and programs emanating from CAIR Georgia’s office in conjunction with CAIR Board of Directors. Specific duties include:

1. General Management:

  • Oversee office operations
  • Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
  • Oversee all departments and supervise staff/volunteers
  • Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility

2. Fund Development:

  • Oversee the organization’s fundraising plan and engage in fundraising activities

3. Board of Directors Relations:

  • Attend Board meetings
  • Assist Board President with preparation of agendas and materials for Board meetings
  • Serve a supportive role in ensuring that CAIR Georgia by-laws are being adhered to and followed

 4. Community Relations:

  • Act as the public face for CAIR Georgia
  • Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders
  • Interact with Muslim community members on a regular basis
  • Keep close contact with other CAIR chapters and CAIR National

5. Media Relations: 

  • Represent the organization in public forums and media events
  • Develop and disseminate news releases, newsletters, action alerts, press statements, and talking points
  • Develop relationships with, and interact with, media on an ongoing basis
  • Monitor media coverage

6. Civic and Government Relations:

  • Engage with local, state, federal government officials on an ongoing basis
  • Meet and collaborate with civil rights organizations on common causes
  • Oversee educational events and campaigns for community empowerment

7. Program Development:

  • Oversee programs, projects and campaigns; assist with trainings
  • Develop new programs and campaigns

8. Civil Rights

  • Establish CAIR-GA civil rights department, with ability for CAIR-GA to represent clients in house or through an established network of pro-bono attorneys.

9. Other duties as assigned

All CAIR Georgia 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 Georgia events. CAIR Georgia employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR Georgia Board of Directors. (Emergent and priority issues, special circumstances from time to time, flex time)

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience, including knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills.
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to Islam and American Muslims.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a small team environment
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • A university degree required, with preference for candidates with a masters in fields of non-profit management or communications, or a JD.

This is a Full-Time Position. Some travel is required.
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Washington, D.C.

Position: Administrative Assistant

CAIR is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. The position reports to the National Executive Director.
Duties:

  • Maintaining appointment schedules by planning and scheduling meetings and conferences for the department directors.
  • Managing and maintaining correspondence, including drafting letters and initiating telecommunications for department directors.
  • Assisting with writing as needed, including drafting presentations for department staff
  • Taking notes in department meetings and following up to ensure action items are accomplished.
  • Making all travel arrangements for all department directors.
  • Welcoming guests by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
  • Preparing reports and meeting materials by collecting and analyzing information from department directors and managers.
  • Maintaining confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Organizing and managing files and records. Providing historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.  Research ability required.
  • Managing the conference room and press room schedules.
  • Contributing to team effort by working on other projects as needed.

Skills/Qualifications: Background and experience in administrative work, writing and editing, scheduling, use of Microsoft Office, time management, equipment maintenance, travel logistics, verbal communication. The candidate must also have highly developed interpersonal skills. Fluency in languages other than English is an asset.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply: Send résumé, cover letter and salary requirements by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Write "Administrative Assistant to Office Manager" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
CAIR is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Communications Coordinator

CAIR is seeking a qualified individual for the fulltime position of communications coordinator at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The communications coordinator will work with the communications director in all aspects of public communications and media relations for the organization.

Job responsibilities:

  • Format and send a daily email newsletter with content provided by the communications director.
  • Maintain the content on CAIR's national website.
  • Assist with drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, action alerts, and other communications pieces.
  • Provide resources to journalists, including arranging and giving interviews.
  • Edit and proofread all written materials produced by CAIR, from press releases to major reports.
  • Research and draft reports and other publications. Interface with graphic designers and printing companies to publish these pieces.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Ability to speak and write clearly on issues related to CAIR's work. Experience with PR writing or journalism strongly preferred.
  • Editing and proofreading experience required. Knowledge of AP style a plus.
  • Familiarity with basic use of Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver or willingness to learn. (This does not mean graphic design work or programming is expected, just some basic formatting).
  • Detail-oriented and self-sufficient.
  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' experience in communications, mass media, or journalism.
  • Experience with maintaining social media on behalf of an organization or company.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, travel as needed and to answer a CAIR cell phone around the clock.

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

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter by email to info[at]cair.com with "Communications Coordinator" in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

CAIR is an equal opportunity employer.

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.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chapter Coordinator

The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is the state’s leading Muslim civil rights organization. Its 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.

Job description:
The Chapter Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day operations of CAIR-MN, including, but not limited to operations, human resources, marketing, financial & accounting, and event support. Specific duties include:

  • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; reviewing and approving supply requisitions; perform clerical functions.
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement.
  • Designs and implements office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments.
  • Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Maintains volunteer and internship program by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training volunteers and interns
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • A college degree or other graduate degree preferred.
  • Good organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills; a solid understanding of issues relating to Islam and Muslims; and a proactive disposition.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a small team environment.
  • MS Office Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to assist in translation; fluent in Somali
  • Constant Contact/email provider service experience
  • Website editing experience
  • Photoshop experience
  • Social media management

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.

This site is operated by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' head office in Washington, D.C., as a service to its affiliate CAIR chapters. The material contained herein is provided for informational purposes only. Please read the job description closely and follow the directions for submitting application materials.

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