POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Full-Time)
CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, is seeking a dynamic, creative, and visionary nonprofit executive to help build upon its fourteen years of advancing toward equal opportunity for American Muslims, and a normalized image of Islam and Muslims. Working in partnership with CAIR chapters nationwide, a local Board of Directors and leading a 4-person staff, the Executive Director leads the strategic direction of the organization, serves as chief spokesperson and strategist in Washington State, and ensures the financial sustainability of its programs. The Executive Director is the lead fundraiser for a growing budget of approximately $500k.
For more information about CAIR-WA please review the website: www.cairseattle.org
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate builds upon the past work of CAIR-WA. S/he is a visionary and creative thinker with demonstrated successes in innovating, directing, and implementing movement building. S/he has worked in the trenches and understands how to make change happen. S/he believes deeply in community empowerment and organizing to drive policy change and in mass communication toward social change. S/he is a proven high-level political strategist with a deep knowledge of civil rights issues facing American Muslim communities. S/he inspires the staff team, builds strong relationships and coalitions, understands the art and the science of management and leadership, and is not afraid to do things that have never been done before. S/he embodies the belief that American Muslims are part and parcel of American society and deserve equal opportunity and equal treatment.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The Executive Director will have demonstrated abilities in the following areas:
Compensation includes a salary between $60k and $90k commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Compensation also includes medical, vision and dental benefits starting day-one, and discretionary leave benefits.
HOW TO APPLY
Résumés without cover letters will not be considered.
CAIR-WA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.