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Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Position: Full-time salaried

Founded in 1994, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with its national headquarters located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. CAIR has 35 chapters and offices across the country.

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.

CAIR is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator at its National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Our office is conveniently located 2 blocks from the Capitol South Metro station. On-site employee parking is available.


Carry CAIR’s mission and vision with various stakeholders and audiences through duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and editing news releases, media kits, action alerts, press statements, and other communications materials
  • Compiling and distributing daily digital newsletter
  • Publishing communications materials on CAIR’s website
  • Producing video, print, digital, and graphic materials in support of strategic marketing and communications campaigns
  • Managing social media campaigns accounts to engage audiences to  maximize communication of CAIR’s mission and vision
    • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
    • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on that information
  • Collaborating with other departments (government affairs, civil rights, etc.) to manage issues and to coordinate actions
  • May represent CAIR in media interviews
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Limited travel may be required.


  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in journalism, media relations and/or marketing and communications
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external communications.
  • Excellent news writing and editing skills. Experience in AP Style.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media tools, including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of media databases and tools such as Cision, TVEyes, Meltwater preferred

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Compensation package also includes retirement benefits with limited employer match starting 6 months after start of employment, as well as medical, vision and dental benefits starting 60 days after start of employment, and discretionary leave benefits.

To apply:  Our community’s needs are immediate, so apply ASAP to make a difference. Please submit a cover letter with résumé, samples of relevant work, a list of three references, and current/target compensation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Applications will be processed immediately as received on a rolling basis but full consideration will be given to applications received by December 10, 2017.

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