Staff Accountant

Job Title:  Staff Accountant

Position: Full-Time Salaried

Location: Washington, D.C.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy 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. At CAIR, we value our employee’s dedication to serving the American Muslim community and defending the civil rights of all Americans. As a CAIR employee, you will have an opportunity to utilize your professional capabilities to help protect those rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing general accounting duties to include preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet and ledgers accounts; and performing bank reconciliations.
  • Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis.
  • Accounts payable and Accounts receivables processing.
  • Maintaining affiliation and vendor contracts binder.
  • Assisting the Donations department when necessary.
  • Assisting during the end-of-year audit engagement.
  • Assisting in the annual fundraising banquet and other events.
  • Assisting the Controller in with responsibilities in the accounting department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent; knowledge of US GAAP and financial reporting; knowledge of local, state and federal laws related to finance and tax; previous experience in general ledger accounting; proficiency in MS Excel.

A good command of the English language and effective verbal and written communications skills.

Familiarity, knowledge and experience working with QuickBooks and SAGE 50 (Peachtree) is desired.

Ability to do limited travel and occasionally work long hours in weekends or during special events.

Benefits:

CAIR offers employees a group health insurance, SIMPLE-IRA, FSA and Commuter benefit plan

Salary: Depending on Experience

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to:

CAIR
453 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Fax: 202.488.0833
Email: jobs@cair.com

CAIR is an “Equal Opportunity Employment” organization


Executive Assistant

Position: Full time salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Executive Assistant for its Washington D.C. office. This position will report to the National Executive Director.

Essential Functions/Skills

  • Maintaining executive director's appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, interviews, and speaking engagements.
  • Managing and maintaining executive director's correspondence, including drafting letters and initiating telecommunications.
  • Perform administrative tasks including filing documents and maintaining records.
  • Assisting with writing as needed, including drafting speeches and presentations based on input from executive director.
  • Taking notes in executive director's meetings and following up to ensure action items are accomplished.
  • Making all travel arrangements for executive director and national board members.
  • 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.
  • Maintaining confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Organizing and managing executive director's files and records. Providing historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions.
  • Contributing to team effort by working on other projects as needed.
  • Managing the ED’s social media profiles.
  • Managing the conference room and press room schedules.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.
  • Travel, weekends, and hours beyond the traditional work week will be required.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in an administrative setting
  • Bachelor’s degree (English, Communication, Humanities, or related field preferred)
  • Background and experience in administrative work
  • Advanced communication skills both in writing and verbally
  • Advanced editing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
  • Scheduling and travel logistics/arrangements
  • Use of Microsoft Office suite of products as well as office equipment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and teamwork capabilities
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an asset – Arabic highly preferred

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


Strategic Communications Manager

Position: Full-time salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Strategic Communications Manager for its Washington D.C. chapter.  This position will report to the National Communications Director.

Essential Functions/Skills

The Strategic Communications Manager is responsible for strategic communications planning and execution to carry out CAIR’s mission and vision with various stakeholders and audiences.

The Strategic Communications Manager is primarily responsible for:

  • Researching issues related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Producing CAIR’s annual report and annual video
  • Compiling and distributing daily and quarterly newsletters
  • Monitoring news for information related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Setting strategic communications objectives for the organization and developing a strategic communications plan
  • Advising key staff on strategic communications initiatives
  • Creating messaging and talking points on issues related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Reporting on political and societal trends impacting CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Researching and writing commentaries and editorials related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Initiating strategic marketing and communications campaigns in line with CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Producing video, print and graphic materials in support of strategic marketing and communications campaigns
  • Managing social media campaigns to maximize communication of CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Representing CAIR in media interviews
  • Facilitating coalition-building with communicators at organizations that support CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff and members of the public as requested
  • Managing and directing communications staff under leadership of national communications director
  • Drafting news releases, media kits, action alerts, statements, and other communications materials
  • Travel and weekend hours required on occasion

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in journalism, media relations and/or marketing and communications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher 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
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong social media skills/understanding
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Thorough knowledge of social media tools, including Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of media databases and tools such as Cision, TVEyes, Meltwater

 

Training:

  • Two weeks training in communications department’s working and operations.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


Staff Attorney

Position:  Full time; salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Staff Attorney for its Washington D.C. chapter.  This position will report to the National Litigation Director.

Essential Functions/Duties

The Staff Attorney will be primarily responsible for:

  • Performing legal research and drafting of legal documents, including answers, motions and other routine court filings
  • Drafting written work product, including legal and research memorandums and other legal documents, as requested
  • Drafting demand letters and engaging in alternative dispute resolution to resolve civil rights cases outside court intervention
  • Representing clients during FBI interrogations
  • Assisting trial attorneys with various aspects of litigation, including, but not limited to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of trial documents, negotiations, trials and appellate work
  • Participating in speaking engagements pertaining to civil rights issues facing the American Muslim community
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff as requested
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Basic knowledge of federal court practice
  • Excellent legal research, writing and oral skills
  • No disciplinary actions on record or pending
  • Ideal candidates have a minimum of 3 years prior associate-level experience in civil rights
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


Trial Attorney

Position:  Full time; salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Trial Attorney for its Washington D.C. chapter.  This position will report to the National Litigation Director.

Essential Functions/Duties

The Trial Attorney will be primarily responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with other attorneys as a member of trial teams
  • Involvement in all aspects of the trial stage, including, but not limited to, conducting fact investigation, working with expert witnesses, serving and responding to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting substantive and procedural briefs, conducting all aspects of any trial, and presenting oral argument in federal court, local and state courts if applicable, and administrative hearings
  • Involvement in appellate litigation
  • Involvement in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and settlement negotiations, and recommending settlements of litigation when appropriate
  • Participating in speaking engagements pertaining to civil rights issues facing the American Muslim community
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff as requested
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law through reading or other means
  • Travel and weekend hours required as needed

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction)
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Well-versed with the civil rights law
  • Excellent legal research, writing and oral skills
  • The ideal candidate has a minimum three years of experience with trial practice
  • Experience in appellate practice preferred
  • No disciplinary actions on record or pending
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Position:  Full time salaried

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Legal Assistant/Paralegal for its Washington D.C. chapter.  This position will report to the National Litigation Director.

Essential Functions/Duties:

Job responsibilities include assisting litigation attorneys with client intake and in-house litigation regarding civil rights and liberties, employment discrimination, law enforcement harassment, and public accommodations issues.

The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will be primarily responsible for:

  • Conducting client intake and keeping detailed and organized case logs;
  • Maintaining schedules for litigation attorneys and making necessary travel arrangements;
  • Contacting clients, lawyers, witnesses, experts and court personnel to schedule interviews, meetings, depositions and trials;
  • Providing ongoing administrative support for pending litigation, including document review, hearing and motion preparation, calendaring impending deadlines, exhibit preparation, and formatting litigation materials for use in court;
  • Administrative tasks such as filing papers, maintaining accurate and thorough case records, answering telephone calls, and maintaining and organizing reference files;
  • Conducting legal research and gathering relevant information to a case;
  • Drafting legal documents, including correspondence and pleadings, such as subpoenas, interrogatories, deposition notices, pretrial orders;
  • Corresponding with clients keeping them appraised of any developments with their cases;
  • Scheduling appointments, receiving and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties; and,
  • Assisting the attorneys at depositions, hearings, trials and other court appearances.

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree; paralegal degree or certification preferred
  • Prior experience in a law firm or other legal experience
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology
  • Ability to communicate in language other than English is a plus

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


West Virginia State Director

Organization

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 30 chapters across the country.

CAIR takes a multi-pronged approach to pervasive civil rights violations, including legal advocacy, civic engagement, coalition building, media, research, community outreach, and education.

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.

West Virginia State Director

The West Virginia State Director will manage CAIR’s civil rights and advocacy work in West Virginia. Tasks include community relations & organizing, media & civic engagement advocacy, delivering programs, and fundraising.

Primary duties include:

  • Organize public forums, media events, civic engagement efforts, educational events and campaigns for community empowerment
  • Establish and execute an annual fundraising plan, including seeking funds from private and corporate foundations, government grants, private donors and other potential sources; establish and maintain professional working relationships with potential and current funders and individual donors
  • Interface and build relationships with local community members, media, elected officials, community leaders, and others
  • Assist in resolving civil rights discrimination complaints
  • Oversee local office operations and supervise interns, and volunteers
  • Develop and disseminate local news releases, newsletters, and action alerts
  • Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility
  • Other duties as assigned

All CAIR 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 events. CAIR employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR Management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience, including knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills
  • Experience offering presentations to audiences and donors
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Previous or current CAIR experience highly preferred

To Apply:       Submit resume and cover letter to:

CAIR

453 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

Fax: 202.488.0833

Email: jobs@cair.com


Maryland State Director

Organization

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 30 chapters across the country.

CAIR takes a multi-pronged approach to pervasive civil rights violations, including legal advocacy, civic engagement, coalition building, media, research, community outreach, and education.

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.

Maryland State Director

The Maryland State Director will manage CAIR’s civil rights and advocacy work in Maryland. Tasks include community relations & organizing, media & civic engagement advocacy, delivering programs, and fundraising.

Primary duties include:

  • Organize public forums, media events, civic engagement efforts, educational events and campaigns for community empowerment
  • Establish and execute an annual fundraising plan, including seeking funds from private and corporate foundations, government grants, private donors and other potential sources; establish and maintain professional working relationships with potential and current funders and individual donors
  • Interface and build relationships with local community members, media, elected officials, community leaders, and others
  • Assist in resolving civil rights discrimination complaints
  • Oversee local office operations and supervise staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Develop and disseminate local news releases, newsletters, and action alerts
  • Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility
  • Other duties as assigned

All CAIR 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 events. CAIR employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR Management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience, including knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills
  • Experience offering presentations to audiences and donors
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Previous or current CAIR experience highly preferred

To Apply:       Submit resume and cover letter to:

CAIR

453 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

Fax: 202.488.0833

Email: jobs@cair.com


Communications Coordinator

Position: Full Time Position

About CAIR:

Mission: 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. 

Vision: CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Duties:

Carry our 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, statements, and other communications materials
  • Researching and monitoring news and issues for information related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • 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 to maximize communication of CAIR’s mission and vision
    • Build and execute social media strategy through research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
    • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
    • Set up and/or optimize CAIR pages within each platform to increase the visibility of content
    • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
    • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
    • 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, to identify key influencers and to coordinate actions
  • Representing CAIR in media interviews
  • Researching, writing and editing commentaries and editorial materials related to CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Facilitating coalition-building with communicators at organizations that support of CAIR’s mission and vision
  • Training and coaching of CAIR staff and members of the public as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Limited travel may be required.

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong social media skills/understanding
  • 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

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com.


Chapter Coordinator

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization with chapters across the country. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.  Its core 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 Chapter Coordinator, based in its Washington, D.C. headquarters. This position will report to the Chapter Development Director.

Essential Functions/Skills

The Chapter Coordinator will primarily be responsible for:

  • Work with the Chapter Development Director to build and expand the capacity of CAIR chapters in advocacy, community service, fundraising, governance, and programming
  • Engage in outreach to promote CAIR’s work in potential areas for new CAIR chapters
  • Provide support in the development, coordination and empowerment of current and potential CAIR chapters nationwide
  • Ensure chapter compliance with organizational policies and procedures, federal and local nonprofit laws
  • Coordinate projects and campaigns across chapters, creating more venues for collaboration
  • Assist with in-person meetings and events for chapters0
  • Work with department leads to coordinate recurring phone meetings for chapters
  • Build chapter relationships & increase chapter employee morale
  • Assist with outreach and coalition building efforts
  • Assist with national and chapter fundraising efforts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel, weekend, and hours beyond the traditional work week will be required

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities
  • A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
  • An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
  • Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Previous or current CAIR experience highly preferred

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, samples of any relevant work and a resume to jobs@cair.com