Executive Director – Full Time

CAIR-Arizona is looking for an energetic and dynamic Executive Director to help drive the organization’s strategy and civil rights work into the future. A chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, CAIR-AZ is an institution that is dedicating to protecting the rights of the Arizona Muslim community. Additionally, we continue to be a leading voice for justice in the state of Arizona for all marginalized communities. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a team consisting of unique departments, while handling multiple priorities simultaneously.

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Mesa, AZ – Although during the COVID-19 crisis the staff is working remotely. Executive Director is expected to run our Mesa, AZ office once COVID restrictions are lifted

Compensation Type: Salaried – Full Time

Desired Skills: 

  • Leadership skils and experience, which includes all of the following: 
    • Accountability to the Board of Directors
    • Ability to manage multiple projects. 
    • The ability to manage a staff and provide motivation/guidance to each department
  • Leading in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and vision as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Fundraising capabilities and capacity. 
    • Manage fundraising events such as annual banquets
    • Coordinating Ramadan fundraising program
    • Managing fundraising campaign across multiple platforms
  • Expert communicator — understand audiences in all written, verbal, video communications. 
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    • Marketing our org, and increasing interconnectivity within and outside of the community.
  • Self-driven, and takes initiative w/ minimum instruction from the Board. 
    • Ability to engage in strategic planning according to organization’s objectives. 
  • Ability to manage the planning and operation of an annual budget.
  • Oversee organization of and progress of committees and meetings.

Experience / Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Advanced degree preferred
  • 3 – years of experience working with and reporting to a Board strongly recommended.
  • 3- years of experience working with a non-profit organization strongly recommended.
  • Strong communications skills, written and oral. 
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Fundraising experience is highly recommended.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with legal, outreach and various departmental staff.
  • Ability to work in coalitions with established allies, ensuring that our communities continue to build a presence in our state.

Compensation: Salary with incentive pay, commensurate with experience. Sick time, vacation time and paid holidays included.

If interested in applying, please a cover letter, resume and three references to info@az.cair.com. No calls please.

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