Communications Coordinator

Position: Communications Coordinator, fulltime

Location: Atlanta, Georgia; in-office (24 hours a week) with partial work from home ability 

Reports to: Deputy Director  

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. CAIR-Georgia is an equal opportunity employer. 

Start Date: Immediately 

About CAIR Georgia:  

CAIR-Georgia is the Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest civil liberties and advocacy group serving the Muslim community. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower Muslims in America to advocate for themselves. From restrictions placed on Muslims to practice their religion, to profiling and discrimination stemming from a lack of understanding of Islam, the need for CAIR in Georgia is great. The proof is reflected in the dramatic increase in civil rights cases by 250% from 2007 to 2013. CAIR-Georgia strives to ensure that Muslims in Georgia enjoy the same protections that all Americans have. 

The Opportunity

CAIR-Georgia seeks a creative, committed, and organized professional to fill the Communications Coordinator position to enhance, streamline, and strengthen CAIR-Georgia’s communications within the Georgia Muslim and wider communities. The Communications Coordinator will join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community. 

Responsibilities

  • Understand and assist in streamlining organizational communications goals through the end of contract period  
  • Write press releases  
  • Attend events on behalf of CAIR-Georgia and accompany other staff to work engagements to stream, document, film, or photograph events 
  • Create and manage a posting calendar for CAIR-Georgia social media  
  • Develop social media campaigns to amplify and assist CAIR-Georgia programs and functions 
  • Develop content – graphics, posts, print materials etc. for CAIR-Georgia education, event, fundraising, and election campaigns  
  • Streamline social media messaging across platforms  
  • Social media engagement for duration of contract period  
  • Attend community outreach events and tabling as needed 
  • Assist in executing the goals of the Communications department including but not limited to amplifying the work of other CAIR Georgia departments 
  • Assist the CAIR-Georgia team in other tasks as they arise 
  • Periodic evenings and weekends required for videography, photo documentation, presentations, and community outreach events 

Qualifications: 

  • B.A/M.A in Mass Communication, Journalism, Media, or similar 
  • Creative, results-oriented, self-starting, and willing to learn 
  • Strong multitasking skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and running mail and social media awareness campaigns  
  • Demonstrated experience in email and digital marketing  
  • Demonstrated experience in writing press releases and memos 
  • Basic graphic design experience and ability to send briefs to graphic designers 
  • Ability to conduct research and synthesize information for effective messaging  
  • Ability to track and document social media analytics  
  • Experience of working collaboratively with individuals and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and a broad range of ideological positions and religious views 
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of CAIR Georgia 
  • Understanding and connection to the Georgia Muslim community preferred 
  • Understanding of American Muslim communities and the political landscape and voter concerns in Georgia are preferred 

Compensation and Benefits:  

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience  
  • Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies   

Application Process:   

Interested candidates should apply via email to azkatmahmood@cair.com and include the following as PDF attachments:  

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position and relevant experience  
  • Resume summarizing your education, qualifications, and experience, including any relevant community-grounded advocacy or experience
  • Writing sample such as press releases, long form social media post, essay, or other 
  • Three professional references and their contact information (email and phone)  
  • Please indicate “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line 

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