Executive Director

Title: CAIR-GA Executive Director

Schedule Type: Full time, Exempt Employee

Location: CAIR-Georgia is located in downtown Atlanta

The Position/Role: CAIR-Georgia is seeking a passionate and principled professional with strong advocacy skills, management abilities, and/or legal experience to lead our civil rights organization.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General Management
    • Oversee office operations
    • Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
    • Supervise, guide and mentor staff members, interns, and volunteers
  • Fund Development
    • In coordination with the Board of Directors, oversee the organization’s fundraising plan and engage in fundraising activities
    • Pursue grants, masjid partnerships, and other avenues for financial development
    • In coordination with the Board President, develop, manage, report and adhere to a budget
  • Board of Directors Relations
    • Present to the board an annual vision and action plan for the organization
    • Attend Board meetings when upon request
    • Assist Board President with preparation of agendas and materials for Board meetings
  • Community Relations
    • Act as the principal public face for CAIR-Georgia
    • Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders, or designate staff to do so in particular circumstances and supervise such assignments
    • Maintain contact with other CAIR chapters and the CAIR national office
  • Media Relations
    • Represent the organization in public forums, media interviews, and events or designate appropriate staff to do so and supervise such assignments
    • Monitor media coverage or assign staff to do so and supervise such assignments
  • Civic and Government Relations
    • Engage with local, state, federal government officials in coordination with the Legal and Policy Director
    • Meet and collaborate with the leaders of civil rights organizations on common causes
  • Program Development
    • Oversee existing programs, projects and campaigns; assist with trainings
    • Develop new programs and campaigns


  • Excellent research, oral, and written communication to interact with media professionals, community leaders, government officials, and staff in a professional and effective manner.
  • An understanding of civil rights and immigration issues impacting Muslims in America.
  • Familiarity, cultural competency, and experience engaging with Muslim audiences.
  • Commitment to the civil rights challenges facing Muslim and American Muslim communities.
  • Demonstrated track record of alignment and support for the mission and vision of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
  • Highly motivated, self-initiating and energetic. Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Sophisticated political judgment, understanding of legislative issues and policies both locally and nationally.


  • Either a Juris Doctor, a Masters in Business Administration, or another relevant degree
  • Familiarity with civil rights issues impacting the Muslim community


  • Generous benefits package includes reimbursement for health insurance, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.


  • Evenings, weekends and off-hour work may sometimes be required depending on emergency events. Having your own car along with a valid driver’s license is required.


Please email: (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) a proposed action plan (1 to 3 pages) to us at info@ga.cair.com with the subject line “Executive Director Application.” No phone calls, please.


We plan to accept applications until filling the position.

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