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
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Executive Director Application.” No phone calls, please.
We plan to accept applications until filling the position.