Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of the organization’s local mission and the development and implementation of its strategies. Under the strategic direction of the Executive Board, the Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the chapter, overseeing and providing strategic leadership for the chapter’s continued growth and development. The Executive Director should:

  • have worked in the trenches and understand how to make impactful change;
  • believe deeply in community, empowerment and organizing to drive policy change;
  • be a proven high-level political strategist with a deep knowledge of civil rights issues facing American Muslim communities.

The Executive Director reports to the chapter’s Board of Directors and will have at least four of the following competencies:


The scope of the role will grow over time and the focus may include any of the following areas:

General Management:

  • Be a hands-on leader
  • Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
  • Manage all paid staff and contractors. Currently the office has 5-person team

Executive Board of Directors and Advisory Board:

  • Attend Executive Board of Directors and Advisory Board meetings as needed
  • Prepare agendas and materials for Board or Executive Committee meetings as needed

Financial Management:

  • With the Executive Board of Directors, Treasurer, bookkeeper and accountant, develop and oversee annual budget.
  • Monitor and manage revenue and expenses in QuickBooks
  • Provide monthly reports to the Executive Board of Directors

Fund Development:

  • Continuation of on-going fundraisers and development of future events
  • Grant writing and cultivation of existing and new donors
  • Membership campaigns and Annual Fund Drive management
  • Recruit, manage and train volunteers

Community Relations:

  • Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders
  • Manage contracts, grants, and relationships
  • Develop and manage youth leadership program
  • Setup CAIR booths at events

Public and Media Relations:

  • Oversee PR pieces including reports, literature, campaign themes, announcements and advertisements
  • Monitor and approve news releases, newsletters, action alerts, press statements, and talking points
  • Media watch and dealing with the media on an ongoing basis in both traditional and social-media forms

Civic and Government Relations:

  • Conduct meetings with local, state, and federal government officials on an ongoing basis
  • Meet and collaborate with civil rights organizations on common causes
  • Establish educational events and campaigns for community empowerment

Program Development:

  • Maintain existing programs and campaigns
  • Develop new educational and civic participation programs and campaigns

All applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to info@cair-mo.org

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