Outreach Coordinator

Do you enjoy interacting with community members and organizing for social change? 

This job is perfect for anyone looking for part-time work who would be excited to get paid for talking to people about civic engagement and civil rights. Join CAIR-NJ in our mission to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims. 

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Programs Manager & Executive Director 
Schedule Type: Part-time. 10 hours/week, with frequent evenings and weekends required. 
Location: Weekly office hours based in CAIR’s New Jersey office but traveling to community engagement across Central and North Jersey is required. Access to a working vehicle and driver’s license required. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop an understanding of the significance of civil rights and civic engagement 
  • Manage booths at local mosques and other high traffic areas and events 
  • Outreach and community and volunteer engagement efforts in different community settings including community centers and mosques, restaurants, stores, etc. 
  • Support and participate in the organization’s community-building programming such as legal clinics, youth programs, and various community trainings and workshops 
  • Represent the organization at partner and coalition meetings and campaign events like protests, rallies, town halls, press conferences, and mosque programs 

Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Availability to work on Friday afternoons, from 11:00am-3:00pm 
  • Availability to work on weekends  
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including compassionate communication and cultural sensitivity, and ability to maintain a positive, personable, outgoing and enthusiastic attitude 
  • Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community empowerment 
  • Committed to regular attendance and punctuality as well as timely follow through on administrative duties 
  • Ability to problem-solve, take initiative, stay organized, manage multiple tasks, and work independently as well as within a team 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Community organizing and leadership experience, including experience working for a nonprofit 
  • Conversational proficiency in a language other than English, such as Arabic, Dari, Farsi, or Urdu 

COMPENSATION 

  • Pay is $22.00/hour 
  • Mileage will be reimbursed per I.R.S. standards 

TO APPLY 

Please submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three references using this link

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

CAIR-NJ is an equal opportunity employer. 

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