Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Overview:

Title: Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Areas of Focus: Digital media, print publications, journalism, and marketing

Location: Dallas, Texas

Position Overview: CAIR DFW is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the newly created Communications & Outreach Coordinator position. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community.

Time Commitment: Full-time with periodic evenings and weekends required for presentations and community outreach events.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

● Developing and strengthening relationships with journalists, editors, bloggers and other media professionals

● Preparing news releases and organizing news conferences

● Writing opinion pieces and letters to the editor

● Conducting as well as coordinating media interviews; preparing statements and talking points

● Proactively work with media to generate comprehensive coverage of Islam and American Muslims

● Directing media campaigns and projects

● Maintaining website and social media presence including regular updates and the creation of original content

● Sending out email newsletter and updates to community members regularly

● Leveraging social/digital media to develop relationships with the community and keeping community informed

● Assisting D.C. office with media work around national issues and campaigns

● Providing digital and print marketing support for CAIR programs and events

● Managing graphic design, photography, layout, video editing and other multimedia needs

● Acting as primary coordinator and point person for all CAIR-DFW and affiliated events.

● Creating marketing materials such as posters, fliers, print newsletters, e-mail newsletters, and announcements while upholding brand awareness and standards in all marketing materials

● Researching & implementing use of new technologies to enhance CAIR-DFW’s communications (as needed)

● Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR’s core values and mission

● Facilitating the research and development of content for publication including annual reports

● Supervising interns to support communications department needs

● Working with Islamic centers, MSAs, and other faith communities and communities of color on a variety of social justice issues

● Recruiting and establish relationships with volunteers and community activists

● Providing presence at relevant organizations’ (colleges, nonprofits, mosques, etc.) events, activities, etc.

● Delivering CAIR-DFW public educations programs, interactive workshops, training sessions, and forums

● Other duties as assigned

 

All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.

 

Required Qualifications:

● A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism or related field

● 2 to 4 years of experience, post-graduation

● Excellent oral communication and writing skills; knowledge of AP style preferred

● Highly motivated, self-initiating and energetic

● Experience working with non-profit organizations and Muslim community desired

● Must have capability to work on multiple projects or tasks at a time

● Excellent oral and written communication and managerial skills to interface with media professionals, community leaders, volunteers, donors, and staff in a professional and effective manner.

● Strong organizational and time management skills

● Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook software

● Working knowledge of Constant Contact and WordPress; NationBuilder a plus.

● Familiarity with Google Analytics (preferred)

● Ability to work well on tight deadlines

● Experience with public speaking

● Experience working with the American Muslim community

● Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout North Texas for events and outreach

● Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred)

● A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission

This position reports to the Executive Director.

 

Compensation:

● Compensation commensurate with skills and experience

● Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, holidays and vacation.

To Apply:

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, (3) a brief example of your writing, and (4) the names and contact information of three references, to: asalem@cair.com with the subject line “Communications & Outreach Coordinator”.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CAIR-DFW is an equal opportunity employer.


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