Community Organizer (L.A. Area)

Schedule Type: Part-Time (15 Hours Per Week), Non-exempt

CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the Part-Time Community Organizing Position. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community, enhancing understanding of Islam, protecting civil liberties, promoting justice and empowering American Muslims.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: This position entails coordinating CAIR-LA’s work in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop organizing campaigns around key advocacy and civil rights issues
  • Represent CAIR-LA in coalition meetings and work collaboratively on joint efforts with community organizations and coalition partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working in diverse communities in Southern California
  • Speak publicly on behalf of CAIR-LA at rallies, town halls and mosque events
  • Develop, conduct, and widely publicize Know Your Rights trainings that promote grassroots leadership, strategic issue campaigns, organizing, and coalition building on priority issue areas
  • Galvanize support of community organizations, public officials, law enforcement officers, faith leaders, business leaders, donors, and new and diverse communities for organizing campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with grassroots leaders, allies, and CAIR-LA advocacy team to execute large and effective community actions (public hearings, protests, vigils, etc.)
  • Identify, cultivate, and develop strong community leaders who will lead campaigns that pursue CAIR-LA’s advocacy and civil rights priorities
  • Identify, recruit, and train CAIR-LA volunteers to participate in civil liberties and social justice campaigns and programs
  • Coordinate and execute Voter Registration, GOTV and Ballot Initiative campaigns in affiliate areas
  • Help lead civic engagement initiatives: GOTV, Phone Banking, Canvassing Campaigns, Digital Organizing Campaign, and help Build CRM Database in the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Meet with municipal, state and federal elected officials to advocate for civil liberties
  • Help lead Census Outreach Program in the Los Angeles County Area (Attend Census Table, Formulate Social Media Strategies to implement Census Outreach Program, create canvassing and phone banking campaign for Census Outreach Program)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree or four years of experience in the field
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines
  • Must have strong initiative and demonstrate the ability to learn in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding region
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Commitment to protecting the community’s civil rights and liberties

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