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CAIR Position Announcement Ad: Chief Operating Officer


Chief Operating Officer

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this highly empowered position, you will have comprehensive organization-wide management responsibilities. You will manage and oversee the work of all departments at the Washington, DC office of CAIR. You will build, organize and manage a staff-team working to realize the mission of CAIR. Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

1. Developing and implementing CAIR’s annual strategic and action plans in various areas of activism such as civil rights, media, education, government relations.
2. Streamlining the operational relationships between CAIR National and its affiliates across the country.
3. Reporting periodically to the Board of Directors and the Executive Director on progress on the action plan, the strategic plan and on the state of the organization.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree with background in social or management sciences. Three to five years of relevant experience is required, preferably with a non-profit and/or an advocacy type organization. Additional qualifications include:

1. Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse group of people.
2. Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
3. Willingness to travel.

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. CAIR offers competitive compensation for well qualified candidates. CAIR also offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental and life insurance and an employer-matched 401(k) plan.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to:

CAIR is a non-profit grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is the largest Islamic civil liberties group with offices across U.S. and Canada. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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