MANAGING ATTORNEY

CAIR-SFBA has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney to join our growing team in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position offers a unique opportunity to manage a small team of attorneys working on civil rights and immigration challenges impacting American Muslims in a grassroots, community-centered environment. The Managing Attorney will be expected to identify, strategize, and use creative legal solutions to address systematic issues facing the American Muslim community.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide management for the legal staff at CAIR-SFBA, including oversight of legal and advocacy work; supervision and mentoring of staff; and coordination of legal projects and infrastructure
  • Identify, develop, and lead litigation efforts, including, preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs
  • Manages and oversees legal staff’s work on approximately 400 intakes annually Occasional non-legal writing including drafting community advisories, issuing briefings, and reports
  • Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, media contacts, etc.
  • Work to educate and empower community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions
  • Travel for outreach including participating in community events and coalition meetings

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school
  • California State Bar admission
  • At minimum five years of experience advocating for, representing and/or litigating on civil rights matters
  • At minimum three years of experience managing a workplace setting including responsibility for human resources related issues and office administration
  • Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability for meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Comfort working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking experience
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the greater Bay Area
  • High degree of self-motivation and creativity
  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission
  • Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, and WestLaw Next
  • Knowledge of cloud applications such as SharePoint, Office365, and social media applications (preferred)
  • Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & LOCATION

The Managing Attorney will be based in CAIR’s Santa Clara office and report to the Executive Director.

TIME COMMITMENT

Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.

COMPENSATION

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, pension matching program, holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Bar membership, CLE funding support, and malpractice insurance

TO APPLY

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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.


COMMUNITY CANVASSER

Are you concerned about civil rights and Islamophobia? Do you enjoy interacting with community members and organizing for social change? Are you a student, parent, or retiree looking for a part-time job that enables to you to get paid to do social justice work? Join the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) in our mission to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam, and empower American Muslims.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with community members about their civil rights and opportunities for civic engagement
  • Manage voter registration booths at local mosques and other high traffic areas and events
  • Canvassing community centers, mosques, halal restaurants, and ethnic grocery stores

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Community organizing and leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community empowerment
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & LOCATION

The Community Canvasser will be based in CAIR’s Santa Clara office and report to the Executive Director.

TIME COMMITMENT

Part-time with frequent evenings and weekends required.

COMPENSATION

  • Pay is $16/hour
  • Mileage will be reimbursed per I.R.S. standards

TO APPLY

Please submit your (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) three references to info@sfba.cair.com with the subject line “Community Canvasser.”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.