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.


ADVOCACY MANAGER

CAIR-SFBA is recruiting for an experienced and accomplished candidate for its newly created Advocacy Manager position. The ideal candidate for this role should have at minimum five years of non-profit, campaign, or community organizing experience focused on building power in communities, using multiple strategies, with a focus on challenging racism and inequity.

The position will oversee the organization’s outreach and government relations work, bridge issues across our legal services and programs work, and report to the Executive Director.

Specifically, the Advocacy responsibilities will include:

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

  • Leading CAIR-SFBA’s Voter Mobilization efforts, including voter registration, education, and communication
  • Leading efforts to engage Bay Area Muslims in policy advocacy through online and in-person efforts
  • Overseeing and participating in efforts to build relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Developing and executing plans for purposeful community outreach, using both online and in-person strategies
  • Identifying and building holistic and reciprocal relationships with new organizational partners
  • Speaking at community and allied events about the importance of community engagement and the fight for civil rights

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Planning and implementing social media campaigns related to CAIR-SFBA’s advocacy, legal services, and fundraising efforts

MANAGEMENT

  • Provide management for the CAIR-SFBA Government Relations and Outreach staff, including directing and coordinating advocacy efforts
  • Leading internal educational efforts on CAIR-SFBA’s advocacy and legislative priorities
  • Working with the Executive Director to develop campaigns which cut across CAIR’s various work areas and strategies
  • Review and make recommendations about new internal and external campaigns and/or partnership requests to ensure feedback is elicited from relevant stakeholders and decisions align with organizational capacity and focus

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission
  • Five years of non-profit, campaign, or community organizing experience focused on building power in communities, using multiple strategies
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties
  • Experience developing and executing advocacy strategies to transform policies and public systems
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project and staff management
  • Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality work product on a consistent, reliable basis in a fast-paced work environment with ambitious goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and staff
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take on responsibilities independently with only general supervision
  • Ability to multi-task under deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout the greater Bay Area. Must also be able to travel nationally, statewide and/or locally on occasion
  • Basic computer proficiency including knowledge of MS Office, MS Outlook, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud and customer relations applications such as Network for Good, Office365, and social media applications
  • Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu (preferred)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & LOCATION

The Advocacy Manager 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

TO APPLY

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

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.


COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

CAIR San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill a newly created Communications Associate position. Join one of the most dynamic teams serving the American Muslim community.

COMMITMENT

Time: Part-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Coordinate media requests and follow up, while serving as the secondary media contact as needed
  • Write and publish website and email newsletter content
  • Maintain CAIR-SFBA’s social media accounts, including content creation and curation
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed
  • Work with the development department in aligning public relations and donor relations strategies and communications

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of the media landscape, from mainstream to alternative outlets
  • 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of AP style preferred
  • Video editing proficiency and knowledge of Premiere preferred
  • Ability to remain flexible and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
  • A strong familiarity with issues relevant to American Muslims and a passion for social justice

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with WordPress, Constant Contact, Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & LOCATION

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

COMPENSATION

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience

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: info@sfba.cair.com with the subject line “Communications Associate”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.