The Executive Director will be the focal point for communications, activities, and programs emanating from CAIR Georgia’s office in conjunction with CAIR Board of Directors. Specific duties include:
1. General Management:
- Oversee office operations
- Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
- Oversee all departments and supervise staff/volunteers
- Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility
2. Fund Development:
- Oversee the organization’s fundraising plan and engage in fundraising activities
3. Board of Directors Relations:
- Attend Board meetings
- Assist Board President with preparation of agendas and materials for Board meetings
- Serve a supportive role in ensuring that CAIR Georgia by-laws are being adhered to and followed
4. Community Relations:
- Act as the public face for CAIR Georgia
- Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders
- Interact with Muslim community members on a regular basis
- Keep close contact with other CAIR chapters and CAIR National
5. Media Relations:
- Represent the organization in public forums and media events
- Develop and disseminate news releases, newsletters, action alerts, press statements, and talking points
- Develop relationships with, and interact with, media on an ongoing basis
- Monitor media coverage
6. Civic and Government Relations:
- Engage with local, state, federal government officials on an ongoing basis
- Meet and collaborate with civil rights organizations on common causes
- Oversee educational events and campaigns for community empowerment
7. Program Development:
- Oversee programs, projects and campaigns; assist with trainings
- Develop new programs and campaigns
8. Civil Rights
- Establish CAIR-GA civil rights department, with ability for CAIR-GA to represent clients in house or through an established network of pro-bono attorneys.
8. Other duties as assigned
All CAIR Georgia staff, whether permanent or temporary, are required to assist in general duties such as answering of phones, assisting with office management and cleanup, assisting with special projects such as conferences, conventions, mass mailing, and other CAIR Georgia events. CAIR Georgia employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR Georgia Board of Directors. (Emergent and priority issues, special circumstances from time to time, flex time)
The ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities.
- Nonprofit fundraising experience, including knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies.
- A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills.
- An understanding of civil rights issues relating to Islam and American Muslims.
- Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a small team environment
- Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
- A university degree required, with preference for candidates with a masters in fields of non-profit management or communications, or a JD.
This is a Full-Time Position. Some travel is required.