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CAIR-AL Executive Director
Title: Executive Director
Schedule Type: Full-Time
Location: Birmingham, AL
The Executive Director will be the focal point for communications, activities, and programs emanating from CAIR-AL’s office in conjunction with CAIR-AL Board of Directors.
Time Commitment: Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends required.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Oversee office operations
Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility
Oversee the organization’s fundraising plan and engage in fundraising activities
In coordination with the treasurer, develop, manage, report and insure accountability for, and adherence to, budgets
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-AL by-laws are being adhered to and followed
Act as the principal public face for CAIR-AL
Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders or designate staff to do so in particular circumstances and supervise such assignments
Interact with Muslim community members on a regular basis
Keep contact with other CAIR chapters and the CAIR national office
Represent the organization in public forums and media events or designate staff to do so and supervise such assignments
Develop and disseminate news releases, newsletters, action alerts, press statements, and talking points or assign staff to do so and supervise such assignments
Develop relationships with, and interact with, media on an ongoing basis
Monitor media coverage or assign staff to do so and supervise such assignments
Civic and Government Relations
Engage with local, state, federal government officials on an ongoing basis to the extent possible
Meet and collaborate with civil rights organizations on common causes
Oversee educational events and campaigns for community empowerment
Oversee programs, projects and campaigns; assist with trainings
Develop new programs and campaigns
Establish CAIR-AL civil rights department, with ability for CAIR-AL to represent clients in house or through an established network of pro-bono attorneys
Insure that all calls are responded to promptly
All CAIR-AL 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-AL events. CAIR-AL employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR-AL Board of Directors (emergent and priority issues, special circumstances from time to time, flex time).
* CAIR-AL is a nascent organization which does not yet have the capacity to allow the ED to fulfill these responsibilities in light of the others listed. The ED will be expected to bear in mind the need for these duties to be fulfilled as soon as practicable as s/he is able to delegate other duties to staff. The ED will therefore be expected to delegate other responsibilities listed so long as staff has the competence and experience to carry them out. The Ed will also be expected to lead regular staff meetings in order to assign tasks and to evaluate the ability of staff to carry out such duties, so the ED can concentrate on other tasks.
All CAIR-AL staff is required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.
The ideal candidate would possess all these qualifications, but we recognize that is expecting a lot, so these should be seen simply as a guide to the kind of candidate that we are seeking.
Bachelor’s Degree (post graduate or law school degree is desirable)
Commitment to CAIR-AL’s mission and a demonstrated commitment to advancing human rights, locally, nationally and globally
Ability to work collegially with employees and community organizations community
Ability to organize and prioritize the work of the organization
An understanding of the legislative process in Alabama and the United States
Strong ability and desire to serve as staff leader and mentor; excellent supervision and staff support skills with proven ability to work with different work styles and to facilitate staff communication and collegiality.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including being able to be key media and public event spokesperson
Ability to build the organization and carry out its strategic plan
Ability to lead organizational development by cultivating donors
Ability to write compelling grant requests
Demonstrated experience and comfort in representing diverse American-Muslim communities, working across multiple ethnic communities, Muslim and non-Muslim, and ensuring broad diversity of engagement and participation
Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, (3) the names and contact information of three references, to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Executive Director”.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
CAIR-AL is an equal opportunity employer.