Job Announcement: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Full-time, Salary-based)
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Job Announcement: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Full-time, Salary-based)

Job Announcement: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Full-time, Salary-based)
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The CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area office is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator position at its Anaheim office. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community and strengthening the image of Islam and American Muslims in the media. The position is to be filled immediately.
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Posted On:July 26, 2016
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CAIR-CA
2180 W. Crescent Avenue Suite F
Anaheim
92801
United States
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Job Announcement: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Full-time, Salary-based)

The CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area office is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator position at its Anaheim office. Join one of the most dynamic teams defending civil rights on behalf of the American Muslim community and strengthening the image of Islam and American Muslims in the media. The position is to be filled immediately.

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for advocating and promoting policy solutions for issues that impact Muslims and the broader American public. Responsibilities will include advocating for just and inclusive policies when interacting both with local and federal government agencies. The role requires excellent research and communications skills to understand policy trends and to interface with staff, community leaders and volunteers in an effective manner. The candidate must be comfortable working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with a rapidly growing organization. They should be flexible with changing job requirements as the team grows. Work on evenings and weekends will be required. Some travel may also be required.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

Monitor local and state legislative and policy initiatives related to the American Muslim community
Advocate for civil liberties on issues involving local law enforcement and national security
Work to secure an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying for Muslim students through policy advocacy and community engagement
Build and strengthen relationships with elected officials, law enforcement and government agencies by participating in task forces and advisory councils
Plan local civic engagement programs, conduct presentations and speak on issues of public policy at community centers, mosques, college campuses and with local and national media
Develop fact sheets, advocacy materials, action alerts and reports and policy briefs
Develop and manage relationships with relevant groups and implement tactical elements of partnerships at the grassroots level
Lead voter engagement efforts to register, educate, and mobilize the Muslim community
Represent CAIR-LA at meetings, events and other appropriate local coalitions
Skills & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; JD and Attorneys barred in CA preferred
2-4 years of relevant experience
Understanding of the variety of civil liberty issues at stake in dealing with issues of law enforcement, national security, campus climate, and school bullying
Strong research and writing skills, particularly on issues involving public policy and civil liberties
Experience working with, and knowledge of issues relating to, the American Muslim community, community relations, coalition-building, and activism
Proven commitment to protecting civil rights and liberties
Self-directed individual, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing initiatives
Ability to remain flexible and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines
Experience with public speaking and fundraising

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 example of your writing (10 page maximum), and (4) the names and contact information of three references, to: cperalta@cair.com with the subject line “Policy & Advocacy Coordinator.”

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

2180 W. Crescent Avenue,
Suite F
Anaheim, CA 92801

T 714.776.1847
F 714.776.8340
info@losangeles.cair.com

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