Position: Community Advocate, Fulltime
Location: Atlanta, Georgia; In-office
Reports to: Executive Director
Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Start Date: ASAP
CAIR-Georgia is the Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest civil liberties and advocacy group serving the Muslim community. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower Muslims in America to advocate for themselves. From restrictions placed on Muslims to practice their religion, to profiling and discrimination stemming from a lack of understanding of Islam, the need for CAIR in Georgia is great. The proof is reflected in the dramatic increase in civil rights cases by 250% from 2007 to 2013. CAIR-Georgia strives to ensure that Muslims in Georgia enjoy the same protections that all Americans have.
The Georgia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) seeks an experienced Community Advocate with a demonstrated commitment to and interest in public interest advocacy and serving diverse communities to join our team. The Community Advocate will help lead CAIR Georgia’s civic engagement efforts and our community advocacy and partnership work with different Muslim communities in Georgia.
- Conducting field-based voter contact work during election season, including voter registration, voter education, GOTV, relational organizing, coordinating and cutting turf with funders and partners, managing data and the associated digital tools, and doing in-person and digital direct voter contact
- Managing paid canvassers to improve organizing and fieldwork outcomes
- Educating and civically engaging Georgia’s Muslim communities with the elections process by creating candidate guides, educational webinars, and advocacy trainings, and organizing and hosting candidate forums
- Helping identify, develop, and maintain relationships with community partners, leaders, and other community stakeholders in the Muslim and allied communities
- Working with policy and legal teams to educating and organize Georgia Muslims on different policy issues at the local, state, and national level
- Other duties as assigned
All CAIR-Georgia staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.
- A minimum of 2 years of organizing experience, required
- Highly motivated and self-starting
- Excellent analytical, research, written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with different stakeholders, including attorneys, community-based organizations, and government officials
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing the rights of low-income, Black, Muslim, people of color, and/or immigrant communities
- Experience in organizing in coalition spaces to advance the rights of low-income, Black, Muslim, people of color, and/or immigrant communities
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings, required
Compensation and Benefits
- $46,000 – $52,000
- Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave policies
- Reimbursement for health care coverage
Interested candidates should apply via email to [email protected], and include the following as PDF attachments:
- Cover letter addressing your interest in the position, relevant experience, and particular interest and/or experience in working with the Muslim community
- Resume summarizing your education, qualifications, and experience, including any relevant community-grounded advocacy or experience
- Three professional references and their contact information (email and phone)
Please indicate “2022 Community Advocate” in the subject line.