Executive Director Position Available
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio Affiliate (CAIR-OH) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in three cities in Ohio, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Founded in 1998, it is one of the earliest state office branches of CAIR, and it is the state's leading Muslim civil rights and legal advocacy organization. It provides free civil rights legal services to Ohio Muslims and surrounding communities as well as other racial, religious and ethnic minorities facing discrimination. The CAIR-Cincinnati Chapter was started in 2003 and opened its' office in 2004.
CAIR's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Last year, CAIR-Cincinnati handled over 100 cases, including school bullying and harassment, employment discrimination, immigration, racial and religious profiling and law enforcement harassment. The majority of the cases involved employment discrimination, including discrimination in hiring and firing, hostile work environment, and denial of religious accommodation.
There has been a tremendous growth of CAIR-Cincinnati's name and reputation in the community since its founding. Each year, CAIR-Cincinnati appears many times in the local news, and occasionally in national and even international news media. CAIR-Cincinnati works with many other community based organizations in the areas of education, health care, refugee services, civil rights, ÂÂÂ ÂÂÂ law enforcement, media and religion toward the accomplishment of our vision and mission. The result is that CAIR-Cincinnati now has a recognized name and reputation throughout the Cincinnati, southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky community.
The Executive Director is the focal point for communications, activities, and programs emanating from CAIR–Cincinnati's office. Specific duties include:
1. General Management:
- Oversee office operations
- Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
- Oversee and supervise all staff
- Coordinate the maintenance, upkeep and cleaning 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 Chair with preparation of agendas and materials for Board meetings
- Serve a supportive role in ensuring that CAIR-Cincinnati by-laws are being adhered to and followed
4. Community Relations:
- Act as the public face for CAIR-Cincinnati
- Interface and build relationships with community members, community based 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 existing programs, projects and campaigns; assist with trainings
- Develop new programs and campaigns
8. Other duties as assigned
All CAIR-Cincinnati 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-Cincinnati events. CAIR-Cincinnati employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR-Cincinnati Management.
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 skillsAn 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 4-year university degree
This is a Full-Time Position. Some travel may be required.
Submit resume & cover letter to:
7357 E. Kemper Rd., Suite C
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249