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Alhamdulillah, CAIR Florida is looking for a Communications Director to handle our communications statewide. Because of the high case load and critical issues effecting the Florida community, we need to have a dedicated position that solely deals with communications. This individual must possess superb written and verbal communication skills and be able to create precise and thorough documents, "REAL TIME." The position is based in Tampa, FL and we offer a competitive salary. Please read the Job Description below.

 

 

Communications Director

Job Description & Agreement

Position 

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Regional Operations Director (ROD) the Communications Director (CD) is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of CAIR Florida's Communications initiatives State Wide. The CD will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, social media and public relations messages. In addition the CD is responsible for the execution of CAIR Florida's vision and mission. The CD will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

 

Vision and Mission

CAIR Florida's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


 

 Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing, implementing and executing CAIR Florida's overall communication strategy to include website maintenance and updates, strong social media presence, daily media report, emails, press releases action alerts, publications, mailers, newsletters, phone calls and all other forms of communication to the Florida community in real time.
  • Responsible for development, editing, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including but not limited to emails, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters and CAIR Florida's website.
  • Responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with media and stakeholder communities in Florida that include nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local government entities, adult educators, advocacy and faith based groups. Through these relationships the (CD) will advocate for the needs of American Muslims to dispel the misunderstanding that fosters Islamophobia, through relationship building, educational programs, campaigns, and civic service.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a list of media contacts and professionals that will assist CAIR Florida in achieving its vision and mission and pitching to them stories we want them to cover. Create creative campaigns and means to maintain media interest in our stories so that we may accomplish desired goals.

 

  • Researching facts and developing talking points for cases and relevant breaking news real time.
  • Responsible for the execution of the CAIR Florida master strategy regarding all protocols involving Communications. The CD will also assist the civil rights departments with non-legal aspects of civil rights cases/projects, such as coordinating campaigns to gather public support for our causes, publicizing our work, accomplishments and services. Some communications projects will have legal aspects, as such project strategies should be discussed with CRD before implementation to ensure the legal claim is properly preserved.

 

 Strengthen Community Relations

  • Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida clients stake holders, shareholders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders by media appearances, and participating in events. 
  • Be available in emergency situations to respond to the community and or individual concerns as directed by CED and/or ROD. 
  • Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida and proactively engage in countering Islamophobia.

If you are interested please send your resume to Nezar Hamze, the Regional Operations Director of CAIR Florida at, nhamze@cair.com 

 


Events & Community Outreach Coordinator (Part Time)

Job Description & Agreement

Position

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Government Affairs & Community Outreach Director (GAD), the Events & Community Outreach Coordinator (EOC) is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of special event planning, coordination, organization and promotion; volunteer participation, including recruitment, training, supervision, and scheduling; community relations development; other administrative tasks. The EOC also ensures execution of CAIR Florida’s vision and mission.

    

 Vision and Mission

CAIR Florida’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR Florida’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

Responsibilities

o   Schedule and coordinate community outreach events including speeches, workshops, film screenings, interfaith programs, know your rights seminars, Islam 101, youth leadership, internships, conferences, mosque open houses, monthly programs, author visits, GOTV, capital day, fundraising events and the annual banquet throughout the state.

Recruit, train, supervise, and schedule interns and volunteers.
Develop partnerships with other Muslim or civil rights organizations to increase outreach.
Coordinate tours and visits to see our office
Design, implement, and coordinator community outreach plan
Assist with negotiations for event contracts and book event space, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, make travel arrangements, order event signs, and oversee all details of events. Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports for major events
Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
Oversee event sponsorship program.
Help promote Muslim Capital Day and network with civil rights groups, maintain and keep relations with elected officials

 

Strengthen Community Relations

 

o   Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida clients, stake holders, share holders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.

 

o   Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida and proactively engage in Community Outreach