Reporting to the CAIR Florida Regional Operations Director (ROD) the Communications Coordinator (CC) is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of CAIR Florida’s Communications initiatives State Wide. The CC will set and guide the strategy for all communications, website, social media and public relations messages. In addition the CC is responsible for the execution of CAIR Florida’s vision and mission. The CC 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.
o 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.
o Responsible for development, 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.
o 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 (CC) will advocate for the needs of American Muslims to dispel the misunderstanding that fosters Islamophobia, through relationship building, educational programs, campaigns, and civic service.
o Responsible for developing and maintaining a list of media contacts and professionals that will assist CAIR Florida in achieving its vision and mission by formulating and pitching stories. Developing talking points for relevant cases and breaking news real time.
o Responsible for the execution of the CAIR Florida master strategy regarding all protocols involving Communications. The CC 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
o 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.
o Be available in emergency situations to respond to the community and or individual concerns as directed by CED and/or ROD.
o Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida and proactively engage in countering Islamophobia.
If you are interested in the position please send your resume to Safiah.firstname.lastname@example.org with a 500 word writing sample.