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Florida's strongest Civil Rights Organization is hiring:

 

 Civil Rights Attorney  (South Florida)  

Job Description & Agreement

 

Opened: 12/17/15

Submission deadline: January 15

Interviews: January 18 to January 22

Salary: TBD, plus benefits

Start Date: Feb 1, 2016

Location: Sunrise, FL

 

Position 

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Civil Rights Director (CRD) on Legal issues, the Civil Rights Attorney (CRA) will have responsibility for CAIR Florida’s Civil Rights cases assigned by the CRD. The CRA will be responsible for a variety of assignments involving the review, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodation, or any other legal matter as assigned by CRD. The CRA, under limited supervision, works within general methods, procedures and exercises considerable independent judgment to select proper courses of action. The work requires knowledge of Federal, State, and Local law, policies, procedures, regulations of Civil Rights programs. In addition the CRA is responsible for maintaining the integrity of CAIR Florida’s vision and mission. When a person’s rights have been violated, the individual has the right to file a civil suit against the person or institution that committed the offense.  The CRA may be consulted to explain the client’s rights and the procedures for seeking legal review.  The CRA’s job is to prove the infringement on the individual’s rights did indeed occur in hopes of receiving monetary compensation or other available relief for the client in return. The CRA 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

  • Responsible for presenting cases to administrative agencies, judges and juries
  • Responsible for deciphering laws and rulings for individuals, businesses and organizations
  • Responsible for investigating legal data
  • Responsible for negotiating settlements of legal disputes
  • Responsible for formulating legal briefs
  • Responsible for filing legal appeals in the federal and state court of appeals
  • Responsible for overall case strategy, execution and caseload management.
  • Responsible for the management and development of CAIR Florida’s legal interns assigned to attorney projects.
  • Responsible for direct advocacy and/or legal representation of assigned CAIR Florida Clients, caseload to be determined by CRD.
  • Monthly Review of case load with CRD to determine proper case strategy, resource allocation and expense review.
  • Ensure that proper billing and fees are collected from clients.
  • Certain civil rights cases attract a lot of publicity. Civil rights attorneys must be capable of     handling high-profile cases while using the publicity to educate the public on civil rights issues

Strengthen Community Relations

  • Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida clients, stake holders, shareholders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida by engaging in Community Outreach

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Florida Bar Member in good standing (Will Consider Applicants taking the February Bar)
  • Previous legal experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Ability to engage in complex legal analysis; Excellent analytic, legal research, factual investigation, and writing skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively both verbally and in writing;
  • Proven project management and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines while under pressure;
  • Ability to work collaboratively is essential. Must be willing to work in team settings;
  • Sensitivity to the need for culturally competent representation;
  • A demonstrated understanding of, or willingness to learn about Civil Rights, and Islamophobia issues;
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the country;
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of CAIR-FL
  • This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. CAIR-FL reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

If you are interested in applying for the position please forward the following application materials to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Rights Director, to tclevenger@cair.com.

1.     Cover Letter;

2.     Resume;

3.     Two page legal writing sample;

4.     Proof of good standing with the Florida Bar; and

5.     Completed application

 

Please note that application materials received after January 15, 2016 will not be considered.  

 


Community Outreach and Events Director (Statewide)

Job Description & Agreement

 

Position

Reporting to the CAIR Florida Regional Operations Director (ROD) the Community Outreach and Events Director (COD) will assume full management responsibility for the planning and execution of all CAIR Florida’s community outreach initiatives including programs & events, building and maintaining relationships with community members, donors and stake holders. The (COD) will also assist in the overall operational responsibility for CAIR Florida’s staff, on non-legal strategy, expansion, strengthening, with execution of its 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

 

Community Outreach & Development Initiatives

  • Develop Annual Calendar of events in collaboration with CED and present to the Board of Directors
  • Plan organize and execute statewide CAIR FL annual banquets
  • Collaborate and support the plans and work of coalitions such a Florida Muslim Capitol Day, interfaith programs and youth conferences.  
  • Develop goals, coordinate, oversee and direct CAIR FL staff, including all departments based on project and programmatic areas of responsibility for all events including know your rights seminars, author tours, open houses, Islam 101, and film screenings…and all other special events.
  • Build collaborative relationships with stakeholder communities in South Florida that include nonprofit organizations, state and local government entities, adult educators, advocacy and faith based groups at grassroots level.    
  • Plan, organize and execute educational seminars, workshops and other related programs for community members and partner organizations.

Development

  • Research, identify, develop and administer additional funding and resources to enhance CAIR FL service delivery though grants, collaborations, partnerships and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Writing and/or coordinating of all proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
  • Manage existing grants by: tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
  • Develop major gifts portfolio with Board of Directors using the donor management system and monitor the major gift relations plan as it relates to CAIR FL and update periodically.      

 
Leadership & Management
 

  • Will assist the ROD in the execution and implantation of all CAIR Florida projects and rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

 
If you are interested in applying for the position please forward your resume and completed application to: Safiah Khan, CAIR Florida’s Office Manager at safiah.khan@cair.com  
 
 

Community Outreach & Events Coordinator (Orlando)  

Job Description & Agreement

 

 

Position

Reporting to the CAIR Florida (Orlando Regional Coordinator), the Community Outreach & Events Coordinator (COE) 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 COE 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

  • 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.
  • Actively engage and energize CAIR Florida clients, stake holders, share holders, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Serve as Spokesperson for CAIR Florida and proactively engage in Community Outreach

If you are interested in applying for the position please forward your resume and completed application to:

Rasha Mubarak, CAIR Florida’s Orlando Regional Coordinator at rmubarak@cair.com