CAIR Florida's central office in Tampa has openings for the following positions and skills:
The Islamophobia & Communications Director (ICD) is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of CAIR Florida’s Communications and Countering Islamophobia initiatives state wide. In addition the ICD is responsible for the execution of CAIR Florida’s vision and mission.
Responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with 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 (ICD) 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 implementing CAIR Florida initiatives to counter Islamophobic and/or anti-Islam/Muslim activities and events. The ICD will be responsible for researching, educating and mobilizing the Florida community to contest anti-Islam/Muslim hate. Examples of such Islamophobic initiatives include attempts to ban text books that teach about Islamic history in public schools, attempts to pass anti-Muslim legislation, attempts by political groups, law enforcement, and government to invite known anti-Muslim bigots to promote hatred of Islam and Muslims, etc.
Responsible for working closely with the Government Relations Coordinator on issues effecting community including anti-sharia bill and Islamophobia comments by public officials, by coordinating activities, scheduling work assignments and setting priorities under the direction of the Chief Executive Director and Regional Operations Director.
Responsible for developing a wide range of materials in support of the CAIR Florida’s Islamophobia department such as action alerts, factsheets and reports on anti-Islam/Muslim hate groups in Florida. With this information the ICD will develop a comprehensive proactive project program that incorporates organizational values to actively participate with community based coalitions to include educational seminars, workshops and discussions programs.
Responsible for developing, implementing and executing CAIR Florida’s overall communication strategy to include website maintenance and updates, daily media report, emails, press releases action alerts, publications, mailers, newsletters, phone calls and all other forms of communication to the Florida community.
Responsible for developing and maintaining a list of media contacts and professionals.
Responsible for the execution of the CAIR Florida master strategy regarding all protocols involving Islamophobia. ICD 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. Some Islamophobia projects will have legal aspects, as such project strategies should be discussed with CRD before implementation to ensure the legal claim is properly preserved.
Bachelor’s degree and/or extensive experience in working with a nonprofit organization or in a related field
Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and experience in using the Internet and various social media networking sites.
Strong initiative and the ability to learn in a self-directed manner
Organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to handle multiple tasks
Able to drive throughout Florida for events and outreach
Comfortable working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR's mission
Salary range based on education, skills and experience
Paid vacations and holidays
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. All those interested and eligible to work in the U.S. (citizens or proper work visa holders) are encouraged to apply with a cover letter, copies of certificates, and a comprehensive resume stating education, work history, and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position is fast paced and requires travel statewide. Base of employment will be in Central/Tampa Florida. This position IS NOT a desk job and requires a highly motivated individual.
Areas of Practice: Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Law Enforcement Harassment, Naturalization Delays, School Bullying, Border Delays, and Public Accommodations
Skills and Education Requirements: To successfully perform the required duties as a paralegal, it is imperative that you have certain skills and personal abilities. The most significant skills are strong organizational abilities with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. Effective communication skills with superiors, subordinates and most importantly with clients, are essential. A legal assistant must be aware of the local, state and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology. Other necessary skills that are required is the ability to grasp new concepts for quick learning, good comprehension and writing abilities, and proficiency while using computers and other necessary equipment such as fax machines, copiers and work related software. The minimum educational qualification required to become a legal assistant is a high school diploma, along with relevant experience or formal training.
The paralegal’s job includes providing assistance to the attorneys. The main legal assistant responsibilities are as follows. He/she researches old cases, investigates facts related to the current case, prepares legal forms. A legal assistant is not allowed to provide legal advice to clients. A legal assistant has to review case records, gather necessary data and update the case progress. Depending on the study and analysis of the cases, he/she gives oral presentations and also prepares case reports.
Given below is a list of legal assistant duties:
Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and current legal writing sample to email@example.com