At CAIR-DFW, you'll discover challenges that excite you and help your grow professionally. We're always looking for ambitious and talented individuals with a strong work ethic. CAIR-DFW provides a work environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration while encouraging innovative ideas and fresh thinking.

Current Job Openings

Executive Director

Fund Development Director

Operations Director

 

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the fulfillment of the organization’s local mission and the development and implementation of its strategies.  The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the chapter, overseeing and providing strategic leadership for the chapter’s continued growth and development.  The Executive Director should:

  • have worked in the trenches and understand how to make impactful change;
  • believe deeply in community, empowerment and organizing to drive policy change;
  • be a proven high-level political strategist with a deep knowledge of civil rights issues facing American Muslim communities.

The Executive Director reports to the chapter’s Board of Directors.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • General management
  • Hands-on leadership
  • Act as the primary contact person for the hiring of staff
  • Manage all paid staff and contractors. The office currently has a 5-person team

Other Responsibilities:

Board of Directors Relations:

  • Attend Board, Executive Committee, and Special Committee meetings as needed
  • Prepare agendas and materials for Board or Executive Committee meetings as needed

Financial Management:

  • With the Board of Directors, Treasurer, bookkeeper and accountant, develop and oversee annual budget.
  • Monitor and manage revenue and expenses in QuickBooks
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board of Directors

Fund Development:

  • Continuation of ongoing fundraisers and development of future events
  • Grant writing and cultivation of existing and new donors
  • Annual Fund Drive management
  • Recruit, manage and train volunteers

Community Relations:

  • Interface and build relationships with community members, organizations, and interfaith leaders
  • Manage contracts, grants, and relationships
  • Develop and manage youth leadership program
  • Set up CAIR booths at events

Public and Media Relations:

  • Oversee PR pieces including reports, literature, campaign themes, announcements and advertisements;
  • Monitor and approve news releases, newsletters, action alerts, press statements, and talking points;
  • Media watch and dealing with the media on an ongoing basis in both traditional and social-media forms;

Civic and Government Relations:

  • Conduct meetings with local, state, and federal government officials on an ongoing basis;
  • Meet and collaborate with civil rights organizations on common causes;
  • Establish educational events and campaigns for community empowerment;
  • Maintain existing programs and campaigns;
  • Develop new educational and civic participation programs and campaigns;

Location: 

CAIR-DFW office is located close to the I-635 and U.S. 75 intersection in Dallas.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will possess most (not all) of following qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (post-graduate degree or law degree is desirable);  
  • Deep passion for the values, mission and vision of the organization. Demonstrated accomplishments in civil rights, politics and media issues with a particular interest in furthering civil rights;
  • Sophisticated political judgment, understanding of legislative issues and sufficient policy experience to quickly gain in-depth knowledge of CAIR-DFW’s substantive issues and to represent these issues locally and nationally;
  • Demonstrated ability to build something from scratch;
  • Ability to develop and foster stakeholder and strategic partnerships across sectors, with particular comfort in working with business, labor, and faith; 
  • Ability to develop relationships with ‘unusual’ allies to help move issues forward;
  • Experience in developing, managing, reporting and accountability to budgets;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan, including strong ability to develop relationships with major foundations and individual donors as well as implement creative strategies for developing new sources of revenue;
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort in representing very diverse American-Muslim communities, working across multiple ethnic communities and ensuring a broad diversity of engagement and participation from multiple sub-communities;
  • Strong ability and desire to serve as staff leader and mentor; excellent supervision and staff support skills with proven ability to work with different work styles and to facilitate staff communication and collegiality;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including being able to be key media and public event spokesperson;

To Apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter to info@cairdfw.org, phone call inquiries: (469)998-CAIR

Notes:

CAIR provides an excellent Islamic work environment and employee benefits. This is a salaried position and compensation will be based on experience. Evenings, weekends and off-hour work will be required. Some travel will be required. Having your own car along with a valid driver’s license is required.


Fund Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for raising funds to support ongoing operations of CAIR-DFW. S/he will work with rest of the CAIR DFW team to do the following:

  • Plan annual budget.
  • Implement and execute fund raising approaches to raise funds
  • Identify, apply and secure grants
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with a wide variety of constituencies including current and potential donors, foundations and government sources, local businesses and community partners.
  • Oversee fundraising efforts and, in time, engage other professional fundraisers in seeking annual, major, campaign and planned gifts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three or more years experience in professional fundraising/development to include applied knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations with foundations, individuals, corporations, and other sources
  • Solid, proven budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting;
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership and a style that motivates people to work hard while having fun;
  • Strong organizational abilities including collaborating, planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation;
  • Experience, interest and a proven track record with major gift fundraising
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and appropriate self-confidence and maturity so as to effectively communicate Outreach’s vision at all levels and across organizational lines in a manner inspiring to staff, board, donors and volunteers;
  • A bachelor’s degree and five or more years of professional experience;

 

TO APPLY:  

Send a resume and cover letter to info@cairdfw.org, phone call inquiries: (469)998-CAI

NOTES:
CAIR provides an excellent Islamic work environment and employee benefits.  This is a salaried position and compensation will be based on experience. Evenings, weekends and off-hour work will be required.  Some travel will be required. Having your own car along with a valid driver’s license is required.


Operations Director

The Operations Director is responsible for running day-to-day operations of the office.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing operations metrics such as client satisfaction, timely case handling, pledge collection, stakeholder satisfaction, and ensuring that we achieve those throughout the years;
  • Planning and monitoring the day-to-day operations of the organization to ensure smooth progress in timely and high quality of strategic plan implementation;
  • Evaluating regularly the efficiency of all of organization procedures according to overall objectives, strategic plan and apply necessary improvements in coordination with the board and Executive Director;
  • Managing procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation;
  • Ensuring that the organization runs with legality and conformity to established regulations;
  • Performing all the above duties in close coordination with the Executive Director 

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will possess most (not all) of following qualifications: 

  • Good understanding of managing financial books in a non-profit set up;
  • Ability to lead diverse set of volunteers to achieve organizational objectives; 
  • Ability to work as a team player with diverse staff and membership;
  • Self-motivated and creative problem-solver who can focus on multiple things;
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • A bachelor’s degree and five or more years of development and fundraising experience; 

Location: 

CAIR-DFW office is located close to the I-635 and U.S. 75 intersection in Dallas.

To Apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter to info@cairdfw.org, Phone call inquiries (469)998-CAIR

Notes:

CAIR provides an excellent Islamic work environment and employee benefits. This is a salaried position and compensation will be based on experience. Evenings, weekends and off-hour work will be required. Some travel will be required. Having your own car along with a valid driver’s license is required.