JOB OPENING: Communications Coordinator

CAIR-Chicago is seeking a Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for meeting all of our communications needs. To apply please send a Cover Letter, 2 (1-2 page) Writing Samples, Design Portfolio, and Resume to Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel at ssohel@cair.comPlease write “Communications Coordinator” in the Subject heading. 

CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a Communications Coordinator who will be responsible for meeting the communications needs of CAIR-Chicago.

The Communications Department adds vital perspective to public discourse, publishes in a variety of mediums and produces the latest in new-media including audio, video, graphic design, web design, blogs, and other multimedia.

See the responsibilities and necessary requirements below:



Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Executing CAIR-Chicago’s communications strategy in partnership with Executive Director
  • Managing graphic design, photography, layout, video editing and other multimedia needs
  • Managing social media accounts and implementing strategies for strategic growth
  • Acting as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Monitor, and editing articles and recruiting writers as needed
  • Designing and managing websites, creating graphic designs, and supporting the facilitation of projects such as the Travelers Assistance Project, and other upcoming programs and projects
  • Creating marketing materials such as posters, fliers, print material, e-mail newsletters, and announcements while upholding brand awareness and standards in all marketing materials
  • Researching and implementing the use of new technologies to enhance CAIR-Chicago’s communications
  • Managing the org website by regularly updating and creating original content, updating with other departments’ news and events, action alerts, and other relevant information
  • Effectively describing and promoting CAIR-Chicago’s work at events, speaking engagements, media interviews, etc.
  • Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR-Chicago’s core values and mission
  • Facilitating the research and development of content for publication including annual reports
  • Coordinating original articles including letters to the editor and commentaries
  • Serving as a resource for news-media
  • Supervising interns to support communications department needs



  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in related fields or equivalent experience
  • Self-learner, self-motivated, and able to work quickly
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Adept knowledge on CAIR-Chicago’s area of work
  • Superior analytical skills and creativity
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to trouble shoot, solve problems, and pay strong attention to detail
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, etc) proficiency
  • Basic photography, graphic design, film making, and video editing proficiency
  • Experience using a DSLR camera and microphone equipment is a plus. Willingness to learn required.
  • HTML, CSS, and content-management proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required.



Commensurate with experience.