COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR:

CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to lead the Communications team in meeting the communications needs of CAIR-Chicago.

The Communications Department adds vital perspective to public discourse, publishes in a variety of mediums, creates research reports 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:


RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Managing graphic design, photography, layout, video editing and other multimedia needs
• Managing the design and production of all marketing materials such as posters, fliers, print newsletters, 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 (as needed)
• Managing the cairchicago.org website by regularly updating and creating original content
• Effectively describing and promoting CAIR-Chicago’s work
• Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR-Chicago’s core values and mission
• Facilitating the research and development of media monitoring reports
• Coordinating original articles including letters to the editor and commentaries
• Serving as a resource for news-media and community members
• Acting as liaison between news-media and fellow staff and Executive team for organizing interviews
• Supervising interns to support communications department needs
• Managing the ChicagoMonitor.com website by soliciting original content, updating the website and releasing regular e-newsletters
• Implementing a social media strategy (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube) for CAIR-Chicago and The Chicago Monitor
• Lead, train and manage a team of interns
• Writing press releases and preparing for press conferences


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelors or Master’s degree in related fields or equivalent experience
• 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
• Strong initiative and ability to push yourself without guidance
• Ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, and excellent 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
• A willingness to learn and develop technological skill
• Microsoft Office proficiency
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash proficiency strongly preferred
• HTML, CSS, or content-management proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required
• Basic photography, film making, and video editing proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required


COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel at ssohel@cair.com. Written samples and design portfolio required upon interview. (When applying via email please ensure to write the position title in the subject of the email.)

Submit applications no later than 11:59pm CST on Sunday, August 10th, 2014.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



DATABASE DEVELOPER:


CAIR-Chicago is looking for a Database Developer. The developer will work with specific departments to create an interactive database to manage case files and legal documents. The database will be server and client based, and will need to be accessed on multiple computers.

See the responsibilities and necessary requirements below:


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Strong background in application development with Java and MySQL
• Web programming knowledge of Object Oriented design
• Ability to understand existing code
• Ability to work independently.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Operations Coordinator Mohamed Abdelati at mabdelati@cair.com (When applying via email please ensure to write the position title in the subject of the email.)

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.






YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FELLOW:


CAIR-Chicago is looking for a Youth Development Fellow to work closely with the Outreach Coordinator in building and maintaining the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) initiative, as well as other development programs targeting youth ages 13-19.

The fellowship is ideal for a current college student and includes a stipend of $1,000 for a 4-month part-time time commitment (15-20 hours a week).

See the responsibilities and necessary requirements below:


RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) initiative, including its development, maintenance, and visibility
• Bolster and sustain viable recruitment and retention of participants, while also establishing incentives
• Plan and administer two symposiums annually that encourages community service and civic engagement in youth
• Facilitate post-symposium youth project development and educational initiatives
• Secure funding through grants and donations to ensure vitality and growth
• Expand the initiative to reach more students across the greater Chicago metropolitan region and Illinois
• Assist in recruitment and hiring of area high school students of all backgrounds for junior-level internships at CAIR-Chicago
• Identify, establish, develop and maintain strategic partnerships and relations with organizations and institutions based in the greater Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Experience in working with youth, specifically high school students
• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Prior event, preferably conference, planning experience
• Demonstrate the ability to follow through the various on-going and newly assigned tasks
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Friendly, outgoing, and demonstrate strong leadership skills
• Possess an adept knowledge on Chicagoland’s Muslim community profile, issues and networks, as well as the exhaustive cultural, sociopolitical, economic and other demographic nuances of the greater Chicago metropolitan region and Illinois

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson at ghankerson@cair.com. (When applying via email please ensure to write the position title in the subject of the email.)

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Please no phone calls or drop-ins.

Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


 

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