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Job Posting: Advocacy Coordinator (Statewide)

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Advocacy Coordinator (Statewide)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Orlando

Position: Reporting to the CAIR-Florida Civil Rights Director (CRD), the Advocacy Coordinator (AC) is primarily responsible for leading and executing all aspects of CAIR-Florida’s proactive Advocacy Department’s projects which include: the legislative agenda, political mobilization activities, and government relationships. In addition, the AC is responsible for maintaining the integrity of CAIR-Florida’s Vision and Mission.   

Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for non-legal advocacy campaigns and projects under the direction of the CRD to achieve specific results and resolutions.

·         Develop and execute strategies, in collaboration with other CAIR-Florida team members, to increase the quantity, quality, and impact of advocacy activities.

·         Track and report on advocacy activities including evaluating the impact of techniques to increase member engagement in advocacy and identifying and implementing best practices.

·         Maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholder communities that include nonprofit organizations; federal, state and, local government entities; adult educators; and advocacy and faith-based groups. Through these relationships, the AC will advocate for the needs of American Muslims.

·         Develop a wide range of materials in support of the government relations agenda such as action alerts, legislative summaries, fact sheets, and reports. With this information, the AC will develop and work with the CRD to create a comprehensive proactive program that will incorporate organizational values to share with community-based coalitions that will include educational seminars, workshops, and discussion programs.

·         Provide non-partisan voter guides that clarify candidate positions and explains amendments; organize candidate forums; lead GOTV campaigns to register voters and coordinate phone banking; mobilize community for Florida Muslim Capitol Day; conduct polls; gather data; and publish studies and articles on issues relevant to the community. These efforts will be done in conjunction with our associates.

·         Mobilize the community and associates around government affairs issues affecting the community including the anti-Sharia bill and Islamophobic comments by public officials by coordinating activities, scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and coordinating the work of CAIR-Florida throughout the state.

·         Organize annual meetings with federal, state, and local representatives to present factsheets on issues of importance to the community; meet with their constituents. Connect the community by helping them visit and communicate with government leaders.

·         Monitor legislation and policy activities; advise staff about relevant policy proposal and actions to analyze potential impacts; represent American Muslims in developing public policy and presenting testimony to legislatures.

·         Train and manage interns state-wide that are assigned to special projects.

·         Collaborate with the Communications Department about messaging and social media strategies and other digital advocacy channels.

·         Other duties as assigned by the CRD.

Skills and Education Requirements: In order to successfully perform the required duties as Advocacy Coordinator, it is imperative that you possess certain skills and professional abilities. The most significant qualities are strong organizational skills with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. Effective communication skills are also essential. Other required skills are an aptitude to grasp new concepts for quick learning; good comprehension and writing abilities; knowledge of and experience with computers and software, the Microsoft Office Suite, and office machines.

The minimum educational qualification required is a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience or formal training.

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this position, submit your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Rights Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All positions will remain open until filled by qualified candidates.

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CAIR-Florida’s Vision and Mission statements:

v  CAIR-Florida’s Vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

v  CAIR-Florida’s Mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.