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CAIR Chicago is constantly searching for the right talent, skill, and expertise. If you feel you have what it takes to work with CAIR Chicago in any conceivable capacity,please send your résumé to


CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator with a focus on graphic design who will be responsible for meeting the communications needs of CAIR-Chicago. The Communications Department adds vital perspective to the 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.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing graphic design, photography, layout, and other multimedia needs
  • Creating marketing materials such as posters, fliers, print newsletters, e-mail newsletters, and announcements; 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 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 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 Masters degree in related fields or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Superior analytical skills; creativity skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Problem solver with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work under deadline pressure
  • Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Adobe Photoshop expertise required. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Flash proficiency strongly preferred
  • Microsoft Office proficiency. HTML, CSS, or content-management proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required
  • Adept knowledge on CAIR-Chicago's area of work
Commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to: 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.)

CAIR-Chicago is a civil rights and advocacy group committed to building a stronger civic society and a more vibrant democracy. It aims to protect civil liberties, promote mutual understanding, fight bigotry, and mobilize Muslim communities to fully contribute to our democracy


The Youth Coordinator is a part-time position that will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to build and maintain the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) program.

Applicants should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator, at

Position Tasks Include:

  • Plan and administer two symposiums annually

  • Facilitate post-symposium student project development

  • Secure funding through grants and donations

  • Expand program to reach more students across the greater Chicago region


  • Experienced in working with youth, specifically high school students

  • Experienced in event, preferably conference, planning

  • Organized and able to multi-task

  • Able to follow through the various on-going and newly assigned tasks and work well under pressure

  • Skilled in oral and written communications

  • Friendly, outgoing, and possessing leadership skills


The Grant Coordinator is a part-time position that will work with closely with the Outreach Coordinator and Executive Administration to successfully acquire government, organizational and foundation grants suitable for CAIR-Illinois.

Applicants should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator, at

Position Tasks Include:

  • Prepare grant applications and proposal presentations

  • Maintain sound knowledge and understanding CAIR-Illinois and its individual department projects

  • Research grant-making organizations and acquire sound knowledge and understanding of the funding organization’s mission, programs, target population and strategic vision

  • Compile, write and edit all grant applications; Conduct follow up communications with grant making organization during their review process in order to supply additional supportive material

  • Prepare and submit all quarterly and/or annual reports, as required by each grant-making organization for each funded program

  • Create marketing and communication tools for CAIR-Illinois, including direct mail pieces, newsletter and event scripting. Manage the editing process with graphic designer and the printing and mailing process with selected vendors


  • Organized, able to multi-task and follow through various on-going and newly assigned tasks

  • Attentive to detail and skilled in oral and written communication as well as problem-solving

  • Able to conduct extensive research

  • Proficient with Windows XP and Microsoft Office






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