CAIR Houston announces opening for Communications Coordinator position

CAIR Houston is accepting applications for a Communications Coordinator position. For information about applying, please email Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Full-Time Equivalent (or Part-Time) regular salaried position

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•    Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR-TX’s core mission and values;
•    Effectively describing and promoting CAIR-TX’s work and campaigns;
•    Facilitating proactive, positive coverage on Islam and the Muslim community;
•    Building and maintaining best practices processes and databases for the communications department;
•    Conducting media trainings for team members and the community;
•    Being available to media calls and inquiries at all times;
•    Conducting and appropriately fielding media interviews;
•    Acting as liaison between news-media and fellow team members for organizing interviews;
•    Writing and coordinating letters to the editor and regularly meeting with editorial boards and other media outlets;
•    Archiving all media materials;
•    Draft and edit external communications including press releases, e-mails, e-newsletters and action alerts;
•    Managing graphic design, photography, layout, video editing and other multimedia needs
•    Researching and implementing the use of new technologies to enhance CAIR-TX’s communications (as needed)
•    Managing the website by regularly updating, creating, and soliciting original content
•    Facilitating the research and development of media monitoring reports;
•    Serving as a resource for news media and community members;
•    Implementing a social media strategy (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and other designated media portals
•    Leading, training and managing communications interns/externs
•    Establishing CAIR-TX, Houston as a media portal for the Greater Houston Muslim community;


The ideal candidate should have the following:
•    Excellent oral communications skills; strong organizational and time management skills required;
•    1-3 years communications experience;
•    Interpersonal and professional communications skills required;
•    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related fields or equivalent experience;
•    Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations;
•     Excellent writing and editing skills required; and
•    Knowledge of basic I.T. functionalities and the ability to type 40 w.p.m. preferred.
•    Superior analytical skills and creativity
•    Strong initiative, ability to work independently and with a team
•    Ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, and excellent attention to detail
•    Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and work under pressure
•    Willingness to learn and develop technological skills
•    Microsoft Office proficiency necessary and willingness to learn required
•    HTML, CSS, or content-management proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required
•    Basic photography, filmmaking, and video editing proficiency a plus. Willingness to learn required

This position reports to  Executive Director. People of all faiths are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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