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Organization Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Anaheim, California
United States
Government Affairs/Advocacy
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
2180 W Crescent Ave Suite F

Community Organizer

Title: Community Organizer

Schedule Type: Full-time (Exempt, Salary position)

Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires travel throughout Greater Los Angeles Area.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop organizing campaigns around key advocacy and civil rights issues
  • Represent CAIR-LA in coalition meetings and work collaboratively on joint efforts with community organizations and coalition partners
  • Develop strategic partnerships with community-based organizations working in diverse communities in Southern California
  • Speak publicly on behalf of CAIR-LA at rallies, town halls and mosque events
  • Develop, conduct, and widely publicize Know Your Rights trainings that promote grassroots leadership, strategic issue campaigns, organizing, and coalition building on priority issue areas
  • Galvanize support of community organizations, public officials, law enforcement officers, faith leaders, business leaders, donors, and new and diverse communities for organizing campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with grassroots leaders, allies, and CAIR-LA advocacy team to execute large and effective community actions (public hearings, protests, vigils, etc.)
  • Identify, cultivate, and develop strong community leaders who will lead campaigns that pursue CAIR-LA’s advocacy and civil rights priorities
  • Identify, recruit, and train CAIR-LA volunteers to participate in civil liberties and social justice campaigns and programs
  • Coordinate and execute Voter Registration, GOTV and Ballot Initiative campaigns in affiliate areas
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or four years of experience in base building, membership 
  • Experience in community organizing
  • Experience in base building, volunteer recruitment, and leadership and strategy development
  • Passion for CAIR’s mission and values
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation, organizing, and communication skills
  • Ballot initiative or electoral campaign experience highly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed individual, strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing initiatives
  • Familiarity, knowledge and experience working with the American Muslim community
  • Work experience with a non-profit organization or in a related field
  • Willingness and flexibility to change job requirements as the team grows
  • Valid automobile driver’s license and working vehicle required; this position will involve extensive travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Must be able to accommodate a variable work schedule including nights and weekends.



  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience
  • Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, pension matching program, holidays, vacation, and sick leave

To Apply:

Please send (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) three references to: [email protected] with the subject line “Community Organizer.”


Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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