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Community Education & Advocacy Coordinator

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The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the civic education and advocacy program at MCN, a program that aims to build the civic leadership of Muslim New Yorkers and advocates on issues important to the Muslim community in our city and nation. 


Responsibilities:

●    Design and conduct civics education workshops and the role of faith communities that promote informed participation in the democratic process at local mosques and community centers;

●    Develop and implement leadership development trainings to build valuable leadership skills, such as root cause analysis, community organizing and conflict resolution; develop participants’ confidence and identity as leaders.

●    Participate in advocacy campaigns and initiatives at the local, state, and nationwide level to elevate MCN’s advocacy positions on issues pertaining to the Muslim community.

●    Work with MCN staff to coordinate program logistics and content and to ensure effective and timely implementation of program objectives.

●    Connect with community leaders, professionals, organizations and other stakeholders to foster and maintain positive relationships and recruit participation as guest speakers and to advertise the Community Education programs.

●    Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director – i.e. gala planning help; volunteer coordination; project evaluation and progress tracking. 


Requirements:

●    Strong knowledge and experience in community organizing, public policy processes, and advocacy campaigns

●    Minimum 2+ years’ experience in running programs and workshops and experience developing and delivering relevant curricula, workshops, activities.

●    Team player and good attitude, and comfort in public speaking

●    Experience working with diverse religious congregations and racial/ethnic communities.

●    Excellent organization and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, with a value for accountability and transparency.

●    Strong written and oral communication skills.

●    Able to work independently and provide program updates and deliverables with limited supervision, as well as part of a strong team.

●    Comfort in a fast-paced, growing organization.


Desired Qualifications:

●    Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Social Work or similar.

●    Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members across religion, race, gender, age, language, class and experience;

●    Cultural competence and knowledge of/ sensitivity to faith communities and communities of color on social justice issues;

●    Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;

●    Experience in community organizing, advocacy campaigns, Get Out the Vote or similar initiatives;

●    Ability to speak at least one other language, preferably Arabic, French, or Hindi/ Urdu.

●    Proficient with MS Office Suite, Google docs, social media platforms.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the civic education and advocacy program at MCN, a program that aims to build the civic leadership of Muslim New Yorkers and advocates on issues important to the Muslim community in our city…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Salary
At least USD $45,000
/ year

Benefits

Health Insurance, Retirement and Transit Benefits, & Flexible working environment.

Health Insurance, Retirement and Transit Benefits, & Flexible working environment.

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferably Arabic, French, or Hindi/ Urdu.

Preferably Arabic, French, or Hindi/ Urdu.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
110 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, United States

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Instructions:

To apply, candidates should email a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, resume to: aniqa.nawabi@mcnny.org. Type YOUR NAME – ADVOCACY PROGRAM COORDINATOR in the subject line. Please ensure that you include all required materials. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.

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