Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/03/2018

Start Date

11/12/2018

Application Deadline

10/31/2018

Address

Mesa
Arizona
United States

Description

Civil Rights Attorney


Chapter: CAIR-Arizona


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

Location: Office located in Mesa, A. Requires travel throughout the state of Arizona.

CAIR-AZ is seeking a full-time Civil Rights Attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy and serving diverse communities. We are looking for a motivated individual with experience who will be expected to identify, strategize, and use creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address systematic issues facing the American Muslim community.


Duties & Responsibilities:

·     Manage a caseload of 60-80 intakes per year.

·     Perform in-depth legal research. 

·     Legal writing including, but not limited to, drafting complaints, letters, and memos; and non-legal writing including drafting community advisories, issue briefings, and reports 

·     Speak publicly on behalf of CAIR-AZ at presentations and events

·     Communicate with outside parties such as attorneys, employers, law enforcement agents, administrative agencies, etc.

·     Work to educate and empower diverse community members on their rights through community presentations and material distributions.


Qualifications:

·     2-5 years relevant experience, as well as law degree from an American Bar Association accredited school.

·     Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona or eligible to waive in. 

·     Passion for CAIR’s mission and values

·     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

Compensation:

·     Salary is commensurate with skills and experience


To Apply:

Please send (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) three references to: info@az.cair.com  with the subject line “Civil Rights Attorney.”


Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CAIR-AZ is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

info@az.cair.com
http://cair-az.org

Specify "Staff Attorney Position" in subject line.


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