Employment

Arizona Refugee Campaign Manager - (Full-time Position)

Job Overview:

The Refugee Campaign Manager will be housed out of CAIR-Arizona and will dedicate their time in coordination of We Are All America's Campaign efforts in Arizona to train leaders, convene various stakeholders, and oversee actions that directly educate policymakers, build grassroots support, sustain grass-tops leadership, and foster welcoming practices.  The ideal candidate will have a strong vision and desire to grow the Arizona campaign plan in addressing  refugees' rights and needs, and will have knowledge of the refugee service providers, faith communities, and also is experienced in developing, managing programs that leverage community involvement and impact at the local/state level. This position is for someone with extensive experience in community building, grassroots organizing, strategic policy campaigns, planning, and collaboration. The candidate will be committed to furthering CAIR-Arizona and We Are All America's Campaign objectives and mission.  

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead public initiatives and events in order to raise awareness on the refugee and muslim community, along with other marginalized communities.
  • Build a base of support by developing strategic relationships and expanding CAIR-AZ and We Are All America work. 
  • Lead and expand the We Are All America- Arizona Coalition, a state table of organizations and community leaders – including immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers – to develop and coordinate communications, organizing, strategic planning, and advocacy activities.
  • Educate and engage state and local policymakers and elected officials about how to create a more welcoming climate for refugee and immigrants and Muslim communities. 
  • Lead local campaigns in order to bring awareness and grow support for the refugee community. 
  • Work with the national team in order to align local and federal advocacy efforts.
  • Work to strategically and successfully advocate for a pro-refugee and pro-immigrant policy agenda, and be prepared to respond to necessary defense work.  
  • Engage the Refugee, Immigrant, minority, and muslim community (naturalized citizens) by providing civic engagement including voter education and voter registration.
  • Work to provide trainings and support to newcomer leaders and allies so they can participate effectively in campaign activities.
  • Handle public relations and media inquiries. 

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of organizing experience with community-based, refugee, immigrants’ rights, faith based, grassroots, and/or coalition organizations.
  • Experience in designing and executing winning campaign strategies in partnership with target communities.
  • Can analyze the political landscape in a given locality and identify goals, strategies and tactics to  win tangible gains, in a way that recognizes systemic oppression, intersectionality, and the link  between Southern California and national work and the transnational landscape 
  • Ability to move others to action: Can mobilize large numbers of people to take action  through effective communication and relationship-building 
  • Ability to coordinate and manage large numbers of volunteers: Can delegate responsibilities,  hold people accountable, keep track of work in progress, and provide the training needed to set  people up for success 
  • Prioritization and flexibility: Focused on goals and able to problem-solve in order to meet them.  Skilled at planning and tracking complex projects, can juggle competing priorities, and adept at  adapting when plans need to change (which they sometimes do, unexpectedly) 
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; 
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills. 
  •  Must have their own vehicle and be willing to drive long distances or to travel for at least 1 weekend out of every month. 
  • Language proficiency in English and one other language preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or work experience can be substituted. 



Benefits:

  • Flexible work hours and hybrid workplace- must be based in Arizona and available for some in person events. 
  • Generous paid time off, including all federal holidays.
  • Health benefits stipend-  health, vision, and dental. 
  • A diverse experience, passionate fun and creative team.
  • Opportunity to grow and expand career opportunities.

 

Email us at [email protected] with your name, resume, cover letter, and references to apply!