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WE'RE HIRING A PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WE'RE HIRING A PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OVERVIEW:

Title: Administrative Assistant
Schedule Type: Part-Time
Areas of Focus: Scheduling, communications, bookkeeping, general office management
Location: Dallas, TX
The Position/Role: CAIR-Texas DFW is looking for a passionate and detail oriented individual to fill the newly created Administrative Assistant position. Join one of the most dynamic teams serving the American Muslim community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Handle day to day communications and scheduling for the Executive Director and other managerial employees
  • Answers and routes calls, takes messages, sorts and delivers mail, responds to or routes e-mail inquiries, and greets office visitors
  • Proofreads reports and written documentation
  • Process payments and donations, maintain CRM database, and general data entry
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing system
  • Handle basic bookkeeping responsibilities
  • Order office supplies as well as track and maintain inventory
  • Setup office equipment such as phones, copier, and projectors
  • Produce reports for internal team meetings
  • Make travel and lodging arrangements for team members
  • Other duties as assigned

All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly motivated, self-initiating and energetic
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, and Word Press
  • Minimum of two years relevant work experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with limited time
  • Excellent oral and written communication to interface with media professionals, community leaders, volunteers, donors, and staff in a professional and effective manner
  • Experience with and proficiency in public speaking before diverse audiences
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout Dallas Fort-Worth for events and outreach in an on-demand capacity
  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission

This position reports to the Executive Director and Operations Director.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with the the North Texas American Muslim community
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations
  • Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience

TO APPLY:

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, and (3) the names and contact information of two references, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Administrative Assistant”.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

CAIR-TX DFW is an equal opportunity employer.

CAIR-Texas Commends Burleson Mayor for Calling Out Hate Speech About Muslim Burial Plots

CAIR-Texas Commends Burleson Mayor for Calling Out Hate Speech About Muslim Burial Plots

(DALLAS FORT-WORTH, TEXAS, 10/12/20) – The Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), a chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today commended Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter for calling out “hate speech” on social media after hateful messages surfaced about Muslim burial plots in the city’s cemetery.   

SEE: Burleson mayor calls for end to hate speech surrounding Muslim burial plots in cemetery  

“Mayor Shetter has shown true moral character by calling out online hate speech that dehumanizes American Muslims and goes against American values,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW. “Muslims are productive and valuable members of the community who’ve been buried in the Burleson Memorial Cemetery for years. This level of Islamophobia that targets the deceased and burials reflects ugly hatred and willful ignorance. What kind of vile person or group attacks people who are trying to bury their dead?”  

The Dallas Fort-Worth Muslim community has experienced backlash in the past. When several Islamic Centers purchased land in Farmersville for a cemetery, they also experienced hate speech until the city council approved the purchase in 2018.   


SEE: About-face in Farmersville paves way for Muslim cemetery that has worried some

Muslim burials follow all state guidelines as it relates to burials. In addition, Muslims also wash the body, pray over the deceased in communal prayer, and bury them facing Mecca, the prayer direction of Muslims. This process helps bring comfort to the families of the deceased and gives them closure.   

CAIR Backgrounder: Islamic Funeral Practices

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.  

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, 469-290-2909, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-TX Releases Voter Education Guide for 2020 Election

CAIR-TX Releases Voter Education Guide for 2020 Election

This voter guide is a project of #TXMuslimsVote which is a campaign run by CAIR-Texas and it's various offices.

CAIR-Texas does not support or oppose political candidates or political parties. This guide's purpose is to educates voters on the various state-wide races and the candidates.

The guide intentionally excludes the Presidential, Senate, and House Congressional races. It's our philosophy, that during this hyper polarized election voters have already made up their mind on these national races.

That's why our goal is to produce a voter guide that shares information on races that may not be as familiar by the general public.

 CAIR-DFW Welcomes Termination of Police Officer for Racist Facebook Posts

CAIR-DFW Welcomes Termination of Police Officer for Racist Facebook Posts

(DALLAS/FORT-WORTH, TEXAS, 10/2/20) – The Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), a chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed termination of a Fort-Worth Police officer over a racist Facebook post against African-Americans.  

SEE: Fort Worth Officer Terminated After Posting Racist Meme on Facebook  

This is a positive step by law enforcement to build community trust,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW. “People who hold these racist views have no business serving as police officers. We hope that all officers will be held to similar standards.”  

In 2019 CAIR-DFW condemned Islamophobic and racist Facebook posts by officers at the Dallas Police Department. A probe was launched, and four police officers were placed on administrative lead and 20 were put under internal investigations. 170 DPD officers were behind hateful and violent posts on social media.


SEE: CAIR Welcomes Dallas Police Probe of Officers’ Islamophobic, Racist Facebook Posts

Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.        

SEE: CAIR Condemns Trump’s New White Supremacist and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Slashing of Refugee Admissions

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner    

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.                 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.       

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, Executive Director (469)290-2909, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.