Jan 13th 2017

CAIR-MI Job Openings 2017

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Posting: January 13, 2017


CAIR-MI Safe Spaces Coordinator

CAIR-MI is seeking a highly motivated person for the Safe Spaces Coordinator position. The position entails the proactive implementation of policies and best practices at institutions in the public and private sectors to prevent religious discrimination as well as to reasonably accommodate religious observances.

The responsibilities will include: 

  • Develop a timeline of work and goals for Safe Spaces initiatives.
  • Identify, engage, and partner with allied organizations to advance CAIR-MI policy objectives
  • Research institutions and arrange meetings to implement Muslim friendly policies and best practices.
  • Follow-up with and assist intuitions to implement Muslim friendly policies.
  • Develop and conduct diversity trainings and educate institutions on best practice policies.
  • Research and create information booklets and brochures.
  • Communicate and network effectively with community members, leadership and boards to secure active community awareness, and support to create safe spaces. 
  • Occasionally serve as a spokesperson at community gatherings and to press as needed and represent CAIR in select coalitions.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in organizing, communications, and social justice.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of CAIR-MI.
  • An ability to keep organized in a fast-paced environment and to manage several projects simultaneously.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are needed. The position will be part-time with some flexibility relating to office hours. Please submit a cover letter and resume to CAIR-MI Office Manager Nargis Rahman at nrahman@cair.com.


CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Position

Are you somebody that wants to change the world?
Do you want your work to be meaningful?
Does working on groundbreaking litigation excite you?
Do you enjoy legal strategy and researching constitutional issues?

The CAIR-MI Staff Attorney position may be for you.  


Full-time Staff Attorney position with flexible hours and working location based on milestones and work completion.  

The Staff Attorney will handle challenging civil rights cases in-house as well as representing the community in matters affecting civil rights such as FBI interviews.  He/She will be creative in crafting causes of action to further the civil rights of our community.  The Staff Attorney position has the potential to evolve into the Legal Director position as the caseload grows and legal staff is added.  He/She will report to the Executive Director, The President of the Board, and the Director of the Legal Committee.  

This position is for a team player who want to learn and challenge himself/herself.  CAIR-MI often teams up with other organizations and firms to more effectively pursue the rights of our community and the Staff Attorney will be expected to facilitate that.  CAIR-MI has contracted with a legal research service to provide support to this position and we have experienced legal advisors to assist as well.

Salary and Benefits:

Very competitive salary based on experience
Bonus for cases where CAIR-MI is awarded fees
Flex-work arrangement
Training stipend

Minimum Qualifications

1.    J.D. or LL.M. from an accredited law school.
2.    Licensed in at least 1 jurisdiction in the United States with the ability to be licensed in Michigan.
3.    No disciplinary actions on record or pending.

We believe the following qualifications would be a good fit but if you are a licensed attorney and the above questions intrigued you please apply regardless of whether you have all or some of these qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

1.    First Chair trial experience
2.    Law journal publication
3.    Experience in civil rights, criminal, and immigration law
4.    NITA certification or similar
5.    Handled at least 3 litigation cases to conclusion (settlement or judgment).
6.    Handled at least 10 depositions.
7.    Written and filed at least 5 summary judgment motions.
8.    Licensed with federal bar and a Circuit Court of Appeals
9.    Filed at least 1 appeal with full briefing and filing of appellate brief (federal and state)
10.    Handled at least 1 zoning appeals case

We welcome all those meeting the Minimum Qualifications to apply.

Please send a summary of qualifications, CV, or inquiries to CAIR-MI President Haaris Ahmad hahmadlegal@gmail.com.

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