National Campaign Coordinator

*Job Announcement:  National Campaign Coordinator*

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*Coalition on National Security and Rights **in *

*Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Communities*

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*1 Year Fulltime Position*

*(Application Deadline: June 1, 2012)*

Applications are welcome for a position to coordinate policy groups, civil
rights organizations,

community-based organizations (including masajid), and directly affected
families in a

national public education and advocacy campaign to limit surveillance and
the use of

informants in Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and Middle Eastern communities.
The campaign

will work towards the following two goals:

1) Community outreach, public education, leadership development, and
mobilization

in Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities

2) Facilitate creation of a national policy change campaign on rules for
FBI informants

and surveillance

The National Campaign Coordinator will build the campaign’s membership base
among

policy groups, civil rights organizations, community-based organizations,
and directly-affected

families and communities towards developing a winning movement to limit the
use of

surveillance and informants. The campaign seeks to be a democratic
collaboration that values

dedication, a collaborative work ethic, and accountability to communities
most directly

affected by these issues. The National Campaign Coordinator will be based
in New York City

at the community office of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) and will require
regular travel.

The position will be supervised by the campaign’s national Coordinating
Committee as well as

a lead staff member at DRUM. This is a one-year position, with the
possibility of renewal

based on funding.

*Responsibilities*

Base-Building

Meet defined goals to outreach, identify, and recruit groups for the
campaign

– Maintain and develop national membership database, including member
recruitment,

tracking participation, and reporting to the coalition

– Coordinate all internal communications including sending monthly updates
and doing

phone check-ins, to inform on the campaign work and get member
participation and

feedback

– Regular calls or visits (if possible) to potential and new member groups
in the

campaign, including supporting local efforts to engage in the campaign and
capacity

building

– Develop, update, and distribute outreach materials, trainings and
education tools for

campaign issues and goals

Leadership Development

– Support member groups and directly affected families in leadership
development to

facilitate participation in the campaign, including strategizing, providing
trainings, and

supporting local campaign development and action

– Develop and provide workshops and trainings on surveillance and
informants,

leadership development, similar histories in other communities, campaign
demands,

and policy goals

Campaign Development

– Organize and facilitate regular national calls and convenings of member
groups to

develop a campaign (research, planning, alliance building, policy demands

development, actions, and evaluation) collaboratively

– Coordinate alliance building

– Research relevant conferences, trainings, meetings, resources and
participate and/or

facilitate participation amongst member groups

– Lay groundwork and mechanisms for the campaign work to be implemented and
selfsustaining

by end of one year term

Media/Communications

– Generate content for website, blog and/or newsletter

– Serve as contact for media and liaison for local groups, as well as
occasionally serve as

spokesperson for the campaign.

– Assist in helping local groups with media strategy and needs

*Qualifications*

– Commitment to social, economic, and racial justice and gender rights

– Work experience preferable as a community organizer in a membership based

organization (ideally in Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, or South Asian
communities)

– Commitment to building the leadership of most affected, low-income,
communities of

color in winning social change while working in multi-stakeholder
coalitions and

efforts

– Familiarity with issues of surveillance of Muslim communities, use of
informants, and

human rights frameworks preferable

– Strong training and facilitation skills

– Ability to work comfortably with diverse communities and stakeholders

– Strong ability to self-initiate, work independently, and handle multiple,
fast-paced,

responsibilities

– Experience working on policy change campaigns

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

– Ability to travel regularly throughout the United States and work some
nights and

weekends

– Computer proficiency (word processing, database management, internet
tools) as

necessary for described work responsibilities

– Written and oral fluency in Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, and/or Farsi is
preferred

– Salary commensurate with experience and skills

*Application*

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Please submit a cover letter, detailing interest and qualifications,
resume, writing sample and

three references to:

Monami Maulik, Executive Director

DRUM-Desis Rising Up & Moving

Email to: [email protected]

Fax to: (718) 205-3037

Or mail to:

72-18 Roosevelt Avenue

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

For more information, please contact: Fahd Ahmed, DRUM at [email protected]