Job Opening

AMP has an immediate opening for a full-time grassroots organizer

Application Deadline July 30, 2010

The American Muslims for Palestine seeks an experienced community grassroots organizer to help create and implement national grassroots organizing programs, including but not limited to planning regional activities, coordinating conferences and seminars, training programs, educational campaigns, actions and events in support of AMP’s goal of empowerment through education and action.

The prospective candidate should have a good working knowledge and understanding of the issue of Palestine, American Muslim community leadership and its organizational landscape.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Report to the Executive Director
  2. Develop a positive, organizational, and professional relationship with all AMP chapters around the country, with a focus on forming new chapters in different cities
  3. Develop, manage and maintain contact list(s)
  4. Work with different chapters to plan, organize and implement assigned events, conferences, campaigns and programs
  5. Recruit volunteers, supporters and affiliates for AMP
  6. Plan, organize and implement youth leadership initiatives and workshops
  7. Conduct grassroots trainings and speaking events
  8. Work with media director to help develop training materials, handouts, and tip sheets
  9. Plan and execute outreach initiatives, which include giving presentations to groups, and participate in regional and national event and conferences
  10. Outreach to community leaders and key organizations
  11. Work with media director to formulate and execute strategy and tactics in relation to national educational campaigns
  12. Develop and train grassroots leaders to be active on educating the public about Palestine
  13. Assist in research, fundraising planning, and other organizational operations; and
  14. Any and all tasks assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Chairman.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  1. College graduate
  2. Previous experience in grassroots organizing
  3. Knowledge about the Palestinian issue and willingness to learn and keep self updated
  4. Public speaking ability and skills
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  6. Ability to work effectively as a team member but also able to work independently to oversee projects through to completion
  7. Demonstrated organizational skills
  8. Goal- and detail-oriented
  9. Creative problem solver who demonstrates initiative and confident about offering ideas
  10. Professional demeanor, punctual, dependable, pleasant, positive and a good sense of humor
  11. Self-starter with strong work ethic
  12. Able to work well with many types of personalities; manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; adapt to changing priorities; work effectively alone and in teams, work under pressure, and able to meet time limits; and
  13. Willingness to work late, weekends, and travel around the country

Plus Qualifications

1.  Speaks, understands and communicates in Arabic
2.  Living in or willing to move to Illinois; and
3.  Experience in non-profit Islamic work

Compensation: negotiable, depends on experience and performance.

How to Apply:

Send resumes to
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Chairman
American Muslims for Palestine
10101 S. Roberts Road, Suite 101
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Hatem.bazian@ampalestine.org
Send a copy to: abaset@aol.com

The American Muslims for Palestine is a national grassroots organization whose mission is to educate the American public about issues pertaining to Palestine and its rich, cultural heritage.
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One response to “Job Opening

  1. ABDUL SATTAR

    Its a great pleasure to listen to our sister (journalist) who converted to Islam and her relentless effort to spread Islam. I am in full support of her activities and well wisher.

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