Civic Education and Advocacy Program Coordinator

November 5th, 2019
Civic Education and Advocacy Program Coordinator

Civic Education and Advocacy Program Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Policy/Advocacy, Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Community Improvement, Religious

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the civic education and advocacy program at MCN, a program that aims to build the civic leadership of Muslim New Yorkers and advocates on issues important to the Muslim community in our city and nation. 


●    Design and conduct civics education workshops and the role of faith communities that promote informed participation in the democratic process at local mosques and community centers;

●    Develop and implement leadership development trainings to build valuable leadership skills, such as root cause analysis, community organizing and conflict resolution; develop participants’ confidence and identity as leaders.

●    Participate in advocacy campaigns and initiatives at the local, state, and nationwide level to elevate MCN’s advocacy positions on issues pertaining to the Muslim community.

●    Work with MCN staff to coordinate program logistics and content and to ensure effective and timely implementation of program objectives.

●    Connect with community leaders, professionals, organizations and other stakeholders to foster and maintain positive relationships and recruit participation as guest speakers and to advertise the Community Education programs.

●    Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director – i.e. gala planning help; volunteer coordination; project evaluation and progress tracking.


●    Strong knowledge and experience in community organizing, public policy processes, and advocacy campaigns

●    Minimum 2+ years’ experience in running programs and workshops and experience developing and delivering relevant curricula, workshops, activities.

●    Team player and good attitude, and comfort in public speaking

●    Experience working with diverse religious congregations and racial/ethnic communities.

●    Excellent organization and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, with a value for accountability and transparency.

●    Strong written and oral communication skills.

●    Able to work independently and provide program updates and deliverables with limited supervision, as well as part of a strong team.

●    Comfort in a fast-paced, growing organization.

Desired Qualifications:

●    Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Social Work or similar.

●    Strong relational skills and ability to connect, engage, and inspire community members across religion, race, gender, age, language, class and experience;

●    Cultural competence and knowledge of/ sensitivity to faith communities and communities of color on social justice issues;

●    Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community;

●    Experience in community organizing, advocacy campaigns, Get Out the Vote or similar initiatives;

●    Ability to speak at least one other language, preferably Arabic, French, or Hindi/ Urdu.

●    Proficient with MS Office Suite, Google docs, social media platforms.


Muslim Community Network

  • 110 Wall Street
  • New York, New York 10005
  • United States of America
  • Phone: 6466615422
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