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Policy Associate or Assistant

Posted August 14, 2019

Muslim Advocates is seeking a Policy Associate or Assistant to lead a growing policy and outreach department, within a growing organization.

Muslim Advocates seeks candidates who will play a critical role in supporting our work to counter anti-Muslim bigotry and are determined to do their part to fight hate and discrimination. A successful applicant will be committed to supporting Muslim Advocates efforts to strategically and rigorously push back against bigotry at a national level. They will be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously, and able to approach each task with passion and dedication.

The Policy Associate or Assistant will be based in our Washington, DC office.

Roles and Responsibilities

Policy (50%)

  • Conduct research and contribute to drafts of correspondence and reports including letters, memos, position papers, fact sheets, briefing materials, talking points, policy reports, etc.
  • Research anti-Muslim bigotry issues, including hate groups, hate speech by public officials, hate speech online, rallies and protests, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to policy and outreach department including scheduling, note taking, preparing meeting materials, and other duties as assigned.
  • Build and maintain relationships with allies and coalition partners.
  • Recruit, train, and manage team of policy and outreach interns.

Community Outreach (30%):

  • Organize trainings, workshops, webinars and/or seminars on a range of issues for partners and community members.
  • Assist in developing community education resources on a range of discrimination issues including the Muslim ban, hate crimes, mosque attacks and vandalism, online hate, etc.
  • Draft and distribute monthly newsletters to coalition partners, which will include news alerts, resources and important updates.
  • Build and maintain relationship with community leaders.
  • Identify opportunities for growing the presence and breadth of our programs work

Special Projects (20%):

  • Serve as critical support for special projects as needed by Special Counsel and Deputy Director.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in political science, public policy, government, communications, or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High level of initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Intellectually curious and able to gather and analyze information from a variety of sources
  • Ability to travel on occasion and devote flexible hours to meet goals
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge and use of Word, Excel, social media platforms, and internet-based research
  • Familiarity with the US political process and policy issues that impact the lives of American Muslims a plus
  • A strong commitment to social justice and Muslim Advocates’ values and mission
  • A positive attitude


Muslim Advocates offers a generous and competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

To apply, candidates should submit a resume; a cover letter describing their interest, skills and experience; and two writing samples. Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Muslim Advocates is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities.

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