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Operations & Development Director

CAIR Sacval Sacramento, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley/Central California, (CAIR-SV/CC) is hiring an Operations & Development Director to lead and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of CAIR-SV's day-to-day administrative, financial and operational functions.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations & Development Director will play an instrumental role in leading the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices. This position offers a unique opportunity to join the management team at one of the nation's largest CAIR chapters at a time in history where the American Muslim community is facing both incredible challenges and opportunities.

Schedule type: Full-time (Exempt, Salary position)

Location: Office located in Sacramento, CA. Work-from-home structure currently in place due to COVID-19.


  • Operations:
    • Oversee the day-to-day operations.
    • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization's mission specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business processes and organizational planning.
    • Oversee financial management, planning, systems and controls.
    • Efficiently manage departmental workflows and optimize inter-departmental communication.
    • Evaluate nonprofit performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics.
    • Develop and manage the annual budget, and individual program and department budgets, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and department managers.
    • Support organization-wide planning, development and communications activities, as needed, and ensure adherence to the office goals and policies within the project area.
    • Recruit and manage an appropriate team to promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and our mission.
    • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
    • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign duties, set objectives, establish priorities and conduct performance reviews.
    • Provide consulting services on matters related to fundraising and organizational structure and growth.
    • Contribute to short- and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team.
    • Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
    • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
  • Development:
    • Steward existing donors through regular communications, donor appreciation and follow-up.
    • Research and apply for potential funding opportunities, including private foundations and corporate giving programs.
    • Coordinate and draft fundraising mailers and online giving campaigns.
    • Secure sponsorship and advertisements for annual banquet and special events/programs.
    • Coordinate expansion of existing monthly donor program.
    • Coordinate corporate matching program.
    • Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in operations and development management or administrative field required for manager level.
  • Extensive project management experience with proven ability to deliver results.
  • Commitment to social justice and passion for CAIR's mission and values.
  • An intuitive ability to recognize and appropriately convey the sensitive nature of any situation and the ability to keep all matters appropriately confidential is necessary.
  • Proven ability to give, deny or ask for information in a tactful and friendly manner and discretion in giving information about plans and/or action to anyone is required.
  • Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work situation and changing priorities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Budget development and oversight experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Experience supervising and delegating responsibilities effectively.
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other CAIR employees.
  • Projects a favorable image of the organization to promote its aims and objectives.


  • This position reports to the CAIR-SV/CC Executive Director.


  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, pension matching program, holidays, vacation and sick leave.


Please submit your (1) a cover letter, (2) resume and (3) three references through along with your application. You can also email them to with the subject line "Operations & Development Director."


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CAIR-CA is an equal opportunity employer.

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