Work with Poligon

Poligon Education Fund (Poligon) is a national, non-profit organization that launched in January 2017 to increase American Muslim participation on Capitol Hill.

Open Positions

Development Consultant (Part-time)

We are looking for a part-time development consultant to help increase Poligon’s reach through grant applications and fundraising efforts. The successful candidate should have experience with non-profit grant writing, donor management, and project planning. The initial contract will be for three months (approximately 5 hours/week, dependent on deliverables and grant deadlines) with the possibility of an extension.
Expected Deliverables Include: 

  • Updating and synthesizing database of relevant foundations and other grant-making entities for potential funding opportunities
  • Preparing and submitting letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports to various institutional donors
  • Systematizing Poligon’s procedures regarding grant proposals including establishing an ongoing calendar of due dates for proposals and reports.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of non-profit grant writing experience
  • Experience conducting online and open source research to locate funding opportunities
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with issues affecting communities that Poligon serves, including issues such as civil rights, Islamophobia, and social, racial, and economic justice, is preferred. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Suite. 


Salary and Benefits:

  • Hours: Flexible. This is a part-time consultant position of approximately 5 hours/week.
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Please submit preferred hourly rate. 
  • Benefits: This is an independent contractor position that does not offer health insurance, vacation, holidays, sick or personal leave.


Application:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, fundraising or grant related writing samples, three references, and preferred hourly rate via a single PDF to info@poligonnational.org. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible. 
For more information, please email info@poligonnational.org or visit poligonnational.org.
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Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator  (Full-time – Remote)
If you are passionate about amplifying the voices of Muslim-Americans in politics and are committed to impacting change in social, racial, and economic justice through advocacy trainings and grassroots power development, we want you to join our team! As a Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, you will be instrumental in developing and executing the grassroots and training infrastructure for the nation’s premiere Muslim-American legislative advocacy organization. We’re looking for someone who is informed about civil rights, Islamophobia issues, and government, and skilled in community organizing, coalition building, and advocacy work. 
Duties:

  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with Muslim community leaders, members, institutions, and key stakeholders nationwide and develop an understanding of their political engagement and needs. 
  • Develop and manage Congressional advocacy teams in key cities/states to strengthen the capacity of community leaders and members to engage in legislative advocacy.
  • Actively participate in relevant coalitions and work collaboratively with peer local, state, and national organizations providing resources, outreach, and education.
  • Develop, schedule, and deliver Congressional advocacy trainings, events, and meetings (virtual and/or in-person, per COVID travel guidelines)
  • Utilize digital organizing tools and social media to track online and social media advocacy actions.
  • Conduct virtual and in-person (utilizing COVID safety protocols) outreach to community members, community partners, and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to (1) policy resources, such as action alerts and advocacy toolkits, and (2) media initiatives in coordination with Poligon’s Policy & Advocacy and Media teams. 
  • Coordinate Annual Legislative Conference & Lobby Days
  • Maintain a manual for this position to assist in continuity, sustainability, and institutional knowledge. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in community organizing and grassroots advocacy 
  • Strong understanding of political and legislative processes with preference for candidates with experience in lobbying at the state and/or federal level
  • Knowledge of the political landscape and social justice issues, such as civil rights issues, anti-Islamophobia, anti-poverty, voting rights, and racial justice, as they pertain to Congressional advocacy
  • Solid understanding of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-driven, requiring little supervision, with attention to detail and the ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Team player
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary/Benefits: This is a full time position of a 40 hours/week commitment, with some travel and weekend/evening hours required. Salary is $50,000 with a monthly healthcare reimbursement stipend. 
Application Instructions: Please email info@poligonnational.org – submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references as a single PDF. 
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed and considered on a rolling basis, until position is filled.
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