The Counter-Islamist Grid (CIG), a project of the Middle East Forum (MEF), is hiring two part-time associates. CIG coordinates opposition to Islamist ideas, individuals, and organizations on the local level across North America.
Associates have three main tasks: conducting research into Islamist activities in their own locality, disseminating their results, and engaging in activism. The job also entails working closely with anti-Islamist Muslims.
- Agreement with MEF's outlook that radical Islam is the problem, and moderate Islam is the solution.
- A demonstrated ability to research, write, speak publicly, and organize campaigns.
- Familiarity with government officials, media, and others in your own locality.
Priority will be given to applicants who reside in and around the following cities:
- Arlington, VA
- Boston, MA
- Dallas, TX
- Detroit, MI
- Houston, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- Miami, FL
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
- NYC/Newark, NY/NJ
- San Francisco, CA
- Seattle, WA
- Tampa, FL
Job status and compensation:
10 hours per week as an independent contractor. The position pays up to $10,000 a year.
- A cover letter telling about your biography, interests, qualifications, and goals.
- A résumé or curriculum vitae.
- Three published writing samples or links, ideally on Islamism in North America.
- Two public video presentations or links, ideally on Islamism in North America.
When the application is completed:
- Bundle the entire application as a single document, preferably in Adobe Acrobat (Word is also acceptable).
- Title it with your name in reverse order, without spacing, as in "ChurchillWinston."
- Submit the application to Thelma Prosser, at Prosser@MEForum.org, by January 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.
About the Middle East Forum:
The Middle East Forum, an activist think tank founded in 1994 by Daniel Pipes, promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats.
It does so in three ways:
- Intellectual, by providing information, context, and policy advice through publications, media appearances, lectures, and private consultations.
- Operational, by getting things done in government, on campus, in courts of law, and beyond.
- Philanthropic, by distributing about $2 million annually in separately earmarked funds to about 75 groups and individuals working to promote our goals.
For more information, see MEForum.org.