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Program Manager Job Description

 

The Program Manager’s core responsibility is to ensure the effective planning, implementation, and evaluation of ISF’s core four programs and the engagement/mentorship of the ISF Alumni.

ISF’s Programs:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Congressional Internships
  • Congressional Fellowships
  • Film Grants

The Program Manager reports directly to ISF’s Executive Director and supports/coordinates the activities of ISF’s Film Grant Director, Program Coordinator, and Congressional Internship and Fellowship Coordinator.  

Responsibilities:

Planning

  • Plan program and alumni activities in accordance with ISF’s annual operating plan 
  • Prepare an annual marketing and outreach plan for all programs
  • Ensure that program activities are planned in accordance to up-to-date best practices and ISF policies/procedures

Implementation

  • Monitor program activities to ensure professional standards
  • Support program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of services among different program
  • Monitor program marketing material and outgoing communication
  • Monitor social media program outreach and monitor activities
  • Ensure that the programs operate within the approved budget
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the users of programs for evaluation purposes
  • Engage with applicants, judges and other stakeholders to provide support 
  • Decide on suitable strategies and objectives
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Prepare weekly reports for Executive Director
  • Host and plan events and webinars to promote programs and support the alumni
  • Engages and supports the ISF Alumni through various mentorship opportunities 

Evaluation:

  • Communicate with program users to solicit input to improve ISF programs
  • Provide program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of programs and to identify areas for improvement
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports on programs for board and funders

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in nonprofit, business, or related field. Masters preferred.
  • Min of 5  years of program planning or management experience
  • Ability to develop goals, plan, organize and prioritize work independently 
  • Excellent verbal, reading and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to think critically and resolve problems independently
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Professional work ethics, conduct, and appearance
  • Commitment to ISF’s mission 

Compensation: We are looking for someone who is genuinely passionate about our goals and objectives and is willing to work relentlessly for the greater good of society. The salary range for this position starts at $65,000 and commensurate with experience.  Compensation will include health benefits and retirement plan.

Location: We are based in Berkeley, CA, and prefer local applicants; however, we will consider remote applicants for this position. 

Please email your resume and cover letter to contact@islamicscholarshipfund.org. Please no phone calls. 

Development Coordinator Position

Position Overview:

The Islamic Scholarship Fund is a fast-growing non-profit organization with the mission to increase American Muslim representation in the professions that influence public policy and public opinion by providing academic scholarships, film grants, internships, and fellowships.

We’re growing our team this year and we are hiring a full-time development coordinator with passion for social justice. The salary range is up to $60,000 for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:  

  • In association with the Director, create and implement a short and long-term fundraising plan 
  • In association with the Director, plan, organize and host special events and presentations locally and nationally 
  • Support the planning and execution of ISF’s annual banquets. Coordinate and plan the event, utilizing host committees and other volunteers to reach the banquet’s attendance and fundraising goals
  • Work with ISF alumni on a national level and plan intimate fundraising dinners 
  • Understand the psychology and cycle of giving.  Organize and maintain close and genuine donor relationships. 
  • Develop and help implement a strategic outreach plan for various communities 
  • Identify grant opportunities and corporate sponsorship programs 

Qualifications:

  • BA degree
  • 3-5 years leadership experience  
  • Excellent presentation, reading and written communication skills in English 
  • Intermediate level computer software skills including data entry, Office Suites and Outlook
  • Experience with graphic design a plus
  • This position requires traveling domestically 

Compensation: The Salary range is up to $60,000, for the right candidate. Compensation will include health benefits and retirement plan. 

You will love this job if: 

  • You want help make a positive impact in representing Muslims and Islam in the US
  • You really enjoy doing a variety of tasks, rather than the same thing over and over
  • You’ve worked as a development coordinator, know how to host professional events and have excellent references.

This job is not right for you if:

  • Your job is just a paycheck, and the idea of being on a mission to help student-scholars go to college and grad school to impact public policy and media doesn’t float your boat.
  • You need more structure and a lot of guidance in your work because you haven’t done leadership work before.

Location: ISF is a national organization, but our office is located in Berkeley, California. 


To learn more about ISF visit us at www.IslamicScholarshipFund.org or like us at https://www.facebook.com/IslamicScholarshipFund 

Please email your resume and cover letter to contact@islamicscholarshipfund.org. No phone calls, please.

Development Manager Position

The Islamic Scholarship Fund is a fast-growing non-profit organization with the mission to increase American Muslim representation in the professions that influence public policy and public opinion by providing academic scholarships, film grants, internships, and fellowships.

ISF is seeking a full-time Development Manager to lead ALL development initiatives. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or BA from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Five-year minimum track record in fundraising, organizational and management activities
  • Willingness to travel frequently and attend community events often held during weekends
  • Polished presentation and public speaking skills
  • Familiarity with the grant process and grant-making institutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Muslim culture and traditions
  • Graduate degree in Non-Profit Management or MBA

The primary duties include but are not limited to the following activities: 

  • In association with the Director, enhance and expand collaboration with educational, religious and cultural entities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication and marketing plan to convey the ISF vision to all donors, partners and the community at large
  • Develop and document processes for the procedures and protocols necessary for the creation and implementation of successful fundraising strategies. ISF aims to duplicate its current local efforts in all major US markets

Event Management:

  • Plan and organize all aspects of donor campaigns and event sponsorships
  • In association with the Director, organizes special events that “showcase” the ISF mission locally and nationally
  • Plan and execute annual banquets
  • Work with ISF alumni on a national level and plan intimate fundraising dinners

Annual Giving:

  • Create, document and implement a short and long-term fundraising plan for ISF
  • Identify, and liaise with, new donors and sources of funding, including relevant grant opportunities and corporate donor programs
  • Generate new strategies and implement new and existing strategies to cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, with the aim of growing both the ISF endowment as well as current spending mandates (such as zakat proceeds)
  • Understand the psychology and cycle of giving.
  • Organize and maintain close and genuine donor relationships.
  • Develop and help implement a strategic outreach plan for each prospect

Major Gifts:

  • Identify, cultivate and steward “major gift” ($10,000+) donors focused on the self-sustaining model of the ISF endowment fund
  • Identify and pursues and manage any and all potential grant sources

ISF is looking for someone who is genuinely passionate about its goals and objectives and is willing to work relentlessly for the greater good of society. If you have the energy and the entrepreneurial spirit of building a successful entity with endless potentials, this could be the right position for you.

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with the quality of the candidate and up to $80,000. This is an opportunity for a candidate to receive an attractive compensation package while serving the greater Muslim community and helping bring about long-term change. Compensation shall include a base salary, retirement plan, health benefits, allowance for trade conference attendance and educational advancement.

Location:

ISF is a national organization. Our office is located in Berkeley, California. Remote applicants are welcome to apply.

Development Coordinator Position

Position Overview:
We’re growing our team this year and we are hiring a full-time development coordinator with passion for social justice. The salary range is up to $60,000 for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:  

  • In association with the Director and the development team, create and implement a short and long-term fundraising plan 
  • Plan, organize and host special events and presentations locally and nationally 
  • Support the planning and execution of ISF’s annual banquets. Coordinate and plan the event, utilizing host committees and other volunteers to reach the banquet’s attendance and fundraising goals
  • Work with ISF alumni on a national level and plan intimate fundraising dinners 
  • Understand the psychology and cycle of giving. 
  • Organize and maintain close and genuine donor relationships. 
  • Develop and help implement a strategic outreach plan for various communities 
  • Identify grant opportunities and corporate sponsorship programs 

Qualifications:

  • BA degree
  • 3-5 years leadership experience  
  • Excellent presentation, reading and written communication skills in English 
  • Intermediate level computer software skills including data entry, Office Suites and Outlook
  • Experience with graphic design a plus
  • This position requires traveling domestically 

Compensation: The Salary range is up to $60,000, for the right candidate. Compensation will include health benefits and retirement plan. 

You will love this job if: 

  • You want help make a positive impact in representing Muslims and Islam in the US
  • You really enjoy doing a variety of tasks, rather than the same thing over and over
  • You’ve worked as a development coordinator, know how to host professional events and have excellent references.

This job is not right for you if:

  • Your job is just a paycheck, and the idea of being on a mission to help student-scholars go to college and grad school to impact public policy and media doesn’t float your boat.
  • You need more structure and a lot of guidance in your work because you haven’t done leadership work before.

Location: ISF is a national organization. Our office is located in Berkeley, California. Remote applicants are welcome to apply.


To learn more about ISF visit us at www.IslamicScholarshipFund.org or like us at https://www.facebook.com/IslamicScholarshipFund 

Please email your resume and cover letter to contact@islamicscholarshipfund.org. No phone calls, please.

ISF Spring Internship

ISF is seeking passionate and skilled interns to join our team for the Spring semester (January 2020 – May 2020). Interns will have the opportunity to work with our staff on marketing, programming, and operations in order to gain hands-on experience running a nonprofit organization. Interns must be able to commit to a semester of work and for  6-8 hours/week at our office in Downtown Berkeley. Interns will report to ISF’s Administrative Coordinator and/or Director. 

We are looking to fill the following positions:

MEDIA INTERN:

Responsibilities include:

  • Posting on ISF’s social media platforms 
  • Curating topics/articles for use on ISF’s platforms
  • Posting ISF advertisements on community board/spaces locally
  • Work closely with ISF Staff to monitor social media traffic and presence in order to develop optimal communication strategies

Requirements:

  • Has proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office 
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Plays close attention to details
  • Has basic knowledge navigating social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
  • Thinks creatively to solve problems
  • Has a passion for social media and/or marketing

MARKETING INTERN:

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating relevant posters/flyers/postcards for ISF events and programs
  • Tabling/distributing flyers at Friday prayers, halaqas and other events at masjids and community centers
  • Speaking to and briefing interested groups and individuals regarding ISF programs and upcoming events 
  • Supporting media interns in creating engaging posts for social media use

Requirements:

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have an excellent grasp of Photoshop or other editing software
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
  • Is comfortable approaching others in marketing scenarios.; has “people-person” qualities
  • Must have reliable access to transportation
  • Is capable of working independently and without direct supervision
  • Has a passion for marketing

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN:

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Administrative Coordinator & Director in day-to-day tasks & functions
  • Database management & data entry 
  • Perform basic clerical duties; mailing, drafting emails, sort and manage files
  • Occasional research pertaining to ISF related topics/programs
  • Schedule meetings on behalf of Admin. Coordinator & Director and book office space accordingly
  • Run occasional ISF related errands

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Currently enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Driven and hardworking; possess a self-starter attitude
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possesses an ability to multi-task and manage their time well

To apply, kindly submit a resume and cover letter to salma@islamicscholarshipfund.org with the subject line: “Spring Internship”

Executive Director Job Description

 

The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization.  As a social justice organization, ISF’s mission is to increase the presence of American Muslims in media and policy related professions to improve public opinion and public policies thatimpactMuslimsintheUnitedStates. ISF’s platform of services include academic scholarships, film grants, congressional internships and parent and youth education workshops.

 

 

Our vision is a society where religion, culture and race are not barriers to equality.

 

 

The Position:

 

The Executive Director will have principal responsibility directing the day-to-day operations of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF), managing its staff, development activities, creating as well as overseeing its budget and the drafting of its annual statements. Working with the President and senior staff members and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop and implement a strategic and operational plan for the organization’s activities. The Executive Director will be responsible for expanding ISF’s capacity and assuring the organization’s long-term sustainability. Strong candidates will possess excellent managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills. The Executive Director will also routinely interact with the board, staff, government officials, media and film professionals and a diverse group of academicians and religious community leaders.

 

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Strategy and Planning

  • Capacity to develop and implement, under the direction of the president and the board, a far-reaching and dynamic strategic plan for ISF’s activities on a local and national level
  • Assist the board and the President in developing and implementing ISF’s values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals
  • Lead and oversee overall strategic planning as well as tactical and budget planning with an eye toward transparency and accountability
  • Monitor, evaluate and report the relevance of ISF’s work to key stakeholders including thought leaders, media, film and public policy professionals and policy makers in Washington D.C.
  • Measure the impact and effectiveness of ISF’s work to share with key stakeholders including the board, donors, and supporters
  • Identify additional revenue streams to enhance strategic flexibility while extending ISF’s footprint consistent with its mission
  • Develop and implement an alumni engagement strategy

 

Leadership and Management

  • Provide general oversight of all ISF activities, manage day-to-day operations, and assure a smoothly functioning, efficient organization
  • Actively engage and energize ISF staff, scholars, board members, and supporters
  • Lead, coach, develop and retain a high-performing team; empower, energize, and develop overall staff capacity
  • Assure a work environment that attracts, retains, and supports quality staff and volunteers. Employ equitable processes for selecting, developing, motivating, and evaluating staff and volunteers
  • Ensure programmatic excellence and rigorous evaluation as well as consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; manage timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals
  • Employ operational systems to evaluate program components, measure success, and effectively communicate outcomes to the Board, funders, and key stakeholders
  • Keep informed of developments in human services, non-profit management and governance, philanthropy, and fund development
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

 

Fundraising and Development

  • Lead ISF’s fundraising and development effort
  • Participate actively in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donor prospects
  • Expand fundraising activities to support organizational growth and program operations
  • Responsible for overseeing the grant process. This may involve writing grant proposals, both for repeat grants and for new grants, meeting with representatives of the various funding organizations, keeping track of grant deadlines and the timing for reapplication.
  • Expand networks of potential fundraising contacts to include individuals, foundations, and institutional/corporate supporters
  • Develop relationships with key political and community leaders, funders, thought leaders and influencers, and other stakeholders
  • Build ISF’s funder network and brand equity by articulating our impact to broad target audiences on social media, at events, and at public speaking engagements

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Preferably holds a master’s degree in non-profit management, business administration, or related fields.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience of at least ten years in management positions within the non-profit or business sector.
  • Excellent organizational, development, interpersonal, marketing, communication, administration and personnel management skills essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working within multicultural societies, Awareness, and familiarity with Muslim majority countries.
  • Is trustworthy, diplomatic, understanding, and innovative with a high energy level.
  • Is a visionary and possesses a passion for the ISF mission.
  • Excellent managerial, analytical and writing skills and experience.
  • Experience developing creative policy ideas and their strategic implementation
  • Ability and commitment to operate in a thoroughly non-partisan manner.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; strong presentation skills

 

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and background. Compensationwill includehealthbenefitsandretirementplan.

 

Location: ISF is a national organization, but our office is located in Newark, California.  To learn more about ISF, please visit www.islamicscholarshipfund.org

 

To apply please send your resume and cover letter along with a minimum of two references to

hamid@islamicscholarshipfund.org

Arwa Dubad – 2018 CLDP Intern

Major: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, with a minor in Human Rights and Religious Studies
Degree: BA
School: University of Washington, Tacoma
Internship Position: Senator Patty Murray-U.S. Senate, Washington, Democratic Party

 

Arwa Dubad serves as the student body president at her campus, she oversees a team of directors, senators, and hired staff at the Associated Students of University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT). She is graduating June 2018 and is looking forward to interning at the Capitol this summer. Arwa plans to attend Law School after taking a gap year to study and prepare for the LSAT.

Azhar Gulaid – 2018 CLDP Intern

Major: Government, with a Minor in Economics
Degree: BA
School: Smith College
Internship Position: Senator Charles  Schumer-U.S. Senate, New York, Democratic Party

 

 

Azhar Gulaid is a senior at Smith College where she is studying government with a minor in economics. She is particularly interested in international relations and public policy, and believes that social justice can be incorporated into all areas of work and study. She has previously interned for the New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a civil rights organization where she worked on communications and outreach.

Azhar is interested in pursuing a career in law and international relations. She is looking forward to interning this summer in a Congress member’s office and experiencing public policy work firsthand through the Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP).

Sabri Siraj – 2018 CLDP Intern

Major: Law
Degree: JD
School: Harvard Law School
Internship Position: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)

 

 

 

Sabri Siraj will be a first-year law student this fall at Harvard Law School. Prior to starting law school, Sabri graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Political Science. During his time in undergrad, Sabri spent some time tutoring local refugee students in different school subjects, and he worked as a communications intern for the nonprofit organization People for the American Way in Washington, D.C. During his time off between undergrad and law school, Sabri spent his time involved in a variety of areas. He spent time volunteering as a Peer Mentor for The Obama Foundation, in addition to working as a SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) Law Fellow at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Furthermore, Sabri worked as a Junior Research Fellow with a professor from Arizona State University, conducting research on the effectiveness of simulation courses in the university setting. Sabri is passionate about human and civil rights issues both domestically and abroad, and looks to pursue a career dedicated to bringing change and being a voice for those less fortunate. In his spare time, Sabri enjoys playing basketball, reading, and spending time with family and friends.