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Administrative Assistant






The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a social justice organization based in Berkeley, California that helps deserving students attain a higher education by awarding merit-based scholarships, congressional internships, workshops and film grants. We’re growing our team this year, and first up for us is hiring a full time administrative coordinator with passion for social justice. We’re happy to pay up to $50,000 in salary for the right candidate. ☺

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 an administrative assistant 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 doesn’t float your boat.
  • You need more structure and a lot of guidance in your work because you haven’t done administrative work before.
  • You tend to like “the big picture” more than the details.




  • Monitors incoming calls and emails and replies or forwards as required
  • Prepares weekly emails to members
  • Edits documents and ensures accuracy and professionalism in all outgoing communication


  • Researches on specific topics and provides report
  • Prepares presentations
  • Develops, updates and maintains all databases such as donors and recipients and retrieves information when requested

Staff and Office Support

  • Organizes travel arrangements for staff
  • Coordinates and organizes appointments and meetings
  • Monitors and maintains office supplies and equipment
  • Performs work related errands as requested such as going to the post office and bank



  • Assist with event planning and implementation
  • Assists with the selection and award process of scholarship and grant recipients
  • Prepares and tests online program applications
  • Trains interns and volunteers


  • Hosts information tables at events and represents the organization
  • Supports graphic designer in preparation of marketing material
  • Supports outreach and marketing of all programs on social media and email platforms


  • Attends events and workshops and supports with the execution
  • Observes ISF events and notes areas of strength and improvement


  • Distributes, collects, and reports program surveys


  • AA and/or BA degree
  • 3-5 years administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal, 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


The Salary range is up to $50,000, for the right candidate. Compensation will include health benefits and retirement plan.

To learn more about ISF visit us at or like us at

Please email your resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please.

Press Release: Lawsuit Helps Create Law Student Scholarships






Dated: Monday, January 22, 2018

In recent years, the efforts of various communities to honor the deeply cherished notions of freedom of religion and equal protection enshrined in our Constitution have been stymied. Many of these battles have gone to the court, including a case affecting the Muslim community brought in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

Thanks to the efforts of the community and leading New York City law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (PBWT), the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge in New Jersey was granted the right to build its mosque. But the good news doesn’t end there as PBWT is continuing its commitment to the community by providing a substantial gift to ISF in order to create the David F. Dobbins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The David F. Dobbins Memorial Scholarship Fund is being funded with legal fees the Firm recovered in connection with the settlement of the landmark civil rights lawsuit.

The endowed David F. Dobbins Memorial Scholarship Fund will award two $10,000 scholarships annually to American Muslim law students. The David F. Dobbins Memorial Scholarship Fund honors one of the firm’s partners who fought for the civil rights of vulnerable populations in state and federal courts through his long career and passed in 2017.

ISF is a leading national scholarship organization which encourages the higher education of American Muslims committed to public service. “We’re truly indebted to PBWT for its generous donation which will build upon the legacy of David F. Dobbins, Esq. The scholarship will encourage legal education in the American Muslim community and empower the next generation of social justice advocates, while at the same time advancing the ideals of scholarship, leadership and public service for all Americans” said Salman Ravala, an attorney and member of the Advisory Board of ISF.

This is not only a historic moment for our community, but one that empowers us to continue fighting for our rights and the rights of others. Together, with the power of our community, partners, and allies, we will ensure that our religious freedom in this country is always protected.


For more information please contact:

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Program Coordinator Job Description





The Islamic Scholarship Fund is growing fast and we are excited to announce that we are hiring a Program Coordinator!  Come and join an organization that is making national and global impact.

The Program Coordinator will work closely with our Program and Operations Director to oversee the smooth implementation and expansion of our programs.  This position is a great way to get involved with ISF’s broader mission of empowering young Muslim students to enter into fields such as policy, law, film and media. In addition, the program coordinator will play a direct role in shaping the work of the ISF and making sure our work truly lives up to and fulfills our mission.

Program Coordinator Job Description
Under the supervision of our Director of Programs and Operations, this position is responsible for the coordination and execution of ISF’s four main programs: Scholarships, Film Grants, Congressional internships, and Youth Workshops.

This position also supports administrative activities at ISF and provides support to Director of Programs and Operations and President as needed.

Program Planning

  • Prepare and test online program applications
  • Plan workshops, manage all logistics, secure date, speakers and venue
  • Engage and train volunteers for appropriate program activities


Program Marketing

  • Prepare/coordinate marketing material
  • Spearhead outreach and marketing of all programs


Program Execution

  • Lead programs
  • Ensure programs operate within the approved budget
  • Response to questions about programs
  • Monitor program activities on a regular basis and record findings


Program Evaluation

  • Create an evaluation system that monitors the effectiveness of each program
  • Report program activities. Alter and improve programs to improve efficiency
  • Prepare annual program evaluation results


Other Tasks:

  • Provide administrative support for daily operation
  • Train and supervise office interns
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Answer to calls and emails
  • Assist with fundraising activities as needed
  • Coordinate community outreach
  • Manage social media platforms
  • Plan weekly emails



  • Familiarity with the American Muslim community and Middle Eastern culture
  • BA/BS Degree
  • 5 years work experience in program planning, community organizing or related areas
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience
  • Excellent English verbal, reading and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in an administrative role
  • Ability to develop goals, plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to think critically and resolve problems independently
  • Intermediate level computer software skills including data entry, Office Suites, and Outlook.
  • Experience with graphic design a plus
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Professional conduct and appearance
  • Commitment to ISF’s mission



ISF is a fairly young organization with very ambitious goals. 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 the society.

This is a full-time opportunity for a candidate to receive an attractive compensation package, while serving the community and helping bring about long-term change. Compensation will include fullbenefits and retirement plan. Salary range: $42,000-$50,000.


Location of Position:
Our office is located in downtown Berkeley, CA.


Please email your resume and cover letter to 

Please no phone calls.