Resident Imam
Posted date [2019-Mar-03]  (ID: 1378)

The Islamic Center of Little Rock (ICLR) is the largest Islamic Center in the state of Arkansas. The ICLR was created in the year 1992 and it serves a growing Muslim community.

This is an active center providing services for both genders and all ages. Among the activities ICLR coordinates are programs focusing on Muslim youth and Quranic classes for all ages.

The Islamic Center of Little Rock is currently seeking a highly motivated and organized Resident Imam.

This position reports directly to the Board of Trustees of ICLR.

An interested candidate should possess the flexibility, courage and creativity that will be needed to propel the ICLR and the Little Rock area community forward. This job will be as challenging as it will be rewarding.

ICLR committed to compensate for this position handsomely.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Deliver mentoring and programming primarily targeting the educational, physical, recreational and spiritual needs of Muslims in general, new Muslims, young professionals, and youth.
  • Create, execute, and evaluate plans with clear goals and objectives.
  • Develop a youth work:
  • Form a functional team of Youth who are gifted, willing, available and faithful to form a leadership.
  • Establish and empower at least 8 (4 brothers & 4 Sisters) youth Halaqas
  • Develop leadership program for qualified youth.
  • Develop confidential counseling services for troubled youth.
  • Regular monthly projects: Friday night youth program, spiritual, community Service, Sports and camps.
  • Create an ICLR Youth culture that youth would love to join (Logo, t-shirts, fliers, etc.)
  • Submit yearly youth budget to work with it.
  • Build or enhance and Oversee ICLR programs like, Interfaith efforts, Quran Institute, Friday night program, Community Service, Civic Engagement, Youth activities …etc.
  • Develop a plan to Increase ICLR membership.
  • Developing and executing a fund plan for The ICLR Expansion Project by:
  • Collaborate with volunteers and staff to develop messaging, pitches and presentations to communicate the value of the ICLR Expansion Project.
  • Develop relationships through phone calls and in-person meetings with mosques around country and individuals to increase awareness of the ICLR Expansion Project.
  • Write and deliver khutbas and/or presentations needed to support the work of the ICLR Expansion Project.
  • Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Additional duties as requested by the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited higher education institution.
  • Fluency in English (Spoken and written), Arabic is a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Shariah.
  • Experience as an Imam or Assistant Imam.
  • Ability to interact with and relate to youth.
  • Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to teach.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship – a “people person”
  • Past successful fundraising experience.
  • Good team player – ability to work with different people.
  • Experience working with the American Muslim community is a plus.
  • Previous experience working with and counseling youth in North America
  • Must take initiative and be self-reliant with minimum supervision.
  • Computer and online proficiency (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Social Media, etc.)

Other

  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Flexible work hours
  • This position might require travel.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • volunteer or managing affairs at a mosque: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Imam/Asst. Imam: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)
  • Arabic (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)
Job Title Resident Imam
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Posted By Islamic Center of Little Rock
Job Function Imam
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Location Little Rock, Arkansas
    
    
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Location Location -> AR - Arkansas
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Islamic