Employment

Organization:

We are a national network of American Muslims working with partners of diverse faiths and cultures to promote Islamic literacy and mutual respect and counter prejudice and discrimination through education about Muslims and people of various faiths and worldviews who make up our country. ING emphasizes the importance of countering all forms of bigotry while working within the framework of the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom and pluralism.

Founded in 1993, ING achieves its mission through education and community engagement. We work through regional volunteers and affiliated organizations across the country who provide thousands of presentations, training seminars and workshops, and panel discussions annually in schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement agencies, corporations, healthcare facilities, and community organizations as part of cultural diversity curricula and programs. Reaching hundreds of groups and tens of thousands of individuals a year at the grassroots level, ING is building bridges among people of all backgrounds.

We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to Zaytuna College, Stanford University, and the University of California – Berkeley as well as a thriving interfaith community that consists of 3 regional interfaith councils, over 50 mosques & Islamic centers, and 5 full-time Islamic schools. We have two offices, one in San Jose and another in Oakland.

For more information about the organization, visit our about page. Please sign up for our email newsletters, where we’ll announce new positions periodically.

If you wish to volunteer or intern for ING, please write to Deputy Director Ishaq Pathan at [email protected] and send us your resume and interest area. Please note: due to the volume of applications, we may not respond to each applicant.

Current Openings:


Job Title:

Digital Media Specialist

Type of Position:

Full-time, exempt

Responsibilities: The Digital Media Specialist acts as the first point of contact for communications inquiries and implements a comprehensive and impactful digital communications strategy for the organization that meets the organization’s objectives and strategic plans.

Specifically, the Digital Media Specialist’s responsibilities include work in the following areas:

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube):

  • Managing ING’s presence on its social media platforms.
  • Creating, editing, and publishing content (text, links, images, video).
  • Collecting and analyzing pertinent social media metrics to deliver insights and action plans.
  • Attending various organization or partner events to capture real-time photos and videos and sharing them strategically in alignment with goals.
  • Creating, executing, and managing social media advertising campaigns to generate lowest CPC/CPE/CPM possible while gaining new followers and engaging current followers.
  • Reporting on metrics across social media platforms.

Website and Web Traffic:

  • Monitoring the website (WordPress) for content and functionality and make regular updates as needed.
  • Managing organization’s Google Ads campaigns (under a Google Grant), making regular updates to ensure fresh, high-quality traffic.
  • Managing relationships with vendors who work on the site.
  • Reporting on web traffic metrics.

Email Communications:

  • Creating and distributing regular email campaigns (ConstantContact) with ownership over the design templates, calls-to-action, and content (in partnership with other staff).
  • Managing, updating, and cleaning all mailing lists.
  • Reporting on results of email communications and suggesting actions to increase open rates, click rates, and conversion rates.

Crisis Reporting:

  • Monitoring potential crises and threats in the news media.
  • Lead in the organization’s response to breaking news situations where appropriate and relevant, including through preparing press statements.

The Digital Media Specialist will work directly with ING Staff to implement the aforementioned activities.

Skills Requirements:

The Digital Media Specialist should have demonstrated success in the following:

  • Managing projects and tasks effectively and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational abilities for performing in a multi-task environment and prioritizing work requirements, using project management software.
  • Cultivating relationships and working effectively with, and presenting a professional image to, multiple constituencies.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to work effectively with senior management, board members, volunteers, donors, and staff from different departments as well as with diverse groups in the community at large.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong editing skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress.
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Experience with graphic design (Photoshop) and video editing software.
  • Knowledge of cultural sensitivities when working with practitioners of a variety of faith traditions.

Person should have at least two years’ experience in communications and must be well organized, resourceful, and detail-oriented. They should also be driven and creative and possess knowledge of the interfaith and Muslim community.

Education/Experience Requirements:

The Digital Media Specialist should hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or similar field. A Masters’ degree is a plus.

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Digital Media Specialist is based in ING’s San Jose or Oakland offices (with the option to work at either should circumstances require) and reports to the Deputy Director.

Send cover letter and resume to Ishaq Pathan, Deputy Director, at [email protected] Please note: due to the volume of applications, we may not respond to each applicant.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience. Attractive compensation package that includes health benefits, holidays, and vacation.


Job Title:

Media Consultant

Description & Responsibilities:
This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

The Media Consultant is responsible for developing relationships with journalists as well as drafting and pitching stories to increase attention to ING’s programs in peace-making, educational outreach and interfaith engagement.

Specifically, the Media Consultant’s responsibilities include work in the following areas:

Media:

  • Drafting and pitching story ideas to national and local journalists
  • Drafting and releasing press releases
  • Developing relationships with reporters

Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:

The Media Consultant should have demonstrated success in the following:

  • Excellent organizational abilities for performing in a multi-task environment and prioritizing work requirements, using project management software.
  • Cultivating relationships and working effectively with, and presenting a professional image to, multiple constituencies.
  • Generating media hits

Person should have at least two years’ experience in communications and must be well-organized and detail-oriented. They should also be driven, resourceful, and creative and possess knowledge of the interfaith and Muslim community. Experience with digital media outlets is a huge plus.

Education/Experience Requirements:

The Media Consultant should hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Media Consultant is based in ING’s San Jose or Oakland offices (with the option to work at either should circumstances require) and reports to the Deputy Director.

Send cover letter and resume to Ishaq Pathan, Deputy Director, at [email protected] Please note: due to the volume of applications, we may not respond to each applicant.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.