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. Our main office is located in San Jose and we’re opening a satellite office 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:

Programs Scheduler

Description & Responsibilties:
This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Estimated 5-20 hours a week depending on the time of year. Ideal for college students, retired or stay at home former professionals who want to supplement their income.

The Programs Scheduler is responsible for handling and scheduling all requests for ING presentations, lectures, panels and seminars as well as distributing ING materials to speakers.

Specifically, the Programs Scheduler’s responsibilities include work in the following areas:

Scheduling:

  • Scheduling presentations: responding to incoming requests from clients and coordinating with speakers to fulfill requests for presentations and panels
  • Maintaining accurate records of all presentations, panels, and other events
  • Providing information about presentations and panels to the Communications Manager for posting on the ING website
  • Sending audience survey forms to teachers in a timely fashion and maintaining a file of completed forms
  • Maintaining speaker records

Asset Management:

  • Distributing ING materials to speakers as needed

The Programs Scheduler will work directly with other ING Staff to implement the aforementioned.

Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:

The Programs Scheduler should have demonstrated success in the following:

  • Excellent organizational abilities for performing in a multi-task, sometimes fast-paced environment and prioritizing work requirements, using project management software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; strong attention to detail.
  • Use of Microsoft Excel for scheduling and evaluations. Experience with Vitrium Security a plus. Knowledge of advanced Excel a huge plus.

Education/Experience Requirements:

The Programs Scheduler should hold or be working towards at least a bachelor’s degree in communications, education, business, or related field, and have professional experience.

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Programs Scheduler 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.


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:

Development Associate

Description & Responsibilities:
This is a full-time position.

The Development Associate supports management in planning and implementation of fundraising- and development-related activities for the organization, including grants, major gifts, annual and monthly giving, events, relationships, and communications to support new and existing programs.

Specifically, the Development Associate’s responsibilities include:

Donations:

  • Supporting strategies for obtaining private donations through major gift campaigns, direct mail, and special events.
  • Supporting the research, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Supervising systematic efforts to identify, solicit, maintain, and upgrade annual and monthly giving donors.
  • Supporting annual and special campaigns, corporate and foundation support, and major and planned giving.

Grants:

  • Researching and cultivating new foundation sources.
  • Overseeing grant writing and follow-up reporting.

Relationships:

  • Supporting all external relationship-building with a variety of constituencies; working with trustees, donors, foundations, and volunteers.
  • Supporting all close relationships with the philanthropic community and with individual and corporate donors and sponsors.

Communications:

  • Supporting communications between the organization and its constituents such as trustees, donors, foundations, and volunteers.
  • Supporting marketing communications relating to fund development.
  • Serving as a spokesperson and advocate in the funding community as needed.

Social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube):

  • Creating, editing, and publishing development-related content (text, links, images, video).
  • Creating and executing on fundraising campaign calendars.
  • Collecting and analyzing pertinent social media metrics to deliver insights and action plans.
  • Collaborating with other departments (communications, programs, etc.) to ensure organization’s social media content maintains consistency and best practices for display, text, and SEO.
  • Attending various organization or partner events to capture real-time photos and videos and sharing them strategically in alignment with goals.
  • Editing organization’s photos and videos to provide the most compelling digital content possible.
  • Creating, executing, and managing social media advertising campaigns to generate lowest CPC/CPE/CPM possible while gaining new followers and engaging current followers.

Reporting:

  • Managing donor database system.
  • Ensuring timely processing of donations, pledges, thank-you notes, and receipts.
  • Preparing detailed reports on fundraising progress.
  • Participating in board meetings and finance and fund development committee meetings.

The Development Associate will work directly with the Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and the Finance and Fund Development Board committees to implement the aforementioned activities.

Person should have at least two years’ experience in fund development, sales, or marketing activity 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.

Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:

The Development Associate 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.
  • 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 publics in the community at large.
  • Writing marketing literature and helping write foundation grants.
  • Researching and analyzing information for cultivating various types of donors.
  • Organizing and managing donor events.
  • Learning software for processing donor databases, as needed.
  • Social media marketing and advertising expertise (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube).
  • Strong analytical skills for generating insights through social media platforms and inbound traffic.
  • Strong interest for improving technological skills and pursuing the newest research and best practices for social media and website use.
  • Basic photo editing (video editing also preferred).

Education/Experience Requirements:

The Development Associate should hold at least a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or related field (master’s degree a plus) or equivalent work or experience in the field of nonprofit development or corporate sales or marketing, and a valid driver’s license (including the ability to use personal vehicle in performing required job duties).

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Development Associate 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:

Community Organizer

Description & Responsibilities:
This is a full-time position.

The Community Organizer is responsible for acting as liaison between faith communities, INGYouth speakers, and community leaders while representing ING. The Community Organizer will lead national interfaith initiatives, coordinate local interfaith events, act as facilitator on panels with a variety of topics relating to interfaith and manage existing relationships between ING and its affiliates.

Specifically, the Community Organizer’s responsibilities include work in the following areas:

Know Your Neighbor (KYN):

  • Planning and implementing KYN social media campaigns throughout the year
  • Planning and implementing KYN grassroots events throughout the year within the Bay Area and the nation
  • Identifying new partners and inviting them to join coalition
  • Fostering and facilitating communication within the KYN network

Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB):

  • Recruiting new speakers to join the ISB and IFSB programs
  • Training new speakers and equipping them with the appropriate tools
  • Conducting live speaker evaluations
  • Engaging speakers by giving them feedback on their performance and cultivating a community of dialogue and friendship among our volunteers

Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB):

  • Facilitating panels on a wide variety of topics, such as “Shared Values Among Faiths,” “Religion and Extremism,” and “Religion and the Environment”
  • Recruiting new speakers to join the IFSB program
  • Training new speakers and equipping them with the tools to speak on IFSB panels
  • Engaging speakers by giving them feedback on their performance and cultivating a community of dialogue and friendship among our volunteers

Affiliate Engagement:

  • Conducting monthly webinars to provide ongoing training
  • Coordinating bi-annual online trainings
  • Coordinating new affiliates speakers trainings

INGYouth Engagement:

  • Coordinating new speakers’ trainings
  • Coordinating monthly educational webinars with prominent community leaders
  • Coordinating INGYouth presentations as they arise

Local Engagement:

  • Coordinating tabling at local Islamic centers
  • Coordinating events at local Islamic centers

Intern Management:

  • Managing intern and intern projects as needed

Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:

The Community Organizer 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.
  • Strong understanding of WordPress and HTML, or a willingness to strengthen these skills.
  • Experience running social media campaigns through platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Strong public speaking skills and an interest in dialogue facilitation.
  • Knowledge of cultural sensitivities when working with practitioners of a variety of faith traditions.
  • The ability to work with a variety of people representing a wide assortment of faith, political, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

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

Education/Experience Requirements:

The Community Organizer should hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, Marketing, Communications, Anthropology, or a related field.

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Community Organizer 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.