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 Bay Area 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 and Communications Manager

Description & Responsibilities:

This is a full-time exempt position. The Programs and Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing and expanding three of ING’s flagship programs as well as managing ING’s communications channels.  Specifically, the Programs Manager’s responsibilities include work in the following areas:

Project Management:

  • Overseeing ING speakers’ bureau programs that include the Islamic Speakers Bureau, the Interfaith Speakers Bureau, and INGYouth
  • Overseeing impact evaluations

Speaker Volunteers:

  • Recruiting and training new speakers for ING programs
  • Engaging speakers through events, webinars, evaluations, and other educational opportunities

Speaking:

  • Delivering presentations for the Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB)
  • Facilitating panels on a wide variety of topics for the Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB)
  • Representing ING at community events

Communications:

  • Managing ING’s social media channels
  • Creating and distributing regular email campaigns
  • Managing ING’s website for content and functionality
  • Managing Google Ad campaigns
  • Managing relationships with vendors
  • Reporting on social media, web traffic, and e-marketing metrics

Skills Requirements:

The Programs Manager should have demonstrated success in the following areas:

  • Excellent organizational abilities for performing in a fast paced, multi-task environment
  • Cultivating relationships and working effectively with, and presenting a professional image to, multiple constituencies that represent diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in different age groups
  • Strong understanding of WordPress and HTML, or a willingness to develop these skills
  • Facility for graphic design (Photoshop) and video editing software
  • Strong public speaking skills and facilitation of panels
  • Ability to independently manage time and assigned tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Willingness to learn from and collaborate with others
  • Well organized, detail-oriented with an ability to prioritize in a multi-task environment

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in education, religious studies, marketing, communications, anthropology, or a related field. A masters’s degree in any of these fields is a huge plus
  • At least two years’ experience in program management (college work experience may qualify)
  • Knowledge of and work within the Muslim and inter-religious communities
  • Experience working with middle-school and high-school Muslim teens
  • Experience working with different social media platforms
  • Active involvement in community outreach and willingness to continue learning

Reporting Relationships and Location:

The Programs Manager can work out of ING’s Oakland or San Jose offices and reports to Ishaq Pathan, ING Bay Area Director.

Salary:

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

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter addressing your past experience and measurable achievements with a resume to Ishaq Pathan, Bay Area Director, at [email protected]. If you are chosen for an interview, names and contact information of three references will be required.


Job Title:

Cultural Competency Instructor

Description & Responsibilities:

This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary position. ING is working with the State of California to deliver POST-certified training courses for police officers and staff throughout the state on preventing and responding to hate crimes against Muslim Americans and on improving everyday interactions with Muslim individuals and communities. POST is the State Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training, the governmental body that certifies all training to police officers and law enforcement agencies.

The Instructor is responsible for delivering courses on behalf of ING to law enforcement officers in their locality, based on their availability. ING will provide you with all the necessary training and tools necessary for the role.

Specifically, the Cultural Competency Instructor’s responsibilities include the following:

Delivering training:

  • Delivering at least 3 courses a year to police departments in your region, each course ranging between 2 and 8 hours. Based on their availability, instructors will sign up for courses based on requests that are made to ING.

Reporting:

  • Providing information on each course to ING staff as per POST requirements

Skills Requirements:

The Cultural Competency Instructor should have demonstrated success in the following areas:

  • Cultivating relationships and working effectively with, and presenting a professional image to, constituencies that represent diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Willingness to learn from and collaborate with others
  • Being well organized and detail-oriented and able to follow instructions for reporting purposes

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in any field. A master’s degree in the social sciences and/or experience in education or cultural competency training is a huge plus.
  • Knowledge of and work within the Muslim and inter-religious communities
  • Active involvement in community outreach and willingness to continue learning

Salary:

After successfully completing the training and certification, trainers will be compensated at a rate of $35/per hour for any training they conduct through this program. The course is offered in 2 hour, 4 hour, and 8 hour formats.

How to Apply:

Send a brief cover letter addressing your past experience and measurable achievements with a resume to Rahimeh Ramezany, Program Manager, at [email protected]. If you are chosen for an interview, names and contact information of two references from recognized Muslim leaders in California will be required.