1) Manager, Islamic Centers & ICCF Divisions
Manager, Islamic Centers & ICCF Divisions
The North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) is a waqf, the historical Islamic equivalent
of an American trust or endowment, serving Muslims in the United States
and their institutions since 1973. NAIT is a not-for-profit entity, a
tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
NAIT supports and provides services to ISNA, MSA, their affiliates, and other
Islamic centers and institutions.
NAIT holds titles to mosques, Islamic centers, schools and
other real estate to safeguard and pool the assets of the American Muslim
community, develops financial vehicles and products that are compatible with
both the Shari’ah and the American
law, publishes and distributes credible Islamic literature, and facilitates and
coordinates community projects.
Division: Islamic Centers Division (ICD) manages Waqf program services of NAIT to Islamic centers, mosques and
schools. NAIT’s Waqf program for the
properties of Islamic centers, mosques and schools is based on NAIT holding
titles to these assets. NAIT holds titles of approximately 300 properties. NAIT
safeguards these community assets, and ensures conformity to the Islamic purpose(s)
for which their founders established them. NAIT does not administer these
institutions or interfere in their daily management, but is available to support
and advise them regarding their operation in conformity with the Shari’ah.
Islamic Centers Cooperative Fund: Islamic Centers Cooperative Fund (ICCF)
facilitates the financial viability of Islamic centers, mosques and schools by
pooling of their financial resources (excess cash) in to its Islamic Centers
Cooperative Fund (ICCF). NAIT also extends limited interest free loans from the
ICCF to needy communities.
Purpose of Job:
The purpose of this job is to perform
administrative/managerial functions associated with the ICD and ICCF services,
increase public awareness and understanding of NAIT projects, programs,
services and policies, promote Islamic centers’ participation in Waqf system
and ICCF of NAIT and secure their financial support for NAIT services. Duties
and responsibilities include representing NAIT with Islamic centers, masajid
and schools; visiting communities in coordination with their activities and
events; facilitating their compliance with Shariah
and the American law; developing informational materials; and responding to their
requests for information. Two examples of measuring performance will be the
ICCF increase and the number of centers joining the Waqf system. These duties and responsibilities are normal for this
job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties
will be required and assigned.
The candidate shall have good interpersonal, leadership and
organizational skills, steeped in Muslim religious obligations and practices, self-motivated
to serve Muslims and Islam in the United States, able to communicate credibility
and integrity of his/her person in mediation settings, meetings and over phone,
skilled at building positive community relationships, able to write effectively
and verbally articulate NAIT positions clearly, motivated to raise funds in
interpersonal settings; well disciplined; able to work under the pressure of
many priorities; proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and
video-presentation software (Microsoft); and demonstrate a thorough
understanding of American Muslim community and NAIT, its mission and its historical
relationships with ISNA, MSA, other national Muslim organizations and masajid
across the United States.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with basic legal framework
for real estate, and have reasonable financial skills. A Bachelors degree and a
legal status in the United
States (Citizen, Green Card or work visa
holder) are mandatory. At least Five years of experience in a Muslim community
organization with progressively diverse and critical responsibilities is
required. This position requires periodic travel to centers on weekends.
The successful candidate will report to the Executive
Director, NAIT. This position is at the NAIT head office in Burr Ridge, a
southwestern suburb of Chicago,
adjacent to Interstate 55.
Based on skills and experience, between $50,000 and $75,000.
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721 Enterprise Drive, Oak Brook ,IL 60523.
No phone calls
Visit us at www.nait.net.
NAIT is an equal opportunity employer and offers health benefits for its full
time regular employees.