Employment Information and Job Listings
Dar-us-Salaam is a multi-faceted 501-c(3) nonprofit Islamic organization located in College Park, Maryland. Operating on the basis of the Qur’an and Sunnah, Dar-us-Salaam’s focus is developing a community which puts Islam into practice across every area of life, particularly in education and social service. Starting in 1995 with its foundational education project Al-Huda School, a preK-12 full time Islamic School with over 600 students, over the last three decades Dar-us-Salaam has grown into a visionary, forward thinking community with over 30 departments and projects spanning social services, spiritual and mental wellness counseling, youth work, research and publishing, business ventures and much more. With a budget close to $8 million annually and over 100 full and part time staff, Dar-us-Salaam is one of the most active Islamic communities on the east coast USA.
Dar-us-Salaam does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, or national origin.
CURRENT JOB POSTINGS AT DAR-US-SALAAM
I. Director of Strategic Communications
Last Updated: October 9, 2023 / Rabi’ Al-Awwal 24, 1445
Dar-us-Salaam’s Strategic Communications Department is much more than a “marketing” department. Rather than simply making flashy graphics and catchy headlines, the Strategic Communications Department’s goal is to connect the hearts and minds of Muslims to the Dar-us-Salaam vision using digital, print, and in-person channels. The Director of Strategic Communications is a “creative-type” by nature, and understands the power of language – written, spoken, graphical, and implied. Leading a small team consisting of a copywriter, social media specialist, graphic designer, and video production specialist, the Director of Strategic Communications will produce inspiration in hearts and minds, inspiration which translates to confidence, optimism, and involvement from Dar-us-Salaam supporters and community members. The Director of Strategic Communications understands that the best ideas come from humility, pure intentions, and constant collaboration, and that the Director’s job is to create an energetic team environment based on these values.
The Director of Strategic Communications will oversee and manage the following:
- Case development – why should donors continue supporting Dar-us-Salaam or its projects? What impact has Dar-us-Salaam had on the lives of beneficiaries?
- Developing and executing a content calendar for Dar-us-Salaam across all marketing and publicity channels
- Developing printed, video, and online marketing material for all of Dar-us-Salaam’s projects and initiatives
- Managing Dar-us-Salaam’s digital presence including websites and social media so more and more people are exposed to Dar-us-Salaam’s mission, and more and more of those people are inspired to join that mission
- Collecting impact stories from Dar-us-Salaam and the general community and organizing them for efficient retrieval and reuse
- Engaging with the community in order to learn about impacts and to understand what is important to donors and community members — critical insights which would inform the inspiration strategies
- Collecting, producing, and organizing Dar-us-Salaam’s media assets including photos, videos, and animations
- Coordinating with all departments and projects to align inspiration strategies across the organization
- Training staff, students, and volunteers as needed so they can be effective, inspiring content creators and live and digital ambassadors for Dar-us-Salaam
- Developing regular print and online newsletters and email updates to the community
- Developing presentations and proposals for special audiences as needed
- Assisting and supporting the marketing and fundraising initiatives of Dar-us-Salaam and its affiliated projects as needed
Preference will be given to US citizens with management experience who hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognized university. Legal residents are welcomed to apply. For immediate consideration, email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
II. Development Director- Donor Care Office
Last Updated: October 10, 2023 / Rabi’ Al-Awwal 24, 1445
Dar-us-Salaam’s Donor Care Office is the hub of all of Dar-us-Salaam fundraising initiatives including donor cultivation and stewardship, grants, corporate matching, monthly giving, and special campaigns. Each year, the Donor Care Office is tasked with raising $2 million from new and existing donors. The Development Director of the Donor Care Office will lead that effort by operationalizing both broad and specific fundraising strategies while building excellent people, processes, and tools to ensure fundraising best practices across all areas of the Donor Care Office.
The ideal Development Director is a superb executionist, and finds excitement in turning visionary ideas and innovative strategies into actionable plans and to-do lists. The Development Director knows not only how to build all the moving parts, but also how to ensure these moving parts work better and better over time.
With “ihsan” (striving for perfection) being among their core values, the Development Director is always looking for better ways to keep our donors connected with Dar-us-Salaam – be it redefining a process or acquiring new technology. Always helping the Donor Care team grow and excel, the Development Director relishes their dual role at Dar-us-Salaam as a management leader and as a front line community ambassador.
Why work with Dar-us-Salaam?
- To be in an islamic environment and surround myself with reminders of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala).
- To be able to take more advantage of the opportunities to learn that are available here.
- I love what I do at DUS and find it interesting, challenging and deeply satisfying. When I feel frustrated by daily issues, I remember that and feel refreshed.
- To have good company—role models to learn from.
- To establish something for myself after I have passed away.
- To practice my Islam without compromising anything.
- To learn about Islam.
- To learn how to implement Islam in my life.
- I feel working for a model community is the only comprehensive work.
- I don’t have kids and I need something to benefit me after I die.
- I feel I know and trust the leadership, and I latched myself on to those I know and trust among the believers.
- I heard a khutbah about how help was needed. I thought that perhaps what I could do at one of the fundraisers. So I said to myself I can do this inshaAllah. I wanted to do something, to work in a Islamic workplace.
- Spend more of my time to please Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala)
- Use the talents that Allah (subhanahu w ta’ala) has given me to benefit community and others (dawah).
- To please Allah by establishing the word of Allah.
- To protect myself from being distracted or pulled by things which displease Allah.
- To enrich my iman and my deeds so Allah will grant me shahadah in His way.
- To safeguard my religion in this time of fitnah.
- Sadaqah Jariyah
- Excuse in front of Allah on Day of Judgment
- A reason for the victory of Islam.
- The sweetness of doing the work of the Prophet.
- Fulfilling our purpose in life.
- To gain Allah’s Mercy (O Allah, we tried our best)
- Working in a non muslim organization did not provide the satisfaction and fulfillment DUS has provided the missing satisfaction and has helped me to fulfill the motivation to be more beneficial to people and specifically Muslims.
- It is like the arc of Noah in the midst of the waves of shirk and corruption around us, in the US or perhaps in the world.
- Because the sight of the people here reminds me of Allah. The words of many people increase my knowledge, the dedication of brothers and sisters reminds me of the hereafter.
- Just so exciting and thrilling to work and I see accomplishments with so minimal resources.
- To worship Allah.
- To serve the Muslims.
- Agree with the mission of DUS.
- Islamic environment.
- Excellent company mashaAllah that have been good example for me.
- Making a (Islamic) difference in someone’s life.
- Pray 5 times a day in the masjid.
- Not to miss jamat because of meetings.
- To work with Muslims.
- Support dawah.
- Because I can be connected with Allah and great muslim community.
- I see the world very closely own. Working with people.
- Feel protected.
- My kids come here and get great knowledge of our Deen.
- To be me and my kids in a muslim environment.
- To help the Muslims.
- Use the knowledge of the dunya and deen in best action for the establishment of Islam. So every step of action is rewarded for the akhirah.
- To be in good company for the sake of Allah.
- To be able to (better) practice Islam
- To be reminded of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala at all times.
- To increase my opportunities to serve Islam.
- To establish some sadaqah jariyah.
- Strengthen my deen.
- Develop a closeness with the community and Allah.
- Help the community grow as a whole.
- To be with the Muslims and be reminded of Islamic principles and attitude.
- To be able to make salaah in jamaah.
- To have the opportunity of earning my salary in halal way.
- To be a better for model for my child.
- To do something concrete to help Muslims.
- Benefits vary from department to department, but in general, all employees of Dar-us-Salaam and its subsidiaries enjoy the following employee benefits:
- Islamic working environment
- Health benefits (medical and dental insurance)
- Tuition discounts for staff children
- Professional development programs
- Paid sick and personal leave
- Paid holidays that match the Islamic calendar (i.e. both Eids)