The Salma Khatoon Academy, a private elementary school grounded in the Islamic tradition in Hamden, CT is seeking a part-time director to operate its community center that will advance youth activities and promote quality services to greater New Haven community. Activities will be conducted at facility in Hamden.
The director will implement afterschool programs for youth beginning in the fall of 2017, and will partner with community members and organizations to offer a full array of programs for children and adults in the areas of language instruction, academic tutoring, religious education, health education, and more.
The director will be responsible for developing and implementing programs that increase use of the facility; engaging with the community; and completing basic administrative tasks. We seek an individual with experience in education, nonprofit management, and community engagement, and who is familiar with Islamic culture.
Must have flexible schedule to accommodate event programming. Anticipate time commitment 12 – 20 hours per week, afterschool and weekends mainly but it may vary. Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation.
⋅ Plan, coordinate, implement, and oversee an afterschool program focusing on positive youth development, including sports activities and help with homework or tutoring as well as educational topics of interest or concern to the community.
⋅ Conduct outreach to local community organizations to offer use of the venue for their educational purposes.
⋅ Coordinate and maintain schedule of all program activities and other uses of the building.
⋅ Serve as site coordinator to give organizations, teachers, and students access to the building when needed.
⋅ Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to assist with programs.
⋅ Monitor the grounds and building, and report repair needs and concerns to property manager
⋅ Oversee operations and administrative functions.
Requirements and Qualifications: A successful candidate must have the following skills and experience:
⋅ Proven success as a self-starter who can work independently in launching an organization in a new direction and delivering results
⋅ Five years of experience in youth programming or teaching
⋅ Two or three years of fundraising
⋅ Attention to detail and ability to track multiple projects, commitments, and deadlines simultaneously, with follow-through
⋅ Superior oral and written communication skills to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner
⋅ Proficient with MS Word, spreadsheets (Excel), and databases
⋅ Familiarity with Islamic traditions and the Islamic community
⋅ Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the US.
Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit a brief summary of work experience and resume by August 3, 2017 to: Joan Huwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org