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Description & Responsibilities:
This is a full-time, exempt position. The Education Director is a key member of the organization’s executive team and is responsible for directing and overseeing all ING content for and relating to the following programs that are delivered in person and online:
 Islamic Speakers Bureau (ISB) is made up of Muslim American speakers who supplement education about Muslims and their faith in the context of K-12 academic education and cultural diversity programming in various professional settings. This program includes cultural diversity trainings for corporations, healthcare facilities, law enforcement and school districts.
 Interfaith Speakers Bureau (IFSB) consists of panels of speakers who represent at least the five major world religions; the program increases religious literacy in academic and cultural diversity programming in various professional settings.
 Intercultural Speakers Bureau (ICSB) consists of panels of speakers who represent ethnic and religious communities; the program addresses the roots and manifestations of bigotry in all its forms and suggests ways to counter it at both the personal and structural levels.
 Know Your Neighbor (KYN) consists of dozens of interfaith and community organizations; the program promotes peace-building engagements through education and face-to-face encounters at the grassroots level.
 INGYouth is made up of teen Muslim speakers who supplement education about Muslims in their schools while promoting intercultural programs that prevent and counter bullying.
 INGAffiliates consists of organizations that replicate ING’s work in local towns and regions.
Specifically, the Education Director’s responsibilities include the development of new content and regular reviews and updates of all existing content relating to ING programs in the following areas:
 New content from concept to delivery methods. This includes creating presentation tools such as PowerPoint slides with appropriate images and accompanying scripts.
 Educator lesson plans which include discussion questions, activities, quizzes, films and other resources that are relevant to the lesson topic.
 Content in response to current events or requests as it relates to programs.
 Speaker training content and speaker certification assessments for all programs.
 Handouts for speaking engagements and panels on various topics.
 Content on the ING website and social media platforms.
 Speaker testing and grading.
 Content that staff writes for marketing and communications.
 Current polls and surveys relating to ING programs.
 Speeches, blogs, or articles for ING staff.
 Grants and conference proposals.
 Press releases and community statements as needed.
 Delivering presentations and trainings as well as facilitating panels, as needed.
 Conducting public relations for the organization, as well as acting on behalf of the CEO as needed.
Skills Requirements:
The Education Director should have demonstrated success in the following areas:
 Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to work effectively with senior management, board members, speakers, volunteers, donors, and staff from different departments and with diverse community groups; basically, working well with others at all levels of the organization. Experience in developing online courses is a huge plus.
 Cultivating relationships, working effectively with, and presenting a professional image to diverse constituencies.
 Excellent organizational abilities while performing in a multi-task environment using project management software. Knowledge of Salesforce is a huge plus.
 Demonstrated effectiveness in managing direct reports and consultants.
 Managing direct and indirect reports with a track record of success in fulfilling objectives.
 Openness to the scholarship, core competencies and experiences of other scholars, consultants and the organization’s leadership.
 Has an understanding or their finger on the pulse of grassroots religious and ethnic communities’, particularly Muslim American communities’, issues, concerns and existing interfaith relationships and other types of partnerships and coalitions.
 Leading educational or interfaith programs with a track record of success in meeting goals.
Education/Experience Requirements:
The Education Director should hold a PhD or EdD in religious studies or education, with a minimum of three years’ experience in non-profit, grassroots activism working with religious or ethnic communities preferably in religious literacy and/or interfaith/intercultural engagement. Research and teaching experience in comparative religious studies as well as curriculum and syllabus development, is preferred. A degree or experience in learning design that employs technology in a variety of settings is a huge plus for consideration.
Reporting Relationships and Location:
The Education Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will work remotely, with preference given to working out of the DC Area, Chicago Area or the San Francisco Bay Area.
Commensurate with experience
How to Apply:

Send a cover letter addressing your past experience and measurable achievements with a resume listing your writings and publications to Ishaq Pathan, Bay Area Director, at

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