Career Opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in working with an institution dedicated to cultivating American Muslim Leaders with the training, skills, and knowledge to help transform our communities for the better? Check out our open positions now and apply! 

Director of Operations

SCHEDULE: Full TimeDepends on ExperienceLOCATION:   811 S. Central Expy, Suite 350, Richardson, TX 75080(Local applicants only)
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About TISA

The Islamic Seminary of America (TISA) is a relatively new institution dedicated to educating and nurturing those who aspire to be community volunteers, scholars, imams, chaplains, youth leaders and non-profit managers. As an independent graduate institution for Islamic leadership education, TISA aims to prepare the next generation of Muslim leaders and pacesetters in North America.

TISA’s student body, faculty, staff and board are intentionally diverse in recognition of the founding ethos of the community surrounding Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the current multicultural mosaic that is Islam in North America.

Our Mission & VisionOur mission is to cultivate generations of world class doers and thinkers who lead from an Islamic paradigm while engaging contemporary challenges and opportunities. Our vision is a world constantly bettered by religious scholarship and ethical leadership.

How We Are UniqueUnlike many other Islamic seminaries, TISA has been developed, governed, and managed by a group of people who:
-Take the idea of “text and context” seriously, by emphasizing that one must have a sophisticated, deep, and nuanced working knowledge of our sacred texts coupled with the ability to understand and operate effectively in various local contexts while applying necessary “people skills.”

-Believe that a verified level of Arabic proficiency must be required for our upcoming religious leadership as a key to maintaining our deep spiritual roots in this country.

-Are more reflective of the broad cultural and religious diversity of the men and women who make up the Muslim-American community.

-Represent decades of experience in developing, governing and running inclusive Islamic centers and other non-profit institutions with an emphasis on professional development and practical skill acquisition as needed.

-Have decades of experience in higher education as faculty and administration with a focus on quality, accessibility, and curriculum development.

Programs OfferedTISA offers two degree programs – MA in Islamic Studies and a MDiv degree. In addition, TISA provides focused non-degree educational programs such its Youth Mental Health First Aid training initiative, through its Center for Ethical and Effective Organizational Leadership (CEEOL).

Looking AheadAspirations for the future include: applying for accreditation; establishing a robust endowment; and pairing with seminaries from other faith traditions in combating religious illiteracy in North America.

 

The Ideal CandidateInshallah, a successful candidate for this position will have:

-Proven track record in institution-building within a relevant organizational context with the requisite financial expertise and proven expertise in resource development.
-Passion for TISA’s mission and vision and will possess an eagerness for sustainable, community-responsive growth, and for enabling the success of the students, faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board.
-Skilled in leading change, change management, and conflict resolution. Knowledgeable about online education and technology.
-The ability to create space for the development and implementation of new and viable models for Islamic leadership education by leveraging TISA’s assets. Proven record of successfully managing others.
-Demonstrated project management skills. Knowledge and experience around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


Educational RequirementsA master’s degree or above is preferred. However, bachelor’s degree holder with strong relevant background will be considered. A degree in Islamic Studies, Chaplaincy, Comparative Religion, or a related field would be a plus. Candidates with an MBA or JD are also encouraged to apply.


The RelationshipsThe successful candidate will report to the institution’s President or designee. Direct reports will be assigned to the successful candidate by the President or their designee.


The LocationTISA is conveniently located in Serene Plaza in Richardson, Texas, with easy access to various parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. The address is: 811 S. Expressway Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Richardson, TX, 75080. DFW has a large and vibrant Muslim community with scores of Islamic centers, schools and other non-profit organizations.

To apply or suggest a prospective candidate, email jobs@islamicseminary.org. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and salary requirements.