8501 E 99th street
Sep 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City I
mam Position Description
8501 E 99 St, Kansas City, MO 64134 (www.isgkc.org)
Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City (ISGKC) is the largest masjid in greater Kansas City and serves over 25000 Muslims in the area. Approximately 1000 Muslims attend our weekly Jumuah prayer. In addition to full-time masjid, ISGKC is also home to a ABET accredited Islamic school (up to Grade 10) and gym.
ISGKC activities include halaqas, youth program, Quran class, Arabic studies, and community service programs. For more information about the masjid and our programs, please visit our website at http://www.isgkc.org
Imam Position Summary:
The imam is expected to provide religious guidance, practices, and leadership to the Muslim community in the greater Kansas City according to the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah, establish and promote community engagement programs for adults and youth, lead the establishment of a unified Muslim community welcoming to all Muslims from diverse background, engage with the larger community to promote friendship and understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. The Imam will report to the president of the executive committee and the board of directors.
Minimum Required Qualifications: ?
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Islamic Studies or related field ?
Fluency in English (Spoken and written). ? Fluency in Arabic (Spoken and written). ? Comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Shariah. ? Memorization of the Qur’an (At least one half). ? Two years of prior experience as an Imam or Assistant Imam. ?
Ability to interact with and relate to youth. ? Ability to work with people of different cultures and backgrounds. ?
Ability to lead Quran classes. ?
Ability to speak to press and represent ISGKC. ? Must be able to provide proof of the right to work in the United States as described by the Department of Homeland Security on this page: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/acceptabledocuments
Additional Preferred Qualifications: ?
Excellent recitation of Quran ?
Comprehensive knowledge of Hadith and Fiqh ? Demonstrated experience in Islamic family and youth counseling ?
Motivational speaker ?
Experience in leading inter-faith activities
Essential Responsibilities: ?
Lead the five daily prayers in ISGKC ?
Give Khutbah and lead Jumu’ah. ?
Lead the Taraweeh Prayer in Ramadan. ?
Lead Eid Prayers and deliver Khutbahs. ?
Provide funeral services and guidance. ?
Conduct matrimonial services. ?
Offer family, youth counseling and guidance as needed. ?
Provide lessons on from Quran and Hadith studies Develop and implement educational and extracurricular programs for the youth. ?
Lead weekend Quranic class for kids ?
Work with Board of Directors on fundraising programs ?
Participate in inter-faith activities with other religious organizations Salary and Benefits: Selected candidate will be offered a comprehensive salary and benefits package, which will include basic salary, housing, paid vacation and sick leave.
How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a resume, recordings of Khutbah and recitation, and a cover letter to [email protected] Contact Person Mostafizur Rahman Treasurer, Executive Committee Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City
8501 E 99 St, Kansas City, MO 64134