Donor Communications Associate

Most non-profit organizations consider donations as a main source of income. With a big database of donors, it becomes necessary to manage them to keep the source of income active, growing, and connected to the cause and the organization’s mission.

We need a Donor Management Associate, whose main responsibilities will be:

  • Based on the given donor database, he/she will categorize the donors into levels and work on promoting each level to the next level
  • Follow a certain communication with each level to keep the donors connected with the organization
  • Organize and oversee donor gifts 
  • Keep a healthy and updated database 
  • Keep regular reports with the higher management 
  • Develop corporate and program materials, and electronic media that will be communicated with donors
  • Provide objective feedback from donors

Qualifications:

  • High standard customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills along with interviewing skills are essential
  • The ability to write copy, edit submissions and publish content for donors’ correspondence ensuring all content is consistent with the guidelines and standards
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to think critically and creatively
  • Able to work well under deadline pressure and multi-task
  • Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Willing to take direction and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Familiar with CRM software

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

 

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Communications Associate

The Communications Associate is responsible for managing internal and external communications including general visibility, public relations, social media and media outreach strategies as directed by the Marketing Manager and Business Development. This position is also responsible for writing, editing and publishing content for internal channels.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes the organization’s overall corporate communications and marketing strategies and campaigns.
  • Develops corporate and program materials and electronic media to include websites, press-releases, newsletters, presentations, tradeshow presence, all manners of collateral, and other tools to ensure appropriate messaging and brand strategy are effectively executed.
  • Supports the business development function of the organization in the submission of proposals and related content and tools (concepts, graphics, logos, etc.), and participates in ongoing brand development and marketing of new offerings.
  • Provides ongoing program support across the organization to include all manner of collateral design and content creation (i.e., brochures, presentations, one-pagers, newsletters, press-releases, etc.).
  • Write copy, edit submissions and publish content for media properties, ensuring all content is consistent with the guidelines and standards.
  • Work alongside social media team to be able to post social media content, monitor and track social media engagement and other IIT social media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Assist with creating and managing public relations and media relations campaigns, including writing press releases, responding to media inquiries, monitoring and tracking media mentions.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree is required for this position along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in communications, media, journalism or a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills along with interviewing skills are essential.
  • A good understanding of general practices, methods, and procedures related to public relations, media relations, and marketing.
  • The right person for the job will be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about good editing, writing, and grammar.
  • Knowledgable about social media best practices.
  • Comfortable dealing with the media (making media pitches, and answering questions from the media when inquiries come into the media team), and have a solid understanding of online, television, and radio media outlets.
  • Able to think critically and creatively.
  • Able to work well under deadline pressure and multi-task.
  • Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Willing to take direction and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Bookstore Manager

Description: Developing and managing the operations of the bookstore. Responsible for
managing the bookstore by supervising the bookstore staff and overseeing the
shipping/ordering processes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Main duties but not limited to the followings:

  • Over seeing and helping bookstore associates
  • Supervising day to day activities including customer service, shipping and data entry
    process
  • Increasing sales and profit margins
  • Purchasing inventory
  • Arranging book fairs
  • Providing Islamic curriculum to schools
  • Developing marketing and promotional material
  • Maintaining inventory process
  • Representing the department during conventions (may include out of state traveling)
  • Overseeing bookstore accounting process
  • Running sales and product reports
  • Some weekends might be required to work throughout the year

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Basic Computer skills are a must
  • Has a valid driver’s license
  • Light lifting (up to 15-20lbs)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Detailed oriented and organized
  • Knowing Arabic or Urdu is preferred
  • Management experience of 1 year is preferred

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Human Resource / Legal Administrator

Job description: Full Time

Role(s):

  • Draft contractual and licensing agreements,  memorandums, and  grant proposals and applications.
  • Continuous learning and update current legal knowledge in job related areas in copyright and Labor Laws.
  • Draft State and Federal grant applications.
  • Assist President in creating and supplementing current office policies, standards and procedures; evaluating results and making necessary adjustments.
  • Organize and maintain employee files and records and support President and Managers in the recruitment and performance review of employees.
  • Create, organize and maintain electronic and physical files  for all legal contracts and documents while ensuring that the legal department operates smoothly.
  • Be a Notary signing Agent for the Organization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Legal & Business Administration and, or Paralegal Certificate preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant legal work experience.
  • Must be excellent in written and oral communications.

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Junior Graphic Designer

Description: Full Time

Al-Furqaan Foundation is hiring a creative, inspired and committed graphic designer to design a variety of print projects including but not limited to posters, flyers, brochures and ads.

Role(s):

  • Develop concepts for designing postcards, ads, flyers, invitation, vouchers, coupons and Email campaigns
  • Manage and maintain graphic files, including center logos, photos and art
  • Experienced in digital creative projects that includes social media, animation and website advertisements
  • Producing accurate and high quality work
  • Work well in a team with Web developer and marketing department

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design 
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in graphic design
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suites and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet all deadlines.

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Digital Marketing Associate

Description: Full-time / $15.00 – $20.00 per hour

Role(s):

  • The Digital Marketing Associate is intimately involved in the execution of internet marketing strategies such as search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), Facebook Pixels, GoogleAd, Google analytics, and social media marketing.
  • Must be able to use the Facebook pixel to track and retarget visitors and customers
  • Manage and write content for blogs, social media materials, advertisements, and website content.
  • Must have a coding background to make requested website changes (WordPress).
  • Communicate effectively with donors on their progress and any customer service related questions involving their campaign.
  • Learn the business’ internet marketing offerings inside and out. Manage the marketing and advertising tasks assigned monthly.
  • Work efficiently, with high attention to detail, minimizing the occurrence of costly errors.
  • Bring creativity to further the business by suggesting more effective methods and internet marketing and social media strategies.
  • Important: this work required commuting every day to Bolingbrook, IL. Remote working is not available.

Qualifications:

  • Must be Google AdWords certified or become Google AdWords certified in the first month of employment.
  • Must have experience with search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), Facebook Pixels, GoogleAd, Google analytics, and social media marketing.
  • Must have experience with Facebook Business Manager
  • Must have experience with ClickFunnels/ Creating Leadpages 2+ years
  • Must have strong professional writing abilities.
  • Must have a passion for advertising and marketing.
  • Must be local and within driving distance to the Bolingbrook
  • Must be organized and value efficiency and accuracy.
  • Highly desired – previous customer service experience.
  • Highly desired – bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or related field.
  • Highly desired- have a second language Urdu or Arabic.

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Business/Donors Development Specialist

Job description: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Looking to hire a Business Development Specialist who will be responsible for the identification, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. This position also manages the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting process.

Role(s):

  • Build and maintain relationships with a portfolio of major donors helping them accomplish their philanthropic visions with Al-Furqaan Foundation
  • Work closely with the Head of Fundraising to develop sponsorship strategies and goals for fundraising events and to manage the creation of collateral material to support solicitation efforts.
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure sponsors for The Foundation’s Events, signature Projects, and other identified activities.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications team to create effective, inspiring digital and print fund development materials.
  • Manage the Foundation’s grant writing and reporting system.
  • Carry out special fundraising events, meetings, and interviews within established ethical standards and in compliance with local, state, federal, and non-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws.
  • Support the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a community presence that increases the Foundation’s visibility as a funding recipient for potential and current/past donors.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation’s staff to identify untapped markets of interest, and to generate ideas, programs, and concepts to engage prospective donors.
  • Lead the department’s efforts in securing auction items for all the Foundation’s fundraising events.
  • Model high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment.
  • Provide professional, quality customer service to donors, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Four or more years of demonstrated success in fund development or outside sales.
  • At least one year of experience in cold-calling required.
  • At least one year of experience in grant writing and grant research.
  • Experience in the development of budgets and the ability to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Proven results with fundraising and special events.
  • Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations.
  • Able to work independently within established guidelines, and to meet frequent deadlines.
  • Understanding and appreciation for the Foundation’s mission and the capability to project that mission to prospective donors and partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, Arabic & Urdu are highly preferred
  • Must be a team player whose superior communication skills facilitate working with a variety of internal and external customers
  • Ability to thrive in a changing and fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to ensure the exchange of information and effective planning

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Network Administrator

Description: Full time / $3,000.00 per month

Role(s):

  • Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
  • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
  • Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  • Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintains computing environment by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance.

Skills/Qualifications:

Network Performance Tuning, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Multi-tasking, Quality Focus, Coordination, Technical Understanding, Quick Study, Technical Zeal

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.v

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Shipping/Warehouse Associate

Description: Full-time / $13.00 per hour

Role(s):

  • Prepare orders by processing requests and supply orders; pulling materials; packing boxes; placing orders in delivery area for pickup.
  • Coordinate with all departments to fulfill specific and ongoing inventory and shipping needs
  • Maintain excellent service by following organization standards of quality, and national standards of shipping best-practices.
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment by keeping shelves, packing area, and workstations neat; maintaining clean shipping supply area; complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Document any necessary updates to process and aid in inventory management
  • Work in other Foundation areas as appropriate to maintain knowledge and relationships necessary for efficient and effective operation.
  • Organize and catalogue large batches of similar items.
  • Pack and ship items securely and effectively to minimize breakage.
  • Build and wrap pallets for secure shipment with freight carriers
  • Aid in the cleaning and preparation of machines marked for wholesale, large orders, or special projects
  • Fill all customer orders with accuracy and timeliness. Pack sold items properly and ship in a timely basis per policy.
  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing inventory and shipments are as secure and well organized as possible.

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Bookstore Associate 

Description: Full-time / $12.00 per hour

Responsible for providing customer service to customers including entering and shipping orders. Maintaining Bookstore’s inventory. Reports and works under direct supervision of the Bookstore Manager and President.

Role(s):

Main duties but not limited to the followings:

  • Providing prompt and courteous customer service via phone calls/emails/in person
  • Entering orders and data entry in the system via big commerce and check for any errors.
  • Assisting the shipping clerk with shipping orders
  • Double checking orders to avoid any shipping mistake
  • Scheduling pallet orders.
  • Acting as a backup for the bookstore department
  • Maintaining inventory
  • Purchasing new inventory
  • Manage inventory by performing data entry
  • Helping out in conventions (may include out of state traveling)
  • Some weekends might be required to work throughout the year
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies (preferred) or 2 years Associate degree in any discipline, high school graduate with some administrative experience.
  • Data Entry and basic computer skills in Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic or Urdu (preferred).
  • Scheduling pellet orders.
  • Minimum 1-3 years shipping/receiving/warehouse  experience (preferred) or will train.
  • Light lifting (over 15-20lbs)
  • Problem solving skills and must be detailed oriented and organized.
  • Has a valid driver’s license

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

 

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