IMAM – DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS

AUSTIN, TEXAS


Nested in the   of Austin TX, Nueces Mosque is in search of an Imam – Director of Religious Affairs to further develop and uplift our already vibrant and dynamic community! 

Neighboring the University of Texas at Austin, and positioned a walk away from downtown Austin, Nueces Mosque has and continues to serve as a “home away from home” for generations of students and professionals. Established by the UT Austin MSA in 1977 as the first Masjid in Austin, Nueces Mosque continues its youthful roots as one of the only student-run mosques in the country.

Nested in the   of Austin TX, Nueces Mosque is in search of an Imam – Director of Religious Affairs to further develop and uplift our already vibrant and dynamic community! 

Neighboring the University of Texas at Austin, and positioned a walk away from downtown Austin, Nueces Mosque has and continues to serve as a “home away from home” for generations of students and professionals. Established by the UT Austin MSA in 1977 as the first Masjid in Austin, Nueces Mosque continues its youthful roots as one of the only student-run mosques in the country.

V  I  S  I  O  N


The vision for this position is simple – Lead the organization in elevating and enhancing the spiritual state of the Nueces Mosque community. 

With a strong background in Islamic knowledge and jurisprudence, the ideal candidate should possess a thirst for developing young Muslims and strengthening the Islamic foundation of the entire community. We envision the Imam – Director of Religious Affairs becoming a spiritual anchor and source of knowledge for the wider Austin community.

As an advocate for fostering an environment that is inclusive to all, the ideal candidate should also act as a bridge to the wider faith and civic community. 

By joining an institution that is truly redefining the narrative of Islam in the West, you’ll have an opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on the spiritual fabric of Austin, Tx…and if the thought of this instantly results in goosebumps… you’re probably a great fit for our community!

 

C  U  L  T  U  R  E


At Nueces Mosque, we’re not all the same. And that’s our greatest strength.

Coming from different walks of life, Nueces Mosque is a culmination of a plethora of languages, ethnicities, perspectives, and experiences. With such a rich and diverse community,  we strive to create an inclusive atmosphere that acknowledges everyone’s journey towards gaining the love of Allah (swt).

Everyone who experiences Nueces Mosque yearns to come back and feel its richness. At first glance, it may not seem like much, but the energy generated by the community is unmatched.

Be it through the halaqas, classes, intensives, mentorship, support groups, and more, we are continuously developing programming and activities to help provide the clarity Muslims need to navigate the unique challenges of our society. It is our Culture that ultimately allows us to develop such a unique bond as a community, enhancing that clarity even further.

IMAM – DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS RESPONSIBILITIES 

Be Accessible  – Maintain regular and convenient office hours on site.                                      
Establish Salat – Lead the community in daily salat; Taraweeh support; and upkeep of the salat schedule.
Educate – Provide lessons enhancing the community’s knowledge in the Quran, Hadith, Seerah, Fiqh, etc.
Counsel – Offer Islamic counseling to any community members needing pastoral care.
Consult – Provide consultation and direction to Nueces Mosque leadership on religious matters and community challenges.
Empower – Deliver at minimum one Friday Khutbah each week.
Become a Bridge – Maintain strong relationships with other Muslim and Non-Muslim Faith leaders and institutions in Austin.
 Mentor – Support new and renewed Muslims, through the development of programming and activities.
Sustain – Support Nueces Mosque fundraising initiatives.
Be an Imam – Lead by example, and shepherd the community towards a higher state of faith and closeness to Allah (swt).

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

 Bachelors or higher degree in Islamic Studies from an accredited or highly recognized institution.
 Comprehensive or extensive knowledge of the Quran, Hadith – Sunnah, Aqeedah, Fiqh, and Shariah.
 Memorization of a significant portion of the Quran, with a fundamental understanding of Tafseer and Tajweed. (Hafidh preferred)
 Extensive knowledge in interfaith discourse.
 Ability to teach at varying levels of Islamic education; beginner to advanced.
 Ability to listen attentively and patiently to all community members.
 Fluency in English & Arabic.
 Authorized to work in the United States. (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)

EXPERIENCE

 Extensive experience in working with, teaching, and mentoring young Muslims; High School Students, College Students, Young Professionals. 
 Extensive experience in community planning and programming. 
 Experience in interfaith discourse and interfaith planning. 
 Experience in working with, teaching and mentoring both brothers and sisters. 
 Experience in educating and developing programming for new Muslims.

SALARY & BENEFITS

A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be determined by the candidate’s level of qualification.

Due to the nature of the interview process, please note that the placement for this position is scheduled for the beginning of 2021*. 

Should you choose to join our vibrant community, you are guaranteed to be a part of a lifelong bond with the Nueces Mosque family. We look forward to meeting you, Insha’Allah!

CONTACT

For any questions/concerns, please contact: [email protected]