Open Project Director Position at ISB

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

The Islamic Society of Boston is pleased to announce a new open position on our team for a Project Director.  The details are described below:


Project Director

Islamic Society of Boston (Cambridge)
The mission of the ISB as an American religious organization is to provide guidance through Islamic Scholarship and education, engage the youth through innovative programming, and offer services to meet the needs of our diverse community and society at large.  We strive to build bridges of understanding and cooperation in our society, while acting as good neighbors of faith. Our vision is to empower the Muslim community to make positive, effective, and organized contributions towards the well being and enhancement of the social and cultural environment in which they live.

Founded in the eighties, the ISB is located in beautiful Cambridge, surrounded by the world’s top universities, and one of the oldest Muslim institutions in Greater Boston.

In this position, the Project Director will play a pivotal role in the growth of the ISB and advancing the Mission and Vision of the organization by maintaining strong interfaith relations, finding opportunities of community outreach, energizing the community to create teams of volunteers to implement the mission and goals of the ISB, support and be part of the Imam search committee, overseeing the administrative and financial health of the ISB and providing the board with a clear picture and direction.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

(1)       Project Management
  • Able to oversee and manage multiple projects
  • Interface with and guide Board members to achieve organizational goals
  • Be part of a cooperative working environment
  • Lead a team to execute the daily operations of the ISB

(2)    Board, Staff, and Volunteer Management
  • Build and manage board that meets organization’s needs (e.g. through monthly meetings, recruitment of strong board members, etc.)
  • Create a strong volunteer base
  • Build strong relationships with key partners and stakeholders

(3)    Business Management
  • Oversee matters of accounting, fundraising, facilities, and programming
  • Build and manage a part-time team to ensure organizational operations, accounting, fundraising, facilities, and programming
  • Create a strong organizational plan to refine the Vision, Mission and Goals of the ISB
  • Identify and secure resources for implementation of a strong organizational plan

  • BA required in related field, MA preferred.
  • 2-3yrs Experience in staff management and/or volunteer management
  • 2-3yrs Experience working in non-profit or community organizations/projects
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to be engaging with board and interact with community
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit in ambiguous circumstances
  • Demonstrated understanding of the American-Muslim experience/context
  • Passionate in meeting and overcoming the unique obstacle of the American Islamic Community.

Depending on experience

Candidates are requested to apply by sending a resume/CV to the Islamic Society of Boston at



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