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Guidance College is Hiring!

 

Guidance College is an Islamic Institution of higher learning. The College is dedicated to providing a world class education in the study of Islam.
Guidance College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those who work at Guidance College are dedicated and highly motivated academics and administrators.

The following positions are currently open:

 

Adjunct Professor

Announcement – Guidance College, a higher education institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Islamic Religious Studies, Education, and Economics & Finance, is seeking to enlarge its adjunct pool. If you are an experienced Islamic Studies professor who has the following qualifications: Ijazah, deep knowledge of Tafseer, Fiqh and the Hadith. Preferred PhD in Islamic studies, but will consider those candidates that have a Master’s in Islamic Studies with at least 18 credit hours in Islamic.

Position: Adjunct Professor

Hours Per Week – Varies per Semester

Salary – depends on qualification & experience

Funding – Per annual institutional budget

Job Summary

Guidance College is an Islamic religious higher education institution founded on the teaching of the Holy Quran and the Prophetic tradition (Sunnah), according to (Ahlu Al-Sunnah) denomination. Therefore, all courses and academic programs have this foundation in common with the goal of affecting a peaceful society.
The primary duty is compelling teaching at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

This faculty teaching instruction position is solely performed using remote synchronous technology. There are no campus courses offered.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This position reports to the Chief Academic Administrator

The Adjunct Professor is responsible for presenting course materials in an organized manner with associated student learning outcomes, assignments, and evaluation/testing; teaching evening and weekends; maintaining classroom routines and student records (FERPA), using the campus LMS; being available for 2 hours per week at a designated time for student interaction and mentoring using the LMS chat function; meet all deadlines per contract for concluding a course and turning in grading and allowing time for a written student course evaluation toward the end of the course. All professors must exhibit professional conduct and interaction with all members of the Guidance College community and avoid all manner of inappropriate actions and words that could be deemed as harassment or demeaning.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completed Ph.D. preferred or ABD acceptable (history and political science fields); Majors must be in Islamic religious studies.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior remote learning teaching experience.
  • Access to the internet, a personal computer, and telephone are required.
  • Demonstrate ongoing responsiveness for improving professionally as well as classroom instruction technique for improving course learning outcomes and improving student learning.

EXPECTED RELIGIOUS QUALIFICATIONS

Guidance College’s mission firmly states its roots and growth in Islamic Knowledge as a religious higher education studies college. A preferred faculty candidate should demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Islamic faith and follow the path of (Ahlu Al-Sunnah) denomination, practice personal and moral integrity privately and publicly, be in accord with the mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and educational philosophy of the College. A member of and active in a local masjid.

ADDITIONAL HIRING REQUIREMENTS

  • Unofficial transcripts may be attached to this application : www.guidancecollege.org/careers Official transcripts must be sent to Human Resources upon hire.
  • The completion of a satisfactory background check is required.
  • Follow all requirements in an extended hiring process document.

 

Chief Advancement Administrator ( Fundraiser)

(Please note: Only those who reside in North America will be considered for the position)

Position: Chief Advancement Administrator (Fundraiser)

Reports to: President & CEO

Job Summary

The Chief Advancement Administrator is responsible for overseeing, organizing, and executing fundraising opportunities to further the mission of Guidance College through fund raising as well as improving the functions of the institution.

Adjunct faculty member is optional depending on dated priority fundraising initiatives and academic credentialing. Works with the Institutional Effectiveness Administrator to achieve strategic planning and assessment goals and action plans as part of the institution’s accreditation journey.

Preferred Position Qualifications

Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in business, finance, or leadership field. Financial professional education recognition/certification is highly recommended. Five or more years working in a post-secondary education (preferred) or administrative environment. Significant experience involving the preparation and execution of a comprehensive budget, making financial arrangement/contractual arrangements, working with varied software packages for maximum work productivity.

Knowledge and Abilities

· Strong track record for organizational and execution skills.

· Ability to effectively work with all internal personnel, alumni, and external constituencies.

· Ability to articulate policies in agreement with the College’s mission, guiding principles, and educational philosophy for Islamic religious education; demonstrated the ability to identify, resolve conflicts, and issues involving the operation and goals of the College with a clear sense of institutional needs and priorities.

· Ability to work empathetically and productively with all members of the GC community.

· Ability to communicate well and model ethics in line with the Islamic values.

Duties & Responsibilities

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

· Works closely with other administrative personnel for achieving the mission of the College and its strategic initiatives.

· Oversees the fundraising activities of the College and supervise people needed to achieve fundraising goals.

· Works with President & CEO and Chief Financial Administrator for meeting budget priorities and purchases.

· Works with President & CEO and Chief Financial Administrator for providing budget oversight and fiscal control using written plans and procedures with variable ends.

· Oversees the receipts and management of donor accounts.

· Submits important dates, events, and deadlines for the institutional calendar in cooperation with other administrators.

· Keeps cordial relationships with vendors and other academic institutions and personnel.

· Contributes to organizational synergy by accomplishing related action plans with other departments via strategic initiatives.

· Maintains professional development for administrative issues within purview by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, participating in professional societies.

· Performs other related duties as assigned apart from fundraising.

FUNDRAISING ADVANCEMENT FUNCTIONS

· Assists the President & CEO (as well as self-initiating) the advancement push of GC by locating and developing relationships for securing large gifts for endowment and projects; systematic/matching gifts from mosques, foundations, small businesses, and corporate groups; building estates in which GC is a beneficiary.

· Develops and grows a consistent small gifts program to support tuition revenue for the daily cash flow operating budget.

· Supports the development of Guidance’s Story for presentation in a variety of venues.

· Cultivates a multi-tiered database with appropriate contact strategies.

· Assists in meeting GC’s PR needs and marketing initiatives in collaboration with Student Services & Development.

· Oversees alumni relationships in collaboration with the President & CEO’s Office

· Cooperates with the Institutional Effectiveness Administrator in meeting accreditation and institutional priorities associated with strategic planning and assessment.

· Contributes information about financial support for GC using the website, social media, and marketing outlets.

· Contributes to organizational synergy by accomplishing related action plans with other departments via strategic initiatives.

· Provides regular reports pertaining to advancement progress with the President & CEO, CQAI, and others as needed.

SALARY, OTHER COMPENSATION AND WORKING HOURS

This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Salary is based on experience. Employee (Form W2) will receive IRA, life and disability insurance.

EXPECTED RELIGIOUS QUALIFICATIONS

 

Guidance College’s mission firmly states its roots and growth in Islamic Knowledge as a religious higher education studies college. A preferred faculty candidate should demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Islamic faith and follow the path of (Ahlu Al-Sunnah) denomination, practice personal and moral integrity privately and publicly, be in accord with the mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and educational philosophy of the College. A member of and active in a local masjid.

Grant Advancement Administrator

Position: Grant Writer & Facilitator

Position Department: Marketing

Description: 

Responsible to the President & CEO and Chief Marketing Administrator (CMA) for researching, preparing, writing, and facilitating grant work appropriate to Guidance College’s mission and advancement priorities.

Preferred Position Qualifications

Master’s degree in a business-related field and minimally two-three years’ work experience in the whole grant writing process with successful proposals to an organization.

Knowledge and Abilities

The Grant Writer & Facilitator must have demonstrated:

  • Grant writing experience and assessment skills for improving GC’s grant work.
  • Understanding higher education non-profit operations and financials.
  • Persistence in closing the whole grant writing loop of activities including long term outcomes with the grantor’s financial generosity.
  • Communication evidencing proficient writing skill, oral conciseness, and empathetic listening skills for both sides of the organizational loop.
  • Ability to use technology to enhance the overall effectiveness of GC’s advancement priorities.
  • Research skills for culling pertinent information applicable to different grant proposals.
  • Ability to project timelines and move the process forward toward realizable deadlines.
  • Character to pace self-imposed work goals and apply proactive-initiative-taking solutions for challenges to completing the grant writing loop.
  • Commitment to ensure confidentiality and use advisable discretion.
  • Level of strong people service skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement the whole granting writing process from research to submission of proposals and submit 3-5 fully completed proposal per quarter.
  • Develop grant writing standards (institutional profile) applicable to GC; that is, standards distinguishing GC as the emerging Islamic higher education institution across the US and internationally.
  • Execute a grant writing collection development policy that implements, evaluates, maintains, and weeds grant writing proposals with the Institutional Effectiveness Administrator.
  • Promote and enforce the use of strategies in consultation with the President & CEO and Chief Marketing Administrator.
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Financial Services Administrator.
  • Conduct grant research suitability using a two-fold methodology: (1) suitability research for “eligibility criteria” with GC profile with applicable grants for GC specific funding needs from a grantor source and, (2) research & write a mock-up “fit” profile using the GC Profile Index. Suitability volume ranges from 30 to 50 fits, #1 and written profile #2 ranges 20 and up.
  • Write and submit one new proposal every quarter of the fiscal year.
  • Present updates to CQAI and keep members informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby keeping the whole institution focused with annual planning cycle priorities.
  • Respond immediately and readily to interested grantors for updating and looping in all relevant GC personnel in the loop.
  • Provide regular reports to President & CEO for keeping the Trustees knowledgeable and engaged in Guidance College’s fund-raising activities.
  • Respond to institutional email with two business days and promptly for proposal work.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as a multi-tasker with the strong ability to work under on-demand timing pressures.
  • Participate in one professional development opportunity annually and write a report.

Supervision Given and Received: Determines own methods of performing assigned grant writing work where definite advancement priorities have been set and coordinate final presentation work leading to a submitted proposal. Attentiveness direction given for writing proposals in Islamic cultural and religious contexts within Islamic communities and to entities favorable to higher education.

Accountability and Evaluation: Reports to President & CEO and CMA. Participates in an annual personnel review. Uses successes and denials of proposals to grow GC’s grant writing work.

PREFERRED RELIGIOUS QUALIFICATIONS

Guidance College’s mission firmly states its roots and growth in Islamic Knowledge as a religious higher education studies college. A preferred candidate should demonstrate a genuine commitment to the Islamic faith and follow the path of (Ahlu Al-Sunnah) denomination, practice personal and moral integrity privately and publicly, be in accord with the mission, vision, strategic initiatives, and educational philosophy of the College. A member of and active in a local masjid.

Islamic Economics & Finance Adjunct

Job Description:

Adjunct faculty serves as temporary part-time faculty and are appointed as needed on a semester-by-semester basis. The primary duty is effective teaching at the graduate level in the Guidance College Master of Arts Islamic Economics & Finance.

This faculty instruction position is solely performed using remote synchronous technology. There are no campus courses offered.

This position reports to the Chief Academic Administrator and is responsible for presenting course materials in an organized manner that are associated with student learning outcomes, assignments, and evaluation/testing; teaching evenings and weekends; maintaining classroom routines and student records (FERPA) using the campus LMS; being available for one (1) hour per week at a designated time for student interaction and mentoring using the LMS chat function; meet all deadlines per contract for concluding course and turning in grading and allowing time for a written student course evaluation toward the end of the course. All professors must exhibit professional conduct and interaction with all members of the Guidance College community and avoid all manner of inappropriate actions and words that could be deemed as harassment of demeaning.

Must have a proven background in Islamic Finance and Economics that includes a deep understanding of relevant Shariat law for this position.

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