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Muslim Prayer Leader (2 year Term, 9 months, Part-time, 10 hours/week)

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Position Information

Date New Hire Needed
Job Title Muslim Prayer Leader (2 year Term, 9 months, Part-time, 10 hours/week)
Department Center for Religion, Spirituality and Social Justice

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Muslim Prayer Leader is responsible for preparation of sermon and leadership of our Gumaa Prayer each Friday during the academic year. Additionally, this person will serve as a member of the Religious Life Staff and may be called on for advising and guidance about Islam and Muslim practice by members of the community. This staff member will be engaged in planning and scheduling of the occasional guest speaker, dialogue(s) and programming with Religious Life Staff. Each year, the prayer leader organizes a trip to the mosque to celebrate holy days, in particular, the Eids when they occur while in session.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree and five years of experience is preferred. A candidate with a B.A. and many years of experience in Islamic leadership (10-15 yrs.) might be sufficient. However, there is a great desire among Muslim students and Muslim faculty for the Muslim Prayer Leader/Imam to have an educational background that would be consistent with a more learned scholar of the tradition.

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Link to Job Description Muslim Prayer Leader
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FLSA Category Non-Exempt
Staff/Faculty Staff
Employment Status Part-Time
Employment Category Term
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Selected candidates will need to successfully complete a background check prior to the first day of work.

Open Until Filled Yes
Posting Number S00399
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