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Website The Family & Youth Institute

Community Outreach Officer

The Family and Youth Institute (The FYI) is an innovative 501(c)3 not for profit mental health research and education institute dedicated to strengthening Muslim American individuals, families, and communities. With increasing demand for its research output and community education offerings, The FYI is growing rapidly.

The FYI is seeking a highly motivated Community Outreach Officer for a Part time (20 hours) position. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing outreach strategies to engage with diverse communities, build partnerships, and promote our organization’s mission and service and provide relevant research and resources to benefit these communities. This position works in close partnership with Executive team members. More information about The FYI is found at www.TheFYI.org.

Responsibilities and Duties
– Develop and execute outreach plans to engage with specified stakeholders (organizations and individuals) to increase awareness of our organization’s programs and services across the nation.
– Nurture partnerships with stakeholders resulting in meaningful collaborative outcomes.
– Organize and participate in community events, workshops, and presentations to educate the public about available resources and support services.
– Conduct outreach activities through various channels, including social media, email newsletters, and in-person meetings.
– Collaborate with internal teams to develop outreach materials, including brochures, flyers, and online content, tailored to different audiences.
– Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of outreach efforts and identify areas for improvement.
– Represent the organization at community meetings, conferences, and other relevant events to network and build relationships with key stakeholders.
– Stay informed about community issues, trends, and best practices in outreach and engagement.
Perform other duties as assigned to support the overall goals and objectives of the organization.

Qualification and Skills
– Ability to represent The FYI professionally and passionately
– Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, and networking skills.
– Project management skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
– Ability to excel in independent and team-based work and to collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
– Exceptional organization skills for maintaining clear, accurate, and meticulous documentation and a strong work ethic
– Proficient in word processing applications, spreadsheets, presentation software, and social media management tool

Background and Experience
Bachelor’s degree
Preferred experience: Public Relations, Communications, Sales and customer relations
Prior experience of working with American Muslim imams, community leaders, organizations, and influencers

Other
Salary $25,000 – $30,000,
Part-time (20 hours), flexible hours, 15 days paid PTO, 10 paid holidays
Virtual position within the United States with some travel

Interested parties should submit a resume along with references to: jobs@TheFYI.org

To apply for this job please visit thefyi.org.

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(Bukhari).

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Zakat eligibility of The FYI

The Family & Youth Institute, or The FYI, is a well-known Muslim organization in the United States. It works to promote mental health and wellness by strengthening and empowering individuals, families, and communities through research and education. It has been working for many years to bring Islamic perspectives to understanding and promoting mental health in our communities.

It is dedicated to serving and supporting Muslims – safeguarding our deen, our families, and our future generations. Therefore, the work of The FYI comes in the category of ‘fi sabeelillah’ or the Path of Allah, within the eight categories where Zakat money can be used.

Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed for it and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah, and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah, And Allah, is Knowing and Wise.”
(Al-Tawbah 9:60)

According to scholars who widen the meaning of fee sabeelillah to include any activities that promote Islamic growth, The FYI is indeed eligible to receive part of the Zakat funds for its programs and services. I urge Muslims in America to support this organization through their donations, general charity, and through their Zakat. I ask Allah swt to strengthen and guide The FYI to continue its good work in supporting Muslims.

Shaikh Ali Suleiman Ali, PhD

About Shaikh Ali

Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali was born in Ghana where he spent his childhood studying with various Muslim scholars. He then moved to Saudi Arabia and enrolled in the Islamic University of Madina.  He graduated with a degree in both Arabic and Islamic Studies. Dr. Ali went on to complete his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sh. Ali serves on the Advisory Council of The Family & Youth Institute. He is the Senior Imam and Director of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Muslim Family Services in Detroit and is a council member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA). He is also a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) and the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).