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Website The Family & Youth Institute

Executive Assistant

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.  The FYI is growing rapidly with increasing demand for its research output and community education offerings. 

The FYI seeks a well-organized Executive Assistant to support the Executive Director. This is a great opportunity to establish working relationships with high-level executives and contribute to the organization’s overall efficiency. This position works in close partnership with Executive team members and national leaders. More information about The FYI is found at www.TheFYI.org


  • Manage the Executive Director’s calendar, including scheduling meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, screening and prioritizing emails, phone calls, and other inquiries.
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director, including drafting correspondence, preparing documents, and maintaining files and records.
  • Gathering relevant background information needed for the ED to make informed decisions
  • Coordinate meetings, conferences, and events, including preparing agendas, taking minutes, and arranging logistics.
  • Assist with board meeting preparation, including assembling meeting materials, coordinating schedules, and communicating with board members.
  • Conduct research and compile information as needed to support the Executive Director’s initiatives and projects.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives, managing timelines, tasks, and deliverables as assigned.
  • Identifying and building relationships with community leaders across the nation
  • Consistently communicating with organizations and leaders to provide relevant research and resources to utilize in their community programming
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Additional duties as requested by the Executive Director


  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Strategic thinker with a proactive approach to problem-solving and strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a professional and courteous demeanor.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.

Background and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Preferred experience: Business Administration, Public Relations, Communications, 
  • Prior experience working with American Muslim imams, community leaders, and organizations
  • 2+ years work experience as an Executive Assistant, Outreach or similar roles


  • Salary $25,000 – $30,000
  • Part-time (20 hours), flexible hours, paid PTO, and 10 paid holidays 
  • Virtual position, with flexible hours within the United States

Please submit resume, cover letter, samples of previous work along with references to jobs@TheFYI.org.

This is a remote/flexible position in the United States.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@thefyi.org

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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).