About Zaytuna College
Zaytuna College is America's first accredited Muslim liberal arts college that offers a bachelor of arts degree in Islamic law and theology and a master’s degree in Islamic texts. The College aims to restore the centrality of the pursuit of knowledge among Muslims that has always been the hallmark of Islamic tradition. The primary mission of the College is "to educate and prepare morally committed professionals, intellectuals, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society." A central goal of the College is to reintegrate the once vital and influential voice of Muslim thought and erudition into the ongoing Western conversation of great ideas, within the context of our new globalized society informed largely by shifting Western values.
Reporting to the senior director of development, the development programs manager works across College departments to construct, manage, and scale all development programs, with a central focus on increasing donor engagement. The primary responsibility of this role revolves around the implementation and scaling of our 12,000 Strong monthly giving program that is aimed at expanding awareness and support for Zaytuna College. This includes but is not limited to collaborating with the Marketing team to develop and disseminate requisite marketing content, working with the bookstore and Advancement Operations team to facilitate all stewardship activities toward program members, and regularly using the database to update donor profiles and suggest major gift candidates to the senior director of development. Secondary responsibilities focus on supporting Zaytuna’s broader development strategy as it relates to fundraising events and subsidiary donor programs, such as commencement and biannual retreats in the summer. Finally, the development programs manager is also tasked with inaugurating Zaytuna College’s Alumni Association as an arm of Advancement’s long-term strategy. Driving such programming requires a deep understanding of the mission and values of Zaytuna College, and the ability to effectively support and communicate them, especially to external audiences.
The following are the primary day-to-day responsibilities for this position. These are not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.