GENERAL COUNSEL AGREEMENT

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center (“DAH”) is seeking to enter into an agreement for Legal Services with a qualified Legal Firm (“Firm”).

SERVICES

The Firm shall act as the general counsel of DAH. As general counsel, the Firm shall provide consultation and services on general matters pertaining to the legal needs of DAH. This shall include but is not limited to registered agent services, compliance with federal state and county regulations and licensing requirements, representing DAH in communications with governmental agencies as needed, drafting by laws, conflict of interest policy and other similar documents as needed. The Firm shall provide consulting to DAH on public relations matters as needed to protect DAH legal interests, including but not limited to writing/reviewing statements, letters, etc.

The Firm shall be available to answer general questions as needed during normal business hours throughout the duration of this agreement. The agreement does not include specific litigation matters such as suing a third party or being sued by a third party, immigration services or other services that require additional time or expertise. However, in such cases, the Firm, at the discretion of DAH, shall enter into another written agreement for such services, or where necessary, recommend other legal experts for the legal need.

The agreement does not restrict DAH to enter into other legal services with other entities to conduct DAH businesses.   At no time shall the Firm represent itself as the DAH spokesperson without prior approval form the DAH Board of Directors or Executive Director.

TERMS

  1. This agreement shall run for a “Base” one (1) year period and two (2) “Option” years period. Each party can terminate this agreement with no penalties providing 30 day written notification to the other party.
  2. The Base year agreement shall commence on the date the agreement is signed and is renewable upon signing a new agreement.
  3. DAH will pay equal monthly fees for the duration of the agreement, and any renewals thereafter. The fees will be based on the agreement resulting from the Firm’s proposal and any negotiated fees.

PROPOSAL

  1. Interested Firms are to submit their written proposal to the attention of the DAH Executive Director at the following address (email proposals are accepted):

Samir Abo-Issa, Executive Director

ED@hijrah.org

3159 Raw Street

Falls Church, VA   22044

Proposals are due by 3:00pm on Monday October 13th, 2017.

Firms interested to provide such legal services may submit “Alternate” proposals if such proposals provide advantage to DAH.

Government Affairs Coordinator

Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a leading faith based organization in Northern Virginia, is seeking a polished individual to serve as a Government Affairs Coordinator. The incumbent will serve under the Outreach Director as a community liaison and public advocate between Dar Al-Hijrah’s congregation and elected officials, government agencies, and interfaith groups and other community groups.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work on political issues (Local and national issues).
  • Work with interfaith groups on civic issues. Network with identified progressive members of the other faith based and community organizations to work in collaboration on issues of mutual concern.
  • Work with community based organizations on local or national issues.
  • Work to educate community groups around issues of: Employment, Education, Health, Immigration and Human Service.
  • Host, develop and participate in civic educational programs for the Dar Al-Hijrah community.
  • Organize the civic engagement committee (CEC) to increase the number of volunteers and politically active members of the community.
  • Attend all relevant staff, community and neighborhood meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Minimum two years experience with legislative and regulatory groups, lobbying, coalitions, testimony, etc.
  • Organizational and motivational skills.
  • Strong writing ability.
  • Strong verbal skills. Concise.
  • Goal and results oriented.
  • Diplomacy and tact.
  • Team Player

For interested candidates a more extensive scope work can be provided. Salary: Competitive Salary for Full Timer

Send your resume to:

By email:

executivedirector@daralhijrah.net

Or by mail:

Samir Abo-Issa, Executive Director

C/O Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

P.O. Box: 1625, Falls Church, VA 22041


Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator supervises volunteers and provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer events and programs.  The volunteer coordinator is responsible for scheduling all volunteer opportunities alongside keeping track of all the events from all the departments and make sure they all have enough volunteers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within in different departments.
  • Help volunteers become lifelong servant of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center.
  • Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance
  • Ensure volunteers are staffed; prepared to do the volunteer event of program
  • Recommend the most efficient use of volunteers
  • Maintain a good mix of both appropriate volunteer/supervisory
  • Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training. Schedule all volunteer activity
  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events
  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/implement changes as appropriate
  • Recruit volunteers within the community and outside.
  • Create an online database easy to access.
  • Conduct an interview with every applicant
  • Network within the framework of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic center goals and mission.
  • Make sure you attend every event that your volunteers attend
  • Responsible for increasing Dar Al-Hijrah membership.
  • Updating current membership information and managing member’s events throughout the year.
  • Responsible for training current and future volunteers.
  • Train volunteers to do Masjid tour.
  • Train volunteers to handle emergency situations within the premises.
  • Must be 100% comfortable working with younger and older Muslims, men and women, immigrants and native-born folks.
  • Able to work nights and weekends

Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated capability to be professional at all times when doing the job.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions

Time Commitments:

  • Must be at mandatory trainings
  • Must be at every event volunteers present
  • Must take time out to network

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to posses their own transportation.
  • Must be 18+ of age
  • Must have clear record of no prior criminal records.
  • Must represent Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center value and ethics.
  • Must Speak English
  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Excellent in Social Media.
  • Have writing skills.
  • Have done volunteering work with other nonprofit organization.
  • Provide 3 References
  • Must go through background investigation
  • Must not have any personal agendas other than recruiting volunteers.

For interested candidates a more extensive scope work can be provided. Salary: Competitive Salary for Full Timer

Send your resume to:

By email:

executivedirector@daralhijrah.net

Or by mail:

Samir Abo-Issa, Executive Director

C/O Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center

P.O. Box: 1625, Falls Church, VA 22041