Development Associate Print Favicon

Zaytuna College seeks a Development Associate who will provide administrative support for all college fundraising efforts, including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events, and for the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

About the Organization

Zaytuna College is the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States. Its mission is to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society. Zaytuna offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Law and Theology, as well as a popular six-week Summer Arabic Intensive program. Its campus is located on “Holy Hill,” an academic neighborhood in Berkeley, California, named for the religious colleges to which it is home.

Zaytuna College offers a friendly, respectful, and collaborative work environment.

Database & Systems Management

  • Manage Zaytuna’s Raiser’s Edge donor management database
  • Upload data to document management system
  • Provide general and ongoing support in data entry; identify, manage, and conduct ongoing data cleanup projects to ensure integrity of the database
  • Process one-time and recurring donation gifts
  • Retrieve donation information from external accounts and process payments
  • Collect, enter, and process direct mail donations
  • Monitor and analyze donations received and donations processed
  • Maintain electronic and physical donor records
  • Design and generate leadership-level standard and customized reports to meet departmental and agency-wide information needs
  • Maintain, track, and resolve database-related incidents and requests

Fund Development & Special Events

  • Assist as needed with all facets of fundraising campaigns, including preparation for meetings, running queries from database, coordinating collateral materials, and scheduling meetings and correspondence with campaign leadership
  • Assist with special events and meeting logistics
  • Provide prospect and donor research as needed

Donor and Supporter Relations

  • Manage and promptly address inquiries from the college’s supporter base 

Job Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proven ability to think critically and solve problems under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in data entry is desired

Additional Info

  • Work Status:
    • Full-time
  • Job Location:
    • Berkeley, California

How to Apply

  • Application Materials:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
  • Email all application materials to::
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      Be sure to include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
    • An Equal Opportunity Employer

Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller Print Favicon

Zaytuna College seeks an Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller who will be responsible for day-to-day accounting and finance activities at Zaytuna, maintaining the college’s financial information, and serving as a business partner to the other functional areas of the college.

About the Organization

Zaytuna College is the first Muslim liberal arts college in the United States. Its mission is “to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.” Zaytuna offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Islamic Law and Theology, as well as a popular six-week Summer Arabic Intensive program. Its campus is located on “Holy Hill,” an academic neighborhood in Berkeley, California, named for the religious colleges to which it is home. Zaytuna College offers a friendly, respectful, and collaborative work environment.

Desired Talents and Traits

  • Strong commitment to the Zaytuna College mission
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment; comfortable with shifts in scope of duties
  • Proactive personality and willingness to lead, and/or adapt to, change
  • High standards of ethics, professionalism, and integrity
  • Collaborative approach and a “can do” attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities
  • Resourceful problem-solver who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving problems both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reconcile all balance sheet & general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for entering journal entries such as fixed assets, prepaid, accruals, and payroll on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly and daily reconciliations of general ledger accounts
  • Create and input daily and monthly journal entries
  • Perform all monthly, quarterly, and year-ending accounting closing duties for several accounts within the general ledger
  • Reconcile all cash accounts and resolve reconciling items on a monthly basis
  • Administer and monitor accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Review and process monthly expense reports and reimbursements
  • Perform the following duties related to the accounting of fixed assets:
    • Record fixed-asset acquisitions and dispositions in the fixed-asset Excel workbook and in the general ledger
    • Reconcile the balance in the fixed-asset Excel workbook to the summary-level account in the general ledger
    • Calculate depreciation for all fixed assets
    • Prepare and file property welfare exemptions
    • Oversee the controls, procedures, and forms associated with the recording of fixed assets.
  • Prepare and file quarterly sales tax filings
  • Assist in preparation of annual tax filings of 1099s and 1098-T’s
  • Assist in year-end audit functions
  • Assist in preparing audit schedules and provide supporting documentation

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Intermediate to advanced-level familiarity with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel required
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge in GAAP accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise good judgment, and employ discretion in handling information
  • Dependable and deadline-driven
  • Accuracy and timeliness a must
  • Possess problem-solving and analytical skills; demonstrate attention to detail

Additional Info

  • Work Status:
    • Full-time
  • Job Location:
    • Berkeley, California

How to Apply

  • Application Materials:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
  • Email all application materials to::
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      Be sure to include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
    • An Equal Opportunity Employer

Fundraising Event Manager Print Favicon

About the Organization

Zaytuna College, America’s first Muslim liberal arts college, aims to help integrate the study of Arabic and Islam into the Western canon. Our mission is to educate and prepare morally committed professional, intellectual, and spiritual leaders, who are grounded in the Islamic scholarly tradition and conversant with the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Islamic Law and Theology, as well as a popular six-week Summer Arabic Intensive program. We are located in Berkeley, California, in a historic building on “Holy Hill,” so named because it has the largest consortium of religious schools in America. We offer a friendly, respectful and collaborative work environment.

Personal Characteristics Desired

  • A strong commitment to the Zaytuna College mission
  • Ability to thrive in a faced-paced, entrepreneurial environment; comfortable with ambiguity and shifts in scope of duties
  • Pro-active personality and willingness to lead change
  • High ethical standards, professionalism and integrity
  • Personal commitment to customer/donor service
  • Collaborative approach and a “can do” attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities
  • Resourceful problem-solver who takes the initiative to identify and assist in resolving problems both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the College’s fundraising events, from conceptualization to implementation. Duties include, but are not limited to: creating plans and timelines, researching and inviting honorees, invitations, sponsorships, and logistics and staffing plans. Coordinate with outside contractors, prepare and monitors invitations, secures facilities/space.
  • Manage relationships with vendors including submission and review of bids; contract oversight; review of billings and payment of invoices; and performance monitoring. Researches new sources and solicits bids as needed.
  • Provides reports and analysis of key event progress indicators.
  • Assists in identification, cultivation and recruitment of event volunteer leadership and committees. Assures adequate volunteer resources for events; recruits, trains and supervises volunteers; handles acknowledgment of volunteers.
  • Creates and monitors event budgets, handles necessary Finance review and approvals, oversees activities of vendors and contractors, reviews all billings and sees to timely payment of accounts receivable.
  • With the VP Development, identifies prospects and secures sponsorships; handle sponsor relations, and sees to timely and accurate fulfillment of our agreements for recognition and benefits.
  • Follows up on events as needed, including correspondence with sponsors, thanks to honorees and other participants, and recognition of volunteer leadership.
  • Prepares regular progress reports, and gathers information necessary for final reports and analysis.
  • Organizes post-event review and debriefing with participants and committees; based on these activities, prepares recommendations for subsequent events.
  • Role will report to the Vice President of Development.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising, sales, or project management
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time

Additional Info

  • Work Status:
    • Full-time
  • Job Location:
    • Berkeley, California

How to Apply

  • Application Materials:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
  • Email all application materials to::
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      Be sure to include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
    • An Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteers For Marketing Print Favicon

Duration: On-going
Time commitment: monthly – minimum of 5 hours per month

Description:

Zaytuna College is currently recruiting qualified volunteersto assist with supporting the Marketing Department in implementing digital related tasks (i.e. Youtube, Facebook, Website support).

Process of Volunteering at Zaytuna:

  1. Submit your resume, name, and contact information to hmacksoud@zaytuna.org.
  2. Be notified by email from Zaytuna immediately.

We request that volunteers commit to volunteering with Zaytuna at least 5 hours a month. There is no limit on the maximum amount of time you can volunteer at Zaytuna.

Qualifications:

Zaytuna College is looking for applicants who:

  • Have or are working towards a Bachelors degree.
  • Have excellent communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and is extremely detail-oriented.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, is self-sufficient, and is driven to produce high-quality work.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desire to learn about the development and support of a college.

To Be Considered for Zaytuna’s Volunteer Database:

Send your resume to hmacksoud@zaytuna.org. Include in your email how much time you can volunteer each month.

Additional Info

  • Work Status:
    • Volunteer
  • Job Location:
    • Berkeley, California

How to Apply

  • Application Materials:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
  • Email all application materials to::
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      Be sure to include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
    • An Equal Opportunity Employer
 

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