• In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Positions Available

September 15, 2020


Zakat Chicago has an immediate job opening for a full-time Development Director.

Zakat Chicago is a central Zakat Committee established by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). Its mission is to to institutionalize Zakat in the Greater Chicago area. Accordingly, its activities include the collection and distribution of Zakat, educating Muslims about this Pillar of Islam, and motivating them and facilitating for them the payment of Zakat.

Position Description

The Development Director is primarily responsible for raising funds. The funds raised are Zakat, Sadaqa and grants from charitable Foundations and Trusts. The responsibilities will include management of Zakat Chicago programs, as the time permits.  The responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Raise funds, increase the donor base , and maintain and manage donor relations.
  • Look for grant opportunities and apply.
  • Motivate Muslims about paying Zakat and develop ways of facilitating its payment, in cooperation with the area Masajid
  • Promote Zakat Chicago through its website, Facebook page, Google AdWord campaigns, and other social media. Prepare promotional videos, banners, annual brochures, and newsletters, with help from designers. Conduct intensive campaigns via social media, direct mail, email, and direct appeals at Masajid and other special gatherings that are held in and around the month of Ramadan.
  • Facilitate Zakat distribution by seeking Zakat grant applications from local organizations for their Zakat-eligible projects. Maintain relations with these Zakat distribution partners.
  • Coordinate review of Zakat Applications by Zakat Chicago Committee members, disbursement of funds per Committee’s approval and due diligence of the utilization of funds.


  1. Experience and proven expertise in non-profit fundraising concepts & strategies
  2. At least a bachelor’s degree, with courses on not-for-profit organizations and in fundraising
  3. Skills: Excellent English writing and speaking, Communications, Database management, Office Software, and social media
  4. Basic knowledge of Islam, particularly the institution of Zakat
  5. Project management skills, self-motivated, highly organized, and great interpersonal relations

Compensation: Will be commensurate with the qualifications. Benefits are available.

Reporting: The Development Director will report to Zakat Chicago Chairman and coordinate with Committee members per the specific responsibilities they carry.

Apply: Email your cover letter, resume and supporting material, including samples of your work products, to jobs@ciogc.org, no later than October 16, 2020.