ICSC Program Director Position

Job Description 

At the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), we’re on a mission to create a brighter and  more engaging future for our community, especially our youth and Next Generation (NextGen).  We’re dedicated to building a vibrant future for our community, particularly our youth and Next  Generation (NextGen), and we’re thrilled to offer you the chance to be a part of it. We’re  looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Program Director to lead the way in crafting dynamic,  impactful programs that will shape the future of ICSC. Our goal is to create an inclusive,  forward-thinking space that embodies the spirit of Islam while tackling the important issues of  our time. 

In this role, you’ll have the freedom to work independently while also collaborating within  teams, reporting directly to the ICSC Board. 


About ICSC: 

ICSC isn’t just a place of worship; it’s a lively center of culture, faith, and community in Los  Angeles. We’re building on our rich history to create a future that’s relevant, inspiring, and  inclusive, and we believe that programs are key to building a thriving and engaged community. 


Essential Functions 

1) Program Planning: 

  • Develop, plan, and oversee a variety of operations and activities at ICSC, ensuring they  align with the Board’s strategic plans. 
  • Work closely with the Religious Services Committee and Youth Services Committee to  create and maintain an evolving curriculum, including yearly plans, summer programs,  and field trips. 
  • Collaborate with the Religious Director on programming and curriculum.
  • Manage administrative tasks such as marketing and reporting. 
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations to improve programs. 

2) Spiritual Leadership & Guidance: 

  • Provide spiritual leadership and guidance for the ICSC community. 
  • Serve as a trusted resource for community members, including youth and parents.
  •  Address questions and concerns, escalating issues to the Board when necessary.
  • Maintain open communication while respecting confidentiality. 

3) Leadership and Relationship Building: 

  • Plan and lead engaging spiritual programs for youth and NextGen at ICSC locations  across greater Los Angeles and online. 
  • Lead efforts to grow ICSC’s platform online through social media and other online  platforms.  
  • Establish a weekly Sunday series to foster interaction and personal growth.
  • Support youth leadership development and encourage participation in interfaith  activities. 
  • Organize summer and winter retreats and community service opportunities.
  • Lead the Academy of Islamic Thought programming with NextGen leaders. 

4) Board Relations: 

  • Attend Board Meetings as a non-voting member. 
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board. 



  • Committed Muslim with a strong alignment with ICSC’s mission. 
  • Deep knowledge of Islamic affairs and American-Muslim issues. 
  • Understanding of youth challenges and needs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and inspire youth. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. 
  • Minimum three (2) years of leadership experience in youth programming.
  • Public speaking and community leadership experience. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to network and build partnerships. 
  • Respected figure in the community. 


Job Classification  

The Program Director is a full-time exempt employee. 



Compensation is commensurate with experience and is competitive with community-based non-profit Islamic organizations in the region.  

ICSC reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different  positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform  the essential functions of the job. 


How to Apply  

If you’re a dynamic leader ready to make a difference at ICSC, send your resume and cover  letter to chair@islamiccenter.com. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 

Join us in shaping a vibrant and engaged ICSC community. Together, we’ll make a meaningful  impact on the lives of our members and the wider Los Angeles community. The ICSC Program  Director will be instrumental in shaping our programs and community engagement for the  future.