Arab American National Museum Call for Artists

Plaques bearing the phrase ahlan wa sahlan or "welcome" are a common feature in Arab and Arab American homes, where hospitality is of the utmost importance.

The AANM is now asking Arab American artists to create and donate such plaques for a display case in the AANM's permanent exhibit Living in America. For complete details on this Call for Artists, click HERE or contact Curator of Collections Suzy Adra Mazloum at 313.624.0229 or HERE.

FREE Workshop for Midwestern Educators

High school teachers from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania are invited to an all-expenses-paid workshop about Arab Americans, the Arab World and Islam at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

Through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the AANM is able to pay travel and accommodation costs for Midwest high school teachers to attend this free workshop July 17-19. Click HERE for details.

Job Opening in Willowbrook, IL

Position: Development Manager

The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, MECCA, a growing Islamic organization serving the Muslim Community in Burr ridge, Hinsdale, Darien, Willow brook, is seeking a qualified individual for the Development Manager Position.

Essential Job Functions:

1- Plan, coordinate, organize and implement various fundraising campaigns and activities such as public events, direct mailers and online campaigns.

2- Recruit and train volunteers to assist in fundraising efforts related to the mosque construction project.

3- Identify and cultivate prospective donors

4- Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the local Muslim community

5- Produce solicitation and marketing materials and campaigns

6- Evaluate the potential of fundraising campaigns and activities

7- Develop and maintain donors and potential donors’ mailing lists

Required Knowledge and Skills

1- Basic Knowledge of Islam

2- Related experience of at least 2 years.

3- Fluency in Spoken and written English

4- Computer Skills, Word , Excel, Outlook

5- Excellent Interpersonal and Inter- Cultural Communication skills

Compensation: Competitive

Send a resume by Email only to .

Job: Country Director Wanted

The Arab American Institute is pleased to share with you a job opportunity with AMIDEAST in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Position: Country Director

Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Principle Objective: Serve as AMIDEAST's senior representative in Riyadh, fostering positive relationships with key clients, partners, and donors; and overseeing the delivery of all AMIDEAST programs and services in Saudi Arabia to ensure consistency and quality. The incumbent will be responsible for all managing all aspects of start-up operations for AMIDEAST in Saudi Arabia, setting the direction for program growth and sustainability.

Requirements include:

* 5-10 years of management experience preferably in the Middle East/North Africa
* Strong business development skills and experience in marketing educational and professional development training programs and services
* Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills
* Knowledge of US higher education system
* Work experience in the MENA region
* Project design and proposal development experience

For a full job description or to apply online, please click here.

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