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Managing Director

Job Title:                   Managing Director

Reports To:                Executive Director

FLSA Status:            Exempt  

JOB SUMMARY: The Managing Director, a senior management position, is responsible for directing the practices and procedures of the organization. This individual oversees personnel, accounting, financial planning, budgeting, procurement, grants management and the financial and accounting system controls of the organization. The managing director will also coordinate all programming for the organization.

  Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

-Build administrative systems for increased organizational strength and best-in-class operations;

-Contribute to and execute the Board-driven strategic plan;

-Build relationships with diverse stakeholders including client groups, professionals, partners, funders, and governmental authorities;

-Install procedures for rigorously evaluating program impact;

-Direct the management team and retain the best program and administrative talent available;

-Guide a major donor philanthropic initiative;

-Add to the emerging American and global reputation of the organization;

-Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures;

-Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies;

-Review and plan curriculums, budgets, and monitoring methods for current and pending programs;

-Supervise and implement major international and domestic programming such anti-domestic violence informational programs, civil rights town hall meetings, and educational lectures;

-Coordinate international and domestic program logistics, including venue procurement, agenda creation, audience recruitment, and speaker relations;

-Engage local and national communities and build coalitions throughout the Islamic world with outreach for relevant legal and/or educational programs and events;

-Must be proficient in MS Office (Work, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), constant contact, and various social media platforms.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate professional competence (see General Competencies). The following competencies are especially critical:

-Analytical & Problem Solving



-Quality Management

-Business Acumen

-Diversity and Ethical Judgment

-Strategic Thinking

-Interdependence and Dependability

-Initiative and Innovation

-Communication and Interpersonal skills


EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE: JD, MBA, or other equivalent advanced degree in a related field is required with at least five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least three of which include roles in the capacity of a supervisor.  

LANGUAGE SKILLS: English required; Arabic and/or French preferred.   The candidate must demonstrate an ability to fulfill the tasks, in English, and preferably in Arabic, outlined below:

Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents, technical procedure, or governmental regulations.

Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Efficiently respond to questions from membership, staff and members of the community; communicate effectively in both written and oral form.

Effectively present information to the membership, top management, public group, and /or board of directors.


Knowledge of the principles and techniques of fundraising and grant writing, contract administration and negotiation, community organization, fiscal and organizational management, and principles and practices of marketing and public relations.

Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities, negotiate and administer contracts, and exhibit independent judgment in the development, procedures and policies.

Ability to execute quality programming for the organization, including the annual Law and Leadership Summer Program.

Competitive nonprofit salary depends upon experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and references to arahman@karamah.org. All application materials should be sent under the subject line: Application Managing Director Position, and all documents should be sent as a single attachment. KARAMAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

For hire immediately. Applications received by February 27, 2015 will be given priority. Open until filled.