• Commitment to values of organization

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Understanding of justice, healing, conflict resolution, and mentoring concepts.

  • Ability to work as part of a larger team, but also to work independently

  • Strong project management skills. Experience managing budgets preferred.

  • The selected candidate must be based in New York

  • Fluency in a Middle Eastern/South Asian language is a plus

  • Experience working with Middle Eastern/South Asian communities is a plus

  • Must be willing to start June 1, 2017

Job description

WISE is a leading grassroots organization dedicated to the empowerment of young Muslim women through dialogue and skills training. Primarily, we facilitate psychosocial support groups and train Muslim women in self defense. Our goal is to empower young Muslim women to be able to confront both gender based and anti-Muslim violence.


  • Facilitate empowerment and organizing programs across New York City

  • Facilitate monthly meetings with member mosques, and hold office hours at multiple locations each week for fellows and leadership team members

  • Manage existing projects and coordinate logistics for workshops, team meetings and other events

  • Represent WISE priorities at coalition meetings, and in local and citywide policy initiatives

  • Engage WISE members to create a community-based vision of organizing efforts

  • Help develop individual work plan and annual organizational goals

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an effective external communications strategy to elevate this work through social media, blogs, storytelling, op-eds, etc.

  • Fundraising and grant writing


  • To apply, please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@wise-woman.org

Minimum: $32,000.00

Maximum: $38,000.00

Details: Annual salary is commensurate to experience