WNYMuslims is a community based organization that serves Western New York by creating awareness, encouraging diversity, and providing service. Our mission is to empower Muslims and non-Muslims to voice, connect, and contribute by utilizing creative media.  WNYMuslims is a fun and creative environment, actively seeking enthusiastic and qualified individuals. Opportunities that are currently available for a Event Coverage Journalist, Grant Writer and a Youth Activity Coordinator.

Event Coverage Journalist

Seeking social individuals who can represent WNYMuslims while covering important community events. Evening and weekend availability and reliable transportation are necessary.

The Event Journalist will:

  • Network with the community.
  • Gather feedback about WNYMuslims.
  • Write about events in a professional and informative manner.
  • Interview and photograph speakers, attendees, and organizers.

Grant Writer

WNY Muslims is looking for Grant Writers who have grant writing skills to write compelling narratives about WNY Muslims initiatives.

The Grant Writer will:

  • Gather content, assimilate it, and turn it into compelling narrative for grants, fundraising and marketing correspondences, proposals, and presentations
  • Responsible for executing the preparation and submission of grant proposals based on foundation’s guidelines
  • Collaborate with Finance team to secure accurate grant expense information for reporting compliance and tracking
  • Collaborate with the Communication team to share content and ensure consistency of messaging and presentation
  • Help build a knowledge management system so that written materials and content is shared and accessible to the team members
  • Research and identify potential individual, state, corporate, and foundation funding sources
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of research activities, funding logs and reporting deadlines, grant funding resources materials and publications
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of the organization’s mission, program, target proposals and other written communications
  • Ensure the development, writing, and submission of funding proposals and grant applications 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Youth Activity Coordinator 

WNY Muslims is looking for an active Youth Activity Coordinator who can design and implement Youth activities for the Muslim community.

The Youth Activity Coordinator will:

  • Plan and oversee youth and teen activities and assess the program requirements of youth in the community.
  • Communicate with youth to determine their needs and interests
  • Communicates with organizations that represent youth to determine needs of interests of youth
  • Provide mentee contact/support and monitors and evaluate youth/mentor relationships monthly and provide support and advocacy when needed
  • Ensure a variety of sport, recreation, cultural, and other programs are planned and implemented
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and identify areas where new programs are needed
  • Research funding resources and projects requirements and accesses funding and prepare funding proposals
  • Perform other duties as assigned