Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Job Openings at DCA

Job Opening

Executive Director –
Montessori School Teacher –
Director of Social Services-
Lifeguard –

Executive Director

Summary of responsibilities:  Overseeing the management and coordination of the Diyanet Center of America’s (DCA) facilities and ensuring that all aspects of the Center are running efficiently and in line with the mission and vision of DCA.  This will be achieved in coordination with and under the supervision of the President of DCA.  Responsibilities also include engaging with other local, national and international organizations, as well as all media outlets, on behalf of DCA.  This position includes promoting the Center and all its programs through various forms of publicity and collaboration.

The scope of work:

Operations Management:

-Work closely with the Center’s various Department heads to ensure the smooth operational and logistical execution of all aspects of the Center, including the management of security, maintenance of the campus buildings and property, account, custodial, marketing, sports, and information technology services.

-Ensure the mission, vision, and objectives of the Center are met at all times. Assign tasks and oversee the performance of each Department.

-Supervise the staff, run annual staff performance evaluation reports, and hire new talents to the Center as needed.


-Prepare proposals for the services that the Center would outsource, and manage the bidding process.

-Supervise current contractors for janitorial services, dining services, and sports center to make sure contractual obligations are met.

-Manage and oversee the budget and finances of the Center in coordination with the Department heads. Prepare quarterly financial analysis depicting the incoming and outgoing spending.

-Initiate and implement various fundraising efforts to facilitate the smooth running of various operations and programs of the Center.

Public Relations:

-Create a cohesive organization composed of people from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds and demonstrate full commitment to diversity.

-Report directly to the President of the Diyanet Center on all matters including the issuance of final approvals on all proposed programs.

-Evaluate feasibility and compatibility, in communication with the President of DCA, of all individuals and organizations that approach DCA to host a program.

-Assist the president of DCA in the meetings, greeting and hosting local, national and international delegations and VIP guests as needed.

Performance and Work Ethics:

-Commit to highest standards of moral ethics, professionalism, and excellence in work performance.

-Commit to working some nights and weekends with moderate travel as needed.

-Demonstrate exemplary work ethics and leadership.

Required skills and qualifications,

-Experience in organizational, financial, and staff management.

-Experience in marketing and public relations.

-Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

-Ability to communicate fluently in English. Fluency in Turkish and/or Arabic are assets.

-Organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail.

-Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

-Public speaking skills and ability to carry out interviews are assets.

-Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in related fields.

The DCA will offer a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the qualifications.


Please send resume to:

Diyanet Center of America


Montessori School Teacher

Summary: Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, is looking for a Primary Montessori Teacher. If you are dedicated to children, are a self-starter who brings interesting ideas to your workplace, and are passionate about furthering your own learning! We are looking for you!

Candidates must hold Montessori Primary Certificate, writing and communication skills, and a professional demeanor are required.

If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to info@diyanetamerica.org

Director of Social Services

Job Location: Lanham, MD
Job Duties: Plan and direct social and educational programs offered to the Turkish community in the United States; recruit, hire and direct the activities of the administrative staff who assist with the organization’s social programs; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the representatives of the organization’s affiliated entities in Turkey and other Turkish associations in the United States; plan and administer budgets for the organization’s various social and educational programs; coordinate and oversee various social and educational classes offered in Turkish; research and analyze the needs of the Turkish-American community to determine directions and goals for the organization’s social programs.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, or foreign equivalent, in Public Administration or Business Administration. The position also requires at least 12 months of experience in the job offered or in the related occupation of General Manager or Program Director. Must be fluent in Turkish.
Contact: Send resumes to Turkish-American Community Center Inc. d/b/a Diyanet Center of America, Attn: Fatih Kanca, 9704 Good Luck Road, Lanham, MD 20706.


Summary: Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland, is looking for a Lifeguard. The job is for Saturday and Sundays, 8 hours a day!

Candidates must hold Lifeguard Certificate.

If interested, please send your cover certificate and resume to info@diyanetamerica.org

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