Job Opportunities

Student Job Opportunities


The Director of Academic Affairs and Planning is responsible for promoting and ensuring innovation and program excellence at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School, and for representing Bayan Claremont to its various constituencies.


  • Develop and administer degree and certification programs.
  • Promote articulation with institutional partners
  • Oversee online education development in consultation with Deans and faculty
  • Support student advising and degree program checks
  • Develop and implement quality assurance programs and outcome assessments
  • Support the overall academic operations of Bayan Claremont, currently as a division of Claremont School of Theology

  • Ensure adherence to the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bayan Claremont as a division of Claremont School of Theology

  • Support implementation of the School’s strategic plan in alignment with its vision
  • Work with the Dean to implement curriculum and works with the leadership, deans, faculty and administrative staff of partner institutions to develop and implement strong growth plans for on-campus, blended, hybrid, and online programs, and assures an environment and manner conducive to learning
  • Develops and implements quality assurance programs and reporting mechanisms pertaining to academics, communications, and outreach
  • Provides annual documentation to President and Bayan Board regarding faculty performance/compliance
  • Prepare end-of-term program/degree reports for Fall/Spring/Summer incorporating student survey feedback on curriculum and programs
  • Manage consistency in communications/branding, and documents adjustments in communications in light of emergent policy decisions
  • Track outreach efforts to measure engagement (number of venues, contacts, discussion topics, outcomes, etc.)
  • Encourage excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, service to Bayan, and service to the profession and/or the larger community among in-residence and visiting faculty
  • Promote collegial relationships with and within the faculty, providing equal access and voice for all
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to professional and personal matters
  • Contribute to strategic thinking with Bayan administration about desirable Islamic theological education in our time and the foreseeable futurev
  • Lead faculty thinking about personnel needs, makes recommendations to the President regarding the authorization of search committees, and guides the process of developing job descriptions and selecting new faculty members
  • Provide service to students, and supports faculty and staff to enable them to be responsive and effective in their dealings with students
  • Consult with Deans, Faculty, and appropriate Administration regarding the selection, enrollment, continuation or termination, and graduation of students in accord with institutional policies
  • Participate in regular and special School and University Academic Team meetings
  • Responsible for reporting, in consultation with the President, to Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and other necessary accrediting agencies and governmental departments and other agencies requiring information from Bayan
  • Consult with the President and Bayan Board regarding strategic communication, and crafts and implements Bayan’s Communication Plan
  • Oversee the design and implementation of messaging, marketing, and fundraising strategies in print and online
  • Represent Bayan at leadership gatherings, foundation and institutional events, roundtables, conferences, community programs, and other events as determined in consultation with Bayan administration
  • Serve as a member of school and consortium committees as requested
  • Participates in school and consortium-wide projects
  • Oversee Bayan Claremont’s communication strategy with stakeholders
  • Oversee production of institutional documentation for use by development, marketing, admissions, and administrative staff members
  • Responsible for engagement of stakeholders and partners at leadership gatherings and community events
  • Complete other projects and duties as assigned by the President of Bayan Claremont within a mutually agreed upon timeframe


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 5 Years or more of teaching experience in higher education
  • 4 Years or more of administrative experience in online education
  • 10 Years or more of administrative leadership experience
  • Secured no less than $500,000 in grant funding from major foundations or agencies Substantial supervisory, hiring and personnel relations experience
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, management, and organizational skills
  • Exceptional written communication and public speaking skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite, project management tools, learning management systems, and content management systems

Additional Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Academic background in Islamic Studies or closely related field, and awareness of prevailing scholarly discourses pertaining to Islam and inter-religious issues in North America and globally
  • Extensive professional network of academic, non-profit and education industry contacts that can be leveraged to advance Bayan Claremont’s strategic goals Familiarity with civic/religious issues and public square debates about religious liberty and pluralism, and commitment to inter-religious and intra-religious literacy
  • Organizational awareness; knowledge of business practices; knows how to employ cutting-edge technology effectively, understands and embraces a shared governance, transparent decision-making environment
  • Team builder who can effectively engage faculty, staff, students, board members, funders, and stakeholders
  • Experience in the development and administration of online learning programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline reasonably related to the assignment. Experience in online education administration. Successful grant-writing and fundraising experience.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports directly to the Dean of Bayan Claremont.

Claremont School of Theology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Terms of employment:

This twelve-month per year position will be on an individual contract. The compensation package is to be negotiated and will be comparable to positions with similar responsibilities in California. A benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life is offered


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Aplication Procedure:

Please submit the following:

  • A cover letter that provides specific details and examples of your direct leadership that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications for this position
  • A current resume or CV.
  • Two current letters of professional reference that clearly describe why you are a strong candidate/good fit for this position based on the job description. Letters must be signed and dated

The position is open until filled. Applications submitted on or before July 31, 2014 will be given priority consideration. Applications (CV, cover letter and reference letters) may be submitted via mail to Human Resources, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 or preferably via e-mail to