Imam Vacancy

Job Description - Imam Position (Full-time)

Darul Arqum Islamic Center (DAIC) is looking to hire a dynamic and social imam to engage with the families and students in the Ames Muslim community.

Ames is a university town, and is consistently ranked in the top best small cities to live in in the U.S. The Ames Muslim community is a young community, consisting in a large part of students, in addition to several resident professional families.

The imam is expected to serve as DAIC’s spiritual leader by implementing faith-based programming and engaging with community members. The ideal candidate is approachable, works well with others, and has experience interacting with Muslims with a variety of backgrounds (nationalities, ages, schools of Fiqh, etc.) The imam is also expected to interface with non-Muslims and participate in interfaith activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Formal religious education (e.g. an Islamic Studies degree from an accredited institution)
  • Fluency in English
  • Proficiency in Quranic Arabic
  • Eligible to work in the US

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Memorization and recitation of Quran with Tajweed
  • Understanding different schools of Fiqh
  • Experience in Islamic family and/or youth counseling
  • A history of leading outreach events aimed at youth/students
  • Experience teaching Islamic (Sunday) School


  • Lead daily salah and some Taraweeh prayers
  • Deliver Khutbah for Jummah, Eid, and Qiyam
  • Work with the DAIC board to plan and implement community outreach and activities
  • Counsel community members on religious and personal issues
  • Oversee religious programming for all community groups
  • Perform Nikahs and facilitate funerals
  • Organize Halaqa and other religious programming
  • Participate in teaching the DAIC Islamic (Sunday) school

To apply, please send your resume to