Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Careers

Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research is currently seeking suitable individuals for the positions listed below. If you are interested in working for Yaqeen please submit an application. Due to the volume of applicants, we will be unable to respond to each submission. If your application matches our requirements we will reach out to you for further discussions.

Curriculum Coach - US & Canada

Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research is looking to hire a Curriculum Coach in the Expanded Learning department. The Curriculum Coach is a critical lever in improving the learning experience across Yaqeen’s different Expanded Learning products. The role of the coach is to build the capacity of the  facilitator/teacher though their understanding of instructional practices as well as comprehension of Yaqeen content. A Curriculum Coach will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. The coach is responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in Conviction Circles/classrooms.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Acquire a deep comprehension of all content Yaqeen produces.
  • Schedule weekly sessions with facilitators and teachers to review discussion kits and lesson plans. Answer questions related to that week’s content and any unanswered questions from previous sessions.
  • Support the instructional development of all facilitators/teachers in understanding the Yaqeen curriculum. 
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, facilitators and authors.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with Expanded Learning’s guidance and recognized best instructional practices.  
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources. 
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.  
  • Provide detailed feedback to Expanded Learning team on the progress of teachers/facilitators and identify any potential gaps in content.  
  • Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.  

Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred with minimum 5 years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs.  
  • Advanced degree in Islamic Studies or equivalent.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.  
  • Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  

Benefits

This role will initially be paid per hour with potential to convert to a full time role.  Estimated commitment of 20 hours per week. Rate is dependent on experience.

QA Analyst

Department: Engineering, Marketing

Location: Malaysia

Job Type: Part-Time

We are seeking a part-time QA Analyst. The position requires a strong background in WordPress administration and basic technical troubleshooting skills. The candidate should have a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems. An understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred. Attention to detail is required. 

Responsibilities

  • Manual testing of all posts and pages that Yaqeen releases on its website. 
  • Bulk modifications to existing posts and pages as required. 
  • Assisting the marketing and engineering departments with the release of new posts and features.
  • Documenting the existing process flow for posting at Yaqeen and continuously working to improve upon it to minimize errors. 

Skills & Requirements

  • Good understanding of CMS technologies such as WordPress or Drupal. 
  • Basic understanding of HTML5/CSS3 and JavaScript.
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills. 
Senior WordPress Engineer (Front-End) - Malaysia*

Department: Engineering

Location: Malaysia

Job Type: Full-time

Yaqeen is expanding its Engineering team into Malaysia.*Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered.

This is a part-time role with the potential to be converted into a full-time role.

We are seeking a WordPress Developer responsible for both front-end development, including creating WordPress themes and plugins. This position requires a combination of programming skills (namely PHP, Laravel, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on). The candidate should have a strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems. Experience with the responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. Also, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development, and deployment is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new features and functionality.
  • Establishing and guiding the website’s architecture.
  • Ensuring high-performance and availability, and managing all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Helping to formulate an effective, responsive design and turning it into a working theme.

Skills & Requirements

  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery.
  • Experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications.
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites.
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers.
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages.
  • Knowledge of how to interact with RESTful APIs and formats (JSON, XML).
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git or SVN.
  • Strong understanding of PHP back-end development.
  • Strong foundation in Bootstrap.js.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements.
  • A knack for benchmarking and optimization.
Salesforce Engineer - Malaysia*

Department: Engineering

Location: Malaysia

Job Type: Part-time

Yaqeen is expanding its Engineering team into Malaysia.*Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered.

We are looking for someone to be responsible for the development and maintenance of Salesforce applications. Your primary focus will be custom Salesforce development and integration with third-party services. You will be working with other engineers and developers on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and creating quality products is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Own Yaqeen’s development of the Salesforce platform in conjunction with its other technologies
  • Translate functional requirements into technical requirements
  • Design and build high-performance, reusable, and reliable Apex code with best practices
  • Ensure the best possible quality of the application
  • Identify bugs and align with requirements during debugging
  • Write test classes for the class that you develop and ensure more than 80% code coverage
  • Test bug fixes to make sure they work as per requirements, then deploy them to production
  • Work with the Fundraising and Engineering departments to create effective dashboards and reports

Skills & Requirements

  • Apex development
  • Should have worked with an editor such as MavensMate or Eclipse for force.com
  • Visualforce page development
  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders and provide consultation on Salesforce solutions
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to give optimal solutions
  • Hands-on experience in administration setup, e.g., managing users, security controls, and data as well as creating roles, profiles, and reports.
  • Experience in designing custom objects, custom fields, picklists, page layouts, workflow, approval processes, validation rules, custom tabs, reports, Visualforce pages, dashboards, and email generation according to application requirements
  • Education: BEng (IT, CE, CS, or EC), BSc, MSc (CS), BCA, or MCA
  • Certification: Any Salesforce certification would be a plus point

*Candidates willing to re-locate to Malaysia will be considered.