SNMC Summer Student Job

South Nepean Muslim Community, a not-for-profit community – charitable organization committed to serving Muslims in the Nepean area, is seeking an:

Discussion Group Leader

(Summer Student Position)

This is a unique opportunity for students looking to gain experience in Islamic leadership under the guidance of an experienced Imam, especially for those who have a degree/diploma in higher Islamic studies or are planning to obtain one in the future.

Funding for this position is provided by the Canada Summer Jobs Program of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This contract and its duration are dependent on receipt of ESDC funding.

Classification Full-time contract,

Office location: Barrhaven, Ontario

Salary: $15 per hour

No. of weeks per job: 6

Hours per week per job: 30

Total hours: 180

Starting date: May 9th, 2022


  • Lead prayers in absence of Imam or when assigned
  • Assist Imam in leading special prayers
  • Provide suggestions to Imam for sermon and lecture topics
  • Conduct research for preparation of sermons and lectures
  • Conduct learning circles under the supervision of Imam
  • Outreach to special groups such as youth, seniors and newcomers (e.g. refugees; the needy, etc.)
  • Assist Imam in offering spiritual services to special groups
  • Assist in visiting those who cannot join the congregation physically (e.g. ill, elderly and persons with disabilities)


  • Currently a student (age 18 – 30) in full-time studies in a post-secondary institution; must have completed the school year with the intention to return to school in September 2022
  • Basic knowledge of classical Islamic subjects (e.g. Qur’an, hadith, fiqh, spirituality)
  • Ability to recite Qur’an with tajweed
  • Ideally have memorized at least half of the Qur’an; complete memorization an asset
  • Fluency in spoken/written English; fluency in spoken Arabic an asset
  • Good problem-solving abilities, flexibility, and creativity
  • Outgoing personality comfortable meeting new people
  • Required character traits: Patience, maturity and respect

Skills needed during the placement:



Language required for the job:


Deadline for Applications: Frida, May 6th, 2022 at 11:00 PM


Send us your résumé with a cover letter in which you briefly summarize your suitability for the position.

Please send your application to:

Imam Dr. Zijad Delic

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.