MAPS BOARD COMMITTEES
The MAPS Board invites its qualified members to enlist in MAPS Board Committees to allow your special skills and experiences to benefit the organization and its membership while honing your leadership and organizational management experience.
Committees and task forces may be formed by the MAPS Board or individual Board directors as needed to achieve MAPS’ mission and organizational priorities or assist with their responsibilities. These include the Programs Committee, Professional Development Committee, Communications Committee, Policy Committee, Outreach Committee, and Finance Committee, as well as the Standing Youth Engagement and Public Private Partnership Committees.
Standing committees support the Board in achieving the objective of providing strong community leadership and organization on behalf of the Board’s constituency. Members may also suggest and help form additional standing committees and task forces around special issues, activities, functions and priorities, both at the local and national level.
- Operations Committee: The Operations Committee helps review, analyze, and evaluate organizational procedures, and implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations. The Operations Committee also facilitates, develops, acquires, operationalizes, supports, and coordinates the technological and human capital resources, including MAPS Board specialists and consultants, necessary to effectively support the organization and its mission. This committee also helps plan and host in person and virtual events throughout the year, including annual Ramadan networking Iftars, networking events, and MAPS panels at partner conferences. Learn more about the qualifications here or reach out to Operations Director Jalal Maqableh to join via email@example.com.
- Policy Committee: The Policy Committee works to drive policies that empower Muslim American public servants. The committee identifies strategies to engage appropriate government departments, offices and leaders to encourage diversity, promote and ensure professional environments free of discrimination, and prevent or redress hostile work environments for MAPS chapters, and Muslim professionals at large. Learn more about the qualifications here or reach out to Policy Director Mariam Siddiqui to join via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Professional Development Committee: The Professional Development committee is responsible for developing a network of current and former public sector and public service professionals who support the objectives of MAPS and who are willing and able to serve as mentors, resources, speakers, and sources for professional opportunities, to be matched directly to interested professionals within the MAPS membership and network of affiliates. Learn more about the qualifications here or reach out to Professional Development Director Sidrah Mirza to join via email@example.com.
- Outreach Committee: The Outreach Committee is responsible for external stakeholder engagement. The committee engages organizations that shares constituents or overlapping objectives, concerns, or interests with MAPS to develop strategic partnerships. This committee also helps support the continued existence, expansion, and coordination of MAPS chapters and MAPS state committees.
- Membership Committee: The Membership Committee helps ensure the inclusion and invitation of individual members and either field the questions, concerns, and suggestions of the membership, build resources to meet membership needs, and connect members within the same Federal, State, or local government department or agency, or within the same city government or city of residence, to build communities or catalyze formation of MAPS chapters at their institutions.
- Communications Committee: The Communications Committee is responsible for developing, drafting, and overseeing all internal and external MAPS communications, including notices, press releases, Board statements, and social media posts as required or decided by the Board or Executive Committee. They may identify, cultivate relationships with, and work closely with external media outlets to disseminate MAPS information on behalf of the Board to raise awareness of the organization, its activities, initiatives, and goals. Learn more about the qualifications here or reach out to Deputy Communications Director Ruhan Syed to join via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finance Committee: This committee supports the Finance Director in sourcing and securing grant funding for MAPS’ operations and initiatives, and develops sponsorships and fundraising opportunities to ensure the sustainability of the organization. Learn more about the qualifications here or reach out to Finance Director Tamim Chowdhury to join via email@example.com.
- Legal Advocacy Committee: The Legal Advocacy Committee serves the MAPS community with resources to address challenges such as workplace discrimination by providing members with information about workplace complaint procedures and referrals. In some cases, MAPS Legal Advocacy, in conjunction with our organizational and coalition partners, external governmental offices, and private services, may help advocate on behalf of MAPS members and their concerns.
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Committee: The PPP Committee is expected to focus on the areas of promoting participation by Muslim American public servants and private sector companies in professional and private government contracting opportunities, respectively. Additional areas of focus may include participation or facilitation of representation of private sector, contractor, or small business interests on Federal or State level councils and boards, as well as representation on personal service contracts and international development implementation and contracting.
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We look forward to working with you!