2024 Course Leader Application

Knoxville, TN

Apr 15—May 1, 2024

Tayseer Wilderness is seeking passionate and committed individuals to join our team as Course Leaders.

As a Tayseer Wilderness Course Leader, you will have the opportunity to guide transformative outdoor experiences that combine adventure, personal growth, and Islamic spirituality.

Course Leaders are expected to maintain a Wilderness First Aid certification, attend monthly training webinars, and lead courses for at least 1-2 weeks per year. In return, you’ll receive high-level training, free participation in Tayseer Wilderness Course, and covered costs for Wilderness First Aid tuition and travel expenses when leading courses.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills, deepen your connection with the Tayseer community, and make a positive impact on the lives of others. If you’re committed to personal and professional growth, and share our passion for outdoor exploration and Islamic values, we encourage you to apply.

Important Dates

Deadline and Interview Start: April 15th, 2024
Decisions and Training Begins: May, 2024

What's Included

Course Leader Expectations:

  • Interested and committed in professional development as a Tayseer Wilderness Course Leader
  • Commit to leading Tayseer Wilderness courses at least 1-2 weeks a year
  • Must maintain Wilderness First Aid certification (attend training on 6/1-2 in Knoxville if possible)
  • Attend monthly training webinars


  • Being a leader in the Tayseer Community!
  • High level training
  • Free cost of participation on Tayseer Wilderness Courses
  • Cost of Wilderness First Aid tuition covered
  • Travel stipend when leading trips is covered


Led by

Dr. Hassan Lachheb

Spiritual Leader

Dr. Hassan Lachheb is the founder and president of Tayseer Seminary, holding a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a focus on the intellectual history and religiosity of Muslims in the Maghreb and Andalus.

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Yow Feng

Outdoor Instructor

Yow Feng is an experienced wilderness guide and outdoor educator who has led backpacking trips throughout the Mountain West, Alaska, the Southwest, and the Utah canyonlands for over a decade.

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Kate Sirianni

Outdoor Instructor

Kate Sirianni is a seasoned wilderness guide and facilitator with over 15 years of experience leading trips in the Rocky Mountains, the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska.

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Ustadh Nadeem Siddiqi

Outdoor Instructor

Ustadh Nadeem Siddiqi is a graduate of Tayseer Seminary and serves as adjunct faculty, teaching a course in community activism while also being involved in various local Muslim organizations and businesses.

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Ustadh Abdalla Husain

Outdoor Instructor

Ustadh Abdalla Husain is a graduate of Tayseer Seminary and an experienced outdoor leadership instructor who currently serves as the Youth Director of the Muslim Youth of Knoxville.

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Age Minimum
Course Duration
Fly In/Out Area
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Apr 15—May 1, 2024

2024 Course Leader Application

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