[COMM-ORG] job: director, New Orleans, no salary info

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From: Michael-Ray Mathews <mrmathews at piconetwork.org>

Job: Executive Director – The Micah Project, New Orleans, LA

About the MICAH Project:
Established in 2007 by clergy who wanted to see real change in their 
communities, the MICAH Project is a social justice organization working 
to create innovative solutions to problems facing the people of the New 
Orleans and Jefferson Parish area. This Organization represents a 
non-partisan, multiracial, multicultural collective of clergy along with 
their congregations who are united for a common good. Our focus is to 
develop leadership while helping to empower people to improve public 
schools, increase access to health care, address affordable housing and 
better our communities. The MICAH Project believes that great 
accomplishments can come from the faith community. We believe that in 
providing families and our religious congregation with the motivation, 
inspiration and resources to walk humbly for justice we can change lives 
for the better. The MICAH Project is also an affiliate of the PICO 
(People Improving Communities through Organizing) National Network 
(www.piconetwork.org) and PICO LIFT (Louisiana Interfaith Together - 

A PICO Network Staff Director, the MICAH Project Executive Director has 
overall responsibility for the day to day management and operation of 
the congregation-based community organization. This includes the 
following activities:

• Insuring the financial stability and health of the organization
• Managing the fundraising activities of staff, the Board of Directors 
or its sub-committees.
• Development, support and coordination of organizational leaders at the 
local and federated levels.
• Implementing efficient and effective personnel and financial 
management policies and procedures.
• Assisting leadership in defining organizational vision and goals and 
implementing strategies that relate to issues in member congregations 
and the larger community.
• Insure that leadership and staff participate in on-going PICO 
training, development, and technical assistance programs.
• Hiring staff with support from the personnel committee, training and 
supervising all professional and administrative staff.
• Developing and supporting LOCs in diverse faith communities.
• The Executive Director will make appropriate monthly written reports 
to the Board.

• The candidate should have experience managing staff, fundraising, and 
managing a budget of $250K or more.
• The candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of proven and 
progressively responsible organizing experience, preferably in a PICO 
congregation-based community organization.
• The candidate should be thoroughly familiar with the principles and 
practices associated with the Congregation-Community Model of 
Organizing, preferably trained for the Executive Director position.
• The candidate should be active in a faith community and demonstrates 
competence and leadership in multi-faith, multi-lingual, multi-cultural 
• The candidate should be able to work effectively in educational, 
political and congregational settings.
• Strong familiarity with Greater New Orleans community would be preferable.
• Demonstrated passion, and commitment to social justice.
• Baccalaureate degree, basic computer skills and English/Spanish 
preferred. Qualifications may be waived in light of prior, relevant, 
full-time work life experience and demonstrated leadership abilities 
needed by the MICAH Project.
• Strong interpersonal skills are a must.

Application Procedure:
Learn more about faith-based community organizing at 

All applicants must apply for this position online at 
http://bit.ly/MicahED. Please have the following documents ready to be 
included with your application:

1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) ready to 
be uploaded with your application, AND
2. A cover letter (outlining your qualifications for this position) 
ready to be cut and pasted into the online application form.

For more information about this position, contact Rev. Jennifer 
Jones-Bridgett, executive director of PICO Louisiana at 
jjones at picolouisiana.org or Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, Director of 
Outreach & Recruitment for PICO National at jobs at piconetwork.org.

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews ▪ National Staff

PICO National Network ▪ Unlocking the Power of People

www.piconetwork.org ▪ mrmathews at piconetwork.org

1100 Shasta Avenue, Suite 220 ▪ San José, California 95126

P (866) 550-PICO, ext. 707 ▪ F (408) 998-5486 ▪ M (408) 772-3190

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