ICPJ is Hiring

Are you passionate about justice and peace? Do you have a love of bringing people together across their differences to make a difference? Can you balance the needs of running top-notch social chance programs with the administrative duties of running a nonprofit organization? If so, you might be the right person to be ICPJ’s next Director. 

Position Description

Job Title: Director Reports To: Board of Directors
Status: Exempt Salary: $46,000-$51,000 annually
Revision Date: October, 2018
Position Type & Expected Hours of Work: Full-time Monday-Friday with some evening and weekend hours.

Summary: The Director is responsible for the strategic oversight of ICPJ ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and vision. The Director works actively with the Board of Directors, members, and other staff and interns, to ensure the successful implementation of ICPJ programs and development.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to peace and justice, strong interpersonal skills, a collaborative spirit, and an openness to working with people from a variety of faiths and backgrounds.

Organization: Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice is a 50-year-old grassroots social change organization that brings together people from different faiths and backgrounds around common concerns regarding preventing violence, addressing inequality, and protecting the environment. Current projects include advocacy for affordable housing, supporting immigrant rights, working to address climate change, and mobilizing for human rights in Latin America.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organizational Leadership
    • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, leads the regular development and review of the strategic plan and goals, ensures alignment with the mission and vision; ensures any new initiatives align with the mission/strategy while also ensuring staff capacity.
    • Serves as the principal spokesperson for the organization, seeks out and maintains community relationships and partnerships.  
    • Provides direct support to the Board of Directors through managing relationships, directing Board governance and recruitment and support of new Board members; creates and distributes the monthly Board and applicable Committee packets.
    • Initiates, reviews and evaluates budgets and prepares the organization’s budget for review and approval by Board; exercises authority for adherence to operating and program budgets.
    • Attends Board and Committee meetings as required; maintains strong lines of communication with Board/Committee members and other colleagues.
  • Programs
    • Manages select program areas and collaborates with staff to support other programs as needed.
  • Administration
    • Provides regular supervision of staff; provides inspiration, guidance and feedback for goal achievement.
    • Manages the daily business operations of the organization and seeks opportunities for improvement.
    • Ensures the timely inputting of all financials including payroll; ensures correct data entry; ensures all audits are conducted as required; leads 990 filing process.
    • Collaborates with the Development Manager and Financial Sustainability Committee to participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for individuals, congregations, and other funders.
    • Seeks out opportunities for additional income generation, including grant-writing and fee-for-service programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has supervisory responsibility for the Development Manager, Program Manager and interns or volunteers associated with the Director’s work.  

Work Environment: The work is generally indoors in an office, meeting space or congregational environment. Occasional events are out of doors.

Physical Demands: This is an office job. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items that weigh up to 20 pounds. Extended computer use is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those requiring it.

Travel: Regular local travel is required to attend meetings or other events. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • a commitment to peace and justice, strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit, and an openness to working with people from a variety of faiths and backgrounds,
  • a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent years of related experience,
  • proven experience in leading a small nonprofit organization including strategic alignment, budget development and implementation, building community relations and partnerships, daily operational oversight and staff management is desired,
  • a commitment to peace and justice and interest in community organizing,
  • strong relationship management skills with the ability to connect with diverse groups of people,
  • strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire while holding others accountable.
  • ability to work collegially within a small organization,
  • strong written and verbal communication skills.

Reliable transportation and a current driver’s license is required.

Application: Please send cover letter and resume to:  [email protected], with Director in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Application review will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion: Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice strives to be a diverse and inclusive community that honors different identities and perspectives. People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people from a variety of religious traditions are encouraged to apply.

Benefits: Three weeks of vacation, increasing to 4 weeks after the first year, ten paid holidays, ten paid sick days, 3% retirement match.