We're hiring!

Thank you for your interest in working with Mika CDC. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Executive Director (Full-time, Salary)

Mika CDC was founded in 2004 in Costa Mesa to build whole relationships in Costa Mesa through community building and leadership development.


"The Lord has showed you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God."  Micah 6: 8

Action – we live out our faith in Jesus Christ by being doers of God’s Word. James 1:22, James 2:14, Colossians 3:23

Justice – we seek to promote justice as a marker of God’s Kingdom and a reflection of His character. Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 65:17-25

Love – we obey Christ’s command to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Matthew 22:37-39, Colossians 3:12-14

Mercy – we are people who display mercy, grace, and compassion. Luke 10:25-37

Relationships – we believe we were created to live in community. We seek to connect with neighbors, community partners, and the Body of Christ in reconciling personal relationships. II Corinthians 5:18-20

Humility – we know that any success we achieve is a result of God’s work in us and through us in collaboration with our partners.  Philippians 2:1-4

Knowing God – we seek to know God in ever deeper ways, believing we are most effective when we are guided by His Spirit and Word. Ephesians 3:16-19, Philippians 3:7-11


Position Description:  

Mika is looking for an Executive Director to help ensure the continued viability and relevancy of Mike while remaining grounded in the vision and goals of the community through the everyday work to grow the staff, organization, and partner base.  

Mika is in a unique position - we have been at  the leading edge of community development practice since our founding and now have the opportunity to move forward from a place of stability and community-rootedness. We are committed to being a generative organization. The Executive Director should be someone who can lead a team of committed staff and volunteers in such a way that the organization is able to readily re-generate staff, volunteers and leaders as necessary.  The Executive Director will be someone who can dream with the community, while developing the roadmap towards that vision. The Executive Director will embody the mission of Mika - to build whole relationships with, not for, our neighbors.


The Executive Director is responsible to oversee the overall direction and work of Mika particularly as it relates to carrying out the directives of the Board of Directors in the areas of fiscal and organizational management, strategy, and mission alignment.  The Executive Director is the guardian of Mika’s values and responsible to lead the organization toward fulfilling its mission. The Executive Director leads the executive team and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Has a growing walk with Christ, exemplified by a life of obedience and example

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish

  • Has worked in cross-cultural contexts

  • Has experience in developing and managing strategic partnerships, donor and fund development

  • Displays trustworthiness, humility and discernment

  • Is able to cast a vision and move a team toward seeing that vision realized

  • Has a hands-on, team leadership approach

  • Experience in cultivating donors and funding

  • Executive level management experience (at least 3-5 years)

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Has previously worked with a Board of Directors

  • Financial Management experience

  • Team management experience (direct supervision of a team)

  • Previous experience with Mika and/or the community is preferred (e.g., has a pre-established level of knowledge and trust)


Leadership and Management

  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

  • Develop relationships with neighbors and neighborhood leaders within the Westside Costa Mesa community

  • Provide spiritual leadership (instruction, formation, wisdom) to staff, volunteers and management

Strategic Planning

  • Partner with board directors to develop strategic plans that work toward fulfillment of Mika’s vision and mission

  • Align organizational activities and partnerships with the strategic plan

  • Ensure that qualified staff are hired to carry out strategic and operational goals

Fund and Resource Development

  • Develop and manage organizational budget alongside the Board of Directors

  • Use strengths of board and staff to develop and implement appropriate fund-raising and financial development strategies

  • Nurture relationships with individual donors, foundations, and partner organizations to reach budget and mission goals

  • Oversee and manage budget development and implementation

Team and Community Development

  • Develop a strong team with the goal of growing the organization

  • Collaborate with board chairperson to provide training and development for board of directors

  • Train, equip, and encourage staff team in pertinent areas including community development skills, leadership development, spiritual direction, and area specific trainings

  • Ensure ongoing development of volunteers and neighborhood leaders

  • Represent Mika with strategic local and national networks

  • Champion, uphold, and guard the values and foundational principles of Mika including the commitments to Christ-centered ministry, partnership with local churches, and listening to neighbors

Operational Responsibilities

  • Work with operational staff to develop and ensure solid planning, communication, and operational systems are in place and functioning
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and best practices to make adjustments as needed in areas of systems and operations


  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity to request a sabbatical after 7 years of service
  • 15 days paid vacation annually which increases over time plus the week  between Christmas and New Years off and paid


Email resume and cover letter to sarah@mikacdc.org

Social Media/ Story Telling Intern

Position Description

The Social Media and Storytelling Intern is responsible for managing all of Mika’s social media platforms, and content creation and development for these platforms, as well as increasing following. Our social media platforms are the main way we share with our volunteers, donors, and audiences of all things happening in and around the Mika communities. Besides managing social media pages, the intern will gain knowledge of the Christian Community Development Association’s (CCDA), approach to community development and how Mika practices this philosophy in Westside Costa Mesa. Internship is 15 hours per week.


Intern Credit


The Social Media and Storytelling Intern reports directly to the Communication Coordinator.


  • Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Ability to participate and interact in a team setting.
  • Basic knowledge of Social Media Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Owns a camera that produces high quality images (preferred).
  • Strong creative writing skills.

Submit Resume to Jenna Tourjé at jenna@mikacdc.org