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Organizational Description

The mission of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OHKA) is to improve children’s health through Healthy Homes.

We are a nonprofit organization that works to create a Healthy Home for every child. Our main goal is to bring awareness and education to families in the city about environmental hazards, green and Healthy Homes, and lead poisoning. We believe that education is fundamental for empowering people and creating change.

We strive to create environmental equality in Omaha for all by offering education on health hazards in the home, tenant legal rights, environmental testing, and information on the community resources available in the city.

Position Objective 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves as the Chief Administrator and is accountable to the Board of Directors. The CEO must be able to develop, articulate, and communicate a clear and inspiring vision for OHKA. The CEO will provide leadership to the organization, and oversee its functions and operations. The CEO will also lead the development of short- and long-term objectives, plans, and policies in collaboration with the Board of Directors. The CEO wil plan, administer, and monitor the day-to-day operations of OHKA. The CEO will act as a principal spokesperson, in conjunction with the Board Chairperson, representing the needs and interests of OHKA. In addition, the CEO will lead our 5-year strategic planning efforts (2020-2025), which includes a plan to expand national partnerships and to regionally and nationally scale up OHKA.

Essential Functions

Setting Vision and Direction (15%): 

Program Management and Execution (30%): 

External Community Relations (15%): 

Fundraising and Fiscal Management (30%): 

Talent, Culture and Performance Management (10%): 

Experience & Education

Personal Characteristics


Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience. Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance offers a competitive benefits package.

# of Direct Reports

4 direct reports, 5 indirect reports (9 staff in total)

Reports To

OHKA Board of Directors


Omaha, NE


This position operates in a general office setting. Occasional travel and lifting are expected.

Application Procedure

Applications (with current resume and letter of interest/cover letter) should be sent confidentially, electronically, and by September 21, 2018 through - The review of applications will immediately begin and will continue through the due date.

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristic covered by law with regard to employment opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time




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The work that we do has helped me realize how a team of a few dedicated people can really impact a community. Because of the work that we do every day, thousands of kids have homes that aren't poisoning them and bright futures centered in a healthy environment.

– Ian Sheets, Impact Coordinator