August 31, 2018
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.
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.
Setting Vision and Direction (15%):
- Set and plan strategic work plan for OHKA in coordination with the Board of Directors, including our upcoming 5-year strategic planning efforts (2020-2025)
- Define strategic priorities for OHKA, in collaboration with the Board of Directors
- Anticipate future needs for the Healthy Housing market and change course as needed
- Establish a culture of quality control and continuous improvement among staff & partners
- Set a vision and plan to expand national partnerships and to scale up OHKA regionally and nationally.
Program Management and Execution (30%):
- Implement and execute collaborative strategic work plan for OHKA
- Respond to requests from Board of Directors Committees, including, but not limited to, written plans, strategies, updates, etc.
- Manage and lead the staff to implement OHKA’s strategic plan and meet programmatic goals on time and within program budget
- Assess the needs of OHKA’s programs and ensure operational excellence
External Community Relations (15%):
- Be the leading face of OHKA, representing the organization to a broad spectrum of stakeholders
- Inspire and influence others to understand the transformative power of OHKA’s mission
- Build and maintain external relationships with local and national partners to ensure future demand for OHKA’s programs
- Act as chief liaison with local and national partners
Fundraising and Fiscal Management (30%):
- Craft compelling narratives for collaborative work and draft grant proposals
- Build relationships with donors and fundraise
- Create a detailed budget and manage and report funds
- Establish re-granting priorities and protocols
- Increase Omaha funding partnerships through cultivation of mutually beneficial relationships with committed partners and new partners
Talent, Culture and Performance Management (10%):
- Cultivate an intentional organizational culture representing values of excellence, connectedness, authenticity, humility and passion
- Recruit, select, manage and support a high-performing and mission-driven team necessary to support OHKA’s excellent programs
- Ensure direct reports receive timely and appropriate feedback, training and development
Experience & Education
- A passion for and connection with communities of Omaha, with history of successful collaboration
- A successful history of creating and executing operational plans that have guided organizations or department(s) to great results
- Nonprofit executive management experience preferred
- At least 5 years of work experience in program administration, business development, business operations or a closely related field
- Bachelor’s degree required in public health, education, business or relevant field
- Master’s degree preferred in public health, education, business or relevant field
- Experience working in the lead poisoning/exposure, asthma and/or Healthy Homes field is a plus
- Passion and commitment for improving the lives of children and addressing substandard housing
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and a willingness to ‘roll up sleeves’ to get things done
- Fervent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities
- Strong communications skills – verbal and written
- Executive presence and ability to build authentic relationships with funders and organizational partners
- High degree of professionalism and the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
- Creative problem-solver with ability to identify and address issues proactively
- Humility and ability to build strong teams that support one’s own opportunity areas or weaknesses
- Good sense of humor, positive attitude, and high degree of flexibility, dedication, resourcefulness, energy, and creativity
- Ability to understand and LIVE the mission and brand of OHKA
- Experience building alliances and coalitions that deliver results
- Previous experience building alliances across race, commitment to building a multi-racial team; demonstrated cultural competency
- Ability to set goals, work independently and meet deadlines
- Proficiency with Spanish preferred but not required
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)
OHKA Board of Directors
This position operates in a general office setting. Occasional travel and lifting are expected.
Applications (with current resume and letter of interest/cover letter) should be sent confidentially, electronically, and by September 21, 2018 through indeed.com - https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Oma.... 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
- Related: 5 years (Required)
- Nonprofit executive: 5 years (Preferred)