Executive Director Search

The Nebraska Rural Health Association is a non-profit, grassroots, member-driven organization. Our membership includes a variety of people and organizations that are interested in the health of rural Nebraskans throughout the state. The NeRHA membership works together to identify health concerns of rural Nebraska and to find ways to improve services in our communities. NeRHA is a strong advocate for enhanced access, quality and stability for rural health services. We advocate for empowering all Nebraskans to advance their quality of life, their well-being and their access to excellence in rural health care.

This role might be for you if you are…

  • Passionate about the rural health and dedicated to improving and protecting Nebraska’s rural health system
  • Outcomes-focused, with a can-do attitude, are skilled at project management, and proactively drive for results
  • Rural-minded and are able to envision ideas and programs implemented with cultural awareness and agility throughout the state
  • An effective engager of stakeholders and able to relate to their needs, circumstances, and priorities
  • Future-thinking and constantly looking ahead to anticipate difficulties and ways to work around them
  • Accepting of accountability for outcomes, and circumstances that are within your sphere of control
  • Revenue-minded and able to creatively identify AND market new revenue-generating programs and services
  • Highly synergistic, with a proven record of accomplishment in building partnerships with other organizations in the state and across the country
  • An effective relationship builder who can skillfully navigate differences and difficulties while maintaining healthy relationships and a positive environment

What you will do…

1)  Board Governance:  Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission. Responsible for leading NERHA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2)   Financial Performance and Viability:   Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support NERHA’s mission. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of NERHA, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

3)   Organization Mission and Strategy:  Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. Responsible for implementation of NERHA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that NERHA can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future. Responsible for the enhancement of NERHA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

4)   Organization Operations:  Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. Responsible effective administration of NERHA operations. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Actual Job Responsibilities

  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Representation and advocacy at the state and federal level.
  • Strategic planning and implementation.
  • Planning and operation of annual budget.
  • Serve as NERHA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s stakeholders, the media and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance NERHA’s Mission.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
  • Establishing administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Review and approve grants and contracts for services.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Professional Qualifications Needed 

A bachelors degree in a health-related field or business/public administration, (Master’s degree preferred) with:

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to stakeholders, members and the overall community.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, financial analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.

Contract Engagement

The NERHA Board of Directors will issue a 12-month contract with a compensation range of $55,000 to $65,000 (based on an average of 80 hours of work per month) which is commensurate with experience

Note that this could be structured as an independent contractor contract with an individual or as a Memorandum of Agreement with a Nebraska-based organization to provide partial FTE coverage.

Application Deadline

December 18, 2020

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