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Director of Operations

The Nebraska Alliance is seeking a full-time Director of Operations to manage the internal systems that allow our growing nonprofit organization to advance our mission of enhancing the response to child abuse in our state in partnership with our seven child advocacy center (CAC) members.

This position works closely with the Executive Director in implementing and operationalizing our new strategic plan, advancing our financial and grant management, and attending to human resources and organizational culture needs. The Director of Operations will also provide direct supervision and support to staff on our operations team.


  • Provide leadership for effective implementation of the priority focus areas of our three-year strategic plan:
    • Our Organization is Sustainable, Inclusive, and Connected;
    • Our CAC Network Has the Support and Resources Needed to Advance Practice for All Children and Families; and,
    • Our State Systems Work Towards Centering the Well-being of Survivors of Child Abuse and Violence.
  • Develop and implement effective organizational strategy and operational plans for the Nebraska Alliance.
  • Oversee internal data collection and quality improvement processes that helps the Nebraska Alliance determine its effectiveness.
  • Support organizational financial management, including developing and monitoring budgets, monitoring and reporting on grants, and identifying and pursuing new sources of funding.
  • Coordinate the Nebraska Alliance’s internal team meetings to keep our organization aligned.
  • Assist with human resources work, including hiring and retention, performance review structure, policy revision and implementation, and identification of internal team needs.
  • Manage the Nebraska Alliance’s contracts, memorandums of understanding, and agreements with CAC members and external organizations, including leading the process for engaging contractors and consultants.
  • Coordinate the Nebraska Alliance’s communications, marketing, and public relations work.
  • Assist with the overall management of the organization’s information technology and computer systems/equipment.
  • Supervise assigned team members, providing leadership and support to ensure goals are met and organizational policies are followed.
  • Promote the children’s advocacy center model and represent the Nebraska Alliance to external audiences.
  • Provide support to the Board of Directors as needed and in partnership with the Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Training and education relevant to organizational management and leadership, including knowledge of nonprofit management, organizational development, policy development, financial management, personnel management, or nonprofit governance. A bachelor’s degree or higher is preferred.
  • 3 years or more of experience with supervising staff or directing programs. Preference for experience with nonprofit organizations or human services sector. Experience with membership organizations or networks a plus.
  • 3 years or more of experience working on organizational finances or grant management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Zoom. Skill with other technology and software a plus.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and decision-making skills, able to coordinate multiple tasks and balance long and short-term projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently, identify and manage divergent needs in the organization.
  • Skilled at building relationships with individuals inside and outside of the organization, solving conflict, managing staff development, and coaching/mentoring.
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for collaboration and teamwork with diverse people across different organizations.
  • Respect for confidentiality and strong ethical standards.

Pay and Benefits
The salary range for this full-time, exempt position starts at $70,000.

The Nebraska Alliance offers a health reimbursement account (in place of offering health insurance) and a 403(b)-retirement account with employer match. The Nebraska Alliance has 13 paid holidays a year, offers 1.5 days of PTO per month in the first year of employment, six weeks of paid family and medical leave in qualifying circumstances, and an employee assistance program.

About the Nebraska Alliance
The Nebraska Alliance is a growing non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Nebraska’s response to child abuse. We are the nationally-accredited membership organization, or state chapter organization, for child advocacy centers (CACs) in Nebraska. Our team supports our CAC members and their partners by providing training, technical assistance, and capacity building, creating statewide partnerships, and leading advocacy efforts.

The Nebraska Alliance is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, disability, medical condition, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, religion, veteran status, or age.

Our core values are:

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with diverse people, organizations, and systems to make a difference for children and families.
  • Commitment: We care deeply about our work. We go above and beyond for child advocacy centers and the children and families they serve.
  • Leadership: We ask key questions and take on critical, statewide initiatives. We find solutions to challenges and inspire others to take action.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We have a sense of responsibility to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a desire to be held accountable. This statement will serve as our guidepost for our active commitment and a reminder that inclusion is an act. We work with children from diverse experiences and acknowledge we can’t be effective in our mission to support them if we don’t truly understand their needs.

Survivor Inclusion Statement
The Nebraska Alliance commits to purposefully centering survivors and their families in our work. We make the most impact when we intentionally partner with survivors and allow them to lead and drive our work through their lived experience. We welcome and value their voices and input across all areas of our mission.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and resume to Ivy Svoboda, Executive Director at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.