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Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
Gering, NE, United States
30+ days ago
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
Gering, Nebraska, United States
30+ days ago


Community Action Partnerships of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) is a Community Action Partnership and member of a national network of over 1,000 community action agencies across America.   We are a non-profit community-based health and human services organization that serves low-income, disadvantaged and those unable to meet their needs through other sources.  The agency was established in 1965 and provides services to over 9,000 individuals, children and families in three main areas:

  • Community Health Services including the following programs WIC, Commodity Supplemental Food, Foster Grandparents, Family Stabilization, Migrant Seasonal Head Start, and Child Development Center.
  • Clinical Health Services including Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Diabetes Management, Immunizations, Migrant Health, Ryan White HIV; Behavioral Health including Counseling services, Medication Management, Medication Assisted Treatment and Substance Use Counseling and Intensive Outpatient Services and Dental Services.  
  • Supportive Health Services including a Teen Outreach Program, SOAR, Youth Leadership Program, Youth Shelter and Housing Assistance Programs.

While some programs serve a wider area, the main service area is the panhandle of Nebraska.  The agencies’ programs impact hundreds of lives daily through our dedicated work.  

CAPWN’s official home is located in Gering, Ne.  The agency holds a 501 (C) 3 designation by the IRS and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, low-income representatives, and elected officials.  

Our Promise:  To provide quality services and promote learning opportunities to improve and nurture the health and well-being of Western Nebraska communities.

Job Title:  Chief Executive Officer

Reports To:   President of the CAPWN Board of Directors

Areas of Responsibility:  

Reporting to the CAPWN Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer ensures that CAPWN  has a long-range strategic plan which directs the organization toward its mission and goals in accordance with its stated purpose; provides leadership in developing program and organizational plans with the Board of Directors and staff; demonstrates quality of analysis and judgment in program planning, implementation, and evaluation; maintains and utilizes a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field such as uninsured, health disparity issues, reimbursement changes; establishes and makes use of an effective management team; maintains an appropriate performance improvement and risk management program; ensures compliance with personnel policies and state and federal regulations on workplaces and employment; works with the Medical & Program Directors or designated staff to recruit and retain a clinical staff with appropriate training and ensure that providers and staff are licensed and credentialed as required; maintains a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse quality team; serves as an effective spokesperson and represents the programs as needed; maintains collaborative relationships and arrangements with key community stakeholders; assures adequate control and accounting of all funds, and maintenance of sound financial practices; works with the Chief Financial Officer and finance team, the board Finance Committee, and the board of directors in preparing an annual budget; works in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer to assure that the enterprise operates within budget guidelines; assures that funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations; develops attainable fundraising plans that meets or exceeds revenue goals; and establishes positive relationships with government, foundation, corporate and individual funders/donors.

Major Duties:

Administration:  Perform the administrative duties within the limits of the policies, procedures and budgets of the agency and in adherence to the mission of the agency:

  1. Oversee the adequacy and soundness of the organization’s financial structure; develop the necessary resources and monitor agency budget ensuring funds are spent according to funding source guidelines and the intent of each program within budget limitations.
  2. Be responsible for development and functioning of complete management information system to provide responsive and reliable information about all facets of current program operations.
  3. Supervise executive team, guides senior leadership team; develop and maintain acceptable standards of professional practice in regard to professional staff of the agency.
  4. Directs program-related public relations and marketing activities including:
    •  Develop relationships and represent CAPWN to all local, regional, state and governmental units, planning and professional organizations, other providers of health and nutrition services in both public and private sectors.
  5. Represent CAPWN to the business community, the media, and the community/public at large, and direct development of market plans and activities to promote an understanding of our range of services available to people of the region regardless of financial status.   
  6. Delegate responsibilities clearly and appropriately and provide the opportunity for a staff development program insuring development of maximum skills of all personnel.
  7. Be responsible for maintaining acceptable, quality standards for delivery of client services and for responding to client or employee grievances.
  8. Ensures clean and concise communication through the agency keeping leaders and staff informed to promote engagement and cohesiveness.  
  9. Ensure executive team and department heads are following grant protocols, deadlines and seeking new opportunities that creates stability and growth for the agency.
  10. Provide vision and leadership that breaks down silos and encourages the agency in providing integrated and comprehensive services to the region.  

Planning & Development:

  1. Be responsible for the development and implementation of current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
  2. Provide for periodic review, evaluation and modification of programs to meet community needs based on strategic planning by board and staff.
  3. Assume a leading role in advocacy for the disadvantaged through dedication to excellence in the development and provision of services in helping people, changing lives.
  4. Be responsible for the research and development of resources that initiate, implement and maintain activities furthering the mission of the agency.


  1. Supervise and evaluate staff per the organizational structure for the agency.
  2. Encourage the development and facilitation of staff and provider training that enhances program compliance and encourages professional growth.
  3. Utilize coaching and disciplinary procedures as necessary for staff under direct supervision.


  1. Ensure CAPWN maintains an effective Board of Directors according to laws and regulations of funding agencies and the organization’s By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation.
  2. Act as an advisor to the Board of Directors and advisory councils, and as a liaison to local elected officials, state, regional and federal officers, and such other groups as may be appropriate in furthering the goals of the agency and those “customers” served by CAPWN.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors through the President.

Guides:  Executive Team, Department Directors and Senior Leadership Team

Directly Supervises: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Administrative Assistant and any other direct reports as defined in the organizational chart.


Working Conditions:

  • Office environment, community interaction, meetings, and training.
  • Work is frequently stressful and requires ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Frequent out of town travel to meet program funding requirements.
  • Flexible schedule that will require some nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch and pull file drawers.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Fine manipulation of hands with repetitive action.
  • Operate office machines.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying of up to ten pounds.
  • Must regularly talk, hear and have close vision ability.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with preference to master’s degree in relevant field (health and human services, business administration, public administration or finance).
  2. Minimum of five years leadership/administrative experience in health and/or human service not-for-profit organization of comparable size.
  3. Knowledge and/or understand for FQHC healthcare delivery model and the federal regulations governing its operations.
  4. Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) preferred.
  5. Executive level experience in administering and ensuring compliance with federal, state and other grants.
  6. Demonstrable leadership role and achievement in a complex healthcare delivery system
  7. Knowledgeable of accounting principles, business principles, non-profit operations.
  8. Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with government, private industry, school districts, community-based organizations and agencies.
  10. Ability to analyze and implement policy and industry trends into programs and services.

Starting at $110,000+ commensurate with experience

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62565473
  • Location:
    Gering, Nebraska, United States
  • Position Title: Chief Executive Officer
  • Company Name For Job: Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership 
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $110,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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