Job Opening – NJJA Executive Director

Due to the retirement of current NJJA Executive Director, the Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants. Please submit resume and references to


Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA)

Job Title:    Executive Director, Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association

Job Summary:  Under the general direction of NJJA’s Board of Directors, is responsible for planning, managerial and operational oversight of the statewide Association.  Supports and guides the Board of Directors in order to achieve the goals set forth by the statewide Association.  This is a part-time, exempt position with periodic evening and weekend hours, with a salary set by the Board of Directors.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual operating plan for NJJA, including but not limited to:
  • Develop a yearly operating budget
  • Coordinate closely with NJJA board members through monthly board meetings, regular committee meetings, and reaching out for their expertise on specific activities
  • Oversight of annual NJJA conference, manage events and  create training opportunities
  • Coordinate and participate in the strategic planning process and work with the board of directors to implement
  • Collaboration with other human service and juvenile justice agencies
  • Serve on various external Task Forces, Committees, etc. as necessary
  • Monitor and suggest responses to State Legislative initiatives and bills
  • Work to ensure the NJJA brand and mission is known on a macro basis
  • Provide oversight to NJJA staff members to ensure efficient and high quality completion of the Associations strategic plan
  • Maintain positive relationships and engage with Nebraska State Senators

Master’s degree preferred.  Must have a bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following areas: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Public Administration or the equivalent. Experience in successful coalition building is essential.  Experience and desire to work in the field of juvenile justice as well as experience in nonprofit management and operations.

Required Skills:

  • Strong listening and facilitation skills, along with confidence necessary to work successfully with a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors
  • Understanding of how to manage and report data
  • Grant writing experience
  • Problem solving and excellent communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Broad base of computer skill
  • Collaborative problem solving skill

Reporting Relationship:  This position is hired by the NJJA Board of Directors.  It reports to the NJJA Board of Directors with the primary interface being with the Board Officers for direction and evaluation.

**In-state travel may be required for the Association annual conference, other Association events/trainings, and partnership opportunities.