Omaha, NE (pop. 487,300) is seeking a collaborative and experienced manager for its next Director of Human Rights and Relations. The Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000. Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the 39th largest in the country. The city is home to Fortune 500 companies, including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific Railroad, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc and Mutual of Omaha Companies. The community has no shortage of attractions from the Historic Old Market and North Downtown entertainment districts to the numerous arts and cultural amenities. Omaha’s thriving and diverse economy fosters continued growth and investment for the city and the region, making it a destination and economic hub for the Midwest.
The City of Omaha operates under a Strong Mayor-Council form of government. Mayors are elected to four-year terms. The Omaha City Council is comprised of seven elected officials, each serving four-year terms. Mayor Jean Stothert is serving her third term, first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017 and 2021.
The Director of Human Rights & Relations is an appointed (non-civil service) member of
the mayor’s senior management team and reports directly to the Mayor. The Director oversees a staff of ten (10) individuals and administers a budget of approximately $1.4 million dollars.
The Human Rights and Relations Department has four major responsibilities for the City of Omaha: Civil Rights Investigations and Enforcement Services, Economic Equity and Inclusion Program Administration, Community Outreach and Education and a Restorative Justice Program for people who commit misdemeanor offenses. The Department oversees the operation of two appointed boards: The Human Rights and Relations Board and the Civil Rights Hearing Board. The Department also oversees and administers the Small and Emerging Businesses Program and the Economic Equity & Inclusion Program.
- A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, business, human resources, human relations, community development, political science, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
- Five years of experience performing advanced senior level administrative and supervisory work in EEO, HUD Fair Housing, ADA, Title VI and/or Small Business Development.
- At least five years’ experience as a senior manager in a department or organization of comparable size and complexity. Seven to ten years’ experience is preferred.
- Professional IMPA certification is a plus.
- Experienced in managing and administering a budget of comparable size and complexity.
Starting salary range is $146,000 to $156,00 DOQ with excellent benefits. The City offers group health insurance which includes major medical, vision and dental for the individual and family, including funding of an HSA, a defined benefit pension program, fourteen paid holidays and generous paid sick and vacation leave.
Interested candidates should apply online by May 15, 2023, with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to Charlene Stevens, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA Tel: 847-380-3240 Ext 124. Interviews with the City of Omaha are anticipated for June 2023. The City of Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2023