Seventy Five North - Chief Executive Officer



Omaha, NE, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023
Organization: Seventy Five North
ROLE: Chief Executive Officer
LOCATION: Omaha, NE (In-Person)
SALARY: $150,000-$190,000
Seventy Five North facilitates the revitalization of a healthy, sustainable, mixed-income community in the Highlander neighborhood of North Omaha, Nebraska. Since 2011, Seventy Five North has partnered with local and national organizations to provide high-quality housing, thriving schools, recreational facilities, and other neighborhood enrichment amenities.
Seventy Five North is recognized as a national “pacesetter”. The organization is one of seven community quarterbacks within the Purpose Built Communities’ Network of more than 25 members recognized for their tremendous impact and progress. Seventy Five North’s approach is modeled after Purpose Built Communities' four pillars of community revitalization: mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, community wellness, and economic vitality.
Seventy Five North ensures authentic and sustainable neighborhood transformation with an education system that fully prepares children, affordable housing, thriving communities with economic diversity, and high-quality and innovative programming focusing on entrepreneurship, technology, art, and music.
Learn more about Seventy Five North by
- Viewing a video about Seventy Five North’s early learning initiative
- Watching this 2017 video of Seventy Five North’s early accomplishments
The Highlander Neighborhood is a community filled with promise amidst a history of vulnerability and resilience. The 2009 demolition of Pleasantview Homes – a 300-unit public housing project in the Highlander neighborhood – opened up 23 acres of contiguous land less than a mile from downtown Omaha and its emerging midtown area. The community surrounding the Pleasantview homes had begun to deteriorate, leaving wide swaths of vacant land and condemned homes in the Highlander neighborhood. By the end of 2012, Seventy Five North owned 36 acres of contiguous land and an additional 55 lots surrounding the former Pleasantview site. As Highlander grows, Seventy Five North continues to open doors for local residents and new Americans speaking nine languages and representing various countries and cultures.
Highway 75 provides quick and convenient access to major highways, downtown, and the airport. And it became the inspiration for Seventy Five North’s name.
Seventy Five North seeks a community and organizational leader and convener to continuously ensure the sustainability of the Highlander community’s revitalization efforts. The CEO is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Seventy Five North and overseeing the overall operations across real estate/housing, the early learning center, the Accelerator, and community activation programming. The new CEO will be the main external representative of Seventy Five North's vision and impact, oversee property utilization and management, supervise all programs and fund development efforts, and maintain the organization's fiscal health. The CEO will work closely with the Board of Directors and the staff of Seventy Five North to lead and manage the organization as a high-performing, trusted community steward dedicated to equity toward improving outcomes for children, adults, and families throughout the Highlander neighborhood.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide Organizational Leadership: Work closely with Seventy Five North’s Staff and Board of Directors to create a unified vision for Seventy Five North that honors the Highlander neighborhood’s history and culture and provides a path for sustainable and inclusive growth of the community and organization. Ensure that the voices of the community drive Seventy Five North’s strategic direction while remaining responsive to urgent needs.
  • Activate the Highlander Community: Be a compelling spokesperson for Seventy Five North and its mission and values, and work to maintain genuine community relationships and engagement for collaborative revitalization efforts. Communicate with, solicit feedback from, and gain support from a diverse group of stakeholders. Partner with approximately five full-time staff members at Seventy Five North to convene residents and community leaders in philanthropy, government, academia, housing, and health towards a shared community vision.
  • Foster Local Programmatic Partnerships to Advance Seventy Five North’s Mission: Collaborate with Seventy Five North team members to identify and maintain relationships with program partners (e.g., education programs, dance classes, code camps, ACT Prep, etc.) to deliver Seventy Five North’s model.
  • Serve as a People and Culture Champion: Inspire a deeply committed and engaged team of diverse professionals that promotes professional growth, development, and well-being. Ensure clarity of roles, responsibilities, and desired results with staff and board members.
  • Lead Fund Development and Revenue Generation: Identify local, foundation, and government funding. The CEO will work to identify prospective donors to enhance the short- and long-term diversified funding base. The CEO will also mobilize and inspire the Board of Directors to play an integral role in developing prospective donors, cultivating major donors and funding agencies, and contributing to the financial sustainability of Seventy Five North’s programs and redevelopment efforts.

This opportunity is for you if you are:

  • Mission and Values Aligned: You are driven by a commitment to justice through equitable resource allocation and offering opportunities for children, families, and communities. Possess a desire to confront and eliminate disparities in policies, systems, and solutions.
  • Connected to North Omaha: North Omaha has almost triple the poverty rate of the entire state of Nebraska, with about 30% in 2020. Seventy Five North works in service of the Highlander community in the joint effort towards revitalization. You are someone connected to North Omaha or cities with similar histories of resilience.
  • Driven by Inclusive Engagement and Sustainable Impact: You lead with an eye towards sustainable impact through inclusive stakeholder engagement and data-informed decision-making. You have a keen understanding of and track record in achieving social change. Through prior efforts you’ve led, you can demonstrate policy and systems changes that yielded thriving communities.
  • A Visionary and Systems Thinker: You balance being a visionary with being strategic. You can demonstrate expertise in at least one of the four pillars of mixed-income housing, cradle-to-college education, community wellness, and economic vitality. You have developed innovative solutions to complex problems and galvanized support across multiple sectors and industries in your previous work.
  • An Expert in Partnership and Revenue Development and Management: You have experience mobilizing partners and networks to invest in your new ideas and innovative approaches. You can demonstrate knowledge and success in partnership development. You see youth, family, and communities as integral partners in your work. You have experience building or managing a fund development team or initiatives. You have experience managing local, state, or federal contracts and grants. You can diversify an organization’s revenue streams and align resources with priorities and goals.
  • People and Team Management: You have built or managed cross-functional teams that are values-driven, results-oriented, and collaborative. Your prior experience includes recognizing the potential of individuals and coaching them toward their personal and professional goals.
  • An Effective Communicator with All Stakeholders: You can comfortably lead conversations with community members, staff, board members, funders, partners, and other key stakeholders with confidence, credibility, and high emotional intelligence (including possessing self and social awareness).
    150,000-$190,000 annually. Seventy Five North offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to all staff that includes:
  • Fully paid health and dental insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan (4.5% employer match)
  • 2 to 4 weeks annual PTO based on tenure
  • Paid sick leave12 weeks paid paternal leave per birth/year
  • Paid bereavement & civic leave
  • Paid professional development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule/work from home
  • Other perks (free coffee, staff celebrations)
Seventy Five North is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.