Job Openings

Position: Director, Human Resources

Position Summary

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing human resources services to Nebraska Appleseed and its employees. The position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration and serves on the organization’s Director Team.

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – by advocating in the courthouse, at the Capitol, and with the community. For more information visit neappleseed.org.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Responsibilities include:

This position assumes the lead role in human resources operations for the organization, including the following:

  • Develops and administers human resources processes and procedures, including the employee handbook and organizational chart
  • Manages hiring processes for the organization including convening and participating on hiring teams, crafting job descriptions, posting the position, managing applications, scheduling interviews, and communicating with applicants.
  • Manages the onboarding process for new employees
  • Coordinates and conducts exit interviews for separating staff.
  • Maintains current personnel information and files
  • Processes payroll via a third-party payroll service
  • Administers employee benefits
  • Develops training programs targeted to both staff and supervisors
  • Addresses personnel-related issues, consulting with legal director and legal counsel as appropriate
  • Provides feedback and coaching
  • Supervises and updates performance evaluation and goal setting process

Qualifications include:

  • Someone who is committed support a dynamic and successful nonprofit advocacy organization in achieving its mission.
  • Someone who likes a fast-paced environment and can manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Someone who is energetic, flexible, collaborative, proactive, and an excellent communicator.
  • At least two years of experience relevant to the responsibilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Google Suite, email, and calendar, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Society for Human Resource Management certification preferred

Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), and vacation.

To Apply

Application deadline is August 3, 2018 and the target start date is September 17, 2018.

Please send a cover letter and resume, and a list of three references via email to careers@neappleseed.org or via mail to Nebraska Appleseed, Attn: Human Resources, 941 O Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508.


Community Organizer – Health Care Access Program

Position Summary

Nebraska Appleseed is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to coordinate grassroots, community-driven advocacy and engagement efforts around issues of health care access in Nebraska. The Community Organizer will report to the Deputy Director of the Health Care Access Program and Director of Organizing, and will also work in close collaboration with Health Care Access Program team, other Nebraska Appleseed staff organizers, and community partners.

Broad areas of work include:

  • Long-term relationship building and leadership development among populations affected by health care access.
  • Grassroots advocacy campaigns engaging community members to take action on health care access public policies.
  • Increasing awareness and understanding on issues of health care access in Nebraska.

Organization Profile

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as children’s welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community. For more information, visit neappleseed.org.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ people, individuals with disabilities, individuals with personal experience with poverty, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, build, and mobilize a base of diverse Nebraskans in support of health care access.
  • Work with diverse community members and community partners to identify issues raised by the community and involve them in the development of policy, legal solutions, and organizing strategies to solve problems related to health care access.
  • Meet with key individuals to promote positive change and build leadership capacity.
  • Identify and coordinate grassroots engagement in advocacy on issues important to diverse communities affected by health care access.
  • Set and meet benchmarks for grassroots engagement, volunteer recruitment, and leadership development.
  • Support non-partisan voter engagement efforts through voter registration, “Get Out The Vote” campaigns, and voter education.
  • Connect organizing efforts with relevant national and statewide networks and campaigns
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration on issue-based organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development among leaders, organizations, and individuals involved with other statewide organizing efforts.
  • Work with the Director of Organizing and the Health Care Access team to ensure short-term grassroots campaigns are connected with a long-term vision for capacity building and leadership development among affected populations.
  • Work with the Director of Organizing and the Director of Information Technology to create effective systems for tracking data, contacts, and community engagement.

Qualifications

  • A facilitator with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a range of personalities and skill levels to build consensus from diverse groups and produce high quality results.*
  • A deep understanding of and comfort with interacting with different cultures, and experience with working with communities from diverse backgrounds (e.g., immigration, multicultural, rural/urban).*
  • A leader who develops leadership in others and can manage from strategic to tactical levels.*
  • A self-starter with lots of initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines.*
  • A team player who is curious, creative, energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.*
  • A valid driver’s license and a flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings, weekends, and conduct statewide overnight travel as often as once a month.*
  • Bachelor’s degree or two years experience in the nonprofit field or community outreach required.*
  • A strategic thinker who keeps the big picture in mind.*
  • Experience training and managing volunteers and interns is a plus.
  • Spanish language fluency, including speaking, reading and writing, preferred.
  • At least one year experience with grassroots organizing preferred.

* Denotes essential qualifications.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive nonprofit salary based on experience plus benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), paid sick days, and paid vacation.

To Apply

The application deadline is Thursday, July 19 and the target start date is mid-August. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (letter, memo, excerpt from a paper or report, presentation, etc.) and list of three references via email to nseigfreid@neappleseed.org. If you have any questions, please contact Nicholette Seigfreid at 402-438-8853 x122.


Get Involved With Nebraska Appleseed

There are many ways to get involved with Appleseed, and we welcome all passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about and becoming engaged in our work.

Fill out our volunteer form below or apply for an internship or clerkship and a staff member will be in touch with you about next steps towards joining us in the fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

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Internships & Clerkships

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply below for Law Clerk and Intern positions.

Internships

The Nebraska Appleseed Internship Program is a hands on way to learn about nonprofit and advocacy work in Nebraska.

Our internships are part time, unpaid positions (8-12 hours per week). Interns work within our programs to conduct research projects, assist with advocacy and public policy work, help with community outreach and education, and provide general office support.

Interns work directly under the supervision of a Nebraska Appleseed staff member in one of our four program areas (Immigrants and Communities, Economic Justice, Health Care Access, and Child Welfare).

The deadline to apply for an internship for the Fall of 2018 is Friday, July 20th.

If you have any questions, you can email our Organizing Director, Selina, at smartinez@neappleseed.org

Internship Application 

Law Clerks

Nebraska Appleseed clerkships are full or part time positions open to current law students that provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of public interest law. Law clerks will do research, legal writing, litigation support, assist with administrative appeals and advocacy and conduct public policy research and analysis. Law clerks work directly under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed Staff Attorneys allowing them to get one on one attention and direction.

Available Positions

Clerkship Application