Right Turn is a collaboration between Lutheran Family Services
of Nebraska and the Nebraska Children’s Home Society. Right Turn
keeps adoptive families in tact through its innovative 24/7
supportive model for adoptive parents and guardians throughout the
entire state of Nebraska. Adoptive family preservation is bolstered
through Right Turn’s education services as well as its parenting
The Executive Director is the key management leader for Right
Turn. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the
administration, programs and strategic plan of the Right Turn
program. Other duties include marketing and community outreach,
overall program performance and compliance.
The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for leading Right Turn in a manner that supports
and guides the program as defined by the Board of Directors
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and
providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information
necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed
• Oversees policy recommendations and drafting for Board
Financial Performance and Viability
• Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates
operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource
utilization, and maintenance of the program in a positive financial
• Work collaboratively with financial officer(s) to ensure
strong fiscal management and program viability.
• Manages grant/contract renewal, compliance and reporting to
• Under Board’s direction, manages financial sustainability and
helps to ensure continued financial support of the program.
• Recruit, train, and supervise the Right Turn Program
Supervisor, and Program Coordinators for Parent2Parent Program,
Marketing and Community Outreach, and Operations.
• Facilitate regular staff meetings.
• Utilize assessment tools to focus services toward more
effective approaches for adoptive families and ensure
• Ensure effective systems to track and regularly evaluate
program components so as to measure successes that can be
effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other
• Ensure effective and efficient interface with external
evaluation team and program staff to include collection and
analyses of accurate and complete data, timely submission of
reports, and appropriate goal achievement related to outcome
• Serve on multi-disciplinary teams and community groups to
provide adoption competent recommendations and advocate for
• Integrate cultural considerations into service delivery.
• Ensure that clients are responded to within the contractual
• Coordination and oversight of the Training for Adoption
• Manages procedures and processes as well as accreditation
efforts and maintenance.
Communications, Community Education, and Marketing
• See that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of
the Right Turn program and all important factors influencing
• Publicize activities of Right Turn, its program and its
• Establish sound working relationships and cooperative
arrangements with community groups and organizations.
• Represent the program and point of view of Right Turn to
agencies, organizations, and the general public.
• Expand knowledge and use of Right Turn services across the
state of Nebraska.
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications – from web
presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger
• Use external presence and relationships to garner new
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Ensure that policies and procedures reinforce diversity and
equity in the workplace.
• Recognize, create, and implement plans to promote diversity,
equity, and inclusion within Right Turn.
• Promote and develop training programs to enhance employee
understanding of equity and inclusion issues.
• Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field is
• Licensed mental health practitioner.
• Minimum of five years’ child welfare experience, with a
minimum of three years supervisory/management experience.
• Demonstrated ability to coach, manage and develop high
performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage
• Knowledge of adoption services, family systems and family
therapy, and children’s mental health issues (including attachment,
bonding, and grief and loss).
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Regular and predictable attendance required.
• Valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and
ability to drive for organization business.