Ohio Nurses Association
Ohio Nurses Association

Chief Executive Officer

Based in Columbus, OH

The Ohio Nurses Association (www.ohnurses.org), Columbus, OH seeks a Chief Executive Officer.

Formed in 1904, the Ohio Nurses Association is a powerful network of registered nurses who are committed to advancing nursing through education, political action and workplace advocacy. ONA is the leading voice of the approximately 190,000 professional registered nurses in Ohio. To become a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, visit: www.ohnurses.org.


  • Registered nurse preferred.
  • Master’s degree in nursing or related field, (e.g. public policy, labor relations or business) or juris doctorate (JD) required.
  • Five years’ experience in a senior leadership position including knowledge and experience in complex organizations, managing staff, collective bargaining, health care public policy, and political action required.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in health care and professional associations a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, fiscal, and leadership skills required.

Management Responsibilities

  • Advance ONA’s vision and mission and advise the board on programs, policies and services aligned with that vision and mission.
  • Manage, execute, and be a steward of the organization’s budget, finances and other resources.
  • Support planning, coordination and implementation of programs and services across the organization.
  • Effectively oversee ONA’s human resource management through assigning, supervising, and evaluating staff
  • Explore, coordinate, and facilitate organizational resources available through national partners and affiliates, and act as a liaison to those partners and affiliates.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee ONA programs and activities, including but not limited to: :
    • collective bargaining, contract enforcement, and member representation,
    • organizing activities, within existing and in potential bargaining units,
    • policy and legislative work,
    • communications and publications, and
    • continuing education
  • Represent ONA in dealings with the Governor, the Ohio Legislature, all governing boards, other public entities.
  • Represent, with the ONA President, ONA’s interests at the local, state, and national level.
  • Serve as a public spokesperson for the union as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter, résumé and contact information for three references by clicking on the link provided below –

The deadline for résumé submission is the close of business on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer and all are encouraged to apply.

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