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We are a new institute and will continue to add staff positions as our programs unfold.

Current open positions include:

  • Buffett Institute Director of Research and Evaluation
    The Buffett Institute seeks a recognized leader in the field of early childhood and child development research and evaluation to serve as director of research and evaluation. The director will be expected to develop and design applied research and evaluation programs that advance the work of the Institute and its signature programs and shape the direction of the field of early childhood growth and development. Reporting to the executive director, the director serves as a member of the Institute's senior management team and plays a formative role in the Institute's overall work and commitments. She or he will play a leading role in promoting evidence-based research and practice that have impact in creating social change and positively affecting the lives and well-being of vulnerable children and families in Nebraska and beyond. The Institute has retained Diversified Search to assist in this search process. Nominations, inquiries and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to

  • Buffett Institute Program Specialist, Workforce Planning and Development
    The Buffett Institute seeks a program specialist to coordinate community and research activities of the Workforce Planning and Development Program. The program specialist will work closely with the associate director of Workforce Planning and Development on such activities with an emphasis on community-based projects and initiatives across Nebraska’s rural-urban continuum.

  • Buffett Institute Program Specialist, Resource, Program Development
    The Buffett Institute seeks a program specialist, resource, to assist the director and associate director of Program Development with design, coordination, and implementation of Program Development initiatives. The program specialist will work closely with the associate director of Program Development to stay abreast of relevant national birth – Grade 3 research and reports and create and maintain a database of programs and resources, and assist with Program Development initiatives in Greater Nebraska as well as the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan in the Omaha metro area.

  • Buffett Institute Research and Evaluation Coordinator
    The Buffett Institute seeks a research and evaluation coordinator to provide coordination of research and evaluation projects. The research and evaluation coordinator will work closely with the director and associate director of Research and Evaluation to manage research and evaluation activities related to the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan, and facilitate communication and planning with external sub-contractors. The successful applicant will work extensively with all staff at the Buffett Institute, and also with University of Nebraska administration, campus representatives, and other community partners.

  • Buffett Institute Designer and Marketing Specialist
    The Buffett Institute seeks a designer and marketing specialist to assist in the Institute’s comprehensive communications and public education initiatives. The designer and marketing specialist will be responsible for generating creative concepts and designing communications and marketing materials for both print and digital formats. The designer will also oversee creative production processes, working closely with vendors such as printers, videographers, and photographers. 
  • Buffett Institute Endowed Community Professorships
    The Buffett Institute is establishing four endowed community professorships on the NU campuses. Each professorship focuses on different aspects of early childhood development and reflects the interdisciplinary commitment of the Buffett Institute, a four-campus, university-wide research, practice, outreach, and policy institute. The individual who holds this title is campus-based (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, and Medical Center), reporting to the chair of his or her home academic unit. Additionally, the holder of the endowed professorship will commit one-quarter of his/her professional effort to working with the Buffett Institute during the academic year. The positions at UNK and UNMC have been filled. Other position descriptions are posted on campus websites, or will be posted during the 2017 - 2018 academic year.
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