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We will continue to add staff positions as our programs unfold.

 Current open positions include:

  • Office Associate - Program Development
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Office Associate. This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Specific support will be provided to the Program Development unit. Job responsibilities include calendaring and logistical support, travel support, event planning, business operations support, and general office duties. Requirements for the position include a two-year postsecondary education or associate degree with four years of progressive administrative office experience demonstrating significant responsibility; self-starter and capacity to solve problems with minimal supervision; knowledge of office management and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); ability to handle multiple projects and timelines is necessary; experience in web/internet research and navigation.
  • Office Associate - Research and Evaluation
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Office Associate. This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Specific support will be provided to the Research and Evaluation unit. Job responsibilities include calendaring and logistical support, travel support, event planning, business operations support, general office duties, and database and research support. Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree with two years of progressive administrative office experience demonstrating significant responsibility; self-starter and capacity to solve problems with minimal supervision; knowledge of office management and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); ability to handle multiple projects and timelines is necessary; experience in web/internet research and navigation.
  • Grant and Financial Specialist
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Grant and Financial Specialist. The Grant and Financial Specialist, under the direction of the Institute’s Financial Manager, is responsible for operating and personnel budget development, implementation and change management, monitoring expenses and financial balances for Institute grants and awards. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; three years of fund accounting experience, preferably in a university setting; and basic computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Research Database Admin/Specialist
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Research Database Admin/Specialist to support the activities of the Research and Evaluation team, including but not limited to designing and maintaining databases and tables, optimizing and monitoring database performance security, and implementing backup and recovery procedures. Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree; three years of experience with database development and administration including but not limited to security set-up and maintenance, interface customization, module design, and query; strong understanding of programming languages such as Perl, Python, SQL, C++, Java, etc.; and demonstrated effective spoken and written communication skills.
  • Public Outreach Communications Specialist
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applicants from qualified individuals for the position of Public Outreach Communications Specialist. The position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and will play an important role in helping build public support for high-quality early childhood care and education in Nebraska and beyond. This individual will assist with the development and execution of public outreach and education initiatives, communications research, media relations, partner and agency liaison, special events, and project coordination. This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and working well under pressure with strict deadlines and the ability to juggle tasks in a busy, deadline-oriented environment. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree; five years of professional experience in communications, journalism, marketing, or related fields; demonstrated success in managing and executing communications strategies; demonstrated media relations experience; excellent writing abilities; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across an organization.
  • Communications Specialist - Preschool Development Grant
    The Buffett Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Preschool Development Grant Communications Specialist. This position reports to the Associate Director of Communications and Marketing and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of communications deliverables associated with Nebraska’s Birth-5 Preschool Development Grant (PDG). The Preschool Development Grant is a three-year federal award to support an early care and education system in Nebraska that gives equitable access to high-quality programs for all children and families. This position will support communications related needs for grant activities housed at the Buffett Institute and will include the identification, development, and execution of communication strategies to support program aims; project management and coordination of cross-functional teams; writing; copyediting; and events support. This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and working well under pressure with strict deadlines and the ability to juggle tasks in a busy, deadline-oriented environment. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree; five years of professional experience in communications, journalism, marketing or related field; excellent writing abilities; demonstrated success in managing and executing communications strategies; project management experience; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across an organization.
  • Project Manager (two positions)
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Project Manager to plan, manage, monitor, and report on Preschool Development Grant projects and activities. This grant, subject to availability of federal funds for three years, supports the alignment of Nebraska’s early care and education system with a priority on providing equitable access to quality programs for all children and families. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree that provides a solid foundation for managing multiple projects and grants; three years of project management experience; ability to integrate and synthesize information; strong organizational skills, initiative, good follow-through, ability to work and solve problems with minimal supervision; good verbal and written communication skills; strong meeting planning and facilitation skills and experience; and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.
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