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OPEN POSITIONS

  • Director of Communications
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Director of Communications. This position reports to the Associate Executive Director for Strategy and External Affairs and is responsible for leading communications strategy and programming at the Buffett Institute. Job responsibilities include serving as the Institute's chief communications officer and leading communications and marketing strategy, programming, and development for the Institute as a whole; leading brand development and alignment at the Institute, ensuring that all communications reflect the Institutes's brand, mission, and vision; directing and overseeing the implementation of strategic communications plans that build the Institute's external profile and increase understanding and support for early childhood education and development; directing crisis communications plans and work as required at the Institute and the university; working collaboratively with the Associate Executive Director for Strategy and External Affairs and other staff to support the Nebraska Early Childhood Campaign and other public outreach efforts with external partners and stakeholders. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree; eight years of senior-level experience and demonstrated success directing strategic communications, public relations, and/or marketing programs for an organization that includes vendor management and the ability to secure state and national media coverage; expertise in communications and marketing strategy and metrics; creative and strategic application of digital and social media technologies; excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail; and management and supervisory skills.
  • Office Associate
    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 Institute, with specific support to the Research and Evaluation unit. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree with two years of progressive administrative office experience demonstrating significant responsibility; knowledge of office management and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail; and experience in web/internet research and navigation.
  • Grants Financial Specialist
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Grants Financial Specialist. The Grants Financial Specialist, under the direction of the Institute's Financial Manager, is responsible for operating and personnel budget development, implementation and change management, and 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).
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