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

 Current open positions include:

  • Workforce Program Specialist
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of program specialist to assist leadership with community and research activities of the Workforce Planning and Development unit. The program specialist will work on activities such tracking and increasing articulation of early childhood career pathways across institutions. Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience or a master’s degree and three years of experience; work experience should include interaction with higher education institutions including community colleges, understanding of postsecondary educational opportunities and student matriculation data, and pathway and barrier analysis to include qualitative research.


  • Database Developer/Analyst
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Database Developer/Analyst to support the activities of the Research and Evaluation team, including but not limited to designing and maintaining web-based data collection tools and 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 as a full stack developer with database development 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, PHP, etc.; strong understanding of HTML and/or CSS; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication skills.

  • Multimodal Professional Learning Specialist
  • The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Multimodal Professional Learning Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Professional Learning, this individual will design and deliver online and in-person professional learning experiences that support early childhood educators and leaders in promoting quality, continuity, and equity in early care and education, birth through Grade 3. This includes leading live professional learning sessions, creating multimedia online learning resources, and facilitating collaboration among professionals in digital space. The goal of these initiatives is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and well-being of early childhood professionals in ways that increase opportunity to learn and reduce achievement gaps among young children in Nebraska and beyond. Requirements for the position include a bachelor's degree and five years of experience that demonstrates designing and delivering instruction both online and in person; facilitating professional learning for educators; delivering instruction in an online learning management system; experience working with racial, cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity.
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