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

 Current open positions include:

  • Associate Director of Program Development
    The Buffett Institute is seeking applications from qualified individuals to apply for the position of Associate Director of Program Development. The Associate Director will lead early childhood programming initiatives that support the Institute's efforts to close achievement and opportunity gaps for children who have been placed in circumstances of risk. This position will work closely with the Director of Program Development and other Institute directors and staff to design and facilitate state and local initiatives that build capacity for comprehensive, systemic approaches to early childhood education and services, birth through third grade. This individual will work within metro Omaha and Greater Nebraska, collaborating actively with state and local agencies and organizations. Highlighting the goals of increasing opportunity to learn and reducing achievement gaps among Nebraska's young children of greatest need, these efforts will focus on innovative strategies that strengthen early childhood leadership among educational administrators in schools and communities, along with technical assistance for strategic early childhood planning and systems development. Some duties include providing guidance and oversight to Institute staff and external stakeholders who contribute to implementing the Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan; monitoring progress and identifying unmet needs for educational programming of young children in greatest need, and, with Research and Evaluation, assisting in evaluating the Institute's Achievement Gap Challenge efforts in Nebraska; working with the Director of Professional Learning to lead efforts that effectively spread the School as Hub approach in metro Omaha and to school districts in other regions of Nebraska; and collaborating with the Institute's Workforce Planning and Development and Professional Learning units to support the professional learning of early childhood educators and service providers in school districts and community-based organizations. A master's degree or equivalent in early childhood education, educational leadership, or a related field is required, as well as five to eight years demonstrated effective experience in district- and school-level administration and leadership.
  • Program Office Associate
    The Buffett Institute is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of office associate. This position will be responsible for providing administrative support for the Program Development unit, including calendaring and logistical support, travel support, event planning, and business operations support. In addition, the associate will perform other general office duties, supporting other office associates and units as needed. Two-year postsecondary education or associate degree is required, along with five years of progressive administrative office experience demonstrating significant responsibility. A bachelor's degree and experience in a public school district, university, or postsecondary education institution is preferred, though an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is acquired may be considered.
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