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

Current open positions include:

  • Research Specialist: Qualitative Methods
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Research Specialist: Qualitative Methods to contribute to the Institute’s research and evaluation projects including its Signature Programs—Achievement Gap Challenge and Workforce Development Program. This position will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Research and Evaluation supporting the activities of the research and evaluation team, including research planning, data collection, data management, and analyses. Duties include collecting and analyzing qualitative data (e.g. – interviews, focus groups, observations); conducting literature reviews and contributing to deliverables, including research briefs, reports, and presentations; and contributing  to the development of formal evaluation plans for current and future initiatives. 
  • Research Specialist: Quantitative Methods
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Research Specialist: Quantitative Methods to contribute to the Institute’s research and evaluation projects including its Signature Programs—Achievement Gap Challenge and Workforce Development Program. This position will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Research and Evaluation supporting the activities of the research and evaluation team, including research planning, data collection, data management, and analyses. Duties include developing and maintaining analytic datasets using Excel and related software, integrating data from multiple internal and external data sources, and analyzing  quantitative datasets using SPSS, SAS, or similar software (e.g. – R, STATA, etc.). 
  • Preschool – Third Grade Educational Facilitator
    The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Preschool – Third Grade Educational Facilitator: Metro Omaha Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan. The educational facilitator will assist the Buffett Institute and school staff in implementing the preschool – third grade component of a comprehensive initiative to eliminate or reduce income-based social, cognitive, and achievement gaps among young children at risk in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The initiative relies on a birth – third grade approach in which schools serve as a hub for connecting all early childhood services to provide high-quality continuous programming across the first eight years of life. The preschool – third grade educational facilitators will work on-site at participating schools. Their role will emphasize instructional support for preschool – third grade teachers, including teacher coaching.
  • 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 position at UNMC has been filled. Other position descriptions are posted on campus websites, or will be posted during the 2017-18 academic year.
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