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Program Specialist, Workforce Planning and Development

University of Nebraska, UNCA Omaha, NE
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PROGRAM SPECIALIST, WORKFORCE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

 

Position Announcement

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Program Specialist to coordinate community and research activities of the Workforce Planning and Development Program. The Program Specialist will work closely with the Associate Director of Workforce Planning and Development on such activities with an emphasis on community-based projects and initiatives across Nebraska’s rural-urban continuum.

 

Buffett Early Childhood Institute Profile

Envisioned as a new model for how public higher education is engaged in the first years of life, the newly established Buffett Early Childhood Institute is a four-campus, university-wide, multidisciplinary research, education, outreach, and policy institute of the University of Nebraska committed to helping transform early childhood development and education in Nebraska and across the nation.

The long-term goal of the Institute is to be a leading center where scholars, practitioners, community members, and policymakers collaborate to advance a unified approach that can improve the lives of young children and families and the systems that support them.

Applicants should note that the goals of the Institute are university- and state-wide, but the location of the Institute administration is at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist program leaders with establishment and maintenance of meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships between the Institute program area and community stakeholders and partners.
  • Support the coordination and execution of community engagement activities (e.g., affinity groups, community implementation partners, or other emergent small groups).
  • Serve as a liaison between internal Institute teams (Research, Workforce, Program Development).
  • In collaboration with unit leaders, prepare evidence-based program area materials including literature reviews and reports, and conduct dissemination activities.
  • Create and maintain a database of program area resources including new research and program information from national sources.
  • Undertake data management projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum and Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social science or education, or related discipline, with three to five years of demonstrated success in a similar role.
  • Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with academic researchers and diverse stakeholders.
  • Respect for local community culture; responsive to local community priorities.
  • Ability to integrate and synthesize information.
  • Possess initiative, good follow-through, and ability to work without supervision.
  • Good communication skills, demonstrate effective spoken and written communication.

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities is acquired may be considered.

Successful candidates will exhibit the following traits:

  • Problem-solving and appropriate decision-making skills.
  • Independent judgment and self-direction to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to take initiative, work as a member of a team, yet operate independently when necessary, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Detail-oriented and accurate.
  • Possess strong research skills, including the ability to collect, compile, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and recommend solutions.
  • Willingness to learn and use new technologies and to train others, when needed.

 

How to Apply

Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Applications processed through the online job posting at https://careers.nebraska.edu. Follow instructions to complete the Applicant Profile. Along with the application, attach a cover letter, vita, and contact information for three professional references. Salary commensurate with experience.

Direct questions about the position to: humanresources@nebraska.edu. Direct questions about the online application process to: (402) 472-7990.  The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Job Details

Date Posted August 3, 2017
Date Closes September 2, 2017
Address Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Function The Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Program Specialist to coordinate community and research activities of the Workforce Planning and Development Program. The Program Specialist will work closely with the Associate Director of Workforce Planning and Development on such activities with an emphasis on community-based projects and initiatives across Nebraska’s rural-urban continuum.
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies, Based on Experience
Shift
Daytime
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Hours A minimum of 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers
Zipcode 68102
Name UNCA
Address 3835 Holdrege Street
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68583
Phone 402-472-3701

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(a) Retirement Savings Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Project Management
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Public Administration - Program Coordination

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