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Program Specialist, Resource & Program Development

University of Nebraska, UNCA Omaha, NE
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PROGRAM SPECIALIST, RESOURCE & PROGRAM 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, Resource and Program Development, to assist the Director and Associate Director of Program Development with design, coordination, and implementation of Program Development initiatives.

 

The Program Specialist will work closely with the Associate Director of Program Development to stay abreast of relevant national birth – Grade 3 research and reports and create and maintain a database of programs and resources, and assist with Program Development initiatives in Greater Nebraska as well as the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan in the Omaha metro area. The goal of these initiatives is to increase opportunity to learn and reduce achievement gaps among Nebraska’s young children of greatest need.

 

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

  • Conduct ongoing scans of national birth – Grade 3 research and program/policy reports for materials of relevance to the Program Development team.
  • Create and maintain a database of birth – Grade 3 programs and resources including new research and program information from national sources.
  • Assist with Greater Nebraska and other program needs assessments, resource documentation, and framework/strategic plan development.
  • Organize and coordinate documentation activities and materials for the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan and other Program Development initiatives.
  • Develop content for evidence-based program area materials, including literature reviews, reports, and other dissemination documents.
  • Contribute to planning, writing, and editing reports and presentations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum and Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education, child development, or a related discipline required; plus three years of demonstrated success in a related role.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired may be considered.

 

Successful candidates will exhibit the following traits:

  • Strong organization and project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Self-initiative, good follow-through, and the ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to integrate and synthesize information.
  • Excellent communication skills, including spoken and written communications.
  • Adept with computer technology and related programs or applications.
  • Problem-solving and appropriate decision-making skills.

 

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, Resource and Program Development, to assist the Director and Associate Director of Program Development with design, coordination, and implementation of Program Development initiatives. The Program Specialist will work closely with the Associate Director of Program Development to stay abreast of relevant national birth – Grade 3 research and reports and create and maintain a database of programs and resources, and assist with Program Development initiatives in Greater Nebraska as well as the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan in the Omaha metro area. The goal of these initiatives is to increase opportunity to learn and reduce achievement gaps among Nebraska’s young children of greatest need.
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
  • SpEd - Early Childhood Specialist
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Public Administration - Program Coordination

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