Do you have the drive to help us impact children and their families in positive ways? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs that help create environments and experiences for children that result in improved school readiness and enhanced social-emotional growth and development? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in McCook, Nebraska serving Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Red Willow, Gosper, Furnas, Phelps, and Harlan counties in Nebraska; and one full-time faculty position located in Alliance, NE serving Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Blaine, and Thomas Counties. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of these positions will be The Learning Child with an emphasis on child development, human development and early childhood education. The successful candidates will teach and coordinate educational program for parents, teachers, early childhood professionals and caregivers of young children that focus on creating environments and experiences for children ages 0 to 5 resulting in improved school readiness and enhanced social emotional growth and development.
Master’s degree required; one degree in child development, human development, early childhood education or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media.)
Experience and demonstrated ability in working with parents, teachers, early childhood professionals and caregivers of young children.
Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
Review of applications will be 10/10/2017 (Red Willow County) and 10/13/2017 (Box Butte County). Positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found or searches are closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu: Requisition F_170106 (Red Willow) and Requisition F_170108 (Box Butte). Click “Apply for this position” or sign on and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents: - Cover Letter - Resume - List of three professional references - Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), or attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.
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