Department: MMI Education and Child Development 50000689
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha is currently accepting applications for the Director of the Department of Education and Child Development. This full-time, 12 month academic track position boasts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate to experience and/or academic rank.
MMI is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Our mission is to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Now housed in a new, state of the art facility in Aksarben Village, with a dedicated space for ADL training, aquatics, and integrated programming for individuals with Autism, MMI provides limitless opportunities for clinical programming, innovative research and community engagement. Omaha is a vibrant, family centric, affordable city, with committed community partners, fiercely loyal and extremely generous community, and a myriad of cultural events.
As faculty in the MMI Education and Child Development department, the Director of Education and Child Development would be responsible for:
Provide vision and leadership to provide excellent program evaluation and related services to outside clients
Demonstrate an understanding of poverty, disabilities and other obstacles children and families face in both urban and rural settings
Ability to develop collaborative and equitable evaluation plans for multiple stakeholder groups
Maintain and expand department portfolio of program evaluation and research projects
Oversee and manage all aspects of the Department of Education and Child Development including personnel management, budgeting, and program development
Foster and maintain collaborations with outside entities including Nebraska Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Buffett Early Childhood Fund, Buffett Early Childhood Institute and the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties
Foster and maintain interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute
Ability to bring in new contracts and business to the department and institute
Demonstrate the ability to build up the capacity of the department and strengthen the capacity of individual department members
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
PhD or Ed.D. in Education, Psychology, Special Education.
At least 5 years of work experience in schools and/or childcare settings
At least 2 years of experience managing personnel
At least 5 years of experience as the principal investigator of large-scale evaluation projects including report writing, budgeting, working with external funders/program management teams and managing personnel assigned to the project
Experience working with stakeholder groups in both urban and rural settings
Exhibit excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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