Director of Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS)

The University of Nebraska in collaboration with the Executive Council of the Nebraska Statewide Workforce & Educational Reporting System (NSWERS) is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates for a new position entitled Director of NSWERS. This individual will fulfill an integrative role within a statewide consortium, conceptualizing and leading P-20W systems and research, facilitating access to essential resources (IT, financial, legal, etc.) and disseminating this information to a wide range of audiences. This individual reports to the Executive Council of NSWERS, with day to day supervision by the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Nebraska or her/his designee and the NSWERS Management Committee, and will work closely with a consortium of institutions and organizations to plan and carry out work related to data system construction, IT issues, research deliverables, policy development and project administration.

NSWERS Profile
The Nebraska P-20W data initiative, known as NSWERS, is a partnership of the Nebraska prekindergarten, elementary, secondary and postsecondary educational systems to use data and information to further evidence-based policy and practices. The NSWERS partners also work in collaboration with Nebraska Department of Labor to examine the intersection of education and the workforce with the goal of providing research-based insight into meeting Nebraska’s current and future workforce needs.



Required Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree
• Minimum 8 years of experience in leading programs and/or systems of service that support workforce or education, with demonstrated knowledge of data related to services and data for PK-12 and post-secondary education (vocational and academic) both in Nebraska and nationally
• Demonstrated ability to think systemically and strategically in planning and coordinating program deliverables
• Extensive familiarity with evidence-based research models and data modeling
• Supervisory experience and a proven ability to work with a wide range of diverse constituents
• Ability to enact values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in program and organizational activities and outcomes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
• Experience with grant writing, budgeting, and project management

Preferred Qualifications
• Ph.D. or related terminal degree
• Experience working with education and/or workforce data.


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Additional Information

This position is located in Lincoln, NE.

Contact Information

University of Nebraska Central Administration
3835 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

Sheryl Gartner
(p) (402) 472-3701

How to Apply

Applications are processed through the online job posting at Follow instructions to complete the Applicant Profile. Along with your application, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Direct questions about the position to:

Direct questions about the online application process to: (402) 472-3701.