Educational Facilitator- Preschool to Grade 3, Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Position Announcement:

The educational facilitator will assist the Buffett Institute and school staff in implementing the preschool –third grade component of a comprehensive initiative to eliminate or reduce income-based social,cognitive, and achievement gaps among young children at risk in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The initiative relies on a birth – third grade approach in which schools serve as a hub for connecting all early childhood services to provide high-quality continuous programming across the first eight years of life. The preschool – third grade educational facilitators will work on-site at participating schools. Their role will emphasize leadership for preschool – third grade teacher professional development, including teacher and child care provider consultation and coaching. Funding is available from a taxing authority in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.


Required Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree in fields related to early childhood education and elementary education
• Experience as an instructional coach for teachers at the preschool – third grade levels and/or experience in designing and delivering professional development
• Commitment to and knowledge of educational practices that are informed by child development research, with an emphasis on preschool – third grade
• Professional leadership in early childhood education and related fields as documented by active participation in professional organizations and professional presentations
• Demonstrated management and organizational skills related to program implementation
• Willingness to travel to regional school sites

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree
• Fluent in Spanish

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

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Additional Information

Applicants should note: The goals of the Institute are university- and state-wide, but the location of the Institute administration will be in Omaha. This position will work out of the Omaha office.

Contact Information

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

Sheryl Gartner
(p) (402) 472-3701

How to Apply

How to Apply

Follow instructions to complete the Standard Application at 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.