Program Evaluation Coordinator (Buffett Institute)


Position Announcement

The Program Evaluation Coordinator will assist program leadership and evaluation partners in implementing the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan program evaluation by coordinating and supporting the planning and implementation of evaluation activities in a thorough and timely manner. The role of the Program Evaluation Coordinator will include personal interactions and collaboration with various stakeholders including administrators, families, educators and evaluation partners. Funding is available from a taxing authority in the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

Buffett Early Childhood Institute Profile

Envisioned as a new model for how public higher education is engaged in the first years of life, the 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 policy makers 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-, state-, and nation-wide, but the location of the Institute administration is in Omaha. This position will work primarily out of the Omaha office.


Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree that provides a solid foundation for coordinating program evaluation activities; plus five years of combined experience in working in schools as educator, program evaluator, and/or project coordinator.
  • Knowledge of early childhood and/or elementary assessment and program evaluation.
  • Experience and/or training in evaluation methods.
  • Experience working with practitioners in community and/or school-based settings.
  • Strong project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize tasks while balancing multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Ability to integrate and synthesize information.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, initiative, good follow-through and ability to work without supervision.
  • Demonstrates proficiency display tools (e.g. Excel, Tableau).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong meeting planning and facilitation skills and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree

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

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Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact Information

University of Nebraska Central Administration
3835 Holdrege Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Sheryl Gartner
(p) (402) 472-3701

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are processed through the on-line job posting at Follow instructions to complete the Standard Application. 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 on-line application process to: (402) 472-3701.