Careers

Staff Positions:

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is currently hiring for a Training and Outreach Specialist and a Research Coordinator position. Join a diverse interdisciplinary research team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. Review of applications will begin for the Training and Outreach Specialist on July 8, 2022 and for the Research Coordinator on August 12, 2022.

Student Assistants:

Many of the PPC's projects include graduate research assistantships or undergraduate research opportunities. Graduate students and undergraduates assist with research and other project activities. Graduate students often work with the faculty and project directors to present and publish the research. Past students have gone on to serve as the executive director of the Nebraska State Bar Association, a renewable energy and commercial real estate attorney, and the director of private sector programs at a private operating foundation. We are always looking for talented and motivated students to work with our collaborative team of researchers, so contact the office if you would like to work with us.

Policy Scholars Undergraduate Program

Each semester, the PPC welcomes undergraduate students who have a desire to increase their knowledge, skills, and awareness in policy and research. One of our goals as a Center is to spark students’ interest in policy-based work by creating a learning experience and providing a variety of professional and career opportunities in policy and research, in order to help students become more engaged and confident about their place in policy and research. Each student is paired with a mentor who will provide a space for them to learn and grow by attending weekly mentoring sessions, group sessions, and project meetings related to their areas of interest. We look forward to our next class of Policy Scholars!

Currently Hiring a Training and Outreach Specialist - Apply by July 8, 2022

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a Training and Outreach Specialist to assist with current and future funded projects. The Specialist will join a diverse research interdisciplinary team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners.

The Training and Outreach Specialist position is open to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree plus one (1) year of experience with detailed planning in a professional setting. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a DMV background check authorizing them to operate university vehicles.

The ideal candidate will have two (2) or more years of experience with detailed planning in a professional setting; experience and/or training with adult learning principles, training methods and techniques; experience developing training materials; and experience developing training or courses for in-person, virtual, and/or asynchronous online delivery. For this position, experience in coordinating training and outreach is extremely beneficial.

To be considered for the position, visit https://employment.unl.edu/postings/80027. Applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. The review of applications will begin on July 8, 2022. The successful candidate will undergo a criminal history background check and DMV background check.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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Currently Hiring for a Research Coordinator - Apply by August 12, 2022

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a Research Coordinator to assist with current and future funded projects. The Coordinator will join a diverse research interdisciplinary team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners.

The Research Coordinator position is open to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree; proficiency with word processing, spread sheets, databases, email, and online research; the ability and attitude to provide excellent customer service; excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of individuals (from the University as well as those outside the University e.g., government officials); the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff as well as external parties to organize the various components needed to run and conclude major projects; the ability to coordinate workflow and relieve management of administrative detail; the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects required; the ability to assemble and analyze fairly complex information; the ability to deal with last-minute deadlines; excellent creative problem solving skills; and excellent organizational skills, flexible, proactive, confident, resourceful, efficient, assertive, and attention to detail is required. All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a DMV background check authorizing them to operate university vehicles.

The ideal candidate will have some experience working with policy makers and other stakeholders, problem solving and decision making, working independently with minimal supervision, keeping supervisor and internal team members informed, and providing excellent customer relations. Experience using Adobe Acrobat, and website maintenance is preferred.

To be considered for the position, visit https://employment.unl.edu/postings/80821. Applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. Please attach a writing sample as an “Other Document” in the Required Documents section.

Review of applications will begin August 12, 2022.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. For more information, see https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

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