Vice Provost for P-16

University of Nebraska in Nebraska

Date Posted January 14, 2014
Type Executive
Employment Type Full-time

Vice Provost for P-16


The University of Nebraska invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for P-16. The Vice Provost provides leadership for the university and works with external partners to mobilize the development, coordination, and implementation of statewide activities that prepare students for the workforce and facilitate lifelong learning by promoting an effective, seamless pre-K to workforce education system in Nebraska. In carrying out these duties, the Vice Provost works closely with university, state and regional higher education, K-12 and early childhood leaders; state and federal policymakers; business leaders; and other stakeholders. A detailed position profile is available for review at under Searches.


Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost serves as a member of the Provost’s administrative team and works directly with the University President on P-16 related matters. Among other responsibilities, the Vice Provost implements high-impact programs and activities that promote access to higher education, assist first-generation and low-income students, and increase college readiness and participation of underrepresented minorities.  The Vice Provost fosters collaborative relationships among education, government and industry, supervises staff in support of the Nebraska P-16 Initiative chaired by the state’s Governor, and secures funding from major foundations and federal agencies to support program development.


Candidates must hold an earned Master’s (doctorate preferred) and have at least 10 years of full-time employment in education, training and/or workforce preparedness, with at least five years of staff supervision; a record for improving peoples’ educational progression; and clear evidence of the ability to enlist and mobilize persons and organizations with varying backgrounds and missions from different sectors of society into a collective effort on behalf of improving educational achievement and workforce readiness.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications must include a current curriculum vita or resumé and a letter explaining interest and relevant experience.


The University of Nebraska is assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search.  Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to:


Dr. Richard Skinner (

4236 Tuller Road – Dublin, OH 43017

(T) 614-798-8500, ext 145 (F) 614-798-8588


The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, which seeks and encourages expressions of interest from minorities and groups traditionally under-represented.


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