The Program Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Nebraska AHEC Network, a statewide health workforce development initiative with a mission to improve health by recruiting, training and retaining healthcare professionals in underserved communities through academic-community partnerships. The Program Manager is responsible for managing the Nebraska AHEC Network and the major operational components: strategic planning, needs assessment, advisory board maintenance, advocacy, public & governmental relations, and developing/maintaining evaluation system that achieves key health workforce outcomes. This position works with Nebraska's five regional AHEC Centers, their boards of directors, community partners and regional supporting institutions to ensure that federal, state, and local policies and funding goals are achieved. The Program Manager assures that public policy issues are addressed and that effective government relations are maintained at the local and regional level. The Program Manager works closely with the Nebraska AHEC Director (principal investigator) for both governmental and non-governmental funding for the Nebraska AHEC Network.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.