Judicial Branch Education Program Director

External Job Posting Date
City of Job Vacancy
Lincoln, NE

$3,000 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch!  The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is currently accepting applications for a full-time Judicial Branch Education Program Director in our Judicial Branch Education (JBE) Branch. The JBE Program Director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive education program for Judicial Branch employees. Responsibilities may include managing and supervising to education program staff and direct reports; planning, organizing, developing and implementing a wide range of training activities and conferences; overseeing training records, resources and supplies; working with committees to determine education needs, and creation and delivery of education; using evaluation mechanisms to monitor effectiveness of education; and determining resource need for education; identifying potential sources for funding; preparing and monitoring education budget, expenditures; writing and presenting grant proposals for educational projects. Facilitating training as assigned or needed.  Up to 20% travel across the state may be required.

Work involves, but is not limited to, supervising staff, which including prioritizing, assigning and scheduling work; coaching staff; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are educated; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures, and maintain a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.  Identifying long-term education objectives and goals for the Judicial Branch and providing directions on the implementation. Overseeing the Judicial Branch Education programs; monitoring activities for compliance with policies, procedures, and strategy; providing guidance, consultation and technical support for programs, projects, systems, and processes. Monitoring and evaluating programs; investigating problems and issues; performing research on trends; analyzing and interpreting data and information; and developing and implementing program improvements. Aids in planning, evaluating, and forecasting resource needs; assists with preparation of budget and tracking of expenditures; reviews vendor invoices and submits payment requests; and recommends purchases.  Developing, reviews and revising policies and procedures to enhance programs and to address issues; developing and maintaining management reporting, program documentation, correspondence, and presentation materials.  Curriculum development and training facilitation.  Performs other duties of a similar nature as assigned.

Hiring Rate:  $80,170.34 Annually

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

Apply as soon as possible; applications will close when the position is filled.                                                                                                                 

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.  We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. The Judicial Branch complies with Veterans Preference Laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in related field; 5 years’ experience in the management of adult education programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a court is strongly preferred.


  • Personnel management principles, practices and techniques
  • Practices and methods of training, coaching, and leading the work of others
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work
  • Project management knowledge
  • Judicial Branch educational requirements and policies
  • Instructional design principles and methods
  • Curriculum design and development principles and methods
  • Online training principles and methods
  • Adult education principles and methods
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations
  • Principles and practices of conflict resolution
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment)
  • Customer service principles
  • Knowledge of computer and applicable software applications.


  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance
  • Training, coaching, and leading staff
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed
  • Managing a program or project
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards
  • Conducting research on industry trends, solutions and best practices
  • Compiling and sorting data and articulating issues and recommendations
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations
  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning
  • Providing technical guidance, direction and education to program stakeholders
  • Developing and managing business relationships with program stakeholders
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment)
  • Providing customer service
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

External Candidates - Please visit https://statejobs.nebraska.gov to complete a State application.

Internal Candidates - apply via Jobs Hub through Workday, here: https://www.myworkday.com/son/d/task/2998$42366.htmld#backheader=true