Director - Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015


The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation seeks a dynamic, visionary new Director to lead this federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) at a pivotal time in its rich history. UNMC has engaged Park Square Executive Search to assist the medical center in this critical search.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) is one of the two key institutes of the medical center, with a history and mission in Omaha, the state of Nebraska, and the broader region that dates back to the 1920's. At MMI's core has been a sustained commitment to provide comprehensive services to those with developmental disabilities, particularly children, which has evolved to incorporate leading-edge genetic testing and counseling, educational and training programs and evaluations throughout the state of Nebraska; a Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders; and an increasing array of other clinical and research programs that include widely dispersed behavioral health services.

Based in Omaha and serving a broad regional population with approximately 230,000 people with disabilities in the state of Nebraska alone, the need for MMI's specialized programs, clinicians, and support services continues to expand. MMI is building on its current 15 professional disciplines and programs as it applies its interdisciplinary team approach to an ever widening target population in the communities served and at new facilities now in the planning stage. In addition, as a discrete, degree-granting academic unit of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, MMI is committed to the education of health care professionals in a variety of disciplines.

The Director reports directly to the Chancellor of UNMC, which is in the midst of major renovations and expansion supported by generous private donations. The new Director will be a member of the Chancellor's Council and a peer of the health professions deans and other medical center leaders. She or he must have an advanced professional or terminal academic degree (e.g. MD, PhD). The successful candidate will have a reputation for excellence as a leader and provider of clinical services to those with physical, intellectual, developmental, and behavioral disabilities; experience in the successful development and management of academic and research as well as clinical programs, particularly relating to developmental disabilities; a commitment to community involvement and engagement; strong interpersonal and communication skills; and ideally experience in a complex academic health center and integrated delivery system.

We currently seek nominations and expressions of interest in the position. All inquiries and communications will be held in strict confidence. To learn more about the position or to recommend potential candidates, please contact Jonathan Fortescue, Ph.D., Richard von Rueden, M.D., and Katherine Dorian at kdorian@parksquare.com and 617-401-2985.


UNMC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages diverse applicants.