University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability (UCEDD) Director - Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019

Founded in 1880, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the first public institution of higher education in Nebraska.  With a history going back 100 years, the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation (MMI) was designated as a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in 1968 and maintains that designation today. The MMI is recruiting for a new Director of the NE UCEDD.  

Our mission is to be world leaders in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and communities through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.  As Nebraska's UCEDD, the institute provides state-of-the-art services and supports across the state, and assists individuals and families in finding services in their local communities. 

MMI currently has 14 departments with approximately 500 employees.  With an annual budget of over $40 million, we provide more than 50 types of clinical services and are present at more than 40 locations across the state and provide diagnosis and treatment to approximately 15,000 children and adults annually with greater than 70,000 clinical visits. In addition, last year our Human Genetics Laboratory performed approximately 50,000 genetic tests from samples originating from 49 states and four international locations. MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive service program. Parents, teachers, therapists and community service providers are involved in our team approach. MMI also provides statewide technical assistance and consultation to Nebraska public schools and other programs across the state that provide services to children, youth and adults with disabilities. The Institute has a strong history of providing clinical services, innovative educational opportunities, research and community outreach and will be expanding to a new state-of-the-art facility in the fall of 2020.  Learn more at

The UCEDD Director will provide vision and leadership in carrying out the mission, core functions, and federal requirements of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in compliance with legislation and related regulations; maintain collaborative relationships with the Nebraska State DD Council, the State Legal Protection and Advocacy (Disability Rights NE), and other state agencies, organizations, and community service providers. The director will provide vision and leadership to facilitate systems change, capacity building and advocacy to promote self-determination, inclusion and productivity of individuals who have developmental and other disabilities. Programs developed as core to the UCEDD report directly to the UCEDD Director, see

The MMI is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a national network of 67 interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities. The MMI also includes the NE LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program and is a partner with Nebraska Medicine, the largest clinical network in NE and the NE Children's Hospital.

The UCEDD Director will report directly to the Director of MMI.  The Director of MMI reports directly to the Chancellor of the UNMC. 

In addition to a dynamic professional environment, the Institute offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits. 

For more information contact, Wayne Stuberg, PT, PhD, Associate Director and UCEDD Director, [email protected], 402-559-5720.  Candidates must apply-on line and all application materials must be submitted via the university's online employment system