Careers

Your next career adventure starts here.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that grows relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. With more than 200 employees, multiple record-breaking fundraising years, over $2 billion in endowment assets and a base of more than 400,000 (and counting) living alumni, the philanthropic potential of the foundation is limitless. We are continually recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of America’s favorite charities. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, strengths-based, highly engaged and performance-driven workplace. In 2022, we were selected by Gallup as one of the recipients of the Don Clifton Strengths-Based Culture Award. Our goal is to be the advancement employer of choice in the state of Nebraska and throughout the Midwest.

Tell us about your career aspirations so that we can work together to help you achieve them.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is currently hiring for several open positions. 

Our mission and vision are at the forefront of our work.

Mission The University of Nebraska Foundation grows relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives.

Vision The vision of the University of Nebraska Foundation is to be recognized as the trusted partner of those wishing to support the University of Nebraska.

Total Rewards

We offer a total rewards package that aligns with our values and organizational priorities and demonstrates how much we care about our employees and their loved ones.

When considering your next career move, it’s important to think ahead. Working at the foundation means you’ll be prepared and protected for whatever your future holds.

Maternity and Paternity Leave The foundation is proud to offer 12 weeks of fully paid maternity and paternity leave for your growing family.

Retirement Employees who elect to contribute 5.5% will receive an 8% match from the foundation based on eligibility.

Disability Insurance We provide peace of mind by covering 100% of the cost for long-term disability coverage for full-time employees. 

Basic Life and AD&D Insurance As a full-time employee, you’ll receive complimentary life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, paid 100% by the foundation.

Your well-being is our priority. At the University of Nebraska Foundation, we provide top-notch coverage to keep you and your family healthy, and we pay a generous portion of monthly health insurance premiums for you and your family. All regular employees may be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits under the foundation’s benefits program. The employee, his/her spouse and all qualified dependents, including domestic partners, are eligible for coverage under the insurance program.

We are firm believers that productivity increases when employees have ample opportunity to unwind and enjoy time away from work, so we’ve crafted our time-off policy around that belief. We offer employees paid vacation leave on an accrual-based system. All full-time employees will accrue paid vacation leave based on the years of service.

0-2 years | 17 days/year 
3-8 years | 20 days/year
9+ years | 25 days/year

We also grant employees two paid personal days each year and up to two paid wellness days each year (with participation in the program), in addition to the observation of 12 paid holidays. Employees also receive 64 hours of health leave annually.

Our generous time-off policy makes us an employer of choice among advancement professionals looking for balance between their professional and personal lives.

As part of our partnership with a system of higher education, we encourage educational pursuits for our employees and their family members. The foundation may pay 100% tuition costs at a University of Nebraska campus for any employee (undergraduate and graduate) who is involved in continuing their education for the purpose of maintaining or improving skills related to their position.

Have a child eager to be a University of Nebraska graduate? All children of regular benefit-eligible employees may also be eligible for this educational benefit for all courses taken toward an undergraduate degree at any University of Nebraska campus, subject to certain guidelines.

We want to help you become the best version of yourself while you’re here. We strive to create a work environment where you will thrive and have the opportunity for high career and overall well-being. We pride ourselves on having a strengths-based, engagement-focused and performance-oriented culture that includes ongoing learning and development opportunities. We’re always striving for an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive for all employees. 

The University of Nebraska Foundation was selected by Gallup as one of the recipients of the 2022 Don Clifton Strengths-Based Culture Award. As an award winner, the foundation joins an elite group of organizations that put strengths-based development at the core of how they work every day. Award winning organizations drive performance by helping employees focus on what they do best, maximizing the potential within teams, and integrating strengths-based development into their mission, vision and values. The foundation was selected for this honor for our dedication in leveraging strengths to build teams; to support a more inclusive work environment; and to transform engagement, performance and culture.

For us, wellness honors the whole person and is vitally important to helping our employees thrive in work and in life. We focus on all elements of well-being — physical, mental/emotional, social, financial, community and career. We have won multiple awards for our comprehensive and inclusive wellness program in which we have 98% employee participation.

  • Governor’s Wellness Award – Harvester Award
  • Governor’s Wellness Award – Grower Award
  • American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement
  • The Wellbeing Partners Light of Wellness Award – Wellness Inspiration Award
  • NESC Worker 360 Silver Award
  • NESC Spirit Award
  • Gallup’s Don Clifton Strengths-Based Culture Award

We have developed a remote work policy that provides the opportunity for most positions to have a hybrid or remote option so you can perform at your best.

The information provided is a basic overview of our benefit offerings. If you have specific questions, please contact our recruiting team at humanresources@nufoundation.org.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

The University of Nebraska Foundation believes that our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to accomplishing our mission to grow relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. Our values of teamwork, integrity and passion for mission are where our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is evidenced and lived out through our actions and behaviors.

The University of Nebraska Foundation prohibits discrimination on any basis and is committed to the fair treatment, access and opportunity for all. We promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging within our policies, processes and distribution of resources. We strive to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of historically underrepresented groups. We invite, explore and celebrate differences to increase productivity, spark innovation, and most importantly fulfill our mission.

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