The Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion will lead the development of a vision and effective strategy that champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment at the University. As a results-oriented and action-focused catalyst for change, this key team member will lead the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and guidelines that advance the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the KCU community. Additional opportunities
exist to contribute to the University through teaching, mentoring and research.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing oversight and coordination for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity programs and compliance with federal and state laws.
Serve as an advisor throughout the University at all levels for equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and activities.
Conduct research on employment trends, human resource planning strategies, and diversity in learning environments. Prepare recommendations for improvement in employment practices and learning environments.
Develop and deliver effective educational programs, seminars, workshops, and trainings designed to broaden awareness and appreciation for equity and diversity.
Reviews and evaluates policies and procedures for program compliance; makes recommendations for revisions as appropriate.
Completes annual assessments such as climate surveys and diversity plans.
Serves as a diversity resource and works collaboratively and cooperatively with campus offices, including various academic and student affairs units, as well as off campus entities; this includes serving on university-wide committees and task forces as needed to support and emphasize a respectful and inclusive university climate.
Represent department and the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations.
Perform other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.
Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems
Actively participate in team and University meetings
Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor's degree required
Terminal degree with the ability to contribute to the community through teaching, research or clinical services preferred
Previous experience in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in higher education preferred
Proven record of successful supervisory experience required
Experience with distance education
Experience in strategic planning
Ability to advance our culture, environment, programs, policies and personnel in regards to diversity, equity and inclusion
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects and work with minimal supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with diverse communities
Current knowledge of federal/state regulations related to employment and employee relations, including but not limited to EEO, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and database programs
Integrity- Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
Compassion- Caring for students, patients, and colleagues and all humanity
Excellence- Achieving quality in all that we do
Collaboration- Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goals
Intellectual Curiosity- Pursuing personal and professional growth
Innovation- Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
Heritage- Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
Thank you for your interest in a career at KCU!
Internal Number: R-0000762
About Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.