The Assistant Vice Provost in the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), will assist in leading institutional planning, implementation, and assessment of goals and strategic priorities of the University of Kansas as it pertains to diversity and inclusion as well as equity and belonging for staff. The incumbent will be an integral member of the DEIB office, reporting to and serving at the pleasure of, the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, with a dotted line reporting relationship with the Chief Human Resource Officer/Vice Provost for Operations.
This position will be specifically tasked with the oversight for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for staff as well as partnering with the Associate Vice Provost in Faculty Development and the Assistant Vice Provost in Student Affairs to ensure collaboration and development of a campus-wide, synergistic approach to collectively benefit the entire university community. Primary responsibilities will include leading and facilitating an internal strategic planning process, providing campus leaders and employees with the resources, training, and strategies needed to achieve DEI outcomes, and developing holistic, ongoing programs to support staff with varied social identities. Additional responsibilities will include building and oversight of programmatic activities/events, developing relationships to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, engaging with partners to address campus challenges, and increasing diversity and inclusion efforts for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of top talent staff for the university.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this position is a hybrid position with some work completed on-site and some remotely. When the campus is cleared to fully reopen, this position will report to campus. In a continuing effort to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must meet all position requirements by the effective date of the appointment.