Executive Diversity Liaison

Lexington, KY
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position serves as the University's executive diversity liaison to the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity and works towards helping the university achieve its strategic mission and goals for diversity and inclusion. As a key member of the University, the Executive Liaison for Diversity will manage an institution-wide effort to support and further develop a diverse community of faculty, staff and students through program development that fosters equity and inclusion in the broadest sense possible. This includes providing strategic and operational leadership that incorporates intercultural competence, nurturing diverse populations and establishing inclusive developmental opportunities across campus. Responsibilities involve serving as subject-matter expert in bias awareness for the President's Unconscious Bias Initiative; developing next-level programs for diversity and bias-reduction projects and undertakings; investigating and identifying University opportunities to implement other diversity-related activities for nationally-recognized successes; cultivating a campus climate of inclusion and respect for all employees and students; facilitating workshops designed to address issues related to cultural competence; proposing, planning and coordinating diversity seminars and workshops for students, faculty and staff; and providing consultation and coaching for managers and supervisors to improve cross-cultural communication.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Job Title
Executive Diversity Liaison

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, walking to campus appointments and meeting, and occasional travel.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and occasional evenings and weekends


Ability to plan, direct and evaluate complex projects, using human resources, time, funding and other resources for the accomplishment of long-term and short-term diversity goals of the institution.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships across structural lines with faculty, students, staff and the community;

Experience coordinating groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives working towards a common goal;

Ability to provide administrative guidance within area of responsibility providing direct oversight and supervision as needed;

Possesses highly developed interpersonal skills, including strong emotional intelligence, active listening, and sound verbal and written communication skills;

Ability and experience with developing instructor and participants guides, presentations and other print materials;

Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and strategies;

Ability to manage multiple diverse projects;

Exercises independent judgment, sensitivity, discretion and flexibility in interactions and initiatives involving controversial, confidential, or privileged information.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in diversity-related program and curriculum development, experience working in healthcare environment as well as academic culture, and training experience with staff and students

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What experience have you had with Unconscious/Implicit Bias?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What additional skills or expertise would you bring as it relates to diversity and inclusion?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents