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Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Hours per Week
Months per Year
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching
its educational environment and culture through the diversity of
its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing
inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of
its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative
Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse
groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of
diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive
Purpose of Position
Under the direction of the Chief Diversity Officer, the Director
leads the development and implementation of proactive diversity,
equity and inclusion initiatives in support of the University’s
strategic plan to create a learning and working environment where
all have an opportunity to succeed. The Director champions the
importance and value of a diverse and inclusive university
environment and supports the development of a vision and effective
strategy to create a culture for equity, diversity, and
Facilitate the tracking and reporting progress toward diversity
goals as outlined in the University Diversity Plan.
Assist with and independently facilitate specific training and
development opportunities for faculty, staff and students (i.e.,
implicit bias trainings for search committees, belonging
Assist with the coordination of meetings and projects with the
Inclusive Excellence Council.
Assist with the data collection, analysis and writing of the
Diversity Report for the Council on Postsecondary Education.
Support with the Equity Analysis of the University’s Workforce and
assist with the oversight and compliance with Affirmative Action,
Equal Employment Opportunity, and other applicable
Actively engage students, faculty, and staff to further develop
community and assesses policies and practices that support
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Collaborate with University stakeholders to assess the need for,
and recommend training initiatives on, cultural competency, gender
differences, disability, sexual harassment, and other topics
designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion
values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws.
Collaborate with University stakeholders to assess potential
barriers and develop strategies to recruit and retain a diverse
Review Bias Incident Response reports, work with the Bias Incident
Response Team and assist with the development of strategies and
programs for response.
Support in the development of a method to coordinate inclusion
efforts into campus planning processes
- Strong writing skills
- Ability to implement and monitor administrative systems to
ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
- Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal
skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with
colleagues and students having a range of backgrounds, interests,
- Demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity and
inclusion to support a welcoming environment.
- Organizational skills, including efficient management of time
- Proven success in obtaining cooperation and innovative
solutions to complex problems.
- Demonstrated ability to serve as an internal resource and
consultant, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in a
politically sensitive context often complicated by the presence of
competing perspectives or interests.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to
undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Is this an internal only posting?
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * What is your highest level of education completed.
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application