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As defined by Northern Kentucky University’s Diversity Plan, the Senior Advisor will provide leadership for Inclusive Excellence efforts across the breadth of the university, including:
Chairing the President’s Campus Climate Team;
Developing a core set of cultural competencies that will be engrained in the campus environment, including but not limited to curricular and co-curricular activities;
Tracking and reporting progress toward diversity goals as outlined in the University Diversity Plan;
Creating a method to coordinate inclusion efforts into campus planning processes;
Assisting, when appropriate, the Affirmative Action Officer as an advisor for EEOC;
Assisting, when appropriate, the Ombuds Service Office to investigate specific grievances concerning issues of inclusivity pertaining to students;
Identifying and developing opportunities for diversity programming and training;
Working with units to assist in marketing and communicating diversity-related goals and activities;
Collaborating with the leaders of the Offices for African American, Latino, LGBTQ, Veterans, Disability Services, International Education and other student groups to integrate and enhance curricular and co-curricular opportunities;
Collaborating with faculty in the development and assessment of curriculum related to Inclusive Excellence learning goals; and
Serving as NKU’s representative to the Committee on Equal Opportunity.
In addition to the campus-wide responsibilities outlined by the Diversity Plan, the Senior Advisor will provide senior level leadership to enhance faculty and staff Inclusive Excellence initiatives, including:
Collaborating with Human Resources to strengthen recruitment programs for faculty and staff;
Supporting and contributing to studies of institutional needs and trends in areas related to faculty and staff inclusivity and
disseminating findings to inform our efforts;
Leading the design and deployment of faculty and staff development and mentoring programs that foster retention and career progression, institutional support structures for members of under-represented groups, and awareness of issues of equity and access; and
Partnering with other offices to develop or contribute to cultural events that represent diverse traditions and experiences.
Successful record of experience in advancing diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence at a higher education institution or other major organization;
Master’s degree in appropriate field;
Successful record of collaboration and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; and
Understanding of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and other compliance regulations.
Terminal degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and
Teaching experience and research productivity sufficient to warrant a faculty position, if desired.
Position is open until filled but review will begin on March 5th
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