University of Kansas Medical Center — Program Manager

Program Manager

Vice Chancellor Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Position Title:
Program Manager

Job Family Group:
Professional Staff

Job Description Summary:
The University of Kansas Medical Center's (KUMC) Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is seeking a self-directed, dynamic professional who will play a pivotal role coordinating and boosting the university's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor (VC) for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Program Manager is a key member of the team in the Office for our Kansas City, Salina, and Wichita campuses, and surrounding communities. The Program Manager is primarily responsible for coordinating heritage month celebrations, facilitating communication between team members, supports the Director in giving detailed attention to programs strategy, delivering DEI related training to employees and learners, and coordinating grant projects. The Program Manager will actively engage employees and learners; help convene diverse individuals and groups around a common purpose; and work with key stakeholders to support strategic programmatic initiatives.

Job Description:

Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health, dental, vision, employer paid life, LTD, flexible benefits plan, miscellaneous voluntary plans available, paid vacation and sick (begin accruing upon hire), paid holidays, paid discretionary day, paid bereavement leave, paid jury duty leave, military leave, paid parental leave, retirement plan. More information

A complete application includes:

Resume and cover letter addressing how you meet all the required and preferred qualifications.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support initiatives of the Office for DEI, DEI cabinet, subcommittees, and affinity groups by coordinating relevant programming needed to help raise the collective consciousness of faculty, staff, students, and surrounding communities
  • Attend internal and external resources fairs and events to share DEI initiatives and programs
  • Compile and disseminate programming data
  • Coordinate Continuing Education programming and logistics with the Office for Continuing Education
  • Coordinate grant projects
  • Plans and supports meetings and events to drive DEI initiatives
  • Collaborate with employees and learners on issues regarding DEI initiatives on KUMC campuses (Kansas City, Salina, and Wichita)
  • Plan, organize and coordinate event activities including logistics, identifying speakers, disseminating information, working with communications for advertising and marketing
  • Collaborate with the DEI team, Communications and DEI Committees to update and maintain the DEI and Social Justice Toolkits.
  • Acquire new knowledge and networks both inside and outside the organization
  • Deliver DEI related training to employees and learners
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with diverse audiences at all levels across KUMC campuses (Kanas City, Salina, and Wichita), The University of Kansas Health System and surrounding communities
  • Coordinate bi-annual travel to Salina and Wichita for the Office for DEI
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in all forms, including written and verbal, to convey informative, accurate information to all interested parties
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant field (e.g., public health, business, ethnic or gender studies preferred)
  • Two or more years' experience with DEI initiatives
  • One to two years overseeing and organizing programs
  • Demonstrates cultural humility and behaviors in all interactions
  • Demonstrates experience building and executing successful programs
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of DEI principles
  • Demonstrates high level of professional, emotional intelligence, hospitality, and discretion
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively manage high-volume workload and complex priorities
  • Self-directed, action oriented, superior attention to detail, strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lead strategic priorities through to results
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), analytical, customer service, problem solving and presentation skills
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders, timelines, and projects at the same time – while providing support and direction to key stakeholders throughout the business
  • Ability to think intuitively, creatively, and strategically
  • Able to handle complex and confidential information with discretion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual
  • Project management experience

Employee Type:

Time Type:
Full time

Rate Type:

Pay Range:
$53,000.00 – $83,000.00

Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit or go to and search for position number JR004188.

Applications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

About KU Medical Center:
The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at and

KUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits begin on hire date and KUMC offers other exciting benefits such as paid parental leave, generous employer retirement contributions and other resources to improve health and well-being. For more information, please visit

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