Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Location:  Frankfort, KY, telework as agency directed
Travel: Limited travel
Compensation: Competitive salary and state benefits

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) seeks a motivated multi-tasker to serve as an Associate to work in the division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to accomplish project goals. 

The Council on Postsecondary Education coordinates change and improvement in Kentucky’s postsecondary education system as directed by the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 and through the implementation of its 2016-2021 Strategic Agenda:  Stronger by Degrees.  Dr. Aaron Thompson became the fourth president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on November 1, 2018. His career is a testament to the transformative power of higher education. Under his leadership, CPE will reimagine and disrupt Kentucky’s public higher education system to better serve our students, workforce and economy.

The Associate will work directly with CPE’s Executive Director of Initiatives for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to assist in carrying out the many responsibilities of CPE’s division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within those responsibilities, there are numerous projects and initiatives that require an abundance of research, coordination, planning, and follow-up.  The successful candidate will work with the Executive Director of Initiatives for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; so strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills are essential.  The Associate should manage day-to-day project activities, thus allowing the Director to focus on broader issues and proactively identify potential problems.  The Associate will fulfill these roles in an exciting and fast-paced environment.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Required Education and Experience

Other information

Individuals are encouraged to submit materials for full consideration. The start date is negotiable. The position is based in Frankfort and may require some occasional limited travel for training purposes. Participation in TIAA-CREF in lieu of the Kentucky State retirement system(s).

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Rae Smith, Human Resource
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
100 Airport Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Rae.smith@ky.gov

Last Updated: 6/7/2022