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Federal Reserve System Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

As a part of the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City supports a stable financial system. We work across diverse communities throughout our region and nation to foster understanding in our economy, the payments system, and financial institutions for people from all walks of life.

Together, we serve the public and each other in an innovative environment that values the highest ethical standards. Here you'll find support to develop, united in a clear and common purpose with a diverse team.

The Kansas City Fed has an exciting opportunity to oversee diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives within our organization. The KC Fed is located in Kansas City, Missouri, and has branch offices in Denver, Oklahoma City, and Omaha, representing the Tenth District seven-state region. Your role as a DE&I Specialist will support the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and reports directly to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager. The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist performs a variety of duties including project management responsibilities across multiple programs and functions, helping to advance the DE&I strategy internally and externally with collaborative partners and stakeholders, and providing guidance and support to cross-functional teams committed to advancing DE&I at District- and system-levels. The DE&I Specialist must be able to develop and complete a variety of complex projects and work with minimal guidance. They should value the Bank’s commitment to service, integrity, inclusion, innovation and growth and development.

Key Activities:

Working closely with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team, this position will support critical components of DE&I strategy, including, but not limited to:

  • Develop and cultivate partnership with strategic stakeholders to increase candidate pool for the Bank’s board, councils, workforce and suppliers.

  • Partner with appropriate internal and external DE&I stakeholders to plan and host DE&I programs.

  • Disseminate relevant DE&I resources and publications to the appropriate stakeholders in a timely and coordinated manner including comprehensive reports.

  • Serve as an advisor and coordinator for internal, employee-led groups.

  • Support cross-functional efforts to advance DE&I at District- and system-levels.

  • Author or co-author articles and resource materials.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience.

  • Typically requires at least three years or more of relevant experience.

  • Incumbent must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Bank grants an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

In addition to the above, the following are preferred:

  • Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to interact with high-level stakeholders with tact diplomacy and poise.

  • Ability to work with minimal management and find solutions be productive independently.

  • Promote quality through continuous performance improvement.

  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills.

  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team.

  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job.

  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion.

  • Event planning experience.

  • Identify gaps to help drive program needs; this requires effectively staying abreast of industry trends and working with internal and external stakeholders.

Certain eligibility requirements apply.

Our Total Rewards program offers benefits that go beyond the basics featuring:

  • Market-leading Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k/Thrift Plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life Insurance

  • Vacation & Personal Time

  • Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Onsite Fitness Center (Kansas City location)

  • Onsite Cafeteria

  • Onsite Garage Parking at No Cost

  • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More…

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Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Public Affairs/Community Development

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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