We know many of you LOVE UMKC and think it is a great place to work. We are sure there are days when you are working that you look around and really love how your job makes you feel, your co-workers do something great for you that warms your heart or you really get a kick out of solving some problem. We’d like to capture the “love” on this website so we can share it with your fellow employees and prospective employees. The reason is two-fold. One is for current employees: Some days you may need a little encouragement. Seeing the ...
Every day I am amazed at what UMKC has accomplished over the past decade not only enhancing the student experience, but the staff experience as well. This would not happen without the leadership, dedication and commitment from our faculty and staff. It is an honor to work for an organization that is a leader locally and nationally on many different levels of academics, sustainability and customer service. There is a synergy at UMKC that everyone should experience. That’s what I love about UMKC. Karen Lavendusky Campus Facilities Management
I take pride in coming to work because everyone takes pride in what they do; from the grounds to the halls; from smile to smiles; from heart to open doors. UMKC is a wonderful place to work. In the fall of 2012 I will have two grandchildren here; one in Business and the other in Dentistry. They are here because they have grown up at UMKC and I have 20 more grandchildren to go. Go UMKC!!! Lee Washington Human Resources
UMKC is home to a top-notch public radio station: KCUR 89.3 fm....and I get to work there! Jill Jordan KCUR
UMKC is indeed a place of experience, change and learning. I have met so many wonderful people throughout the years and rather we are in a classroom, in an office or just touring the campus. You share that experience with those you meet. That's what it's all about people. What we learn is not just in books, but the experience that we can take with us for a lifetime. Erma Artist Academic Affairs/Provost Office
The employee family at UMKC is phenomenally diverse. Throughout the course of any given workday, I may interact with coworkers from virtually every age group from Gen X to Elder Boomer who represent a veritable cornucopia of culture, ethnicity, socio-economic stature, race, gender, sexual orientation, belief systems, educational background, and ideologies. I've never worked anywhere as culturally rich and diverse as UMKC. Rebecca Edmundson Provost Office, Faculty Affairs
I do love UMKC. I got my undergrad degree here and briefly taught as an adjunct several years ago. I am lucky to be back as an employee in The Bloch School, where everyone is so friendly and fun. I work in the Department of Public Affairs, a small yet mighty group of dedicated professors whose work in the nonprofit, urban and health care administration fields is inspiring! Barbara Domke Bloch School
The Health Sciences Campus has changed so much over the 6 years that I've worked in the Health Sciences Library. I love the flower beds and plantings that UMKC's grounds people create and maintain to keep our campus looking so attractive. The campus is inspirational, and surely reflects not only the thriving plants, but how we try to create and sustain good health for all at the Health Sciences Campus! Susan Sanders Health Sciences Library
Laughing and sharing with my coworkers keep me coming back everyday. Trudy Barker KCUR
I love working at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library. After my busy morning commute, the student assistant at the ground floor Music/Media Desk always smiles and greets me with a cheery "Good morning!" as I enter the building. I get the same greeting from other co-workers as I head to my office on the 1st floor. A smile and welcome from my colleagues really does make the morning, and the entire day good! Your librarian, Mary E. Anderson Miller Nichols Library
UMKC has been part of my life since I was a student and student/worker more than 35 years ago. At that time, the Bio-Chem complex was the newest facility on campus and Law classes were taught in Cockefair Hall! UMKC has changed a lot over the years but one thing that has never changed is the great UMKC spirit and willingness of staff, faculty, administrators and students alike to rise to meet the challenges that occur with change. I've been fortunate that UMKC has given me the opportunity to grow and learn over the years. I've found a second family ...
I’ve been privileged to be part of a group of people dedicated to the continuous growth of our programs toward student success, artistic excellence and community engagement. I’ve loved every minute of my 29 years.
Conservatory of Music and Dance
I started here a little bit over eight years ago and find that everyone at UMKC is trying to help you succeed.I got very lucky and got hired in a department where changes never stop,and learning never stops.I have also learned that if you give a smile it will come back to you as a smile as it is easier to get things done.Working together as a team with other departments is a great reward when the job/ project gets done .
For future employee,it is a great place with good benefits and great coworkers to boot. Have a great day.
I am thrilled that we now have Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine all at the Health Science campus. It is allowing exciting opportunities for collaboration.
School of Dentistry
One of my favorite parts of the day is walking into the Administrative Building each morning … As I open the main entry door, Joan welcomes me by name. No matter how crazy the day has been leading up to this point (three children under five at home!), Joan’s warm personal greeting and genuine smile brighten my day. How blessed we are at UMKC to have so many Joan’s across our campus!
I enjoy the environment and opportunities the university provides. It is incredible and exciting in so many ways such as; the wide range of people we work with, the arts, education, the development and the atmosphere of the community etc. UMKC is a great place to work!!
Campus Facilities Management/Building Services
There are many things about UMKC that I love. The excitement of being on a college campus, meeting so many nice people and working with students. The atmosphere is uplifting and I have the best co-workers at the School of Education. GO ROOS!
Connie I. Fischer
School of Education