Kayla Channell
Sr. Human Resources Specialist
(816) 235-1054

Stephen Reese
Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Sarah Lauer
Hiring Coordinator
(816) 235-1143

Career Management

The university recognizes the distinct advantage of talented employees seeking job and career advancement within UMKC. Hiring internal employees allows UMKC to retain, recognize, and reward talent within the organization. Creating internal opportunities for career advancement also enhances staff morale and productivity, maximizes efficiencies, and saves time and money.

Take charge of your career at UMKC and discover the possibilities that UMKC has to offer!

Exploring Your Options

Discover the possibilities, Check for the latest job postings in myHR.
Polish your skills. Want to position yourself for that next great position? With a wide variety of training courses and service, we can help you get the skills you need for the next step.

Resume/Cover Letter Assistance

The UMKC Recruitment team offers resume and cover letter assistance to all employees. Set up a consultation with one of the recruiters by contacting the HR Service Center.

Self-Assessments (For Individuals and Groups)

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment.


Standard (Step I) Assessments are $25 and are administered online.

Payment Instructions

Visit UMKC cashiers and collections (Admin Center 112) and pay the requisite $25 (cash only). After receiving your receipt, contact Kevin Sansberry in Human Resources to arrange for the interpretation of your MBTI results.

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment

The Username is UMKC and The Password is umkchr1621

Navigating your UMKC Career

Join us for a course entirely devoted to helping you create your career path at UMKC.

This course includes:

  • Introduction to My Career Plan
  • How to know if you are qualified for a position
  • Resume Tricks and Tips
  • Requirements to apply for a position at UMKC
  • How to apply for a position at UMKC
  • Interview techniques and preparation
  • Helpful training and development courses
Registration in Percipio


Before You Apply

As you get ready to apply, ask yourself these questions:

  • Have I been in my current position long enough to cultivate good relationships and prove my abilities? Hiring managers look for a stable work history.
  • How strong is my performance in my current job? If your current rating is not strong, think about ways to improve it first. Cultivate a reputation for getting things done while maintaining good relationships.
  • What are my skills, strengths, and passions? Be realistic about your strengths, professional passions, and preferences. They’ll help you recognize potential fit in a job opening.
  • Do I have high-quality, up to date application materials? Have a well written, relevant resume and cover letter, and a prepared list of references.
  • Am I ready for an interview? You’ll need to be prepared, rehearsed, and appropriately dressed for every interview. Learn as much as you can about the department and the job ahead of time, so you can be specific and enthusiastic about the position.

Application Requirements

Employees who wish to pursue an internal employment opportunity are responsible for satisfying the following qualifications:

  • Applying to the job posting by providing the appropriate documentation in a timely manner
  • Meeting or exceeding performance level standards
  • Performing in their current job for a minimum of 6 months. If the vacant position is within the same department this requirement may differ.
  • Notifying current supervisor if interest continues after an initial interview.
  • Provide a two week transition before beginning new role if you are offered and accept a new position.

Applying for an Internal Position

  1. Log in to myHR using your university SSO.
  2. Access the careers link under the “myCareer” tab.

For your application to be considered for any UMKC Staff position, you must:

  1. List your complete work history (including significant volunteer experience) demonstrating your qualifications for the position for which you are applying.
  2. Provide education details for all education levels.
  3. List at least five references with contact information.
  4. Respond to all questions in the “Applicant Questionnaire” section.
  5. Attaching a resume is not a substitute for completing the application. Any application that does not have these sections completed in full will be considered incomplete.

Resources for Managing your Career

This learning path is aimed any individual looking to proactively manage their career. This learning path highlights the fundamentals of advancing your career. It covers the necessary skills for getting and keeping your career on track in a business environment. It includes knowing yourself, identifying your career options, and making a promotional plan. This learning path also covers ways to work with and maintain your network, including the relationship with your boss. Finally, this learning path suggests strategies for making the most of your performance appraisal.

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