City of Framingham Advertising For Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

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FRAMINGHAM – In December 2021, the City of Framingham’s first-ever Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer quit to take a job with the City of Revere.

Maritsa Barros, who began at a salary of $125,000 in January 201, left on December 10, 2021 to become the Chief Officer of Talent and Culture under the leadership of Mayor Brian Arrigo

Today, August 12, the City of Framingham posted the job.

“The City of Framingham is seeking a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer to provide Citywide direction and support in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and related matters. The DE&I Officer will work under the supervision of the Mayor’s Office and, as part of the Mayor’s office, will interact with all City Departments, the Community, and the City Council. The candidate chosen will serve as a knowledgeable resource and assist in enhancing existing programs and developing new programs that will encourage active engagement in activities demonstrating the City’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” noted the job description.

The salary range $107,597 to $126,164

The Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer ould:

  • Facilitate the development of strategies, policies and guidelines designed to advance an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion both within City government and across the broader community.
  • Guide and advise the Mayor, City Council, City Departments, Boards and Commissions and others to address public health challenges and barriers faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized community members. • Ensures organizational consistency in the application of diversity, equity and inclusion focused policies and practices.
  • Help address challenges and barriers faced by marginalized community members and makes recommendations that work to build a more inclusive City.
  • Work with the Human Relations Commission in carrying out their mission. • Collaborates with the Human Resources Department (HR) in developing and putting into practice employment policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse work force for the City.
  • Identify external trends and recognizing best practice which will increase diversity among the workforce.

  • Work with Human Resources to recommend and implement staff programs, training and activities that promote equitable, diverse and inclusive environments.
  • Develop, formulate and implement policies that promote diversity and equal opportunity for the solicitation of vendors.
  • Attend public meetings and events as necessary and represents City government in the community, as a partner committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, including with the local business community, community groups, and state and local agencies.
  • Work closely with the HR Department to develop a culture of community among city employees.
  • Participate in or manages special projects, including but not limited to EEO/AA, ad-hoc reports, presentations and/or facilitation of diversity, equity and inclusion educational initiatives and facilitating work groups.
  • Work closely with the Citizen Participation Officer to build relationships with community organizations and community leaders to gain an understanding of challenges and perceptions that may exist about City government.
  • Work to be a bridge between community and the City to propose and implement change when possible.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree with at “least five years of related experience working with a variety of socio-economic groups, as well as racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) A working knowledge of designing professional learning around diversity, equity, inclusion and/or cultural competency. An understanding of diversity challenges and an ability to lead systemic change. Knowledge of commonly used organizational diversity and education resources concepts, practices and procedures. Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Effective intercultural communication skills and ability to advocate/address issues of diversity; Skill in developing metrics for measuring effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented. Ability to effectively work across global cultures and partner with organizational and community leaders and build collaborative relationships,” noted the job posting.

Ideal candidate will be bi-lingual in English and Spanish and/or Portuguese

The employee is expected to work both independently and as part of a team depending on the project and to interpret instructions and/or adopt methods to resolve particular problems.

The person works under the direct supervision of the Mayor, and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and Human Resources Director.



email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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