Town Seeks First Director Of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Source: amherstma.gov

The Town of Amherst is seeking a dynamic leader to develop, implement, and monitor a strategic plan that will advance a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture throughout the Town. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a newly developed department, created to ensure alignment between town activities and the town’s commitment to eradicating the effects of systemic racism in Town government and Town-affiliated organizations. The director will review and make recommendations to revise policies, procedures, bylaws, values, goals, and missions to foster an unbiased and inclusive environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and negative stereotyping toward any person or group.

Town Hall is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment in the town of Amherst, and we are looking for an innovative forward-thinking leader to help us in our efforts to promote equity throughout the town!


The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.

The successful candidate will have the skills to supervise and lead a team, have experience implementing equity, diversity, and inclusion, recognize cultural values and norms of various communities, such as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and disability communities, among others, and have a track record of advocating for human rights? 

THE DEI DIRECTOR WILL:

• Build and sustain an unbiased environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and negative stereotyping

• Review policies, procedures, bylaws, values, goals

• Be responsible for the development of DEI programs

• Serve as the Human Rights Director

What We Offer:

This is a brand new full-time position offering competitive benefits, pension, a rewarding career, and a starting annual salary of $74,895 – $100,652 depending on experience/qualifications. For full benefits information, please visit www.amherstma.gov/benefits

For full job description and to apply online, please visit our Career Portal

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