Chief Diversity Officer

The City of Worcester - Worcester, MA

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Job Description

The City Manager for the City of Worcester seeks a dynamic individual for the position of a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Reporting directly to the City Manager and in concert with the Director of Human Resources, the CDO will serve as a visible agent, who will lead the City Manager’s diversity agenda; areas of hiring, leadership and career development, diversity training, strategic planning, recruitment and retention.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will develop policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organization; while performing outreach to various community, academic, and business organizations to increase diverse employment opportunities for underrepresented demographic groups.
  • Assist with creating best practices to enhance workplace morale and identify and develop high potential talent.
  • The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication, extensive problem solving skills, the ability to compile extensive EEO/AA data to ensure proper tracking and reporting, study and analyze the barriers to diversifying the workforce, develop strategy and plans to overcome those barriers, the ability to train a large workforce on Diversity and Inclusion, Unintentional Biases and Civility.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in public administration, human resources management, organizational behavior, or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following:
  • Personnel or public administration, recruitment, personnel relations, staff development, employment program planning/administration; or in a related area.
  • 6 months experience in Human Resources and 4 years’ experience with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

Preferred:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college in public administration, human resources management, organizational behavior, or a closely related field, and five years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: personnel or public administration, recruitment, personnel relations, staff development, employment program planning/administration; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in a managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity.
  • Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above.
  • 1 year experience in Human Resources and 5 years’ experience with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.
  • Certifications as a diversity and inclusion, or labor relations or human resources professional are preferred along with existing memberships in best practices organizations.
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