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. The successful candidate will develop policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse work force 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, and the ability to train a large workforce on Diversity and Inclusion, Unintentional Biases, and Civility. Bilingual/bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. A detailed position statement, including education requirements, can be located at

Salary: $61,000-$81,000, DOQ. Worcester is an EOE/AA employer. For additional information related to the position, the city, and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Resumes and cover letters, in confidence, via email in a single PDF, to: Subject: Worcester CDO Search. Position is Open Until Filled with a first round of resume reviews on July 17.