The city of Worcester, Massachusetts (pop 205,319) seeks a talented and creative equity leader as its next Chief Equity Officer. This cabinet-level position reports directly to the City Manager. The successful candidate will have both internal and public-facing responsibilities to facilitate, advocate for, and institutionalize equitable and inclusive policies, practices, and outcomes.

The newly formed Equity Office has nine full-time equivalent positions and a recommended FY2024 budget of $744,000, which represents a 67% increase over the FY2023 budget. The purview of the Equity Office includes human rights, accessibility, investigations, and training and development, and serves as the staff liaison to the Accessibility Advisory Commission, Human Rights Commission, Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, and the Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. The incoming Chief Equity Officer will have the opportunity to fill several key positions on the team.

The Chief Equity Officer can expect to work closely with the City Manager as an advisor and a partner in leading culture change within the city government and the larger community. In addition, they will work closely with Human Resources and other departments to establish a culture of equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the city.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, or in a field related to the job, plus eight to 10 years of diversity program related experience. The salary range for this position is $130,000 – $150,000. Interested candidates should apply online by Oct. 15, with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for five professional references, at  to the attention of Rachel Glisper, Vice President, Tel: 847-380-3240.

The city of Worcester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.