The Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) is seeking a full-time Chief Equity Officer to oversee all activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position reports directly to the Executive Director & CEO, and is part of the senior management team. The Chief Equity Officer works collaboratively with the Human Resources Manager and the Senior Executive & Director of Membership.

About MMA: The nonpartisan Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) provides an array of services to its member cities and towns statewide, including advocacy, education and training, research and analysis, and publications and information programs. As the voice of local government in Massachusetts, the MMA works to advance the interests of all cities and towns.

About the position: The Chief Equity Officer will lead the Massachusetts Municipal Association in formulating and executing the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, operational practices and policies, employee training, and other initiatives that honor and value diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultural differences. The Chief Equity Officer will also support city and town governments in their efforts to become more diverse and inclusive workplaces and champion DEI within their communities. The Chief Equity Officer will develop and prepare long-term strategic objectives to operationalize equity, racial equity, and culturally responsive values and practices throughout MMA operations, conduct DEI trainings to offer a deeper understanding of and commitment to DEI best practices, and work collaboratively with staff to advance DEI initiatives through member education and advocacy. The Chief Equity Officer will lead DEI Advisory Committee in its work to advance DEI initiatives across 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts, develop strategic partnerships with external organizations committed to DEI to help advance and enhance MMA’s DEI efforts, gather municipal feedback and finalize development of the DEI Toolkit, act as a resource and provide guidance to community leaders advancing DEI work.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in a related field. A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.

DEI experience in local or state government strongly preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of people. The ability to handle sensitive, confidential information. Strong ability to work with a team as well as work independently. Superior communication, organizational, project management, strategic planning and leadership skills.

Work environment: Our offices are located in Boston’s Government Center neighborhood. The position offers a highly competitive salary, terrific benefits, and a great collaborative work culture. Our office utilizes a hybrid-work schedule. If you are ready to devote yourself to work on behalf of our member cities and towns, then this position may be for you.

How to Apply: Please send a PDF of your cover letter and resume to: hr@mma.org.

The MMA is committed to diversity in the workplace and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, genetics information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, age, or military or veteran status.