The town of Nantucket, Massachusetts seeks qualified candidates for the position of DEI Director. The town of Nantucket is a small island community located approximately 30 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The island’s year-round population is approximately 12,000, however its summer seasonal and tourist population swells the island to over 50,000 inhabitants during the busy summer months. Municipal services must be provided year-round and scaled to meet the changing demands seasonally. Unlike many cities or towns, Nantucket maintains its own airport, nursing home, harbors, water company, landfill, natural resources and shellfish propagation facility, and two waste water treatment facilities. Nantucket’s workforce is approximately 90% unionized in thirteen collective bargaining units.

Essential Duties:

The DEI Director is responsible for leading the development, implementation and monitoring of training and awareness programs, strategic plans, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the town workforce and externally with related committees/boards. The DEI Director will participate in internal employment diversity matters and policy review, collaborate with Culture & Tourism on cultural events, act as the liaison to staff advisory groups related to DEI, and partner with the town public outreach coordinator for outreach on DEI initiatives. The DEI Director will serve as the town’s liaison to the community relating to community programs, forums and initiatives.


The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business, employment law, human resources management, social work, organizational behavior or related field required with three or more years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s degree in above related subjects preferred. Demonstrated experience with diversity topics, including but not limited to: assessments, strategy development, policies, hiring practices, educational programs (including unconscious bias), scorecard development and tracking preferred.

Full Time: Salary range $90,000 – $110,000

Application deadline August 10 at 4 p.m.

Send cover letter, resume and completed town of Nantucket employment application to Human Resources, 16 Broad St., Nantucket, MA 02554 or email the application to Visit our website at to apply online. AA/EOE