Company: Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell seeks a highly motivated and experienced professional to provide critical guidance and leadership on matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice. The Chief will: (1) serve as a key resource, strategist, and subject matter expert to support the Office in addressing the needs of our employees and the communities we serve; (2) work to support a respectful and inclusive work environment for employees within the Attorney General’s Office; and (3) develop and implement strategies to further this goal. The Chief will be a member of the Executive Team and will work closely with executive staff, managers, the General Counsel’s Office, and the Human Resources Division to ensure that our policies, practices, and initiatives are aligned with efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice.
Primary Duties: Duties for the Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as liaison and consultant for all racial justice and racial equity work at the Attorney General’s Office;
• Advise on external partnerships on matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice;
• Partner with the Attorney General’s Office Communications Division and assist with messaging of external communications;
• Oversee the Attorney General’s Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the various initiatives of the Committee;
• Oversee recruitment and hiring efforts, including developing outreach strategies to attract a talented and diverse workforce;
• Establish and oversee office hiring practices aimed at minimizing bias in our hiring decisions;
• Establish and maintain relationships with minority bar associations and other organizations representing potential applicants from diverse backgrounds;
• Participate on hiring panels/interviews, as appropriate;
• Advise on matters related to employee retention — develop and implement strategies to enhance workplace culture and employee satisfaction;
• Advise on matters related to onboarding of new employees, mentorship, professional development, and training;
• Serve as resource and advisor to management staff;
• Serve as resource for employees and address issues, when appropriate;
• Advise on matters involving employee concerns, work environment, and personnel matters and participate in resolution, as appropriate;
• Supervise the Diversity & Inclusion staff;
• Serve as a resource, as appropriate, on the Office’s policy positions as they relate to racial justice and equity.
• Bachelor’s Degree is required; JD is preferred;
• 8 to 10 years of experience developing and managing diversity programs preferred, including equity, inclusion, and racial justice;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
• Strong written communication skills;
• Senior-level leadership skills and prior management experience;
• Strong organization skills with a strong attention to detail;
• Excellent cultural humility skills and training;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively and productively facilitate advice and support among a broad base of attorneys and staff to effectively develop solutions and manage change;
• Demonstrated ability to build both formal and informal professional networks;
• Ability to multitask in a high-volume, fast-past environment;
• Self-starter with proven ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• A valid driver’s license, as travel across the State is required.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the people and communities we serve, including historically marginalized communities, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Please Note: COVID-19 vaccines are required of all AGO employees. Absent an approved medical or religious accommodation or pregnancy exemption, all new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning employment with the AGO. Additionally, new hires are required to receive their first booster shot prior to the start of their employment, or within 30 days of eligibility, absent an approved medical or religious accommodation or pregnancy exemption. Our hybrid model includes some telework days for most positions.
Position Type: Full-Time/Exempt
Application Process: To apply for this position, visit the AGO website’s jobs portal at www.mass.gov/ago/employment to register and create a profile, upload your cover letter and resume, and submit an application. Candidates may only apply directly using the AGO’s online Employment and Recruitment jobs portal. Our hybrid model includes some telework days for most positions.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will gladly assist applicants in need of an accommodation. For assistance, contact the Human Resources Division at (617) 963-2041.
Inquiries regarding position & status may be made to:
Donna Villanucci, Executive Assistant
The Attorney General’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Attorney General’s Office strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Office encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions.
Job type: Full Time
Fully remote: Hybrid
Salary range: 155,000
Location: Boston. MA
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