Natick is giving it another go to hire a Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach, having posted the job listing earlier this month.
As we documented last month, the posting has been a long time coming, with Natick facing a challenging job market for this and other positions. Based on input from the community and partner organizations, Natick has morphed the job title from Chief Diversity Officer to Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach. Natick Town Administrator Jamie Errickson said the revised title would better describe the scope of the job, and have a more proactive and inclusive feel to it.
According to the job description: The position is responsible for the development of diversity, equity and inclusion programs for the Town, leading/supporting the Town’s efforts to support disproportionately impacted populations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and engage with the Select Board and relevant stakeholders in advancing such work. The Director of Equity, Inclusion & Outreach will work to develop and operationalize a long-term program of initiatives that will develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, target support for disproportionately impacted populations of the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop priorities that provide opportunities to build diversity and inclusive practices into the Town’s operations. The Director of Equity, Inclusion & Outreach will work with boards/committees of the Town as well as community groups as necessary and described in the essential job functions. For purposes of this position description, social equity is meant to include race/ethnicity, physical ability, LBGTQIA+ identity, socio-economic status as examples, but is intended to be inclusive of all people.
The starting salary will range from $80,000-$95,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com . The position will remain open until filled.
Once this position is filled, Natick would return to establishing a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, unless the town decides to move ahead with that earlier. After finding it tough to fill that new committee, the town earlier decided to hold off until a director was hired.
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