Boston, Massachusetts

Posted Date

May 24, 2024

Contact Information

Pamela Spang
pamela.spang@mass.gov

Deputy Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Executive Bureau

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a highly motivated individual to work closely with the Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) to provide critical guidance and leadership on matters related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice.

The Deputy Chief will:  (1) Provide leadership and innovative ideas that address systemic challenges related to gaps in cultural competency and empathetic allyship; (2) In collaboration with the Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, work to support and further a respectful and inclusive work environment for employees within the Attorney General’s Office; and (3) Develop and implement strategies to collect and use DEI analytics, combat implicit bias, and increase cross-cultural communications and engagement.

Position Type:  Full-Time/Exempt

Salary:  $99,000 – $106,000

You will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume when applying for this position.  The application deadline is June 5, 2024.

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:

Shealenn Nash, Executive Assistant

Executive Bureau

(617) 963-2511

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.

Responsibilities

Duties of the Deputy Chief of Organizational Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion include but are not limited to the following:

  • Align DEI initiatives and outcomes with the vision of the Attorney General’s Office through strategic planning, careful execution, and communications about the DEI Team’s work;
  • Develop training and programming opportunities (leveraging internal and external partnerships) to advance best practices through a DEI lens that support inclusion, allyship, retention, diversity talent pipeline-building, and cultural competency in a legal workplace;
  • Develop and implement comprehensive DEI strategies and action plans that align with our agency’s values and goals;
  • Collaborate with HR, leadership, and various teams across the AGO to integrate DEI principles into recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, and career development processes;
  • Act as a liaison with external organizations and communities to enhance partnerships and drive meaningful DEI initiatives in our broader community;
  • Conceptualize and help to manage special projects and work assignments of the Chief of ODEI;
  • Stay informed about industry best practices, trends, and legal requirements related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, incorporating them into the AGO’s policies and practices.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Eight-plus years of experience developing and managing diversity programs preferred, including equity, inclusion, and racial justice;
  • Program management experience required;
  • Senior-level leadership skills and prior management experience required;
  • Experience in creating broad outreach strategies for building inclusive talent pipelines required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated organization skills with a strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent cultural humility skills and training;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate advice and support, effectively and productively, to a broad base of attorneys and staff to develop solutions and manage change;
  • Demonstrated ability to build both formal and informal professional networks (e.g., ERGs);
  • 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 connection to the people and communities we serve, and an interest in supporting a respectful and inclusive work environment. Our current hybrid model includes some remote workdays for most positions.

Application Process

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.