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Director of Equity & Inclusion

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 1 month ago

The Town of Danvers seeks applicants to join our team in a newly created position as the Director of Equity and Inclusion.  This position was developed based on a recommendation from the Danvers Welcoming Community Working Group to the Danvers Select Board in April 2021.  The Group’s full report to the Board can be found here.  The Town of Danvers is a politically stable and professionally managed community on the North Shore, providing a supportive and welcoming environment for all Town staff, including a commitment to professional development and policies that promote and support a healthy work/life balance.

Broadly, this position will provide leadership in the areas of Workforce Training & Programs, Community Outreach & Engagement, and Policy Review & Development related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A successful candidate will have experience developing a long-term program of initiatives that will develop a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture and create opportunities to build diversity and inclusive practices into the Town’s operations.  The Director will work closely with the Human Rights & Inclusion Committee, DanversCares, and other community stakeholders, as described in the essential job functions.  The Director will also work closely with the School Superintendent and Library Director in support of DEI goals for those departments.

The Town will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteerism, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in the qualification section of the job description is labeled required.  Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of related experience, Master’s or legal degree preferred; advanced understanding of computers, including Microsoft office is required.  Massachusetts driver’s license required. For a complete job description, please click here.

This position works 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Management pay scale (M-1 Range) starting at $73,868, with the ability to move through the pay scale via step system to a maximum of $98,614.  Hiring DOQ. Excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance plans, participation in the Town’s retirement plan, Town match to 457 plan, and paid time off.

To apply, please send a Town application, resume, and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, by email as a PDF to [email protected], or by mail to Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.  Applications will be received until the position is filled.


The Town of Danvers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics.  The “EEO is the Law” poster is available for your reference.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact us at [email protected] or (978) 777-0001 x3030 in advance to request assistance.

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