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State of Massachusetts Program Officer, Diversity & Equity Initiatives in Boston, Massachusetts

Program Officer, Diversity and Equity Initiatives* * Racial Equity Statement:Mass Cultural Council invests financial, programmatic, and informational resources equitably, and provides leadership to repair, heal, and build toward a cultural sector where diversity flourishes and inclusion is the norm. Massachusetts’ communities, residents, and visitors benefit from a robust diversity in the cultural sector, without which the Commonwealth cannot continue to thrive. A limited or narrow perspective of what the world is, and can be, is unproductive and unartistic. Seeing the world differently and bringing those ideas to life is the charge of the cultural sector and its leaders. Mass Cultural Council is ready to more deeply support these equitable, inclusive, and creative visions. Description:The Mass Cultural Council is an independent state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences; fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents; and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy. For more information, see Hire Culture: Job details State Title/Classification:Program Coordinator I Current Agency Title:ProgramOfficer, Diversity and Equity Initiatives Supervision Received: Human Resources Director Direct Reporting Staff: None Position Summary:Mass Cultural Council’s Diversity and Equity Initiative consists of an ever-growing number of internal and external action steps, programs, and support mechanisms for the Council members, staff, and cultural sector that advance racial equity, anti-racism, diversity, and belonging (“racial equity initiatives or objectives”) of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)/GM (People of the Global Majority). The Diversity and Equity Program Officer will serve as a steward of Mass Cultural Council’s core principles of diversity, equity, anti-racism, and belonging. The Program Officer leads the development of educational programming, services and grant making that advances all emerging and recognized notions of diversity, equity, anti-racism and belonging for the Agency, the Agency’s programs, staff, and the cultural sector. This is a union position. Duties and Responsibilities: Diversity and Equity Initiative: * Administer and advocate for all aspects of the Agency’s Racial Equity Plan. * With Agency teams, coordinate, oversee and review program activities and make recommendations for changes in procedures, guidelines, and services to achieve Agency’s racial equity objectives. * Develop messaging in consultation with Public Affairs to lead the Agency’s outreach, curriculum development, and form strategic partnerships to support statewide racial equity objectives. * Support, create, and manage racial equity and diversity affinity groups - internally and externally. * Develop and implementservices and programs such as trainings, workshops, webinars, events, and forumsto support thecultural sectors knowledge or racial equity in alignment withAgency’s racial equity objectives and goals. * Technical assistance, services, and resource development:* * Coordinate efforts to engage, motivate, and support program participants and other constituents seeking to improve diversity, equity, anti-racism and belonging. * Manage and oversee any contractors engaged in the Agency racial equity initiatives. * Coordinate resource sharing, information exchange, and professional development of the cultural sector regarding racial equity initiatives. Procedures, program evaluation, investment of resources, etc.: * Evaluate effectiveness of racial equity initiatives with accurate and timely updates, metrics and reports, confer with program teams and senior staff to determine whether improvements or changes are required. * Confer with Agency leadership to make strategic decisions about resources for racial equity initatives. Representing the Agency promoting access and inclusion: * Support Universal Participation and CultureRx initiatives and programs. * Assist with the planning, implementation, and representation of the Agency at meetings and public events of the program teams,the Agency, and outside agencies or partners. * Take part in and contribute to other Agency-wide activities and initiatives. * Represent the Agency as needed with various private, local, state and federal entities. * Represent and present Mass Cultural Council work at national conferences to highlight the council’s national leadership role in diversity and racial equity. In-state travel required. Occasional nights and weekends required. Occasional out-of-state travel required. Other duties as mutually agreed. How To Apply:Applicants should provide: 1. 1. Mass Cultural Council Employment Form 2. A letter of interest 3. A résumé Email materials to David.Slatery@art.state.ma.us with the subject line “Diversity and Equity Officer Search”. Please attach letter of interest and resume as one Word or PDF document. Do not send materials as text within an email. You may address your letter of interest to “Diversity and Equity Officer Search Committee”. * * Apply by: August 15, 2021* * Classification and Salary: State Classification: Program Coordinator I, Salary: Grade 10 Step 1 ($53,056) to Grade 10 Step 14 ($75,629). Excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance as well as paid vacation and sick leave. Full details of benefits provided at time of offer. Start Date: September 2021 Qualifications required/preferred at time of hire: Required: * Relevant work experience in racial equity and diversity. * Must be a strong public speaker/presenter and have extensive experience leading workshops, making presentations, and developing and delivering training sessions. * Customer or constituent service experience. * Strong writing, administrative, organizational, skills. * Flexibility and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. * A valid Driver’s license. *Job: Training and Development *Organization: Mass Cultural Council *Title: *Program Officer, Diversity & Equity Initiatives Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 10 St James Avenue Requisition ID: 21000690

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