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Worcester Announces Request for Proposals for Chief Equity Officer Search

For Immediate Release: 4/19/2023 11:16 am

WORCESTER, Mass. – The City of Worcester announced Tuesday a request for proposals for an executive search firm for a Chief Equity Officer to lead the new Executive Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“Under the direction of the Chief Equity Officer, the City is looking to accelerate representation within the City’s workforce and leadership,” said City Manager Eric D. Batista. “The Chief Equity Officer will lead the newly established Executive Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and its efforts in recruiting, hiring, developing, retaining, engaging, and motivating a diverse, results-oriented, high-performing workforce that is representative of the community we serve.”

The City is seeking proposals from search firms with extensive experience in conducting successful executive level searches in the government sector, with a proven ability to recruit highly qualified, diverse, and nationally respected candidates. The selected firm will utilize industry best practices and processes to customize a plan and overall process tailored to the City’s needs, while helping to ensure a smooth and successful search process.

The selected firm must have extensive experience with conducting Chief Equity Officer or Chief Diversity Officer executive searches. The request for proposals is open now until May 10 at 10 a.m.

It is anticipated that the successful finalist will begin onboarding in Fall 2023.

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