City of Boston

Equity and Inclusion Manager (Office of Housing)

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Office of Equity
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Boston City Hall
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The Equity and Inclusion Manager (“Manager”) of the Mayor’s Office of Housing will lead the design and implementation of Equity and Inclusion plans for their cabinet following the structure provided by the Equity & Inclusion Cabinet.


The mission of the Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. MOH oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property. The Mayor's Office of Housing seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.


Reporting to the Chief of Staff or designee, the Equity and Inclusion Manager will provide the staffing, structure, and support to embed equity and inclusion strategies within the policies, programs and operations of the Mayor’s Office of Housing. The Manager will be part of a cohort of E&I Managers embedded in Cabinets across the City of Boston working to achieve equity and inclusion in their own cabinet’s policies, programs, and practices by operationalizing equity and inclusion processes and goals in a manner tailored to the cabinet. Managers will be in frequent communication with each other and the E&I Cabinet staff, particularly the E&I Network Program Manager, Director of Policy and Research, and Chief. 


Learn about the Equity & Inclusion Cabinet at


Create and Implement E&I Standards and Goals: 


  • Assess cabinet strengths, needs, goals, and opportunities to better address issues of equity and inclusion.
  • Identify major aspects of work in which equity and inclusion need to be embedded and begin to address them, even as equity and inclusion standards and goals are being developed. 
  • Lead development of cabinet’s specific equity and inclusion standards.
  • Support the implementation of cabinet’s equity and inclusion standards by ensuring staff have adequate training and providing technical assistance to staff.
  • Make recommendations for cabinet actions and goals to increase equity and inclusion that include Theory of Change (ToC) modeling and concrete measurable outcomes.
  • Design the scope of work to reach set equity and inclusion goals. 
  • Lead periodic review and updating process of cabinet’s equity and inclusion standards and goals. 


Monitor Progress: 


  • Develop metrics and systems to measure progress regarding equity and inclusion goals. 
  • Regularly evaluate and report on the cabinet’s performance against these metrics.
  • Write research-based and community-informed recommendations for subsequent action.
  • Take on ad-hoc projects and responsibilities that contribute to the advancement of equity and inclusion goals, addressing emergent needs or unique opportunities as they arise.
  • Collaborate with fellow Equity and Inclusion Officers throughout the citywide network to collectively improve social determinants of health for all constituents.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • Commitment to Mayor Wu’s vision of building a City for Everyone that prioritizes constituents from historically excluded communities.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in project/program management or operations with multiple stakeholders. One (1) year may be substituted with an Associate’s degree; one (1) or two (2) years may be substituted with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills required.
  • A strong ability to project manage and coordinate the needs of various stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google suite preferred.
  • Experience in the public sector and/or unionized environments is preferred.
  • Familiarity with the affordable housing field preferred. 
  • Advanced conflict resolution and relationship building skills which result in the ability to convene parties for difficult dialogue and decision making.  
  • Exceptional organizational skills to ensure completion of required reports and projects in a timely manner.
  • Past communications experience in motivating others to join equity and inclusion initiatives is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership, change management, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • A problem-solving mindset that can take on a large task and operationalize the work into smaller, measurable outcomes.
  • Outstanding judgment, patience, understanding, empathy, and tact.
  • Ability to focus on details as required by the job.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information.
  • Knowledge of Boston is a plus.





Union/Salary/Grade: Non-union, MM2-8

Hours: 35


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