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The Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators is seeking applicants for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

The bicameral and bipartisan caucus encompasses the female elected members of the Massachusetts House and Senate. It is one of four appointing authorities to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, which was created in 1998 to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth.

The commission consists of 19 volunteer commissioners who serve staggered three-year terms. The caucus appoints six of these commissioners and is currently seeking interested applicants to fill one opening. The commission strives to be representative of women throughout the Commonwealth. As such, the caucus is looking for diverse applicants who have varied backgrounds and resumes — specifically diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, geography and socioeconomic status. Commissioners are expected to commit to meeting attendance, participation and collaboration with fellow members.

Potential applicants should have a background in advancement work for women and girls or a strong interest in it.

More information about the Commission on the Status of Women can be found at mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-on-the-status-of-women. Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and a letter of intent to the caucus’ executive director at Nicole.stephens@malegislature.gov by 5 p.m. Oct. 19 for appointment consideration.