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Years of Experience
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Director: Diversity, Inclusion, Community Outreach Duties: Work closely with Committee on Diversity & Inclusion chairs in designing, developing, monitoring and implementing strategies that advance our firm’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, including programs designed to attract and retain diverse talent. Provide administrative support to the Committee, including drafting meeting agenda in consultation with committee chairs, tracking progress of yearly goals, and attending regular Committee meetings. Oversee the firm’s Fellowship for Advancement (“FAR”), including building relationships with FAR schools, promoting the FAR program, and taking responsibility for all applications through final selection. Work with the Committee on Diversity & Inclusion to continue to improve the FAR program. Design and monitor process to track diversity & inclusion engagements of our attorneys and offices. Work with the Marketing Department in building the firm’s reputation as a leader with respect to diversity & inclusion efforts (through surveys, RFP’s, external press releases, formal and informal networking in each of our markets, and publications in magazines and professional journals). Manage the firm’s collaboration clients on diversity & inclusion matters. Monitor external best practices relative diversity & inclusion. Work closely with Women’s Initiative Committee chairs and members in developing and monitoring identified strategic initiatives. Provide administrative support to the committee, including drafting meeting agenda in consultation with committee chairs, and tracking progress of yearly goals. Monitor external best practices and recommend appropriate new initiatives or modifications of existing ones. Track success in firm efforts and report progress to internal and external stakeholders. Support the committee’s hiring, retention, and business development efforts. Develop and support community outreach events. Coordinate and facilitate the firm’s community involvement and pro bono activities in consultation with committee chairs. Track and report attorney efforts. Coordinate commitments with community pro bono groups. Build and develop Attorney Alumni Program, including website. Plan periodic Attorney Alumni events, including milestone celebrations. Monitor developments in Diversity and Community Outreach programming through attendance at selected conferences and involvement in local chapters and report accordingly.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 5+ years of experience related to workplace diversity, inclusion and culture. A JD Degree or Master’s degree is a plus. Experience measuring and improving effective diversity and inclusion programs is preferred. Experience working in a large law firm with multiple offices is helpful. Strong organizational and presentation skills, work ethic, initiative, and sense of urgency are also very important.
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