Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Women’s Initiative

POSITION: Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Women’s Initiative

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Base salary up to $125,000; Competitive Performance-Based Bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; Transit Program; generous Paid Time Off; 401K; Gym, Life Insurance; cafe, all firm amenities, exceptional culture, noted firm with historical stability, security and career growth. Noted as one of the most desired law firms to work for globally.

LOCATION: New York, New York

THE ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diversity and Inclusion manager will serve as a senior member of D&I Team, focusing on the Women’s Initiative 

  • Serve as an in-house expert on diversity best practices, advising D&I leadership, firm managers, and internal groups on best practices, as well as adapting them within firm culture

  • Cultivate and implement initiatives focused on the recruitment, development, and retention of women lawyers consistent with the Firm’s overall goals and strategy

  • Monitor market trends to make policy and program recommendations to the firm 

  • Create reports and present findings in support of the firm’s gender equity and parity goals

  • Attend, host and support networking events as part of recruitment efforts

  • Develop programs to support underrepresented lawyers (e.g. women of color, LGBTQ+ women, first-generation)

  • Identify external programs that would be of interest for female attorneys

  • Attend and represent the firm at internal and external conferences, trainings,  and client events held outside of regular work day

  • Manage communications, including publishing copy to the website,  drafting and sending newsletters and sending out recruiting materials

  • Support and collaborate with the Women’s Committee and Women’s Advisory Council, as necessary

  • Work closely with teams to facilitate FMLA returns

  • Maintain current statistics pertaining to diversity to respond to surveys and RFPs

  • Partner with outside organizations to enhance firm’s Women’s Initiative

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4+ years of law firm experience, preferably in HR or recruitment
  • Bachelor's Degree required, JD or MA preferred
  • Experience/familiarity with gender equity practices in law

  • Prior experience in professional development, marketing, legal recruiting or related area highly desirable

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize, collaborate, and manage multiple projects

  • Ability to maintain confidential and highly sensitive information

  • Team oriented and desire to work as part of a mission-driven team

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, including PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel