Diversity & Inclusion Manager

POSITION: Diversity and Inclusion Manager (Remote to start) 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Base salary up to $230,000 DOE; 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: Washington, DC

THE ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diversity and Inclusion manager will serve as the most senior member of the D&I Team and will implement initiatives for over 1,500 attorneys globally
  • 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
  • Update Executive team on new polices to be executed firm-wide
  • Recommend policies to senior staff with regards to inclusion, efficiency, increasing morale, and enhancing client satisfaction
  • Serve in client-facing role, involving collaboration with client diversity initiatives and client D&I teams
  • Serve as expert of industry trends, in addition to staying apprised of firm policies and practices for staff
  • Foster firm relationships with external D&I organizations and seek out attorney development opportunities
  • Develop metrics in order to quantify the success of diversity initiatives
  • Develop and implement diversity and inclusion training programs across the firm (including CLE eligible trainings)
  • Lead associate talent retention and development, including mentorship and professional development
  • Work with marketing team to communicate firm efforts and initiatives to clients, to stakeholders in the legal industry, and to the media 
  • Prepare budget and monitor budget throughout fiscal year
  • Effectively manage D&I team by enumerating expectations, serving as a mentor, monitoring performance and handling any sub-optimal performance by employees
  • Participate in interview and onboarding processes for D&I Team
  • Maintain relationships with clients and client D&I teams

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • MBA or equivalent required, JD preferred
  • 7+ years of diversity and management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as sound judgment
  • Managerial skills such as overseeing the work of others, leading a team, and problem-solving
  • Confidentiality and ability to work on sensitive matters with the utmost discretion and professionalism
  • Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, as well as the flexibility to work varying hours as needed as priorities change
  • Ability to work effectively on a team or independently
  • Desire to advance Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in the workplace