Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

POSITION TITLE:                                    Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:                                    Office of Diversity and Inclusion

POSITION REPORTS TO:                        Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

FLSA STATUS:                                    Non-Exempt

 

THE ORGANIZATION

As the nonprofit 501(c)(3) arm of the New York City Bar Association, the City Bar Fund mobilizes New York City lawyers to do good work for people in need and for the legal profession. The City Bar Fund's four programs -- the City Bar Justice Center, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Lawyer Assistance Program -- channel the power of volunteering into positive impact.

 

DEPARTMENT FUNCTION

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (“ODI”) spearheads diversity and inclusion efforts in the legal profession by developing and implementing programs and practices to enhance diversity in the New York legal community, and beyond. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion provides infrastructure, coordination, and continuity to the diversity efforts of the various New York City Bar Association committees, departments, and external efforts.

JOB FUNCTION

The role of the D&I Coordinator is to work closely with the Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the D&I Development and Communications Manager in the implementation of strategic objectives for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion with a focus on developing the pipeline into the legal profession through programming with high school, undergraduate and law school students and other projects/administrative assistant responsibilities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

 

  • Liaise with New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee (“DPI Committee”); work closely with chair, secretary, and subcommittee chairs by attending committee meetings, and providing support to implement the committee’s flagship programs:
    • Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program: managing applications, employers, resumes and interviews and executing professional development seminars
    • Launching Your Career Seminar Series: managing applications, finalizing law firm host sites and confirming speakers for seminars
    • LSAT Prep & Law School Conference: executing the workshop, finalizing faculty for panels and securing law schools, LSAT prep companies, nonprofits for admissions fair;
    • Bainbridge Smith Scholarship: review of applications with DPI Committee and confirming scholarship recipients
  • Create documents for events and nationally recognized and award-winning programs, including Associate Leadership Institute (ALI), ALI LITE, Launching Your Career Seminar Series, and Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program (“TMSLIP”)
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of program alumni and strategize programs, job opportunities, volunteer opportunities, etc. to share with alumni of Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program and relevant constituents
  • Coordinate ODI’s communications and media, including monthly eNewsletter, social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, etc.), and preparation of flyers/materials for marketing and fundraising efforts
  • Maintain and organize contact list(s) for various programs and initiatives of the ODI generally using software, including Excel and Constant Contact;
  • Review and manage ODI inbox, including requests from new members, supporters, and sponsors and provide timely responses
  • Research diversity-related events for inclusion in monthly newsletter
  • Track communications engagement by collecting newsletter and social media analytics on a bi-weekly basis and assist in developing growth strategies; and
  • Provide general administrative/programmatic support to the Office for Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Handle additional responsibilities, as needed
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QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience (experience in a law firm or legal organization preferred, but not essential); internships experience acceptable
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, adherence to deadlines, and solid judgment
  • Ability to effectively manage time and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-motivated, able to assume responsibility and work autonomously in a professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written: strong proofreading skills and a collaborative mindset to work with both internal and external stakeholders to coordinate projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with various audiences, from high school students to practicing attorneys
  • Adaptive and flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; tech savvy
  • Familiarity working with students of color
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the Office for Diversity & Inclusion’s mission
  • Enthusiasm for non-profit organizations
  • Proficiency in various media platforms; experience with Constant Contact or other email marketing experience
  • Need to be flexible for early morning, evening and weekend events on occasion

Candidates for this position must be available for in-person work at our office, which recently reopened, with a hybrid schedule requiring roughly 2 days of in-office work per week, with the balance of time being work-from-home during the next couple of months, and then reevaluated for an eventual return to the office full-time sometime in the future. The City Bar requires all employees, including this position, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter our building. Additional information about this policy is available via Human Resources.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter explaining your interest and resume along with salary expectations (general work week is 35 hours) to humanresources@nycbar.org and include “D & I Coordinator” in the subject line.

We provide a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off (vacation, personal, sick time, holidays, day off for volunteer work, extra time off in summer), choice of medical plans (some offered at no charge to employee), dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, commuter benefits program, Employee Assistance Program, short-term/long-term disability insurance, employee discounts, and more! 

The City Bar Fund is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, arrest or conviction record, pregnancy, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, marital status, partnership status, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and sex offenses, religion, sex, genetic information, military status, unemployment status or any other characteristic as protected by law. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the organization will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.