Job Listing: Diversity and Inclusion Manager

POSITION TITLE: Diversity and Inclusion Manager
DEPARTMENT: Office of Diversity and Inclusion
POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion
FLSA STATUS: Exempt

The New York City Bar Fund’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion works with more than 150 signatory law firms and law departments, regularly tracking progress on key diversity representation metrics, which are reported to the public annually in the Diversity Benchmarking Report. The Office and eight New York City Bar Association’s Diversity Cluster Committees host numerous programs to support diversity and inclusion, including a comprehensive pipeline initiative which supports high school, college and law students in developing professional skills and gaining exposure to the legal profession. The Office for Diversity & Inclusion is a part of the City Bar Fund, the 501(c)(3) arm of the New York City Bar Association.

 

JOB FUNCTION

The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Manager is to work closely with the Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion in the coordination and implementation of the New York City Bar Association’s strategic objectives for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

  • Manage key external partnerships (i.e. major law firms, corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies) to ensure all opportunities are leveraged and communications are shared broadly;
  • Support law firm benchmarking quantitative and qualitative research - summarizing data analysis, conducting qualitative interviews, participating in drafting of Benchmarking Report;
  • Assist with presentations for law firms, conferences, and other events;
  • Liaise with eight Diversity Cluster Committees and the Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession to support program outreach and execution;
  • Manage annual programs including Associate Leadership Institute, including outreach, seminar execution, collecting and reporting feedback, etc.;
  • Work with Communications/Media team to develop and execute press and media strategies for benchmarking research and Associate Leadership Institute;
  • Prepare initial drafts of diversity-related communications and write copy for 44th Street eNews, 44th Street Notes, monthly eNewsletter, other publications; update and maintain the Office’s website;
  • Support Diversity Champion Award nomination and selection process;
  • Work closely with City Bar Leadership Team, Committee, analytics team, and external consultant; and serve as a point of contact/resource on behalf of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Participate in quarterly presentations to City Bar Fund Board of Directors and New York City Bar Association Executive Committee;
  • Maintain impactful relationships with peer organizations and D&I leaders within the legal profession and to support our internal initiatives and recruitment strategies for underrepresented groups;
  • Track annual contributions and sponsorships for the Office and assist execution of fundraising campaigns and development of grant proposals;
  • Track signatory firm/corporate engagement and identify/develop new strategic partnerships;
  • Measure, track and analyze the effectiveness of inclusion initiatives and predict future trends in our inclusion efforts;
  • Manage the Office’s Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator as needed; and
  • Handle additional responsibilities/special projects as assigned.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES ARE:

  • Deeply passionate about supporting a more inclusive legal profession and thinks about diversity holistically.
  • A creative "do-er" who excels at bringing out the best in others to create a shared vision for the future.
  • Able to establish trust quickly and have excellent facilitation skills with all levels of leaders, both internally and externally.
  • A tech-savvy organizer. You use technology (and any other resources at your disposal) to find creative solutions that drive efficiency by streamlining and recommending better processes and programs.
  • A community builder and organizer. You design and implement initiatives that people are excited to be a part of.
  • A strategic problem-solver. You demonstrate sound judgment combined with the ability to make impactful decisions independently, and an intellectual curiosity about people and organizations.

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience; management experience a plus (experience in a law firm preferred, but not essential).
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity including a clear understanding of issues affecting diverse legal professionals.
  • Comfort with law firm culture or previous experience implementing and supporting the diversity and inclusion strategy.
  • Excellent written/oral communication capabilities and interpersonal skills, including storytelling and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong research/analytical capabilities.
  • Proficiency in various media platforms.
  • Ability to interact effectively and work both independently and collaboratively with people from diverse cultural and identity groups and from diverse job positions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good judgment and discretion in a fast paced high volume environment.
  • Flexible to attend early morning, evening and weekend events on occasion.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Power Point and Excel.

We provide a generous benefits package.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:
humanresources@nycbar.org and include “D & I Manager” in the subject line.

The City Bar Fund is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of the Organization 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.