Job Listing: Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator

POSITION TITLE: Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

POSITION REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

                               

The New York City Bar Association (City Bar), founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The City Bar’s mission is to equip and mobilize the legal profession to practice with excellence, promote reform of the law, and uphold the rule of law and access to justice in support of a fair society and the public interest in our community, our nation, and throughout the world.

DEPARTMENT FUNCTION

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion spearheads the Association’s strong commitment to diversity in the legal profession by developing and implementing programs and practices to encourage diversity in the New York legal community.  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 Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator is to work closely with the Executive Director and Manager of Diversity and Inclusion in the implementation of the New York City Bar Association’s strategic objectives to develop the pipeline into the legal profession through programming with high school, undergraduate and law school students.

 

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
  • 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.
  • Assist the Office for Diversity & Inclusion with communications and media, including monthly eNewsletter, social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, etc.), and graphic design of flyers/materials for marketing and fundraising efforts.
  • Provide general administrative/programmatic support to the Office for Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of relevant work experience (year-long internships preferable)
  • 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
  • Familiarity working with students of color
  • Willingness and ability to travel, when needed (primarily within Manhattan, and potential travel across 5 boroughs)
  • Grant writing experience a plus
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the Office for Diversity & Inclusion’s mission
  • Interest in non-profit organizations

It is the policy of the NYC Bar 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. The NYC Bar prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment. With regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws, the NYC Bar will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

We provide a generous benefits package.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter including salary expectations and resume via e-mail to humanresources@nycbar.org and include Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Coordinator in the subject line.