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

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 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.

 

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

  • 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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to support program outreach and execution;
  • Lead annual programs including Associate Leadership Institute, including outreach, seminar execution, collecting and reporting feedback, etc.;
  • Prepare initial drafts of diversity-related communications and write copy for 44th Street eNews, 44th Street Notes, and 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;
  • Build impactful relationships with peer organizations and D&I leaders within the legal profession to support our internal initiatives and recruitment strategies for underrepresented groups;
  • Assist with execution of fundraising campaigns and development of grant proposals;
  • Identify/develop new strategic partnerships;
  • Measure, track and analyze the effectiveness of inclusion initiatives and predict future trends in our inclusion efforts;
  • Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed.

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 proactive, 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. Advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience and some management experience, preferably in a law firm.
  • Some for-profit experience required. Having non-profit experience, in addition to for-profit experience, is a plus.
  • 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 at a complex organization;
  • Excellent written/oral communication capabilities and interpersonal skills, including storytelling and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong research/analytical capabilities;
  • Proficiency in various media platforms;
  • Substantive knowledge and experience in the areas of diversity programming and cross-cultural communication;
  • 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;
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting numerical data, and translating analyses into meaningful recommendations;
  • Flexible to attend early morning, evening and weekend events on occasion; and
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Power Point and Excel.

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.