Position Title: Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Industry: Law Firm
Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Status: Direct Hire, Full Time, Exempt
Jones Networking is recruiting for a Director of Diversity and Inclusion with a Law Firm in Washington, DC. This role will be responsible for supporting and furthering the Firm’s efforts with attracting and retaining talent, elevating Diversity & Inclusion as a priority for the Firm’s leadership and practice groups, raising the profile of the Firm in the legal and corporate communities, and developing partnerships with key clients focused on diversity and inclusion. The Director will provide thought leadership and support, working with the Firm’s diversity leadership to develop a strategic approach to the Firm’s efforts. Our client offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits to include comprehensive healthcare coverage, 401(k) with employer match, flexible spending account, health savings account, generous vacation package, wellness Incentive program, paid parental leave programs, pre-tax transportation benefit programs, growth opportunities, and many other Firm benefits.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion Position Summary
Attracting and Retaining Talent:
-Partner with the Firm’s recruiting leadership to develop and implement initiatives which will attract additional diverse talent to the firm.
-Coordinate with the Firm’s professional development leadership to assist in monitoring the development of the Firm’s diverse associates, ensuring that appropriate opportunities are created, and that any areas identified for development are addressed.
-Create and maintain appropriate metrics to measure the Firm’s success in attracting and retaining diverse talent.
-Develop diversity and inclusion communications, training programs by outside consultants, conferences, and affinity group events.
Raising the Profile of the Firm:
-Identify key communications about the Firm’s diversity initiatives, including the production of brochures, newsletters, and website content relating to diversity and inclusion.
-Work with the Public Relations team to develop a strategy for participating in key surveys to ensure that the Firm is getting appropriate coverage.
-Develop and implement a strategy for the Firm’s participation in external events to ensure that the Firm is using its resources with the greatest impact.
Developing Partnerships with Clients:
-Oversee the completion of all client, industry, and bar organization diversity and inclusion surveys, including collaborating with internal and external parties to request, collect, validate and submit all necessary data.
-Work with the Marketing team to identify and develop value-added programs for clients.
-Lead, coordinate, and support client initiatives and communications related to diversity and inclusion.
-Oversee the relationship with counterparts of clients to ensure the Firm provides them with information requested and maintains a strong working relationship.
-Manage the Diversity & Inclusion Department’s operations and administrative activities including departmental expenditures. Prepare and analyze reports, and prepare the annual departmental budget in consultation with the co-chairs of the Firm’s Diversity Committee.
-Compile, organize, and assess best practice materials, articles, and benchmarking tools.
-Represent the Firm at recruiting, client, and community stakeholder events, and expand outreach efforts to increase visibility, and success of the firm’s initiatives.
-Minimum ten years of relevant experience in a corporate or law firm environment(s) with significant level of responsibility and expertise in gender equity, and diversity & inclusion initiatives.
-Cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
-Strong data management, analysis, and reporting skills.
-Exceptional judgment and ability to discreetly handle confidential information.
-Ability to build professional relationships with a collaborative approach to working with all levels and departments.
-Ability to manage both long and short term projects effectively.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Flexibility to adjust hours to meet departmental needs.