* This position is open to any of our US offices. *
The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer will provide management and strategic support to Seyfarth Shaw’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Focus will be on driving results for the firm’s National, Affinity-based, and local office Diversity-based programs and events. The incumbent will work with firm management, practice group chairs, committees and administrative professionals to further the implementation of the firm's diversity goals, including the areas of marketing, recruitment, attorney evaluations and compensation with the goal of furthering the firm’s commitment to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys.
The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer will drive the program and management activities of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team. Responsibilities include:
National Diversity and Inclusion Action team strategy development and strategic goal implementation through project management and coordination among the DAT network and relevant Firm leadership and teams
Management of National Diversity and Inclusion Team (DIAT) through regular support and guidance provided to the national Affinity Groups; national DIATleadership; and local Diversity Action Teams. Additional managerial support provided to Affinity Groups through contribution to their strategic agenda and individual groups’ internal and external growth objectives;
Develop and design data reporting structures for National teams and Firm leadership, such as EC, Partner Retreat, Department meetings, etc.
Coordinate and provide strategic oversight for responses to all diversity survey requests from clients, bar associations and other organizations.
Lead, develop and manage D&I programs for Seyfarth with guidance from the National DIAT Leadership and other relevant parties
Lead and coordinate efforts related to promoting the Seyfarth brand as it relates to diversity & inclusion.
Manage national diversity-related nomination responses and subsequent accolade tracking and announcements.
Liaise with recruiting and talent development pertaining to programs and initiatives affected by diversity and inclusion.
Bachelor’s degree required; Business, Human Resources or related field preferred.
Minimum 10 years of senior management experience in the diversity field, preferably within a professional services firm, with strategic, program management.Experience with SharePoint preferred.
Advanced organizational, administrative, and time management skills. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
Ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the firm.
Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%
Notes: Unless otherwise noted, employment at Seyfarth Shaw requires the regular use of computers and phones.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
Internal Number: 180470
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.” Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value.*Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates as Sey...farth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.