Diversity and Inclusion Director - for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC.
Responsibilities will focus on attracting/retaining talent, raising firm profile, and developing client partnerships.
• Coordinate with recruiting leadership to implement initiatives that attract diverse talent
• Working with professional development team to assist in monitoring development of diverse associates, ensuring appropriate opportunities are created and areas identified for development are addressed.
• Maintain appropriate metrics to measure success in attracting/retaining diverse talent.
• Develop D&I committee programming, firm communications, and training programs by outside consultants and affinity group events.
• Identify key communications about diversity initiatives, such as brochures, newsletters and website content.
• Coordinate with PR team and participate in surveys ensuring appropriate coverage.
• Responsible for the completion of client, industry and bar organization diversity and inclusion surveys; collecting, validating, submitting necessary data.
• Develop, in collaboration with marketing team, value-added programs for clients interested in working on existing or new diversity initiatives.
• Lead and support client initiatives and communications related to diversity and inclusion.
• Create metrics and monitor internal/external data required for frequent statistical analysis on diversity metrics and oversee efforts to improve the efficiency of data compilation .
• Manage D&I operations and administrative activities including expenditures. Prepare/analyze reports, prepare the annual departmental budget in consultation with the Co-chairs of the firm's Diversity Committee.
• Compile, organize, and assess best practice materials and benchmarking tools within law firms and the broader diversity community.
Ideal candidate has at least 10 years of relevant experience in a law firm or professional services environment with significant expertise in gender equity and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Cross-cultural skills/awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, among others.
High level of proficiency with data management, analysis, and reporting.
Superior judgment and ability to deal discreetly with confidential information.
Ability to self-direct, manage multiple priorities, analyze needs, and implement solutions.
Strong administrative/organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize long and short-term projects and responsibilities.
Experience with databases and Microsoft Office.
Salary is commensurate with experience
Director of Administration - for global law firm in their San Francisco office. This position provides oversight and management for two CA offices and management of HR functions for legal and support staff. Candidate will ensure consistent application and execution of firm policies and procedures. This is a highly-visible leadership position and is involved in implementing strategies for improved administrative productivity and promoting positive employee communication and interaction, while fostering a positive, non-discriminatory and harassment-free work environment. Responsibilities include: Promoting firm culture and creating and fostering a cohesive office life. Creating community and positive morale through consistent programming and intentional consensus building. Serving as an energized leader and effective liaison between management and employees. Negotiating and maintaining facility leases as well as vendor/service contracts. Coordinating with building management to ensure facility maintenance and safety. Directing all phases of office remodeling (and/or relocation) projects; including, contractor selection, space planning and design, project coordination and financial administration. Introducing and maintaining local COVID safety protocols that account for regional requirements and align with the firmwide processes. Overseeing outsourced entities. Coordinating legal and professional staff development; including on-boarding/orientation, training, and counseling. Working closely with firmwide Human Resources. Administering employee incentives, evaluations, compensation and benefits programs; preparing/providing input for reviews. Ensuring compliance with the Firm’s human resources policies and procedures and current state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements. Recommending and implementing firm-identified appropriate staffing ratios to increase efficiency and productivity. Maintaining safety, first aid and disaster prevention programs in compliance with firm policies and procedures and current state and federal requirements. Preparing, reviewing and analyzing annual operational budget. Monitoring expenditures, promoting cost savings measures and analyzing monthly budget variances. Maintaining and promoting banking relations.
Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred, equivalent experience considered.
At least 5 years of supervisory/management experience
Experience creating budgets.
Contract negotiations experience; including leases, service contracts, outsourcing agreements desirable.
Space planning and utilization management experience desirable.
Working knowledge of accounting principles, competency in financial reporting and analysis, and experience in operational budget preparation.
Familiarity with fundamental human resources policies and procedures, as well as current state and federal statutory and regulatory employment law requirements.
Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
Effective leadership experience.
Ability to be a change agent and drive new Firm initiatives.
Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Conflicts Supervisor - for prominent global law firm in Washington, DC. This position reports to the Conflicts Manager. Responsibilities for this position include: Coordinate the work of Conflicts Specialists and Conflicts Research Assistants in two U.S. offices and 1 European office. Prioritize urgent work, special projects, and standard daily work. Provide orientation and training for new Conflicts Research Assistants and Specialists. Supervise staff work schedules, attendance, and time off. Review work, correct mistakes, encourage improved performance, and provide additional training. Assist with collecting productivity and performance metrics for team management. Oversee securities trading compliance database and assist with compliance questions. Participate in special projects such as software testing and implementation, or intake of new lawyer groups or large cases. Run thorough and accurate conflicts searches. Provide concise, accurate, timely reports of conflicts research results to lawyers. Assist with maintenance of the confidential conflicts database.
Bachelor's degree. Must have at least 2 years law firm conflicts research experience. Experience coordinating/supervising business processes/staff. Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work well under pressure and prioritize multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Experience training staff in complex tasks. Prior experience with automated conflict checking systems, corporate family tree research, and internet research in a law firm. Proficiency with MSWord, Excel, and databases. Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional overtime as dictated by business needs.