The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Manager is to work closely with the 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.
Support law firm benchmarking quantitative and qualitative research- summarizing data analysis, conduct qualitative interviews, participate in drafting of Benchmarking Report;
Execute voluntary attrition survey;
Assist with presentations for law firms, conferences, and other events;
Liaise with Diversity Cluster and Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession to create reports for meetings, support program outreach and execution;
Lead annual programs including Associate Leadership Institute, including outreach, seminar execution, collecting and reporting feedback, etc.
Work with Communications/Media team to develop and execute press and media strategies for benchmarking research and Associate Leadership Institute;
Provide initial drafting of diversity-related communications and write copy for 44th Street eNews, 44th Street Notes, quarterly newsletter, other publications;
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; and
Participate in quarterly presentations to City Bar Fund Board of Directors and New York City Bar Association Executive Committee;
Take on additional responsibilities/special projects as needed
Comfort with law firm culture, excellent written/oral communication capabilities and interpersonal skills, strong research/analytical capabilities, proficiency in media platforms, substantive knowledge and experience in the areas of diversity programming and cross-cultural communication, ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with people from diverse cultural and identity groups and from diverse job positions, strong attention to detail, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
About New York City Bar: Office for Diversity and Inclusion Manager
The New York City Bar Association (City Bar), founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. Since 1896, the organization, officially known as the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, has been headquartered in a landmark building on 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan. Today the City Bar has over 24,000 members. Its current president, John... S. Kiernan, began his term in May 2016.
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.
From the 1980s onward, the City Bar has continued to diversify its membership with active recruitment efforts among women and minorities and to expand its involvement in access to justice initiatives, international human rights, and pro bono representation in many areas, including immigration, homelessness, and criminal justice.
Through its nonprofit affiliates in the City Bar Fund, the City Bar Justice Center and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the City Bar provides pro bono legal services in New York City and supports the creation and expansion of pro bono and access to justice in other countries. The other two programs in the City Bar Fund, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Lawyer Assistance Program, respectively foster more diverse and inclusive work environments in the legal field and provide services to those in the legal community suffering from addiction or mental health issues.