Diversity Management, Professional Legal Management
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.
The role of the Diversity and Inclusion Director is to work closely with the Executive Director, the Executive Committee of the Association and Board of Directors of the City Bar Fund in the development and execution of the New York City Bar Association’s strategic objectives for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Some areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Apply in-depth knowledge of diversity and inclusion principles and practices across a wide range of stakeholders including law firms, corporate law departments, committees, and membership;
Liaise with City Bar Leadership and relevant committees on inclusion strategies;
Lead law firm benchmarking quantitative and qualitative research -- collect data, analyze, ensure data accuracy, and summarizing data analysis in annual Benchmarking Report; conduct qualitative interviews and use data to provide signatories with recommended practices;
Deliver aggregate data at conferences and other events;
Provide direct support to signatory law firms to build and maintain successful diversity efforts delivered through individualized meetings and presentations, working sessions and roundtables with diversity professionals, committees, firm management, and other relevant stakeholders;
Broaden the scope of inclusion efforts through fostering collaborative partnerships with Diversity Committees, affinity bars, and other groups;
Support program design and execution;
Execute fundraising strategy and oversee budget operations for the Office and relevant committees and projects;
Advise Communications/Media team to develop and execute press and media strategies for benchmarking research and programming; oversee diversity-related communications;
Lead Diversity Champion Award nomination and selection process, which solicits nominations, evaluates nominees, and honors the award recipients at Annual Celebration Dinner;
Disseminate information about the Statement of Diversity Principles and obtain additional corporate and law firm signatories and partners for the Office;
Oversee pipeline initiative and staff; and
Recruit and support onboarding process of new members.
The New York City Bar Association is a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of the NYC Bar to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume including salary expectations to:
Please include Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director in the subject line.
JD, MBA, public policy, or other relevant graduate degree desirable;
Experience developing and/or managing diversity programs, preferably in a professional services environment;
Excellent written/oral communication capabilities and interpersonal skills;
Strong research/analytical capabilities;
Proficiency in media platforms;
Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits package.
About New York City Bar Association
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. The City Bar was founded in 1870 in response to growing public concern over corruption in the justice system in New York City. 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, AIDS, homelessness, and criminal justice.