Diversity Management, Professional Legal Management
Collaborative and self-driven project management of a range of diversity and inclusion and women's initiatives. Working with the D&I team and other functions, and reporting to the Director and senior department members, to drive and execute key projects and programming.
Implement and project manage a range of highly prioritized D&I objectives and initiatives, including but not limited to those involving learning and development, employee engagement and communications, and knowledge management and analysis.
Serve as the first point of contact for assigned department projects and programs. Address and resolve related requests, concerns and inquiries.
Research, recommend and support delivery of D&I learning and development programs for attorneys and professional staff, including identifying relevant topics, speakers and presentations.
Develop inclusive content for internal and external communications that drive employee engagement, understanding and transparency regarding D&I.
Research, organize, maintain and present relevant global industry trends/benchmarks, and current thinking on D&I "best practices".
Support process for fielding relevant requests from clients and industry organizations.
Assist in analyzing key internal metrics related to D&I strategy.
Supervise the maintenance of a database of D&I resources, programs, organizations, conferences and events.
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Strong project management experience working as part of cross-functional teams, from project design through implementation and ongoing assessment
Goal oriented, highly organized, proactive and resourceful with demonstrated ability to negotiate multiple stakeholders, firm processes and scalability considerations to see projects through to completion
Demonstrates strong critical thinking ability
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to quickly build credibility and trust
A demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion, preferably in a formal D&I, talent development or organizational management role
Projects professionalism, engagement and energy
Strong Excel and data analysis skills
Proficiency with technology resources to find solutions that drive efficiency and excellence in planning and implementation processes
Ability to multi-task, manage multiple constituents and multiple deadlines
General knowledge of the internal policies and procedures of a professional services firm
Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Demonstrates ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
Minimum of four years related experience preferably in a law firm or professional services environment
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About Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits. Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, ca...regiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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