Diversity Management, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Keker, Van Nest & Peters is a litigation-focused law firm in San Francisco with more than 100 lawyers and 90 staff. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is a key part of our business strategy that permeates our culture and values, our day-to-day operations, our work with our clients, and our engagement in communities where we live and work. We want our firm to be a place where all people can enjoy a sense of belonging and feel empowered to contribute and grow. The diverse perspectives and experiences that our people bring to their work drive innovation and excellence. They create a vibrant and dynamic workforce that make us uniquely prepared to serve our clients. To support our work in this area, we are currently seeking a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager.
The role of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager will work closely with the Director of Administration, Director of Attorney Recruiting and Development, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and the firm’s Affinity Groups. As a newly-created position within our firm, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager will be responsible for conceiving, promoting, and implementing policies and programs that enhance Keker’s culture and support our goals to foster, recruit, retain, and promote diverse attorneys and staff.
Lead and manage programs related to internal and external diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives including our annual diversity scholarship program.
Develop relationships with key internal stakeholders and with our diverse attorneys and staff to identify priorities and challenges for the DE&I team to address. Recommend solutions and action items. Lead DE&I efforts from inception to implementation.
Manage data and analytics related to surveys, RFPs, special programs (e.g. Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule), and internal and external data, including partnering with Finance and other internal functions to conduct sophisticated projections and analyses. Track the Firm’s progress through analyses of quantitative and qualitative data.
Provide support and guidance to firm staff and attorneys regarding DE&I issues.
Generate recommendations for the development of training content in support of our DE&I agenda and for impactful and topical speakers for the DE&I speaker series.
Support law school on-campus interviewing programs and processes including managing pipeline programs, collaborating to organize on-campus outreach activities, and supporting diversity-related technology or events.
Partner with our Business Development and Marketing Director to build internal and external DE&I branding.
Assist with the planning and coordination of internal and external DE&I workshops, programs and meetings, including but not limited to sponsorships, attendance, catering, audio-visual, marketing, and promotion.
Manage the firm's annual DE&I budget.
Provide regular updates to the firm about our DE&I goals, actions, and progress.
Speak confidently with clients about Keker, Van Nest & Peters’s DE&I efforts.
Stay informed on DE&I trends, innovation, best practices, and emerging issues and solutions. Establish, nurture, and manage relationships with peer firms, DE&I organizations, consultants, vendors and others who offer access to knowledge and opportunities that will help Keker grow and progress.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Law firm or professional services experience preferred.
Two to four years of diversity, equity and inclusion experience preferred.
Conversant and current in diversity, equity and inclusion best practices and trends.
Candidate must have the ability to work independently, exercise discretion and judgment to reach strategic objectives, and be highly motivated.
Excellent editing, writing and oral communication skills.
Highly organized, with strong attention to detail.
A strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
Identifying and implementing solutions that deliver results;
Understanding organizational culture and building the relationships necessary to have DE&I recommendations respected and accepted;
Respecting the multi-faceted nature of DE&I challenges -- examining the many sides of an issue in the process of making recommendations or crafting solutions;
Taking ideas and projects from inception to completion via detailed execution.
About Keker, Van Nest & Peters - San Francisco, CA
Keker, Van Nest & Peters is a litigation-focused law firm in San Francisco with more than 100 lawyers and 90 staff. Our practice areas include antitrust, contract & commercial litigation, consumer and class actions, intellectual property litigation, professional liability, securities litigation and white collar criminal defense.
We offer a superior benefits and compensation package including: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan, back-up childcare, and PTO.