At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.
The National Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator will provide support, under the leadership of the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer and National Inclusion & Diversity Manager for Seyfarth Shaw’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives. Focus will be on driving results for the firm’s National, Affinity-based, and local office Inclusion and Diversity-based programs and events, and liaising with recruiting, Talent Development, and Marketing and Business Development departments and the Office of Pro Bono in this process.
On any given day, you will be working with firm attorneys and colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:
Support and goal implementation through project management and coordination among the DIAT network and relevant Firm leadership and teams
Support through regular guidance provided to the national Affinity Groups; national DIAT leadership; and local DIATs, including the implementation of strategic business plans; coordination and planning of sponsored events and programs to achieve increased ROI and sense of community; and coordination of regularly scheduled meetings and associated follow-up. Additional support provided to Affinity Groups through contribution to their strategic agenda and individual groups’ internal growth objectives, such as pipeline building and retention, and external community engagement goals, i.e. national conference planning; goal setting; support; and analysis of ROI.
Partner in the development of data reporting structures for National teams and Firm leadership in collaboration with Human Resources, Finance, Marketing and Talent Development departments and Pro Bono office. Envision the data various stakeholders are looking for, how to present it, and conduct trend analysis on data to gather insights/conclusions to further develop firm’s inclusion & diversity strategic goals.
Coordinate internal education, development, and campaign I&D programs for Seyfarth with guidance from the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, the National Inclusion & Diversity Manager and National DIAT Leadership where applicable.
Coordinate efforts related to promoting the Seyfarth brand externally as it relates to inclusion & diversity, including coordination of information for annual reports, scorecards, surveys, and client or community requests. Coordination of national inclusion & diversity-related nomination responses with Marketing, Business Development Department chairs and Pro Bono subsequent accolade tracking and announcements.
Liaison between Recruiting and Talent Development pertaining to programs and initiatives to integrate inclusion and diversity, including on-boarding, the Rooney Presumption, Mansfield Rule, community-based national Affinity group pipeline support, opportunities to recruit through diverse job boards and conferences, Triad mentoring, the coaching program for women income partners, quarterly talent review updates, and summer fellow recruitment.
Assist the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer in the creation and monthly monitoring of the department’s annual inclusion and diversity budget.
Oversees the inclusion and diversity conference registrations and sponsorships to ensure firm representation at external events and coordination of necessary details with Marketing and other firm departments.
Ensures inclusion and diversity section of the internal and external websites are regularly updated and current by providing information and working with relevant internal departments that manage such sites.
Bachelor’s degree required; Business, Human Resources or related field preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience desired, preferably within a professional services firm, with program management, and diversity & inclusion experience.
Strong Project Management skills required.
Advanced organizational, administrative, and time management skills. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
Ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the firm.
Experience with SharePoint preferred.
What We Provide:
Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.
We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.
More About Seyfarth:
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.
To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
This position will be based in Chicago, IL 60606
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.
Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.”
Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value. *Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates... as Seyfarth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.
In Seyfarth Shaw’s effort to ensure we continue to attract the best talent, we offer competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include performance based salary increases and bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit. We offer the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional growth and development.
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Firm practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, citizenship status, or other protected group status as defined by law. Sexual harassment or harassment based on other protected group status as defined by law is also prohibited.