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WilmerHale Professional Development & Diversity Manager in New York, New York

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Job Description


The Professional Development & Diversity Manager works closely with the
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, attorneys and staff to execute the
firm-wide Diversity and Inclusion strategy which includes the
recruitment, retention, development and advancement of women and diverse
attorneys and staff in the firm. The Manager develops and implements
substantive legal training and other professional development programs,
both locally and firm-wide. Works closely with the training and
development and legal personnel teams to ensure the continued
professional development of the firm's attorneys. The Manager will
leverage extensive knowledge and experience in diversity and inclusion
management to develop and implement innovative initiatives that
underscore the firm's commitment to creating an inclusive workplace. The
Manager will also work proactively with attorneys and staff supporting
diversity and inclusion efforts across all firm offices.

Leads the development of responses through professionalism and quality
service to internal firm stakeholders as well as externalstakeholders
such as clients, members of the media, and other strategic partners.


Works with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, to execute the
firm's diversity and inclusion strategy including evaluating and
assessing the effectiveness of on-going efforts.

Works with Professional Development and Training Managers and other
members of the Legal Personnel team to support and address training
needs, develop curricula, and implement programs to maximize
effectiveness and quality.

Employs strong data analytics skills to assess a range of diversity and
inclusion metrics and presents data in an effective manner for senior

Collaborates with Recruiting, Professional Development, Training, and
Practice Management teams, Human Resources, and other staff throughout
the firm to incorporate diversity and inclusion into all functional

Organizes and implements all diversity and inclusion training

Works with internal presenters to deliver effective training, including
training for summer associates,first year attorneys and firm wide
orientations and retreats.

Supports internal and external requests, including clients and media,
for demographic information, surveys, strategy and results, and other
communication requests related to diversity and inclusion.

Manages relationships with strategic partners such as diverse bar
associations and other community and professional organizations, suggest
new organizations for partnership.

Cultivates and fosters relationships with women and diverse attorneys in
the firm.

Recommends new approaches and procedures to improve efficiency of

Assists with annual budgeting process for Diversity and Inclusion

Serves as back-up to the Director, Diversity and Inclusion, as

Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills


Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply best practices in diversity
and inclusion management, strategies, and programs.

Strong project management skills to drive projects to completion.

Knowledge of laws related to equal employment opportunity.

Knowledge of various human capital areas such as recruiting,
training/development, performance management, and succession planning.

Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish

Excellent management and interpersonal skills.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong problem solving capabilities, analytical skills, organization
skills and deadline sensitivity.

Strong teamwork and relationship building skills with a collaborative
approach to working with others at all levels of seniority.

Detail oriented and high attention to quality.

Ability to multi-task, while working well under pressure.


Bachelor's Degree required and JD or other master's degree strongly

Required Experience


A minimum of 5 years' experience in active legal practice or diversity
and inclusion management required.

Knowledge of legal industry and/ or professional services environment

Job Location

New York, New York, United States

Position Type


Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability