Cultivated over more than 100 years, Venable’s culture is one of integrity, excellence, collaboration, professionalism, hard work and client service. We are dedicated to living out our guiding principles each and every day, allowing them to guide our business and help drive our success.
Our firm has a new opportunity available for a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer who will be responsible for furthering the firm’s strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The CDIO will work closely with firm leadership to develop and implement programs and initiatives to help Venable advance toward its goal of becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Core responsibilities for this role will include… •Strategic development of specific and measurable diversity, equity and inclusion goals •Partnering with stakeholders across the firm to establish and monitor key performance indicators and support the execution of tactics developed to achieve the established goals •Serving as the firm’s thought leader on diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices •Collaborating with the firm’s professional development and training department to facilitate professional development plans to support the retention and advancement of the firm’s diverse population •Partnering with recruiting teams across the firm to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion hiring initiatives •Serving as advisor for affinity groups in facilitating the implementation of their programs and goals •Partnering across the firm to strengthen and promote the firm’s efforts and accomplishments toward creating a more diverse and inclusive community
The new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer will demonstrate… •Leadership experience coupled with expertise in coaching and counseling all levels •Depth of knowledge in diversity, equity and inclusion and the ability to bring forth thought leadership to affect positive change •Juris Doctor, experience in a legal or professional services organization preferred but not require •Strength in self-expression and interpersonal presence that communicates confidence with initiative and proactivity •Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships across a matrixed organization with a focus on client service
If you are interested in becoming a member of our leadership team and affecting positive change, we’d love to hear from you.
About Venable LLP
Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. Additional information can be found at www.Venable.com.
Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.