As a member of Talent Management, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion works closely with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the Chief Talent Officer in the development, implementation and administration of programs and policies that support the Firm’s goals of increasing and promoting diverse workforce and inclusive environment at all levels throughout the Firm.
Work closely with Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to develop a strategic diversity and inclusion plan with key initiatives and goals across the firm.
Responsible for the implementation of firm-wide diversity and inclusion programs and key initiatives.
Engage with office and department leadership to support diversity and inclusion efforts that align with the Firm’s overall goals for development and retention.
Review current practice and policies, assess and analyze the extent to which they support or hinder the Firm’s diversity goal.
Participate in the Diversity Committee efforts to effectively recruit, retain and support the development of a diverse professional staff.
Collaborate with human resources, recruiting, and professional development to integrate and align with the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Facilitate the implementation of internal policies and practices to support the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion goals, including talent acquisition, employee engagement and inclusion.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion programs and activities, prioritizing action items and initiatives.
Collaborate with human resources to develop, maintain and monitor diversity metrics, develop analysis, and preparation of diversity-related metrics and statistical information for reports.
Monitor, review and analyze internal and external diversity data.
Provide data analysis to Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Department Leaders and the Executive Committee.
Collaborate with Professional Development to provide education and learning programs.
Plan and coordinate diversity and inclusion events with Business Development & Marketing Department.
Forecast budget requirements for assigned projects and initiatives, prepare related reports, and monitor the budget.
Stay abreast on the current industry trends and best practices.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES):
Bachelor’s degree required, and Juris Doctor or Master’s Degree in business administration, preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of diversity and inclusion work preferred. Experience working in a large law firm or professional services organization, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership qualities, including excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Strategic and innovative thinking, persuasion and influencing skills, and the ability to build enthusiasm and commitment.
Strong organization skills, including setting priorities, planning, structuring project deliverable and problem solving.
Strong change management skills with the ability to inspire and engage others to affect organizational change.
Understand and appreciate cultural differences and bring insights to inspire and engage people in solving complex problems.
Be a trusted advisor, visible and available to others, with the ability to build and maintain trust and respect.
Proven ability to lead peers and individual contributors, build effective teams and coach for success.
Excellent communication skills, including effective listening, presentation and facilitation skills.
Demonstrated sound judgment and ability to make effective, timely decisions.
Strong relationship building skills and experience interacting with, advising and influencing leadership and employees at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to function in a high-volume, fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities.
Highly analytical, organized and process driven.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Sedentary work: Exertion of physical strength to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 10 pounds. Work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a contract or employment agreement and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all functions, responsibilities, or requirements the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional duties. Additionally, management reserves the right to review and revise the job description at any time. Employment with the firm is at-will. Employees must be able to satisfactorily perform all of the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. If an accommodation request would cause an undue hardship or a safety concern, the individual may not be eligible for the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer - vets, disability
About Fox Rothschild LLP
Since our founding in 1907 in Philadelphia, Fox Rothschild LLP has enjoyed a reputation for excellence in the fields of business, corporate and securities, labor and employment, real estate, creditors' rights, litigation and tax & estates law. Over the past twelve years we have grown to a firm of more than 500 lawyers practicing in 16 offices strategically located in Philadelphia, PA; Warrington (Bucks County), PA; Exton (Chester County), PA; Blue Bell (Montgomery County), PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Princeton, NJ; Roseland, NJ; Wilmington, DE; New York City, NY; West Palm Beach, FL; Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Stamford, CT and Washington, DC.
As one of the premier law firms, we represent clients throughout the East Coast and across the nation. Our growth over the past decade has enabled us to serve clients from conveniently located offices, backed by the resources of a large, full-service firm.
Because our clients consist of businesses of all sizes, we recognize that, regardless of size, every business has a distinct culture and particular needs. No matter how large or small, every client and every matter receive the appropriate, immediate attention that is the hallmark of our firm.