Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
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DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.
DLA Piper LLP (US) has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccine policy, and this position may require in-office presence. Request for reasonable accommodations may be considered in accordance with applicable laws.
DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.
This position works closely with senior D&I leadership in supporting and driving the firm’s strategic diversity initiatives with primary responsibility for managing and driving progress with the firm’s eight resources groups and 22+ local D&I committees and D&I programming efforts. This position will also work closely with senior leadership and the firm’s Communications team to write and shape internal and external inclusion messaging.
If you are a highly talented Diversity & Inclusion Manager, we want to hear from you!
This position is remote, but candidates will be based in the Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Raleigh, Wilmington, Miami or Tampa office and should reside within reasonable commuting distance to the home office as occasional in-person meetings will be necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 5 years of D&I, professional development, or programming design and implementation experience in a professional services environment
- 2 years of team/employee management experience
- 3 years of project management, data interpretation experience which includes responsibility for defining project scope and goals, creating project schedules and timelines, vendor selection, and tracking deliverables
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent writing and technology skills
- Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Strong Microsoft Office skills to include PowerPoint and Excel
- Ability to manage several key initiatives and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced corporate environment
- Law firm experience
- Experience in strategic planning and/or change management
What will your day look like?
As a Diversity & Inclusion Manager, you will manage various internal D&I training programs, including leadership, firmwide, and employee resource group programs – working with presenters, vendors, developing agendas, and managing program logistics. You will also enhance diversity & inclusion education efforts by supporting the development and facilitation of new workshops, training, tools, and resources.
Additional responsibilities include managing pipeline programs and recruiting for and managing the firm’s undergraduate internship program (Raja Gaddipati Fellowship Program (RGF)) focused on delivering a robust experience for diverse rising seniors who have an interest in attending law school thereby directly impacting the pipeline. You will work closely with Employee Resource Group and local office D&I committee leaders to provide strategic guidance and track progress. You will also collaborate with senior D&I leaders, as well as with other cross-functional program managers to facilitate the effective implementation of strategic initiatives and special projects.
Additionally, you will create clear, action-oriented project plans and drive the team to project milestones and on-time, on-budget delivery. You will work with the Communications team to craft inclusion communications such as content for internal/external articles, firmwide messages, presentation decks, and marketing collateral. You will also work with the Professional Development team to implement, monitor, and measure the success of mentorship and development programs. You will analyze and review quotes and contracts from various vendors and perform cost analyses against budget and be responsible for managing internal programming and pipeline budgets. You will also supervise the D&I Coordinator focused on internal-facing D&I initiatives.
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