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Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Relevante Hackensack, NJ

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Salary: $200,000.00

We have partnered with a large law firm in the Hackensack, NJ area to provide them with a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

Candidate can be in any of these office locations: Boca Raton, FL; Wilimington, DE; Baltimore, MD; Dallas TX; West Palm Beach, FL

Please review the below description and let us know if you are interested.

Responsibilities of the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Designing and implementing a recruitment strategy and plan for finding, attracting, interviewing, hiring, and retaining attorneys, law clerks, paralegals, and support colleagues from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Supporting the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and related committees and groups.
  • Organizing, scheduling, and overseeing the firm's DEI training and ensuring for CLE accreditation for such trainings.
  • Preparing responses to client DEI-oriented RFPs and assisting with RFIs that inquire about the firm's DEI work and initiatives.
  • Building and maintaining networks to attract diverse attorneys and law students; this should include ongoing, personal relationships with law school educators/administrators and various law school affinity groups.
  • Creating and maintaining interview protocols for diverse candidates and teaching firm team members on best interviewing practices.
  • Creating and then overseeing the firm's DEI-related mentoring programs.
  • Maintaining proficiency on legal profession DEI-related topics and developments.
  • Maintaining the effectiveness of the firm's website related to DEI.
  • Assisting with the firm's marketing strategies, which demonstrate that the firm is a desirable law firm for clients that place particular emphasis on having diverse legal teams for their legal needs.
  • Creating, and then serving as the primary liaison to, employee resource groups, an ally network and other DEI subgroups.
  • Creating content for, and ensuring for the successful production of, key marketing materials, including social media posts and articles.
  • Representing the firm in public settings and promoting the firm as an extraordinarily inclusive workplace for team members of many diverse backgrounds.
  • Travel as required, given pandemic-related restrictions and protections. We always want our team members to be safe.

Requirements of the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • 4-year degree in a field that demonstrates a solid foundation to engage in DEI-related work (this could include majors focusing on psychology, sociology, human resources, history, African-American studies, women's studies, LGBTQi2 studies, or the like), along with a demonstrable record of workplace leadership in the DEI field. Candidates with a two-year degree who have equivalent experience and a clear demonstrable record of workplace leadership in the DEI field are also encouraged to apply.
  • Proven/demonstrable ability to create, grow and maintain professional networks, which would directly lend to diverse attorney interest, recruitment, application, and hiring.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills, including working with online platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom, and with Microsoft Word, Power Point, Outlook, Excel spreadsheets and internet resources and researching.
  • Superior organizational, verbal, and written skills, with the firm understanding that various societal and historical challenges impact different communities differently.
  • The ability to work within a fast-paced yet incredibly human and caring environment where team members are encouraged to be their true authentic selves. This position requires multitasking and the ability to make sound judgments.
  • Employment-related references familiar with the candidate's strengths and challenges.
  • Law firm experience required.

Benefits of the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plans

About Relevante, Inc. the Recruiting Firm Representing the Client for this Job

Relevante is an accounting & technology direct hire recruiting and contract staffing firm. We help our Clients identify and recruit the best talent in the market and help our candidates win engaging and enriching jobs. Our Clients are some of the best companies to work for among F1000 and emerging fast growth companies in the region. Relevante has been consistently ranked as a fast growth company and one of the largest recruiting, accounting, and management consulting firms in the Philadelphia region. To stay connected with our network, please join one of our groups on LinkedIn



Hackensack, NJ
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