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Diversity & Inclusion Specialist - Hybrid as Needed

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Position available in the New York, NY office and the hours are 9:30AM – 5:30PM.
Duties and Responsibilities:

§ Collaborates in defining D&I programs and initiatives in support of the Firm’s comprehensive D&I strategy and goals.

§ Serves as a content writer for the D&I Department. Contributes to processes and tools for ensuring all written material is error-free and adheres to Firm style and brand.

§ Supports the development and delivery of internal and external corporate messaging and key talking points for D&I programs and initiatives.

§ In collaboration with the Communications team, manages the delivery of D&I communications across the Firm’s preferred internal and external communications channels, and social media (LinkedIn, Twitter).

§ Reviews and supports the development of leadership briefings, creates talking points and key messages, and writes articles or newsletters.

§ Provides writing and research support for developing thought leadership pieces, blogs, and social media as needed.

§ Contributes to client and third-party D&I RFPs, surveys, questionnaires, and responses to similar other external inquiries. Responsive to Relationship Manager requests.

§ Serves as a liaison and resource to the Firm’s Affinity Groups and Women’s Forum in their programming, activities and other initiatives; assists such groups in the execution of their initiatives and related endeavors.

§ Supports selection of, and interactions with, external vendors as needed to deliver on program activities and collateral.

§ Collaborates with the Legal Recruiting team to develop, enhance, and implement summer, fall, and lateral lawyer orientations; assists in preparing

content for new lawyer D&I orientation and pipeline initiatives.

§ Collaborates with Professional Development (PD) to manage and coordinate D&I training programs; develops and maintains D&I eLearning library. Coordinates with PD on selection of lawyer attendance at D&I conferences.

§ Monitors sponsorship relationships and assists in maximizing Firm’s utilization of benefits. Tracks external sponsorships and make recommendations regarding the continued support of various organizations. Prepares analyses on effectiveness of the Firm’s external D&I programs and initiatives.

§ Maintains Firm's Intranet and provides content for the external website to reflect up-to-date information on D&I programs, events, calendars, and other initiatives/endeavors.

§ Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications:
§ Bachelor’s degree; MBA or master’s degree a strong plus.

§ Minimum three years of internal or integrated communications and/or content writing experience, preferably in a professional services or law firm environment.

§ Demonstrated knowledge, understanding of, and exposure to the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) field and theories of intersectionality. DEI certificate conferred a plus. Cross cultural skills and awareness.

§ Experience in digital media, i.e. web/intranet, social media, podcasts, blogs, etc., and digital platforms, i.e. Twitter, LinkedIn.

§ Prior event planning experience preferred.

§ Strong project management and organizational skills.

§ Excellent oral and written communication skills, including exceptionally strong attention to detail.

§ Superior interpersonal skills and judgment; ability to positively interact with others, even in difficult situations.

§ Proven ability to multitask and prioritize work efficiently and effectively.

§ Expert user of all Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.

Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Covington will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Our Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location

About the Company

Our client is a large global law firm and is looking for several Diversity & Inclusion Specialists to work a Hybrid role in their Washington Office, New York Office and California Offices (Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and San Francisco).

The Diversity & Inclusion Specialists are a key member of the D&I Department, driving firm-wide strategic initiatives that help the Firm to attract, retain, and promote diverse talent and foster an inclusive environment.

The Specialist will contribute to the development and execution of D&I programs, initiatives, and activities, including related communications, as set forth in greater detail below. The position will report to the D&I Programs & Communications Manager. Focus of lead responsibilities will change from time to time under the leadership of the D&I Programs & Communications Manager.

Position in Washington DC and 3 Positions in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles & Palo Alto) and the hours are 9:00AM to 5:30PM.

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