Job ID: 5199
Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Category: Human Resources
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is seeking a full-time New York Diversity & Inclusion Manager (“the Manager”) to advance Kirkland’s local diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) initiatives while collaborating with various attorneys and functional teams at the Firm.
The Manager will be an integral member of the New York and Firmwide D&I teams. In partnership with key stakeholders, the manager will provide support in the diversity and inclusion arena and facilitate local diversity and inclusion initiatives. This includes diversity-focused recruiting (on campus and lateral), working with local committees, attorneys, and staff to foster a collegial culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, driving community-building initiatives, affinity group programming, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) activities, law school relationships, and other external partnerships and sponsorships while supporting the Global Director of D&I (the Director).
Primary responsibilities include internal and external diversity programming, events, budgets, sponsorships, awards, communications, and analyzing industry trends and peer-firm initiatives. The Manager will also contribute to Firmwide initiatives and special projects, as needed, to advance our attorney recruiting, retention, and promotion efforts.
The position requires at least five years of related business experience, preferably in a law school, law firm, or other professional services firm. We seek a driven, hands-on professional who has the ability to collaborate across functional areas, levels of seniority, and offices. The ideal candidate must have excellent judgment and strong management, problem-solving, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The individual must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while building positive working relationships. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and able to multitask and prioritize competing demands. A demonstrated long-term commitment to D&I is required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
Team work, ownership of assigned work, responsiveness, and outstanding commitment to excellence are essential for this position. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess these qualifications:
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