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Professional Development and Diversity Manager #28847

Professional Development and Diversity Manager 

Salary: $160K - $170K

5+ years of experience in active legal practice or diversity and inclusion management required

A leading law firm has an opening for a Professional Development and Diversity Manager in their NYC location. In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, attorneys, and staff to execute the firm-wide Diversity and Inclusion strategy which includes the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of women and diverse attorneys and staff in the firm.


  • Professional Development and Diversity Manager will work with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, to execute the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy including evaluating and assessing the effectiveness of on-going efforts
  • Work with Professional Development and Training Managers and other members of the Legal Personnel team to support and address training needs, develop curricula, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality
  • Employ strong data analytics skills to assess a range of diversity and inclusion metrics and presents data in an effective manner for senior leaders
  • Collaborate with Recruiting, Professional Development, Training, and Practice Management teams, Human Resources, and other staff throughout the firm to incorporate diversity and inclusion into all functional areas
  • Organize and implement all diversity and inclusion training programs
  • Work with internal presenters to deliver effective training, including training for summer associates, first-year attorneys, and firm-wide orientations and retreats
  • Support internal and external requests, including clients and media, for demographic information, surveys, strategy, and results, and other communication requests related to diversity and inclusion
  • Manage relationships with strategic partners such as diverse bar associations and other community and professional organizations, suggest new organizations for partnership
  • Cultivate and foster relationships with women and diverse attorneys in the firm.
  • Recommend new approaches and procedures to improve the efficiency of the department
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process for Diversity and Inclusion efforts
  • Serve as back-up to the Director, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Bachelor’s Degree required and JD or other Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in active legal practice or diversity and inclusion management
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply best practices in diversity and inclusion management, strategies, and programs
  • Strong project management skills to drive projects to completion
  • Knowledge of laws related to equal employment opportunity
  • Knowledge of various human capital areas such as recruiting, training/development, performance management, and succession planning
  • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities, analytical skills, organization skills, and deadline sensitivity
  • Strong teamwork and relationship-building skills with a collaborative approach to working with others at all levels of seniority
  • Detail-oriented and high attention to quality
  • Ability to multi-task, while working well under pressure

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