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Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Seyfarth Shaw- Main Office

800 Attorneys- 2000 Staff

Reports to:  Managing Partner

LOCATION:  233 S. Wacker Drive Suite #8000

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree required; Business, Human Resources or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 10 years of senior management experience in the diversity field, preferably within a professional services firm, with strategic, program management.Experience with SharePoint preferred. Advanced organizational, administrative, and time management skills. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills. Ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the firm. Must be willing and able to travel up to 20%

DESCRIPTION: The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer will provide management and strategic support to Seyfarth Shaw’s Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.  Focus will be on driving results for the firm’s National, Affinity-based, and local office Diversity-based programs and events. The incumbent will work with firm management, practice group chairs, committees and administrative professionals to further the implementation of the firm's diversity goals, including the areas of marketing, recruitment, attorney evaluations and compensation with the goal of furthering the firm’s commitment to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys. Job Description The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer will drive the program and management activities of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team.  Responsibilities include: National Diversity and Inclusion Action team strategy development and strategic goal implementation through project management and coordination among the DAT network and relevant Firm leadership and teams
Management of National Diversity and Inclusion Team (DIAT) through regular support and guidance provided to the national Affinity Groups; national DIATleadership; and local Diversity Action Teams. Additional managerial support provided to Affinity Groups through contribution to their strategic agenda and individual groups’ internal and external growth objectives; Develop and design data reporting structures for National teams and Firm leadership, such as EC, Partner Retreat, Department meetings, etc. Coordinate and provide strategic oversight for responses to all diversity survey requests from clients, bar associations and other organizations. Lead, develop and manage D&I programs for Seyfarth with guidance from the National DIAT Leadership and other relevant parties
Lead and coordinate efforts related to promoting the Seyfarth brand as it relates to diversity & inclusion. Manage national diversity-related nomination responses and subsequent accolade tracking and announcements. Liaise with recruiting and talent development pertaining to programs and initiatives affected by diversity and inclusion.

SEND RESUMES/APPLY TO:   https://www.seyfarth.com/Staff

Posted: December  5. 2018