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Diversity Coordinator - West Coast

Company: Sidley Austin LLP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryLocated in one of Sidleys west coast offices (Downtown Los Angeles/ Palo Alto/San Francisco) and reporting to the West Coast Region Diversity Director, the West Coast Region Diversity Coordinator will assist in implementing and administering the firms diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies, programs, and initiatives. - - Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support for new and ongoing DEI policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Assists with the implementation of policies, programs, and initiatives to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the firm.
  • Maintains relationships with students, lawyers and external groups to exchange information and to plan events.
  • Runs monthly reports from PeopleSoft on women and lawyers of diverse backgrounds for committee meetings.
  • Maintains current information about diverse 1Ls met at affinity group events.
  • Negotiates time and format of meetings with affinity groups, lawyers and committees (beyond simple scheduling).
  • Works with internal creative team to design invitations for west coast region affinity group events, the Committee on the Retention and Promotion of Women (CRPW) events and DEI Committee events.
  • Works with the Internal Communications and Marketing Departments to design ads for DEI-related events.
  • Attends DEI-related internal and external events, as needed; coordinates registration, name tags, contact sheets, materials and other logistics.
  • Creates electronic surveys and reports; responds to survey requests, as needed.
  • Creates slides for reports and presentations for various DEI-related committees.
  • Supports the activities and programs of the Associate Diversity Councils and/or Committees (ADC) in the West Coast Region; Researches trends on various issues related to the local CRPW and DEI Committees in the West Coast Region and ADC. -
  • Researches, collects data and provides recommendations to support and help advance the Diversity Mentoring Program; assists with the management of the Diversity Mentoring Program database.
  • Assists with generating reports and analyzing metrics for various programs.
  • Collaborates with DEI Department team members across all offices, as needed.
  • Ability to travel, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the Essential Duties) satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties. - If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).Education and/or Experience: - Required:
    • Bachelors degree
    • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience; experience in a law firm or other similar professional setting a plus
    • Proficiency with Microsoft SuiteOther Skills and Abilities:The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
      • Strong organizational skills
      • Strong attention to detail
      • Good judgment
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
      • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
      • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
      • Able to work under pressure
      • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and prioritiesSidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Keywords: Sidley Austin LLP, Palo Alto , Diversity Coordinator - West Coast, Other , Palo Alto, California

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