Diversity Communications Manager- NEW

Diversity Communications Manager-New!

Global Law Firm

Chicago or New York

Ref # 965

Are you committed to diversity communications as your core competencies? Do you have 5 years’ experience in PR, communications, journalism, or research? Passion for raising & promoting diversity, equity, & inclusion (DE&I) priorities? Background from law firm, corporate PR, or corporate communications? Enjoy developing marketing materials? Have strong written & oral communication skills? Experienced in program marketing, or office technology applications? Work well under pressure, have strong/analytical, problem solving and multi-tasking skills? Global law firm will hire for Chicago or New York office. Candidate will work on firm-wide diversity team.  Candidate must have received Covid vaccines. Candidates will work on firm-wide diversity team.  Candidates must have received COVID-19 vaccines. After 90 day review period, will have option to work from home 2 days/week. 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  •  5+ years’ work experience in PR, journalism, communications, social science research, or other related experience
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Skilled program marketing/ communications strategist 
  • Dynamic and organized project manager 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and cross-cultural education
  • Familiar with office technology i.e., Microsoft Office Suite (required) Outlook, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel. Relevant CRM and other databases experience a plus
  • Knowledge of social media and website platforms

Preferred:

  • Juris Doctorate
  • Corporate public relations/ communications experience in a law firm
  • Work experience in collaborating on projects 

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • 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 priorities

Job Description: Manager, Diversity Communications

Recommend & execute innovative communications strategies to improve firm’s profile & promote DE&I priorities, initiatives & programs across all levels, including high-level coordination of internal/external communications that relate to firm’s DE&I priorities, initiatives & programs. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Develop firmwide communications strategy to raise internal/ external awareness of, & engagement with Firm’s DE&I priorities, initiatives, & programs.
  • Manage on ongoing basis: quarterly internal firmwide newsletter & annual Year In Review concerning Firm’s DE&I initiatives.  Keep all parts of Firm informed of important DE&I-related efforts, events, programs & achievements.
  • Draft & assist in completing ranking/award nominations.
  • Serve as contact person between Diversity & Inclusion & Marketing Departments to better leverage firm’s resources, including frequent communication with Firm’s Director of US Marketing Programs to best position Firm’s DE&I’s efforts to audiences.
  • Liaise with Firm’s Digital Communications team to provide clear objectives & timely deliverables for internal/ external communications & DE&I- related promotion.
  • Manage & continually update narrative, photographic, & video content of Firm’s web/ intranet pages relating to DE&I efforts, including:
  • Create DE&I media list. Develop pitches & content for relevant stories & op-eds.
  • Develop ongoing communication strategies to support DE&I- related posts for Firm’s outward-facing social media accounts; manage content of internal social networks for lawyers.
  • Develop plan & process to highlight, internally/externally, accomplishments of individual lawyers of diverse backgrounds & firm’s women lawyers.
  • Regularly research social science concerning various aspects of DE&I in legal & similar professions, to support work of Diversity & Inclusion Dept, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, & Committee on Retention/ Promotion of Women.
  • Research & collect historic/current information regarding firm’s DE&I- related efforts, “firsts,” programs & achievements.
  • Prepare & distribute internal communications regarding firm’s DE&I priorities, initiatives, & programs, including ongoing maintenance of Diversity & Inclusion homepage (internal portal/dashboard) & diversity program calendars, as appropriate.
  • Liaise with external organizations to draft & coordinate design process for ads & other DE&I- related collateral materials.
  • With Chief Diversity Officer, develop talking points & other materials to support DE&I- related client meetings & partner speeches.
  • Support work of other Diversity & Inclusion Department staff, as needed, including staffing internal & external diversity programs.

To Apply: Forward your resume, work samples, and answers to our questions from the link https://www.lhazan.com/qa/ to Lynn Hazan at Lynn@lhazan.com 

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