Requisition Number: 2021-11-04197-0176-001
Job Title: Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Description/Job Summary

The Coordinator of DEI is responsible for assisting the Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and the Director of DEI in the development and implementation of DEI and gender initiatives, the coordination of programs and events, as well as data management.

Responsibilities/Duties

  •  Provide general administrative assistance to the DEI department and relevant Firm committees and councils, including scheduling, preparing meeting agendas and minutes, coordinating committee projects and initiatives, and budgets
  • Lead the coordination and management of DEI calendar invitations, DEI calendar and events to ensure successful integration of DEI programming into the Firm’s overall calendar
  • Support Manager of DEI and Senior Coordinator with logistical support of DEI and gender initiatives, including affinity group/inclusion network activities, Women and Diversity Councils’ meetings, and DEI training
  • Validate demographic diversity data and complete client and third party DEI data requests, including RFPs and benchmarking surveys
  • Interact with members of the various affinity groups and inclusion networks to ensure DEI objectives are achieving results of greater inclusion at the Firm
  • Provide support and attend DEI events both internally and externally as a representative of the DEI team
  • Conduct research and prepare reports on internal and external statistics, including various monthly reports
  • Assist with bi-annual Diversity Leadership Conference
  • Create draft copies of periodic Diversity & Women’s Initiatives Newsletters and related communications on Firm diversity programs and events
  • Coordinate with the Legal Recruiting, Personnel & Professional Development teams in support of the Firm’s diversity and gender initiative
  • Draft correspondence and communications to various internal and external audiences regarding diversity initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • 2 or more years of experience required
  • Cross-cultural skills and awareness related to individuals from broad backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, among others
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate clearly and interact effectively with a variety of people, including partners, attorneys, all levels of administrative staff, and outside contacts; professional appearance and engaging communication style
  • Ability to take initiative and complete work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to use diplomacy and discretion; excellent judgment, including sensitivity to confidential information
  • Can prioritize and plan work activities; adapts for changing conditions and works effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly with Excel and creation of charts for Power Point presentations

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in diversity, recruiting or human resources preferably in legal or professional services environment(s)

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
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