The Manager, Legal Talent Office – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“Manager”) will report to and work closely with the Director, Legal Talent Office – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Talent Development (“Director”) and collaborate with the Diversity Committee Co-Chairs in support of Firm-wide diversity, equity & inclusion (“DEI”) initiatives and programs. The Manager will lead the DEI responses to RFPs, client requests, and surveys, including DEI data metric analytics.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage narrative responses to client requests and surveys regarding the Firm’s DEI vision, strategy and initiatives with direction from the Director and Diversity Committee Co-Chair.
Gather, verify and analyze statistical information in response to DEI surveys, RFPs and other client requests in collaboration with other internal departments, including Legal Personnel, Finance and Business Development.
Attend client meetings with the Director and Diversity Committee Co-Chair when appropriate. Develop and coordinate client DEI programs.
Prepare a variety of reports and presentations—including creating dynamic visual representations of data—to Firm management, internal committees and clients.
Lead Mansfield Rule Certification and related processes and submission.
Regularly conduct research on emerging and competitive DEI trends and best practices.
Produce content for various DEI marketing collateral, including the annual DEI and Women in Leadership brochures.
Assist Director, Diversity Committee and other members of the Legal Talent Office in developing and implementing Firm-wide DEI training.
In addition, responsibilities related to maintaining firm and client information are to be adhered to by all employees. This includes complying with the firm’s information security policies, protecting firm assets from unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference, and reporting security events or potential events or other security risks to management.
Self-starter with superb organizational skills and high level of attention to detail.
Strong writer, editor and proofreader.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; an ability to work effectively with a wide-range of lawyers and staff and a commitment to responsiveness.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and generate quality work product in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information and sensitive matters with discretion and professionalism at all times.
A commitment to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism that are the hallmarks of Sullivan & Cromwell’s legal practice.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A minimum of five to seven years of experience working for a law firm, financial institution or other professional services firm. Prior DEI experience preferred.
B.A. or B.S. required.
Experience working at a law firm or similarly fast-paced professional services environment preferred.
About Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results we achieve have set us apart for more than 130 years and become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and in each of its geographic markets.