Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Initiatives. We are welcoming applicants who are interested in working from our Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, or New York Offices.
Morrison & Foerster have been a trailblazer in diversity and inclusion initiatives within the law firm environment for decades, we are very proud of the awards and recognition we have received for our accomplishments to date. We are now looking for an innovative and driven Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Initiatives to continue to move the needle within the firm, and the legal industry at large, and help build upon the success we have had to date.
Guided by department objectives and priorities, and in consultation with the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO), the Women’s Strategy Committee (WSC) and the Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC), the Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Initiatives supports the development and execution of programs to support the recruitment, retention, promotion and advancement of women attorneys, and diverse attorneys more broadly. The successful candidate will partner with appropriate parties to develop programming, business processes, goals and measurements that meet the firm’s diversity goals.
The Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Women's Initiatives acts as a resource and advisor to the firm’s women attorneys and, as appropriate, other diverse attorneys and LGBT lawyers regarding professional development and engagement. The successful candidate will also interface with individual partners and the practice groups regarding the performance, utilization, and engagement of women attorneys; administers, implements, and supports the firm’s attorney-related women’s and diversity initiatives; organizes local and firmwide programs supporting the firm’s attorney-related women’s and diversity initiatives. Primary responsibilities will be for the firm’s domestic offices in the U.S.
For a full list of essential functions please visit the link to the posting on our careers page.
JD with minimum three years of practice experience; practice experience at a major law firm preferred.
Strong background in developing and administering diversity strategies and initiatives in a professional services environment preferred.
Strong background in training and development in a professional service environment preferred.
Vision and passion for the firm’s women’s/diversity initiatives.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong presentation skills with extensive oral presentation experience.
Teamwork and Applied Skills
Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.
Ability to take an assignment from inception to completion with minimal supervision or by following broad guidelines.
Strong creative thinking abilities.
Advanced analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive, detailed data.
Advanced communication skills, with the ability to interact substantively with all individuals in the firm.
Ability to present ideas comfortably in public forums, including excellent group facilitation skills.
Ability to build teams among personnel in different offices.
Ability to keep confidential information, observations or viewpoints regarding firm personnel or matters with a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to analyze needs and to determine priorities based on business objectives.
High level of accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills.
Additional Salary Information: Eligible for discretionary bonus and generous benefits package.
Internal Number: 7805
About Morrison & Foerster LLP
Morrison & Foerster is a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that we do. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing innovative legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.
MoFo lawyers have one compelling mission: to deliver success for our clients. Clients are clients of the firm, not of individual lawyers. We work together to find creative, business-savvy solutions to complex and routine legal matters.
Clients include leading technology and life science companies, Fortune 100 companies, and large financial institutions. We also represent investment funds and startup companies, and over the years have supported many in their growth and development as leading industry players and household brands.
Our commitment to excellence unites us, as does our dedication to giving back to the communities in which we work and live. MoFo lawyers bring their talents and passions to bear on a range of pro bono initiatives, and the firm has been a leader in the pro bono field for more than two decades. We’ve also been a long-time champion for promoting divers...ity within the legal profession. We continue to thrive and grow because of our cultural values, not in spite of them.
Morrison & Foerster has 1,000 lawyers who serve clients through a global network of 16 offices located in key technology, business, and financial centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe.