This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator to join our team in Seattle. This position is responsible for providing administrative support to DWT's diversity & inclusion initiatives, including firm-wide committee, affinity groups, and supporting the Professional Development with attorney career development initiatives.
The ideal candidate is curious, enthusiastic, kind, reliable, authentic, entrepreneurial, humble, innovative and supportive. They should have a work ethic that is suited for both service and team and has the adaptability and willingness to work together with different personalities in order to move DWT's diversity and inclusion initiatives forward in an efficient way. They will have the drive to figure things out and get it done.
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.
Your contribution includes
Providing administrative support for DWT's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which includes arranging meetings, calendar notices, catering and A/V needs; maintaining member lists; drafting meeting minutes; printing and circulating agendas, etc.
Handling D&I administrative functions, including scheduling conference calls and meetings, maintaining roster of sponsorships, coordinating registrations and guest lists between DWT attorneys and external organizations, maintaining firm-wide diversity events calendar, processing invoices, and preparing expense reports
Maintaining intranet web pages for affinity groups and the D&I Committee with accurate news and information and coordinating with marketing/communications team to ensure external website content is current and accurate
Providing administrative and logistical support for events and programs hosted by affinity groups and the D&I Committee, such as internal trainings and workshops, networking mixers, and attorney development programs
Coordinating seminars, webinars and other diversity related events. Support the professional development/diversity and inclusion on major events and liaison to the event planning team.
Tracking and monitoring the diversity and inclusion budgets under the direction of the director of diversity and inclusion. Process budget requests.
Coordinating the negotiation and management of diversity related sponsorships including payment, marketing and attendance at sponsorship events.
Conducting research in support of new diversity and inclusion opportunities as identified by attorneys, director of diversity and inclusion or diversity and inclusion specialist.
Producing various statistical reports, charts and spreadsheets as needed. Assist with gathering utilization metrics, feedback from internal affinity groups plus diversity hiring and attrition statistics.
In collaboration with the Director and Specialist of D&I, collecting and preparing diversity-related statistical information for surveys, RFPs, and other similar attorney requests.
Creating PowerPoint slides illustrating statistical trends and other diversity-related information for presentations to and by the D&I Committee
Monitoring daily news sources, studies, and other external publications for news and developments that are relevant to the D&I Committee's goals and progress and relaying important, timely information to colleagues
Maintaining communications between Professional Development, HR, Accounting and IST departments to ensure critical data and other information is shared and provided in support of department and firm needs
Collaborating with team members to improve current programs and processes, including Path to Partnership, lateral integration, practice development plans, mentoring, etc. Review and update internal internet/portal pages as needed.
Join us if you have
2+ years' experience providing administrative support required; experience in a law firm, agency or professional services organization a plus
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of a professional services organization
Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills to respond to a diverse user group required
Demonstrated proficiency with the full suite of MS Office products, with particular strength in manipulating data in Excel
Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, composed manner
Demonstrated strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work well in an environment with constant changes
Ability to work with highly confidential information
Ability to take initiative in a fast-paced environment and work under pressure to meet deadlines
Superior organizational skills
Ability to analyze problems and propose solutions with a focus on results
Ability to work independently while also working as a strong team player
Demonstrated experience with data management software
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
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About Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on the east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficien...tly flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.