Professional Development and Diversity Specialist

For the Chicago Office of a Very Successful New York Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Initiate and develop skills-based programming for the Chicago associates; support firm management on associate retention programs and performance management processes;
  • Manage the onboarding and integration of newly-hired summer associates, law clerks and associates;
  • Monitor the local market activity and stay informed on current market trends;
  • Collaborate with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and other firm leadership to initiate and support D&I efforts;
  • Foster an inclusive culture that provides programs, activities and events for the Chicago attorneys and the related affinity groups.

Qualifications include:

  • 4+ years of experience working in a professional services organization; law firm experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of attorney professional development, diversity initiatives and/or human resources practices;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with all levels of personnel;
  • Able to lead projects and initiatives;
  • A self-starter who has the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the talent management team and firm leadership;
  • Proficient in Outlook and MS Office Suite; familiarity with viRecruit or a similar attorney database.


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