Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Learning & Development

New York, NY, Washington, DC or San Francisco


The Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Learning & Development is a key member of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Department and is primarily responsible for leading the scoping, vision, strategy, and execution of the firm’s global DEI learning program and addressing unique development needs of the firm’s historically excluded talent (HET). The Manager will be a resource to the firm’s lawyers and professional staff for DEI learning & development. This position will work closely with the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO), DEI Co-chairs, DEI Director, Resource Group leaders, as well as other key stakeholders including Human Resources, Legal Recruiting, Mental Health & Wellness, Professional Development, and IT.

Duties and Responsibilities

▪ Contributes to an iterative and coherent vision and strategy for DEI learning at the firm for various roles, teams and geographies.

▪ Leads the scoping, development, and implementation of the firm’s global short-term and long-term DEI learning, including, but not limited to education related to equity, belonging, inclusion, inclusive leadership, heritage celebrations, bias, intersectionality, racial justice, allyship, anti-hate, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

▪ Ensures a variety of learning modalities, including live and on demand, leveraging various methods to enhance outcomes.

▪ Collaborates with Human Resources, Mental Health & Wellness, and Professional Development to foster the incorporation of DEI content in relevant offerings of these departments and coordinates the timing of programs.

▪ Assesses DEI learning & development in the context of the firm’s broader learning & development offerings and goals in collaboration with Office of the General Counsel and other internal partners.

▪ Maintains current knowledge of DEI learning & development trends and vendors, particularly in the legal industry. Manages request for proposal (RFP) process to engage learning & development vendors; works with selected vendors to tailor program delivery and content to meet the unique needs of the firm.

▪ Determines timeline and prioritization of firm’s DEI learning & development needs.

▪ Assists Resource Groups in locating educational content or speaker programs.

▪ Analyzes unique development needs of HET (lawyers that identify as women, racial/ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, disabled, and/or veterans), including but not limited to enhanced mentorship and coaching.

▪ Coordinates with Professional Development and other DEI team members to ensure strategic participation in internal and external development programs.

▪ Establishes and maintains a method for evaluating DEI learning & development efforts. Gathers and assesses feedback from relevant stakeholders on the effectiveness of DEI learning & development opportunities; uses this feedback to shape offerings.

▪ Collaborates with other members of the DEI team to ensure a unified approach and execution on all aspects of program delivery including scheduling, invitations, and production.

▪ Creates and maintains DEI-related content in the firm’s learning management system; collaborates with administrators of the system to track and make efficient the delivery of such content and processes on that platform.

▪ Contributes to client and industry survey responses regarding the firm’s learning & development program; contributes to award submissions; and collaborates on other DEI communications as needed.

▪ Promotes an inclusive environment, employing effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers.

▪ Contributes to the continued DEI education of DEI Department members, through organization of training on foundational subjects, e.g., DEI fundamentals, influencing skills, change management, and through identification of current relevant topics for discussion. 


▪ A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Organizational Behavior, Instructional Design, or related field required. Coaching certification is a plus

▪ A Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate strongly preferred; Active Bar Membership a plus.

▪A minimum of six (6) years of experience in learning and development in professional services required (with a strong preference for law firm experience); demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.

▪ Proven experience designing and/or leading DEI learning programs.

▪ Experience in program development and evaluation; ability to collect, interpret and persuasively utilize data.

▪ Must possess advanced knowledge of current diversity, equity, and inclusion trends, theories, practices, and pedagogies.

▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills to include executive level communications.

▪ Advanced organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, handle multiple deadlines and projects, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

▪ Highly proficient in relevant firm software programs (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) with particular strengths in Excel and PowerPoint, along with ability to learn new software and systems.

▪ Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

▪ Experience leading, managing and developing direct reports and/or matrixed teams.

Flexibility for occasional travel.




Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $112,000.00-$167,000.00, plus bonus

Date Active: 5.21.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt

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