Diversity Program Manager

Location:  Los Angeles

Position Summary:  The Diversity Manager provides strategic advice to the firm on diversity-related issues and provides tactical implementation of  diversity initiatives. The Diversity Manager provides strategic counsel on diversity related matters, develops programs, manages data and interfaces with the community and professional organizations.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Counsel

• Provides consultation and support to Diversity Committee and firm management in the establishment of diversity goals, objectives, and strategies and develops/communicates plans to meet established goals.
• Recommends diversity initiatives and considers the unique needs of the firm.
• Continually evaluates the effectiveness of the firm's structure, policies and practices as it relates to diversity matters.

Program Development

• Works with appropriate committees and departments to develop programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse work force.
• Develops training  to educate attorneys, managers, and staff on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences.
• Develops metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented and prepares reports to Diversity Committee and firm management on the value of the initiatives. 

Data Management

• Maintains the firm’s diversity statistics and regularly audits for accuracy.
• Responds to diversity surveys by providing accurate demographic and other information as required.
• Monitors trends in firm diversity data, provides comparatives inside and outside the legal industry and reports on a regular basis to the Diversity Committee and firm management.
• Develop metrics to track the work opportunities available to the diverse lawyers at the firm.

Firm Representation

• Keeps current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, and professional development efforts.)
• Represents the firm and serves as subject matter expert on diversity-related issues at conferences, professional associations, and business meetings.
• Monitors external diversity trends and legal developments impacting policy, and the recruitment and retention of employees.

Specific Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
• Five or more years managing diversity programs for a professional services organization.  Law firm experience a plus.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines while under deadline pressure.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Position Status: Exempt

For consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Human Resources at jobapplication@mto.com; Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, 355 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is an equal opportunity employer.