Davis Wright Tremaine

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Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

at Davis Wright Tremaine

Posted: 10/29/2018
Job Reference #: 408

Job Description

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.

Physical Requirements
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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