DEI Talent Development Analyst (Hybrid) at Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Full-Time

Mid Level

Washington, DC, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

US Job Description

Firm Information

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit reedsmith.com.

Position Summary

As a member of the Firmwide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team, the DE&I Talent Development Analyst enables business growth and a high-performing organizational culture by implementing end-to-end talent programs and initiatives to grow and retain a diverse pipeline of top talent at Reed Smith. The DE&I Talent Development Analyst is primarily responsible for developing and overseeing DE&I pipeline and leadership programs for all attorneys and professional staff.

This role works collaboratively and seamlessly with resources across the DE&I channels and other departments in areas such as: RSU/Learning & Development, HR, Legal Recruiting, Alumni Engagement, Events Planning, and Marketing & Communications

Additionally, access to our U.S. offices will be limited to personnel who are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. If you believe that you require an accommodation to this policy because of a medical, religious or other reason, please let us know at the time of your interview so that a reasonable accommodation can be discussed.

Condition of Employment:

All personnel designated as office-based, hybrid or flexible under the Firm’s Flexible Work Policy are required as a condition of their employment to have had the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations, meaning either two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. This policy applies to all U.S. partners and employees, regardless of full-time, part-time, temporary, exempt, non-exempt, or any other status or classification.

If you believe that you require an accommodation or exemption to this policy because of a medical, religious or other reason, please discuss with the recruiter so that a reasonable accommodation can be considered.

Other

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc.

Typical Physical Demands: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment.

Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels.

Working Conditions: Works in typical office setting. Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule.

Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan.

Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute programming for the DE&I Leadership Development program to achieve business growth plans and enable a high-performing and inclusive climate
  • Oversee development initiatives by implementing and leveraging talent practices (e.g., talent assessment, competencies development, organization design and effectiveness, etc.)
  • Develop and execute Firmwide/Global DEI programming including professional staff training series and other professional development opportunities for attorneys and professional staff
  • Present to SMT and Talent committee on the diverse talent pipeline at RS and provide timely updates on other DEI programming
  • Establish and control the budget for the Leadership Development program
  • Control the talent pipeline fund and approve applications from diverse talent to use funding for professional development activities
  • Assist with the administration of the overall DEI department budget
  • Continuously improve our consultation services with high caliber clients by developing content, facilitating trainings, etc
  • Design DEI core competencies for attorneys and professional staff for annual performance evaluation
  • Research and assess KPI’s for diversity programming firm wide
  • Collaborate with RSU/L&D and Human Resources to facilitate and implement professional growth, leadership development, talent planning and reviews, performance management processes to successfully manage and promote diverse talent
  • Support the development and execution of DE&I and inclusive leadership training efforts
  • Advance and improve inclusion and diversity strategies, practices and processes to increase employee engagement and retention
  • Recognize and track gaps or common issues faced by employees and propose/crease solution based programming to address
  • Aid in the professional development of DEI core team members
  • Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc
  • Communicate with various personalities at all levels

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and listening skills

  • Confidence in public speaking opportunities

  • Organized with the capability to multi-task and to deliver outcomes with strict deadlines

  • Comprehensive knowledge of assessment, selection and development of diverse talent

  • Knowledge of essential DE&I-based approaches and methodologies, and strong understanding of critical trends in DE&I

  • A proven ability to work and deliver outcomes with a collaborative approach

  • Ability to develop strong relationships and trust

  • A natural ability to make employees feel cared about

  • Strong sense of empathy, positive outlook and ability to motivate others

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Typical Physical Demands: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office equipment

  • Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment

Benefits/What We offer

  • Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan

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