Director of Diversity & Inclusion
The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public. We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team and provide leadership, collaboration, and community-building to support the Oregon State Bar’s (OSB) mission and commitment to increasing the diversity of the OSB membership, to reflect the diversity of the people of Oregon, to educate attorneys about the cultural richness and diversity of the clients they serve, and to remove barriers to justice.
OSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Responsibilities include the following:
- Oversees, coordinates, & evaluates the OSB’s efforts to attract & retain a more diverse population to the practice of law in Oregon & to promote their active involvement & leadership within the OSB & the legal profession in Oregon.
- Provides strategic direction for & oversees operations of the D & I Dept, programs, & initiatives. Collaborates with the Advisory Committee on D & I & other stakeholders in the development & implementation of activities & programs to achieve established goals.
- Provides leadership for the Diversity Advisory Council, including overseeing the development & implementation of the OSB’s Diversity Action Plan. Reports annually to the Board of Governors regarding overall progress toward achieving goals.
- Develop & implement a plan to supplement the D & I budget as needed to support D & I programs. The plan may include identifying & cultivating fundraising opps, building a volunteer supp network, applying for grants, & seeking other support from various stakeholders.
- Serves as liaison to the Diversity Section; is a professional resource for all OSB programs & internal groups, providing information & promoting best practices for increasing diversity. Creates relationships & maintains effective networks with historically underrepresented minority lawyers & law students, & with specialty bar associations, law firms, law schools, & a wide variety of community institutions & organizations. Facilitates collaborative efforts to advance the bar’s mission & D & I programs, goals, & objectives.
- Advises & consults with the BOG & CEO/ED on D & I issues. Collaborates with the Director of HR on D & I issues affecting OSB staff. Works closely with OSB depts to advance D & I strategic goals.
- Supervises staff of the D & I Dept to include recruitment, hiring, training, retention, scheduling, coaching, & evaluating performance. Makes recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director on employment & termination of staff. Develops & implements policies & procedures to ensure cooperation & teamwork among department staff. Develops & implements policies to assure a service orientation toward members & other recipients of program services.
- Develops annual budget for the department with approval of the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director for submission to the Board of Governors & monitors all revenue & expenditures.
- Responsible for day-to-day operations of the department within policy guidelines set by the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director & the Board of Governors. Develops the long- & short-range plans for the department. Held accountable largely on the basis of results through the program measurement process.
Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training which ensures the ability to perform the work.
- A BA or BS degree in a related field. Graduation from an accredited school of law preferred.
- 5 yrs increasingly responsible experience in diversity recruitment & retention, multicultural teaching, & public or community program development demonstrating a thorough understanding of diversity, inclusion, & cultural competency issues.
- 5 yrs exp in management principles & practices to include program planning, analysis, administration, evaluation, & budgeting. Supervisory experience to include personnel selection, evaluation, & coaching.
- Experience developing & cultivating charitable gifts & donations. Experience leading strategic planning & organizational cultural change. Experience designing & presenting educational & training sessions.
- Experience as a practicing lawyer or familiarity with the legal system, the legal profession, law schools, & legal training desired.
- Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, & Access. Database program experience desired. Ability to type 40 WPM with accuracy.
- Exceptional written & oral communication skills to include an ability to communicate with a broad constituency with effective public speaking & public relations skills before large & small groups. Excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize multiple activities & projects in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment. Strong time management skills meeting & exceeding timelines & deadlines.
- Strong self-motivation skills requiring minimal supervision. Ability to balance independent & team-oriented work.
- Excellent interpersonal & conflict resolution & management skills with strong ability to listen & use tact.
- Commitment to the concept of teamwork & cross-responsibility within a department & between departments.
- Ability to exercise professional demeanor & provide a high level of customer service for a potentially demanding customer base in a variety of situations.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in keeping with the policies & objectives of the D & I program & the Oregon State Bar.
- Ability to communicate in person, in writing, by e-mail, & by telephone.
- Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time. Ability to manipulate data for program & budgetary purposes & typing.
- Ability to use standard office equipment & computer peripherals. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to perform as a public speaker, with or without using presentation software & equipment.
- Ability to travel overnight, inside & outside Oregon, to meetings & seminars.
- Ability to work in a moderately noisy, open environment. Ability to remain on the telephone for long periods of time.
Salary range minimum starts at $7,151 per month. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program. Send resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: DI, Oregon State Bar, P. O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to [email protected].