The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) seeks a full time Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager. The DEI Manager is a full time, independent executive leadership position. The DEI Manager will have the ability to exercise independent judgment and will report directly to CAL’s Executive Director. They will be responsible for leading the organization’s strategic efforts toward creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and antiracist organization.
CAL is a 50+ attorney non-profit public defense law firm dedicated to fighting injustice through exceptional advocacy and enduring compassion for every client. We represent indigent New Yorkers convicted of crimes in Manhattan and the Bronx, the vast majority of whom are Black and Latinx, in their criminal appeals and other post-conviction proceedings. We envision a post-conviction process grounded in our clients’ humanity and pursue dynamic approaches to serve our clients and challenge the status quo.
● Bachelor’s Degree in relevant concentration or equivalent relevant work experience;
● Two or more years experience in the DEI field;
● Demonstrable history of workplace leadership in DEI matters.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications
● A deep understanding of the systemic and individual impacts of poverty and racial oppression, particularly with regard to the criminal legal system;
● Experience with strategies designed to address racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of bigotry and bias;
● Ability to be collaborative and team oriented with the ability to build relationships throughout the organization;
● Solid verbal and written communication skills;
● Ability to facilitate conversations about race, gender, equity, and inclusion;
● Problem solving and organizational skills;
● Ability to handle confidential materials;
● Experience in project management;
● Ability to work well within a union environment required;
● Experience in nonprofit environment strongly preferred.
● Cultivate and promote an inclusive work environment that encourages and supports cultural competency, psychological safety, and racial equity;
● Create and periodically review the office’s policies and practices, with the aim of crafting policies to foster a more diverse and inclusive organization;
● Cultivate hiring processes focused on the recruitment and retention of diverse staff members;
● Work collaboratively to develop training programs for staff in the core competencies necessary to build equity and inclusion and help effectuate diversity change efforts;
● Develop and maintain mechanism to regularly solicit staff input and feedback;
● Identify areas of improvement in multi-cultural and minority support within the organization;
● Collect and analyze internal quantitative and qualitative data relevant to diversity and inclusion goals;
● Coordinate with rotating Race, Class, Power and Privilege Staff Liaison to integrate staff feedback into discussions, trainings, and policies;
● Serve as trusted advisor to employees on matters related to diversity and inclusion.
The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) seeks a full time Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager. The DEI Manager is a full time, independent executive leadership position. The DEI Manager will have the ability to exercise…
Excellent benefits, including 27 paid vacation days per year, an employer SEP-IRA pension contribution, and a free healthcare option with additional employer HSA contributions, are provided.
All CAL employees are required to have a full Covid vaccination dosage as recommended per the CDC, which currently includes at least one booster shot. Current office policy requires in-person work three out of five days each week.
Excellent benefits, including 27 paid vacation days per year, an employer SEP-IRA pension contribution, and a free healthcare option with additional employer HSA contributions…
To apply, send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF file to email@example.com. The email should be titled “DEI Coordinator Application.” Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Equity and Inclusion
At CAL, we embrace and value our staff’s diversity, recognizing that our differences strengthen our community and advance our mission. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply. CAL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, citizenship status, color, credit history, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, marital status, partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, salary history, sexual and reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran or active military service member, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should be titled “DEI Coordinator Application.” Applications are considered on a rolling basis…