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  • 16 May 2018 7:55 PM | Emilia Perez (Administrator)

    Please note that Sills, Cummis, & Gross has the following openings:

    Product Liability Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross, a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers. 

    Requirements

    • 3-6 years of Litigation experience;
    • Strong writing skills necessary to draft complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses, motions and briefs;
    • Ability to take and defend depositions;
    • Ability to manage and direct cases from inception through trial or other resolution;
    • Experience defending complex product liability matters 

    Qualifications

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage multiple projects is critical;
    • Experience in handling highly confidential matters;
    • Excellent time management skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; researching/problem-solving skills;
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey.  New York State license is a plus;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients and other counsel  

     

     

    Corporate Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    The Firm’s highly credentialed and experienced corporate practice group attorneys handle a broad range of public and private transactional, compliance and corporate counsel assignments. Our clients are international and domestic investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and operating companies, from startups to small and midsized entities to Fortune 500 corporations. The Firm’s experience spans a diverse range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical and other life sciences, technology, insurance, real estate, construction, public utilities, health care, education, food and beverage, hospitality, media, consumer products and industrial manufacturing.

     

    Requirements

    • 2 – 4 years of corporate practice experience
    • Draft and negotiate key and ancillary documents for M&A, financing, joint venture, technology collaborations/licensing and other corporate and commercial transactions; and
    • Work closely with clients’ business and legal personnel in a variety of corporate matters

     

    Qualifications

    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey or New York State. Both are preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients

     

     

    Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    The Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department is an interdisciplinary team of approximately 30 attorneys providing a full range of legal and related services to participants in all areas of the real estate industry. The Department is ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 edition) in “Band 1” in New Jersey.

     

    Requirements

    • 8+ years of commercial real estate experience
    • Experience handling a broad range of transactions for clients, including acquisitions, development, sale/leasebacks, office and retail leasing, traditional lending and corporate real estate advisory work
    • Strong transactional and analytical skills, including drafting and negotiating financing and organizational documents, leases, purchase and sale contracts and brokerage and property management agreements across various property types and jurisdictions
    • Draft and negotiate complex loan documents, perform due diligence, title and survey review, lease analysis and approved legal opinions
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey. New York State license is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients

     

     

     

    Litigation Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1971, is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey and New York. As one of the largest law firms in New Jersey, Sills Cummis & Gross has established a national reputation in its handling of precedent setting issues. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    Sills Cummis litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, often in complex and important matters. Our attorneys are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Litigation Firm of the Year” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation. This is the second year in a row the Firm received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation awards in 2017 and 2018 come on the heels of Sills Cummis & Gross being named, in November 2016, “2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm” by the New Jersey Law Journal. The Department is also ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 edition) in “Band 1” in New Jersey.

     

    Requirements

    • 1-4 years of commercial litigation experience
    • Strong writing skills necessary to draft complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses, motions, and briefs
    • Strong research skills and oral communication

       

      Qualifications
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey; New York State license is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients
  • 05 Apr 2018 11:30 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has posted a vacancy notice for an Assistant Attorney General who will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Special Litigation Section. This section will focus on protecting New Jersey residents from illegal actions taken by the federal government. Additional details are available via the following: http://nj.gov/oag/job-postings/18-070_AAG_SpecialLitigationSection.pdf

  • 30 Mar 2018 11:37 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

    PARSIPPANY, NJ, STAMFORD, CT.

    OR HARTFORD, CT

    Day Pitney is an East Coast law firm with approximately 300 attorneys in eleven offices in

    Boston, Stamford and Hartford, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Washington,

    D.C. Day Pitney’s mission is to work collaboratively with our colleagues and clients to resolve

    complex legal challenges through sophisticated and innovative client solutions. Day Pitney's

    Corporate, Litigation, and Trusts and Estates attorneys represent a variety of clients from

    individuals to Fortune 50 companies. We are proud of our accomplishments in creating a work

    environment where all our professionals have the skills and support to perform their best, our

    sponsorship of bar associations that focus on creating opportunities for diverse attorneys and

    removing barriers to their success, and our internal programs and initiatives that have attracted

    and retained women and diverse attorneys throughout their legal careers.


    Position Summary:

    We are seeking an experienced D&I professional with a track record of accomplishment who is

    seeking an opportunity to take our firm to the next level in attracting, developing, sponsoring,

    and retaining diverse attorneys and women. This position can be located in either our

    Parsippany, NJ office, Stamford, CT office or Hartford, CT office. As our brand ambassador,

    this individual will continue the Firm’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive legal environment

    by providing visionary and strategic leadership to senior leaders and helping to enhance DP’s

    employment brand among diversity bars and other associations, potential recruits, and clients.

    This senior management team member will be the internal thought leader on D&I and provide

    strategic best practices recommendations from both within and outside the legal industry.

    Additionally, this individual will collaborate with internal teams such as Human Resources and

    Marketing, as well as our Attorneys of Color, LGBT, and Women’s employee resource groups,

    to implement strategies that attract and retain the best diverse talent.


    Reporting to the Chief Talent Officer of the Firm, with dotted line reporting to both the

    Managing Partner and Chair of the D&I Committee, this individual should be a seasoned D&I

    professional able to work independently, as well as part of an integrated Human Resources team.

    Essential Position Responsibilities:

    Be the Firm’s strategic thought leader, ambassador and advocate on diversity, inclusion,

    and equity initiatives and issues. This role is expected to be client facing.

    Collaborate with the Firm's Executive Committee, Chief Talent Officer, D&I Committee,

    and Hiring Committee on developing and executing the Strategic D&I Plan, and ensuring

    that fostering diversity and inclusion remains a core value and key firm imperative.

    Strengthen close recruiting relationships with law schools through participation in

    interviews on campus and other recruiting events.

    Actively work with DP employee resource group members to ensure their professional

    development, advancement and promotion within the firm.

    Consult and provide input on compensation and promotion decisions related to employee

    resource group members

    Support client development by assisting in preparing responses to client RFPs and

    industry surveys

    Participate in client pitches as a critical and vocal pitch team member.

    Create and deliver on holistic D&I branding strategy for both internal and external

    audiences.

    Collaborate with Chief Talent Officer to integrate a D&I lens into all people processes

    including recruiting, performance management, promotions, and leadership development.

    Serve as a key member of the Firm's senior administrative team focusing on ensuring that

    policies and practices continue to enable a diverse and inclusive environment.

    Maintain knowledge of legal and non-legal industry trends and best practices in

    attracting, developing and retaining diverse and women attorneys.

    Translate data into meaningful and actionable executive reporting and initiatives.

    Forge strong relationships internally to ensure effective execution of diversity and

    inclusion strategies and programs.

    Manage the development and communication of information related to diversity and

    inclusion in the workplace, including training, educational programs, and cultural

    heritage celebrations. Collaborate with Marketing to publicize DP’s successful efforts.

    Collaborate with the Firm’s DP’s Attorney of Color (DPAC), DP Alliance (LGBT) and

    Women Working Together (WWT) employee resource groups, attend meetings, and

    coordinate their activities with other Firm D&I initiatives.

    Represent the Firm and develop strong relationships at bar association events sponsored

    by the Firm. Participate with others from the Firm as representatives at various diversity

    and inclusion functions. Present at and attend conferences as DP spokesperson.

    Help identify and engage speakers with diverse backgrounds for internal diversity and

    inclusion programs.

    Develop, evaluate, and manage a D&I sponsorship strategy. Ensure effective use of D&I

    funding.


    The Ideal Candidate (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

    Minimum five to ten years of relevant D&I experience in a professional, legal, or

    corporate setting is required; large law firm and management of D&I at firm or divisional

    level is preferred

    Demonstrated success in building relationships throughout the organization and in

    working with senior leaders, including firm leadership, to make recommendations and

    execute strategies

    Experience as a change agent who is able to mobilize and influence key stakeholders

    Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building external relationships

    and networks

    Experience training and presenting to groups

    The ability to interact credibly and diplomatically with all levels within the organization

    and in the outside community, tailoring communications effectively for different groups

    and stakeholders

    Ability to travel regularly is required (including to Firm offices and for purposes of acting

    as the Firm ambassador at diversity and inclusion and recruiting events)

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; a J.D. or advanced degree in

    organizational development, human resources, or advanced studies related to D&I would

    be helpful

  • 21 Mar 2018 9:25 PM | Anonymous

    We are currently recruiting for a commercial finance attorney to perform work under the corporate and public finance departments. This is a mid to senior level position which requires a minimum of 5 years of experience related to commercial lending, finance, loan document preparation and review, including acquisition financings, structured debt financings, asset-based loans, and secured credit facilities. 

    We are also looking for a real estate attorney with a minimum of 4 years experience handling commercial real estate transactions including purchase, sale, leasing and financing.  

    Referrals should be sent to www.parkermccay.com/careers-attorneys to apply. 


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:24 PM | Anonymous
    Employer: University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
    Job Location: Jackson, MS
    Job URL: http://www.umc.edu
    Job Description: The University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks an experienced leader for the position of Chief Legal Officer. The Chief Legal Officer is responsible for the legal affairs of UMMC and provides legal counsel across a broad range of legal areas including university and academic governance, intellectual property, employment, philanthropy, real estate, contracts, public-private partnerships, compliance, procurement and risk management.



    Ideal candidates will be collaborative leaders who possess strong senior administrative experience, and superb communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to manage the challenges facing institutions of higher education and academic medical centers is considered critical. 



    Nominees and applicants must hold a Juris Doctorate from a school or college of law accredited by the American Bar Association. At least 15 years of experience in practice or as house counsel, including experience in leading other attorneys and clients in dealing with material complex matters.





    To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should confidentially submit their current resume along with a supporting cover letter of interest electronically c/o: Perry Sansing, Associate General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Affairs; psansing@olemiss.edu
    Ideal candidates for UMMC’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel will be collaborative leaders who embrace UMMC’s mission and culture, possess strong senior administrative experience, and superb communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to deal with and manage the challenges facing institutions of higher education and particularly academic medical centers is considered critical to the success of an individual in this role. In addition, candidates must have proven leadership ability, preferably within an environment similar in size, scope, and complexity to UMMC. 
    Experience: At least 15 years of experience in practice or as house counsel, including experience in leading other attorneys and clients in dealing with material complex matters.
    Salary: Competitive and commensrate with experience and responsibilities.
    Contact Information
    Primary Contact
    Perry Sansing, Associate General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Affairs
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:23 PM | Anonymous
    Employer: Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Title: Industry Guidance Branch Attorney Position
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job URL: https://oig.hhs.gov/about-oig/careers/ocig.asp#igb-0418
    Job Description: The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General seeks an experienced health care attorney for its Industry Guidance Branch to prepare advisory opinions, regulations, and guidance documents that address the lawfulness of cutting-edge health care transactions and arrangements under OIG authorities. Potential candidates must have experience with: the anti-kickback statute and other Federal fraud and abuse laws; evolving alternative payment models; complex health care business transactions; and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Knowledge and experience litigating criminal, civil, or administrative cases, including cases involving OIG’s administrative sanction authorities also will be considered. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The attorney’s duties would include:

    • Reviewing and analyzing advisory opinion requests and drafting advisory opinions.
    • Drafting safe harbor regulations, compliance program guidance, fraud alerts, and special advisory bulletins.
    • Working in coordination with CMS to draft waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws for various alternative payment models.
    • Developing and promoting OIG policies and guidance regarding the anti-kickback statute.
    • Advising OIG staff and other government officials on the application of the fraud and abuse laws.
    • Responding to questions and issues from industry representatives regarding compliance with the Federal fraud and abuse laws.

    The attorney may also be called upon to perform other duties, including assisting with the investigation and litigation of cases involving allegations of false claims, kickbacks, and Stark law violations.

    Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of health law experience, with at least 3 years of experience with the Federal anti-kickback statute. The position is located in Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

    Submit a resume and writing sample (preferably analyzing Federal health care fraud and abuse laws or addressing related compliance matters) by April 2, 2018 to: IGB.Resumes@oig.hhs.gov. To the extent that a writing sample does not represent solely the work product of the applicant, the specific contributions of others should be identified.

    * * *

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, OIG considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must indicate their preference in their cover letter or resume, and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and other supporting documentation) that verifies their eligibility for preference. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s)). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
    Experience: 3-5 of health law experience and at least 3 years of experience working with the Federal anti-kickback statute
    Salary: The position is at a grade GS-12/13, commensurate with experience.


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:21 PM | Anonymous

                                                                          

    Novartis 

    Job Title:

    Director, Legal Counsel, Novartis Technical Operations

    Job Grade:

    GJFA 3

    Department: 

    Legal (NTO)

    Reports to:

    Executive Director, Legal NTO Region Americas

    Job Purpose  

    To provide counsel to management and other key decision makers by staying abreast of latest development in key areas of expertise (e.g. complex manufacturing supply agreements) that have an impact on current and long term profitability of the company. 

    Major Accountabilities 

    • Contract Review/Counsel – Structure, manage, negotiate and execute complex 3rd party supply and procurement agreements. Provide legal and risk management counsel to senior leaders. Influence and guide business decisions
    • Legal Counsel/Leadership – Act as counsel for assigned clients on broad range of legal matters. Proactively manage legal issues via coordination with Legal Centers of Excellence, Legal management and other functions, as appropriate. Lead legal review of plans, presentations, communications and other materials from BU Leadership team.
    • Risk Management/Compliance - Make appropriate judgment calls during times of ambiguity and can lead team through new legal territory. Pursue calculated risk-taking in an unpredictable environment with appropriate contingency planning and continually challenge status quo
    • Ensure compliance with all government regulations and mandates. Contribute to investigations as needed to address potential compliance concerns.
    • Innovation – Drive innovation and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business goals. Identify and develop “best practices” in support of key projects and initiatives.   Create and deliver training to clients
    • Functional Leadership – Actively contribute to Legal Function though participating in initiatives to build departmental knowledge and capabilities by sharing best practices. Partners with colleagues to contribute expertise as needed.

    Key Performance Indicators 

    • Trusted credible partner of senior leadership
    • Collaboration across legal function and broader organization
    • Providing sound legal advice by balancing risk and potential opportunities
    • Contribution to NTO Legal Department and development of high performing team culture.


    Job Dimensions 

    Number of associates:    

    No Direct Reports/Matrix management

    Impact on the organization:        

    Medium/High – Provides legal counsel to senior management in Novartis Technical Operations

    Ideal Background 

    Education (minimum/desirable):

    ·       Juris Doctor or equivalent degree and prior Bachelors or equivalent 4-Year university degree required.

    Languages:         

    ·       Fluent English

    Experience required

    ·       > 5 Years’ experience in legal counseling role in pharma/biotech industry or major law firm

    Technical Knowledge/Skills

    • ·       Strong knowledge and key expertise in multiple areas of law, including: contracts, procurement, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, labor and employment, regulatory,  transactions
    • ·       Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts including manufacturing & supply agreements

    ·       Strong business acumen with deep understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing and related legal issues

    Leadership/Organizational Behaviors

    ·       Excellent collaboration, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills - Ability to adapt style, simplify and communicate complex issues to all levels of the organization

    ·       Proactive, entrepreneurial approach to recognizing business needs, anticipating  issues, and developing solutions

    ·       Strong negotiation and conflict management skills

    ·       Good project management skills

    ·       Strong analytical and organizational skills

    ·       Demonstrated ability to lead and drive organizational change to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and requirements.

    ·       Ability to manage and influence across a cross-functional matrix organization

    ·       Ability to manage high volume of work in fast paced environment

    Travel

    ·       Up to 10-20% travel required

                                                                                          


  • 14 Feb 2018 8:07 PM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Staff Attorneys (2)- Atlantic County Office (Atlantic City)

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Under the direction of the unit Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides highest quality of legal service to SJLS clients in a variety of poverty law matters. The Staff Attorney also acts as a liaison between SJLS and the local community groups and engages in community outreach, community legal education.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Handle intake interviews;
    • Provide direct representation to clients in a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to family, landlord/tenant, housing, consumer, public benefits, healthcare, employment and senior issues;
    • Participate in group representation, where appropriate;
    • Participate in staff and case acceptance meetings and program wide working groups;
    • Work with the Managing Attorney, Director of Litigation and/or the Executive Director in planning, developing and litigating significant impact cases;
    • Participate in community outreach and community legal education, clinics and seminars;
    • Develop new ideas and methods to provide service to clients;
    • Work with other staff as an effective member of the team;
    • Assist in supervising paralegals, clerical workers and students;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any state or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
    • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Qualified applicants with an interest in these positions should send resume, writing sample and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.


  • 10 Feb 2018 5:10 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Weiner Law Group, LLP, a well-established Northern New Jersey Firm, is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated attorney with 5 – 10 years experience in family law. The ideal candidate must possess strong research, writing, and courtroom skills along with the ability to manage a complex case load. The attorney will be responsible for all aspects of family law litigation and must have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. A book of business is a plus. We offer a positive work environment, competitive salary and full benefits package including a 401K. 

    Please send resume, writing samples and salary requirements toTanya Freeman at TFreeman@weiner.law

  • 07 Feb 2018 7:05 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)


    Mazzoni Center

    Job Title: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

    Department: Administration 

    Reports to: CEO 

    Direct Reports: This person has no direct reports 

    Employment Status: Full-time 

    FLSA Status: Exempt 

    Purpose of Role: 

    Mazzoni Center is seeking a forward thinking and dynamic change agent who will be responsible for creating and advancing the organizational plan and strategic direction of the organization in the areas of diversity and inclusion, promotion, compensation, evaluation, support, mentoring, and staff training and development. The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will lead Mazzoni Center's diversity and inclusion efforts, ensuring that the organization is attracting and retaining exemplary staff while also creating opportunities for growth and professional development. This individual will work with staff at all levels to develop and implement strategies to advance organizational change, foster a positive and inclusive work environment for everyone, and ensure that diversity and inclusion considerations are incorporated in the decision making processes. This individual will work closely with Mazzoni Center’s Human Resources team and must possess a commitment to Mazzoni’s mission, values, and culture, while having a deep appreciation for the evolving issues of concern to members of the LGBTQIA community. 

    Minimum Entry Level Requirements (Ed/Cert/License): 

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, Master’s or other advanced degree in a relevant field of study preferred; PRH/SPHR/SHRM certification and experience working in a union environment is a plus. 

    Minimum Entry Level Requirements (Skills/Experience): 

     5-10 years leadership experience including work experience in the following areas (recruitment, human resources, professional development, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, supporting and leading major change initiatives). 

     Experience advancing an organizational culture into one of inclusivity, equity, and diversity in a large organization or nonprofit environment. The ideal candidate must be a committed advocate for the advancement of diversity with a strong background addressing issues of racial justice, ethnic and religious bias, gender and LGBTQ equity, disability rights, and other facets of social justice. 

     Knowledge of and significant experience in cultural competency skills development, and an ability to deliver training designed to enhance employee knowledge, skills, understanding, respect, and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and in the community. 

     Ability to create and implement tools to enable managers, directors, and C-level positions to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies into their work and professional relationships with other staff members. 



     Must have experience in the following skills at a highly proficient level: data analysis, project management, interpersonal communication, consulting, facilitation, persuasion, and leadership. 

     Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws at the local, state, and federal levels. 

     Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications and generally strong technology skills. 


    Primary Responsibilities: 

    ● Recognizes and addresses implicit bias, develops practices, policies, trainings and related materials to create a culture that embraces diversity at all levels, highlights the importance of maintaining a culturally sensitive work environment. 

    ● Improves organizational success in all staff functions through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity by implementing best practices, appropriate evaluation processes, and measuring organizational benchmarks. 

    ● Assesses and makes recommendations concerning internal equity and external competitiveness of the organization's compensation program. 

    ● Works with and supports the organization's diversity and inclusion committees, PRIDE (Mazzoni's Professionals for Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity), and appropriate external entities to improve the agency's strength through diversity. 

    ● Ensures that the organization represents the populations served by Mazzoni Center and is reflective of the organization's mission and values. 

    ● Works with all departments to create and implement Departmental Action Plans reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

    ● Works with staff and senior management team on collective bargaining issues to ensure that Diversity and Inclusion is incorporated into all negotiated agreements. 

    ● Reviews all job postings and descriptions to remove unnecessary requirements that may act as barriers to success for otherwise qualified applicants and develop skill sets of existing staff to facilitate internal advancement. 

    ● Develops and implements, in conjunction with senior management team, a Mazzoni Code of Ethics for all staff. 

    ● Establishes fair hiring procedures that are consistently applied across all departments to provide the agency with exemplary staff. 

    ● Creates processes, improves, and streamlines policies for internal advancement and hiring of managers and senior level positions. 


    Critical Evaluation Functions: 

    ● Works with all levels of staff to implement performance management and skills training systems. 

    ● Facilitates communication, education, and training plans that increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion. 



    ● Provides training to managers to lead teams and departments effectively with regard to diversity and inclusion, including developing skills such as delivering critical feedback effectively, and meeting and monitoring team goals. 

    ● Gather and utilize information about current and existing employees’ views of the workplace through a variety of methods including surveys and focus groups and draft periodic reports reflecting data on focus groups. 

    ● Maximize accountability of organization’s leadership and employee engagement 

    ● Participate in budget discussions with the perspective of enhancing diversity and inclusion in the organization. 

    ● Consult and partner with Human Resources (HR) and staffing teams on recruitment and retention issues, including the development of external professional networks and internal affiliations that will position Mazzoni Center as an employer of choice. 

    ● Work with HR to assess and address all incidents of implicit bias and discrimination to ensure appropriate actions are taken. 


    Core Competencies/Skills: 

    ● Ability to handle sensitive and confidential employment information 

    ● Strong judgement, decision-making capabilities, and problem-solving skills 

    ● Cultural competency in diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues 

    ● Excellent oral and written presentation skills with an emphasis on the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships at all levels of an organization 

    ● Ability to work interdepartmentally, particularly with the Development, Marketing, and Communications teams, on employment branding and marketing to maximize internal and external visibility of our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


    Physical Demands: 

    The position will require attendance at and participation in special events, conferences, trainings, and seminars and will require a commitment to working on nights and weekends when necessary. 

    Submissions: Applications must include a detailed cover letter, a resume or CV, and responses to the following two questions in addition to the submission of a writing sample: 

    Question #1 

    Mazzoni Center is seeking a Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who has the ability to create strategies and implement protocols which enable managers and directors to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their work and professional relationships – this begins with staff recruitment and retention. Provide examples of strategies and protocols you have used (or would use) to ensure that job postings reach a diverse pool of qualified applicants and that the interviewing, hiring, promotion, and advancement process is inclusive and free of implicit bias. 

    Question #2 

    The Director’s role includes a number of essential activities including gathering and utilizing information about current employees’ views of the workplace through a variety of methods. Using your own work only, please share with the committee the following synopsis of how you would attempt this effort. In no more than 800 words: 

    1. Share your philosophy and methodology of collecting feedback from employees; 

    2. Describe the primary goals you establish for collecting feedback and why these are your priorities; 

    3. Detail which method(s) you would choose to use to collect employee feedback and why; 

    4. Explain how you would analyze the data and make sense of the findings; 

    5. What method(s) would you use to communicate findings to management? To staff? 


    and, 

    6. Provide examples of the most useful findings you have seen in gathering employee feedback in your career and how you proposed and/or made changes in workplace culture as a result. 


    Writing Sample: 

    Please provide a published Op-Ed, professional article, research summary, or policy initiative related to the field of diversity, inclusion, and equity, limited to a maximum of 1500 words. 

    Mazzoni Center welcomes applications from candidates reflective of diversity of experience, background and/or service, and a dedicated commitment to our mission. 

    Salary Range: $85,000 to $100,000 depending upon demonstrated level of experience 

    References: Upon Request. 

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http://www.wglaw.com/Careers/Career-Opportunities

 

November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcprofile.pdf 

 

 

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