Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager

24 Aug, 2023


Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager

Best Best & Krieger LLP
Washington, D.C.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a nationally recognized law firm focused on delivering effective and client-service oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. BBK is proud to trace the firm’s success back to the groundwork of professionalism and community service laid by its founders 135 years ago. Today, with nearly 250 attorneys in offices throughout California and in Oregon and Washington, D.C., we efficiently and meaningfully assist our clients with complex, multi-disciplinary issues and provide creative solutions.

At BBK, we place a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to inclusiveness and collaboration. We are proud of our diverse workplace, where we respect and value our colleagues for their unique perspectives and experiences.

The Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager innovates, delivers and collaborates on strategies and duties in implementing the firm’s commitment to foster an inclusive and equitable environment where our BBK community is able to thrive and belong authentically. The DEI Manager reports to and performs their duties under the supervision of the Chief Talent Officer.


  • Maintains and continuously builds knowledge of DEI-related issues, legislation and best practices.
  • Understands BBK’s mission as a trusted advisor to public and private clients across the Firm’s geographic and subject-matter footprints.
  • Leverages BBK’s community connections to prioritize those most pertinent to Firm DEI strategies and initiatives.
  • Researches, develops, recommends and assists in executing creative strategies to advance the Firm’s DEI goals.
  • Reviews current practices, policies and programs, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they advance the Firm’s DEI goals. Develops and/or creates new internal DEI programs, including programs that qualify for MCLE and advance the professional development of DEI champions, including future Firm leaders. 
  • Creates new DEI events, including external events that may involve Firm clients and leverage employee business resource groups to promote inclusion and innovation.
  • Administers existing programs developed through and in conjunction with the Executive Committee, Firm management, ad-hoc committees and affinity groups.
  • Provides input to Firm leadership on how to integrate DEI into strategic business initiatives and organizational decisions.
  • Coordinates with HR and the Chief Talent Officer to integrate DEI principles into hiring, performance management and retention practices.
  • Evaluates DEI initiatives as requested by the Chief Talent Officer to identify potential metrics, measure progress, and suggest improvements.
  • Collects and analyzes statistical data as requested by the Chief Talent Officer. 
  • Acts as Firm liaison to the DEI Committee.
  • Manages and prepares DEI budget in consultation with the DEI Committee Co-Chairs for approval by the Executive Committee and acts as Firm liaison to the DEI Committee.
  • Attends DEI committee events and activities.
  • Assists in developing, and/or procures training and development, to support DEI initiatives.
  • Maintains DEI content for intranet page and recommends DEI content for the external website to the marketing department.
  • May act as company liaison with government agencies, law schools and clients concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities and at meeting and events, as requested.
  • Work within deadlines and effectively handle stress.
  • Establish effective working relationships and appropriately interact with others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Meeting facilitation and virtual platform delivery expertise.
  • Program design and development expertise.
  • Understanding of federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.
  • Excellent organizational skills, time-management skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


  • Interpersonal skills/emotional intelligence.
  • Sound judgment.
  • Reliability.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Change and project management.
  • Regulatory and risk management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of Human Resources or related experience required, with at least three years specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion leadership preferred.


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Ability to  travel to and from various offices and external events via walking, driving and flying.

The reasonably expected pay scale for this position with 5 or more years of experience is $125,000 – $145,000 annually, exempt. The actual salary within that range will depend on the selected candidate’s years of experience and location. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

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Job posted: 2023-08-24