Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

Human ResourcesAll Practice AreasLos Angeles, CA

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The global law firm of K&L Gates LLP is seeking a Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator to join our firm.  The Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator will reside in one of the following K&L Gates offices:  Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, or Orange County.

This position supports the Firmwide Director of Diversity in executing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy and goals.  The Coordinator will work directly with the Director to execute projects ranging from responding to client requests, understanding and manipulating data, managing the D&I dashboard, drafting D&I content for internal and external use, working directly with external organizations and scheduling, managing, and attending Diversity and WIP meetings.

The Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator will provide specialized support to the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Human Resources functions.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Managing the data from and drafting responses to diversity-related legal industry benchmarking and client surveys

• Assisting the D&I Director in communication of departmental activities

• Supporting the achievement of departmental goals and objectives

• Organizing and coordinating diversity activities – across the firm

• Assisting with the creation diversity-related collateral

• Coordinating and assisting with various firm and/or departmental projects and initiatives as assigned


Additional duties:

• Support general HR, recruitment, onboarding and development activities as needed

• Input, update and maintain HRIS data as needed

• Participate and actively contribute to HR projects and other support duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• Strong Microsoft Office skills, specifically advanced Excel expertise, and excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Bachelor’s Degree required

• Two or more years of human resources, data management and/or D&I management experience are required, within a law firm is a plus

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments, use judgment and initiative to accomplish results, work under pressure, and complete job assignments in an accurate and timely manner

• Excellent numerical and analytical skills with exemplary attention to detail

• Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities in a dynamic environment

• Experience working across departments or offices recommended

• Excellent teamwork and client service skills and an ability to interact effectively with all levels

• Ability to be discreet, maintain complete confidentiality and utilize prudent judgment demonstrating integrity and sensitivity

• Ability to carefully follow instructions provided orally or in writing; adhere to documented processes and protocols for routine job tasks

• Focuses on continuous improvement and demonstrates an innovative approach

• HR database experience preferred


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.