Ballard Spahr LLP - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant (Remote/Hybrid)

Emily Goodall

Ballard Spahr LLP - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant (Remote/Hybrid)

Job Description:

Ballard Spahr, a prestigious national law firm with 15 offices across the United States is seeking an individual to be responsible for providing exceptional, proactive administrative support to the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and members of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Department based in the Philadelphia office.  This position is considered Remote/Hybrid with a minimum of one day in the office if located in close proximity to our Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Sioux Falls, Washington DC or Wilmington offices, with the expectation to work in the office as needed.


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant reports to the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and will be responsible for providing administrative support, project work, calendar, schedule and travel management and document management for all members of the Diversity Department; assist with budget management, prepare, and track expenses and coordinate sponsorships.  The selected individual will also assist with demographic and dashboard reports and assist department members with events for Business Resource Groups.  The position is a core member of the team and plays a major role in supporting our firmwide diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.


Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate exemplary client service orientation, professional demeanor and comfort in interacting with senior executives, demonstrated maturity, judgement and discretion. The ability to multi-task without loss of efficiency or accuracy, manage deadlines, exercise independent judgment and have exceptional attention to detail. Demonstrated technology skills including software applications. A team player who can work collaboratively with multiple administrative departments in the Firm and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is required.

Required Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of experience, preferably at a law firm, or legal environment.  A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office 2016, in particular Excel. Ability to work beyond the standard scheduled hours, as needed.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit our career page and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.