Senior Attorney Development and Recruiting Coordinator
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
January 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Attorney Professional Development, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Provides support to the Attorney Development and Recruiting Department. Works closely with the Attorney Development and Recruiting Administrator to provide support in a variety of areas, including on-campus interview process, summer associate program, lateral hiring and database management. Coordinates attorney development and training, the mentor program and special projects as needed.
Coordinates all aspects of lateral and on-campus interview (OCI) processes: plans and organizes the OCI calendar and on-campus events, including coordination of diversity initiatives; prepares and distributes interview schedules and information packets for interviewers; gathers interview evaluations; and schedules callback interviews.
Partners with administrator to lead hiring committee meetings
Partners with the administrator on planning the summer associate program; coordinates all aspects of the summer associate program: plans and executes social events and training programs; on-boards summer associates; and facilitates the work distribution and evaluation processes.
Coordinates and assists with planning attorney training programs.
Oversees the planning of events, including attending such events.
Maintains the applicant tracking database (LawCruit), spreadsheets, and attorney files.
Maintains and updates the CE Manager and PCAM databases with new courses and CLE certificate entries and prepares materials for CLE Trainings.
Responsible for training department team members and delegating tasks as necessary.
Assists administrator in approving department staff time, attendance, and overtime to ensure compliance with Firm policies.
Responsible for vendor and event contracts: makes revisions per firm policies and preferences; negotiates rates; and coordinates approval between the firm's General Counsel and vendors.
Assists with assigning departments to incoming associates.
Partners with administrator on budget preparation, tracking, and statistical reporting.
Acts as a point of contact for attorneys, summer associates and applicants.
Coordinates Mentor Program and Rising Associate Mentor Program (RAMP).
Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
Manages Firm resources responsibly.
Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
Performs special projects and other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software (e.g., LawCruit, CE Manager, Symplicity) and operating systems
Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrates close attention to detail
Self-starter with a strong initiative and leadership skills
Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs (e.g., attend evening events, sometimes with short notice and with increased frequency during peak periods of the recruiting cycle)
Flexibility to travel
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years recruiting experience and/or attorney development experience in a law firm
Minimum of two years leadership experience
Note: Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of responsibilities, skills and efforts. Nor are they intended to form a contractual relationship between the employee and the Firm. Rather, they are intended to be accurate reflections of the essential elements of the job.
With 22 offices, approximately 1,700 attorneys and more than 50 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent ...of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, small, entrepreneurial companies and nonprofits.
The Chicago office, which opened in 1984, is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys and 130 support staff and legal assistants. Our office offers clients the combination of a global law firm’s resources and an intimate understanding of how business is done in “The City That Works.” Skadden’s attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.
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