The Career Development Coach will meet with individuals who seek out career coaching or who are referred by partners or other firm leadership to provide career development coaching.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide career coaching to individuals at the Firm.
Draws on expert knowledge of the legal employment market to counsel individuals regarding career development.
Develop, execute and implement career programs and skills workshops. Includes presenting programs relating to career development and skills.
Prepare monthly reports of counseling activities.
Assess desired Wellness and Resilience programming for the firm and acts as resource with respect to development and implementation of such programs.
Conduct lateral orientations and acts as resource for integration of new lawyers to the Firm.
Conduct Exit Interviews for departing lawyers and report trends/issues identified through exit interviews to firm leadership. Prepare and present periodic exit interview reports to firm leadership.
Maintain knowledge of the legal employment market, current market trends on employment issues and the legal community.
Establish and maintain contact with groups, organizations, and individuals that offer career coaching services.
Be a senior member of the Legal Talent Team, collaborating on key initiatives and strategic planning.
Other contributions and projects, as determined.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal, communication and counseling skills.
Highest ethical standards, ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality and exemplary judgment in dealing with sensitive and difficult situations.
Knowledge of legal processes and the inner workings of large law firms.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to write and speak persuasively.
Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
Empathetic listener and creative problem-solver.
Professional demeanor and maturity.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Strong follow through.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to prioritize projects and strong time management skills.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
4+ years at a large law firm or law school with coaching experience (working with lawyers).
Undergraduate degree required.
JD and counseling certification preferred.
Previous career services and/or associate development experience.
Career counseling experience at large law firm preferred.
About Dechert LLP
Dechert is a global firm of extraordinary people who apply legal knowledge, business insight and practical know-how to serve each other and our clients. We value openness, communication, integrity and honesty, thriving on the individual and collaborative efforts that are essential to producing excellent results. At Dechert, we are committed to attracting a diverse group of highly talented individuals from all sources, regardless of background. We seek to hire men and women with sharp minds, a passion for learning and the skills to deliver a level of client service that is distinctively Dechert. Dechert is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We are proud of our firm and want everyone to feel welcome with an equal opportunity to excel.