Executive Legal Management, Professional Legal Management
Varnum is a growing Michigan-based firm with eight offices and over 180 attorneys. We are recognized by our firm members, clients and communities for responsive service, practical advice, quality work, and a team-oriented, entrepreneurial culture. Varnum seeks an Executive Director who welcomes the challenge of working with talented professionals to manage a successful operation with creativity and ingenuity.
The Executive Director is responsible for all business and non-legal aspects of the firm, focusing on short and long term operational issues, as well as providing support for strategic planning. The ideal candidate will operate comfortably across a spectrum of people and responsibilities, including financial, administrative, technology, facilities, human resources, marketing and business development. This position is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and reports to the Managing Partner(s) and Policy and Executive Committees.The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials with proven management experience and skills.
For over 130 years, clients have trusted Varnum for excellence, innovation and superior results in the delivery of legal services. As the needs of our clients have become more complex, we have kept pace by constantly expanding our areas of practice, our understanding of evolving trends and issues, and our effective use of technology.
Today Varnum is firmly established as one of Michigan's premier law firms, with eight locations throughout the state. We are a full-service firm, with a rich tradition of providing "client-first" services and practical solutions to our clients' legal and business issues.
Our clients represent a diverse range of business and legal interests: manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, professional groups, municipalities, colleges and universities, school districts, developers, publishers, retailers, governmental units, transportation, trade associations and charitable organizations.
When you join Varnum, you join a firm committed to your success. As a firm, we continue to thrive by constantly striving to ensure Varnum is an outstanding place to work and build a career. That means providing challenging and interesting work, enc...ouraging work-life integration, training and mentoring people effectively, and maintaining a firm-wide commitment to a culture of mutual respect.