Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations. We have an immediate opening for a Legal Recruiting Specialist. This position can be filled in our Austin, Dallas, Milwaukee, or St. Louis office.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinate and execute the recruiting and hiring processes for summer associates and new associates and assist in other lawyer recruiting efforts.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for development and implementation of our law student recruiting and hiring efforts, working with the Director of Legal Recruiting, the rest of the Legal Recruiting Team, and City Recruiting Chairs and their committees.
Manage the traditional summer associate and new associate recruiting and hiring for assigned geography:
Review and screen resumes submitted by candidates.
Manage the scheduling of fall and spring on-campus interviews and job fairs.
Coordinate lawyer information packets for on-campus interviews.
Schedule all follow-up and call-back interviews for candidates.
Coordinate interview schedules for candidates.
Coordinate and attend Recruiting Committee meetings of assigned territories.
Manage and confirm travel, hotel, and transportation arrangements.
Input initial candidate application into recruiting database and maintain regular status updates.
Organize and maintain all contact information for candidates.
Communicate with candidates throughout the recruiting and hiring process.
Plan, coordinate, and attend Summer Associate Programs in assigned territories, including substantive and social events.
Coordinate and attend Summer Associate Orientation program.
Plan, coordinate, and attend Summer Associate Retreat.
Gather summer associate exit interview data and prepare aggregate analysis of data.
Coordinate summer associate mentoring program. Prepare annual evaluation and provide suggested changes.
Ensure that candidate offer letters are in proper form and approved.
Under the direction of the Director of Legal Recruiting, assist as needed with the recruiting and hiring process for lateral lawyer candidates in all offices.
Develop and implement alternative strategies for law student and new lawyer recruiting.
Coordinate Marketing pieces for Summer and Fall Associates.
As requested, update the Firm's website content and publications.
Make recommendations based on industry trends, law school recruiting success, and other industry best practices.
As needed, support the updating of NALP Forms.
Handle recruiting projects and initiatives as requested by the Chief Growth Officer and Director of Legal Recruiting.
Assist in the development of the annual recruiting budget.
Monitor and maintain the summer associate budgets for assigned territories, ensuring expenses stay within budget.
Assist the Chief Growth Officer and Director of Legal Recruiting as needed in monitoring the recruiting budget, approving recruiting/hiring related expenses, and paying invoices for same.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date recruiting records and files.
Participate in professional associations for recruiting.
Produce reports on LawCruit (recruiting database) activity and outstanding applicants.
When necessary, train summer work coordinators, recruiting chairs, and recruiting team in use of Lawcruit for administration of summer program and interview schedules and evaluations.
Gather, organize, and archive recruiting files annually for assigned geographical territories.
Organize and assemble welcome gift packages for summer and fall associates.
Special projects as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
2+ years of experience working in a professional services firm; law firm experience preferred especially in recruiting, training, development, or marketing.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong initiative and self-motivation.
High degree of attention to detail.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding candidates, Firm matters, and recruiting matters.
Ability to work under pressure, to handle conflicting priorities, and to meet deadlines.
Ability to represent the Firm in a favorable and businesslike manner.
Ability to work effectively with a variety of professional personalities, both inside and outside the Firm.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the Director of Legal Recruiting, the rest of the Legal Recruiting Team, Hiring Chairs and their committees, and the administrative and lawyer leadership of the Firm.
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of all MS Office products strongly preferred.
Ability to work after hours, as needed
Ability to travel to other offices or law schools, as needed
About Husch Blackwell LLP
Husch Blackwell LLP is a full-service litigation and business law firm with multiple locations across the United States, serving clients with domestic and international operations.